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Libraries

Reducing the working day down to (virtually) nothing

In Sweden, the six-hour workday is becoming common.Screw Italy. Let’s move to Sweden. Private sector companies like Filimundus have done …

Libraries

Four Brooklyn Libraries To Open on Sundays To Accommodate Orthodox Community

Four Brooklyn Public Library branches will soon open their doors on Sundays to accommodate the flourishing Orthodox Jewish community in the borough, …

Ottawa Public Library fights the high price of e-books

E-books cost nothing to print and transport. Then why do they cost so much for libraries to buy?<p>That’s the question Ottawa Public Library board …

Kitchener Public Library system starts loaning out wireless hotspots

This week, the Kitchener Public Library became the first library system in Canada to offer its patrons the opportunity to borrow devices that act as …

Should Hackerspaces Replace Libraries?

<b>Technology has made accessing information more equal but as it develops we need to ensure that access to the software and hardware is possible for</b> …

Libraries changing roles, focus as attendance dips

SALT LAKE CITY — Today's libraries aren't your grandmother's library. The role of libraries is changing to meet the new demands of the communities …

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Henning Mankell: how his addictive Wallander novels changed the world

Like many widely loved fictional characters, Kurt Wallander was loathed by his creator. “I’m irritated by the way he treats women, the kind of s--- he eats,” <b>Henning Mankell</b> told me a few years ago. “It’s much easier to write about someone you don’t like very much. I think, for example, Shakespeare …

Henning Mankell, creator of Wallander crime novels, dies

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Best-selling Swedish writer Henning Mankell, author of the Kurt Wallander police novels, has died at the age of 67, his publisher said on Monday.<p>Swedish author Henning Mankell gestures during a news conference in Berlin June 3, 2010. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz<p>Mankell, who had …

Henning Mankell is gone, but he leaves enduring legacy with Wallander novels

It's not easy for an author to catch on across borders, but Swedish crime novelist Henning Mankell did it, all on the strength of a single character.<p>Although Mankell wrote novels and plays about many things, he was best known for his beloved, difficult detective Kurt Wallander. His 10 Wallander …

Stephen King: The Top 10 Pure Horror Novels

There's no doubt that writer Stephen King is best known for the horror novels that haunt his special corner of American literature. But the extremely …

Horror

What Are The Best London Novels? The Results

We asked you to nominate your favourite novels set in (or partly set in) the capital. You suggested more than 100 books, from Victorian classics to …

TwitiKa.com

The ADA and Inclusion in Libraries

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which mandated inclusion and equal participation …

Disability

Tom Clancy's CIA Novels Were Exciting, but...

…fiction is most times more exciting than real life. Then, again, sometimes truth can be more stranger than fiction, many times hidden away from the …

Harrison Ford

J.K. Rowling's detective novels are getting BBC miniseries

First Sherlock Holmes, and now Cormoran Strike: The BBC has announced that its miniseries adaptation of Robert Galbraith's detective novels (2013's</i> …

Hunting English

Top Ten Tips for Behaviour Management<p>Most of my posts are about teaching strategies, the curriculum or the odd political rant. I have written very …

Teaching

Hallmark Channel to create "Chesapeake Shores" based on the novels by Sherryl Woods

A new series is headed to the Hallmark Channel, the network has announced that production has started on “Chesapeake Shores,” a series of Hallmark …

Virginia

Some not-so-sweet facts about sugar in our food

Caramel. Dextrose. Glucose-fructose. Corn syrup. Fruit concentrate.<p>Sugar goes by many names. If you read the ingredient labels of some of the most mundane foods in your home, you'll probably be surprised to find that sugar continually pops up in surprising places – and in unexpected amounts. Pasta …

10 Fabulous Campus Novels To Cozy Up With This Fall

'Tis the season for leggings, lattes and Lucky Jim.<p>Happy fall! You can grumble about rosé bottles slowly vanishing from bodega shelves, or, you can embrace the cooling weather with a hot coffee and a good book.<p>If your to-read pile isn’t already toppling over, we recommend adding a few campus novels …

Books

2 businesses considering major growth in Nebraska

Two companies are considering expansion projects in Nebraska that would bring hundreds of jobs to the state and about $750 million in investment, the …

48 Books to Read In Your 30s and More Critical Linking

<b>Now that you’ve lived a little, it’s time to reflect on what got you here, what’s coming next, and how to live a more fulfilling life. In</b> …

Books

Libraries are ready for the future (infographic)

Roly Keating, chief executive of the British Library, says libraries should stop worrying about their future because they will outlast the …

Libraries

Richell prize shortlist: five emerging writers in running for literary award

Guardian Australia is pleased to announce the five emerging writers whose manuscripts have been shortlisted for the inaugural Richell prize, a new Australian literary award established in honour of the late publisher Matt Richell.<p>Three fiction and two nonfiction entries make up the final five, with …

Junot Diaz on reading, writing, and America's amnesia about race

When Junot Diaz published "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" in 2007, fans had been waiting almost a decade since his stellar debut, the short story collection "Drown." The wait paid off: "Oscar Wao" was a wildly engaging novel about a Dominican teen in New Jersey. The novel hit bestseller …

Breakdown of the fastest spaceships in the history of science fiction

But what about compared to spaceships in other sci-fi universes?<p>This awesome Fat Wallet graphic has the answer. It ranks spaceships featured in popular sci-fi stories from slowest to fastest.<p>It's divided between ships that are slower than the speed of light and ships that are faster than the speed …

Science Fiction