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Libraries Are Standing on the Front Lines of the Homelessness Crisis in the U.S.

Libraries are increasingly a sanctuary for people who are homeless or mentally ill. We wondered how libraries function on the front lines of social …

Back-to-School Week: The After School Rush Is Not a Surprise

At many public library locations, the after school rush means an influx of teens that happens with clockwork precision and presents unique …

Who is Jackson? Library staff want to know who sent the mysterious apology note | The Star

Who is “Jackson”?<p>Staff at the Main Street branch of the Toronto Public Library say they are eager to know who’s behind the apology note returned with …

Librarianship

Librarians call on Birmingham to maintain library services

After news that city council has ‘paused’ purchase of new books, professional body CILIP appeals for properly resourced facility to be maintained<p>The chief executive of librarians’ association CILIP has written to the head of Birmingham city council to lay out his “concerns about the ongoing quality …

Every child in England to be enrolled in a local library, Nicky Morgan says

The Education Secretary says it is a “national mission” to improve levels of literacy levels of young children and says every junior school student in the country will be enrolled in a local library.<p>Every junior school student in the country will be enrolled in a local library, Nicky Morgan will …

14 Women Writers Who Dominate The Universe Of Sci-Fi

Octavia Butler, Madeleine L’Engle, Emily St. John Mandel, Karen Russell and more.<p>In Karen Russell’s “Reeling for the Empire,” a crew of girls are transformed into thread-spinning silkworms, duped by a dark and mysterious man promising a better future. Each girl spends long hours spooling her own …

Have You Forgotten About The French Knitting Everyone Was Obsessed With In The '90s?

Never before had a toilet roll and a ball of wool been so much fun.

Knitting

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

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15 Kurt Vonnegut Quotes About Writers and Writing

As affable and loquacious as he was, Kurt Vonnegut disliked interviews. In <i>Palm Sunday</i>, he mentions his distaste for the process itself, of being …

Sylvia Plath’s First Job: How the Beloved Poet’s Formative Experience as a Farm Worker Shaped Her Writing

“Farm work is one of the best jobs for getting to know people as they really are.”<p><b>Sylvia Plath</b> (October 27, 1932–February 11, 1963) began honing her craft by reaping the creative rewards of keeping a diary from a young age and was barely a teenager when she first started writing poetry. By the time …

Cook Like Hermoine Granger and 11 Other Ladies of Literature

I love throwing dinner parties, but preparing for them can be insanely stressful. I find that it helps to organize them around a specific theme--the more specific, the better. This menu here is inspired by some of my favorite heroines in literature.<p><i>Eat like your favorite literary heroines with this</i> …

The Path a Book Takes | Library of Congress Blog

<i>(The following story is featured in the July/August 2015 issue of the LCM, which you can read in it’s entirety here. The story was written by Susan</i> …

The Librarian; Not To be Underestimated

I’m in the final throes of editing my latest novel. This always requires a little trimming because one thing I constantly re-learn about my writing …

Law Firm Librarians Feel Underused and Underpaid

Last month, Bloomberg Law surveyed 80 librarians from large and medium sized law firms about their respective roles. The result? Law firm librarians …

Confirmed: America's 29th president had a love child

Relatives of Harding and Britton submitted DNA to AncestryDNA, a division of Ancestry.com, and the results showed that Britton's daughter, Elizabeth Ann Blaesing, was Harding's love child.<p>"We're looking at the genetic scene to see if Warren Harding and Nan Britton had a baby together, and all these …

Outrage as city with new £188m library ask readers for help buying books

Members of the public are asked to donate new books to help combat a 'pause' in funding in Birmingham<p>A council which spent <b>£188million on a state-of-the-art new library</b>has been criticised by readers and authors after it ran out of money and asked the public to donate books.<p>Libraries in Birmingham …

Ten must-read YA novels you've probably never heard of

Children and teenagers,Teen books,Books,Culture,Poetry (children and teens),Teen romance (childrens and teens),Historical fiction (children and teens)<p>Just like adult fiction, popular YA books such as The Hunger Games or Divergent are not representative of the sheer diversity of titles and authors …

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