Maggie Hein

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Library One-Liners

Reading Jester<p><b>On Sat, 27 Apr 2013</b> ~ <i>Sana Moulder</i> in <b>Fayetteville, NC</b> asked Publib:<p>I’m seeking library patron one-liners for a project. I’d like …

Tutorial: Recycled jeans and things quilt

Amy of Joyful Daisy made this quilt out of recycled jeans, wool skirts, and plaid shirts. During construction, she embroidered the name of the …

A Farm Bill Postmortem: The End of Food Politics as Usual

The Senate's passed its version of the thousand-page bill. So, now what?<p><i>The Senate's passed its version of the thousand-page bill. So, now what?</i><p>Everyone else is mixed or skeptical:<p>From Food and Water Watch: "Today, the U.S. Senate passed a farm bill that left the largest agribusiness and food …

Oh the Places You'll Go: 38,000 Historical Maps to Explore at New Online Library

The Digital Public Library of America announces the addition of a vast treasure trove of maps.<p>More than three decades ago, David Rumsey began building a map collection. By the mid-90s he had thousands and thousands of maps to call his own -- and his alone. He wanted to share them with the public.<p>He …

How US libraries are becoming community problem solvers

As a librarian, it'll probably be no surprise that I like to do my homework. I've followed conversations about the future of UK public libraries with a mixture of interest and dismay.<p>Developing public libraries as community hubs and problem-solving partners is a top priority at the American Library …

New York Public Library Puts 20,000 Hi-Res Maps Online & Makes Them Free to Download and Use

When I was a kid, my father brought home from I know not where an enormous collection of <i>National Geographic</i> magazines spanning the years 1917 to …

Library Sets Up World's Longest Book Domino Maze

To celebrate the start of its 2013 Summer Reading Program, the Seattle Public Library set up and knocked down this domino maze consisting of 2,131 …