Caroline Stephenson

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20 Drool-Worthy Home Libraries

There’s a lot of work that goes into curating just the right book collection (<i>hello, newly redesigned classics!</i>), and then the question is how to best display it. These 20 ideas will have you making plans for a new library set up in your home.<p>1. Cookware + Cookbooks: A mix of cookbooks and vintage …

Storage Ideas

In Toronto, the library of the future is here

When you walk into the bright atrium of the updated Toronto Reference Library near Yonge and Bloor, you have to wonder: What would John Hallam have thought? Hallam was the alderman who led a campaign to establish a free public library in Toronto.<p>Some argued against supporting an institution that …

Makerspaces

What the Library of the Future Will Look Like

For­get what you know about the lib­rary of the 20th cen­tury. You know, those dark places with clunky mi­cro­form ma­chines fos­sil­iz­ing in the …

Makerspaces

Expand Your Child's Mind With Storytime at the Library

Pass some time with your child and a good story at the library.<p>Looking for something to do with the little ones?<p>Why not entertain them and stimulate …

The Library Of The Future Is Here

The library as a warehouse of information is an outdated concept. The library of the 21st century is a community workshop, a hub filled with the tools of the knowledge economy.<p>"If we can't shine in this environment, in this economy, shame on us," says Corinne Hill, the director of library system in …

Humanities

Why I Love Libraries

I'm in love with libraries. During only one phase of my life -- and an unlikely one at that -- was I ever uncomfortable inside their walls.<p>In graduate school, when I was spending way too much time in basement rooms with fluorescent bulbs humming and crackling overhead, I silently started resenting …

The Most Playful Libraries in the World

We could write volumes about our love for libraries — and, well, we kind of have. During our Internet travels, we’ve stumbled across some pretty …

Makerspaces

Stimulate Your Child's Mind with Story Times at the Library

Pass some time with your child and a good story at the library.<p>Looking for something to do with the little ones now that the weather is cold?<p>Why not …

25 Writers on the Importance of Libraries

British children’s author Terry Deary — best known for his <i>Horrible Histories</i> series and controversial chatter about the nation’s school systems — …

Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century

For centuries, the defining role of the library has been as a repository of books. Now, in the 21st century, the library faces perhaps its most momentous challenge: Americans are moving away increasingly from the printed page to digital screens for information and communication.<p>Library leaders …

Christmas library challenge encourages kids to snuggle down with books

Ready, set, read! Cressida Cowell launches online scheme to get kids checking out and recommending favourite books over the festive season<p>Christmas comes early to UK libraries this week, with the launch of a Christmas Mini-Challenge that encourages children to read three books during the …

5 Futures for Libraries

(Photo: Rob124)<p>We’ve seen e-readers and libraries without print books. But beyond the obvious proliferation of e-books and fully online information …

Free Introductory Computer, e-Reader Classes at Cobb County Libraries

Cobb County Public Library System offers introductory computer classes on the general skills of using a computer, email and e-Readers.<p>Cobb County …

Is Google killing our libraries?

Search engines are killing the library as we know it as ink and paper makes way for computer screens and hand held devices.<p>But a visiting expert from …

Ann Arbor

Google Search: 10 Questions Answers to Help You Search Smarter!

At the Google Teacher Academy Lisa Thumann awed me with her lively presentation on Google Search. I must do an average of 15 searches a day on a wide …

Libraries Are the New Homeless Shelters

A very short book excerpt<p>One community facility that has been profoundly affected by the deinstitutionalization of mentally ill individuals and our failure to provide treatment for them are the public libraries. Many libraries have become day centers for mentally ill people who are homeless or …

Two Canadian cities have world's best public libraries, survey finds

Two Canadian cities, Vancouver and Montreal, have the world's best public library systems, according to a new survey by German researchers.<p>Library mavens at the Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf studied libraries in 31 major world cities, from London and Los Angeles, and from Shanghai to Sao …

New York Public Library

Yummy Butternut Squash Pasta Recipe With Parmesan, Nutmeg and Sage

I'm always looking for recipes that put fall and winter flavors like butternut squash to work in vegetarian fare. A thoughtful pasta recipe like this one is a great way to turn meatless meals into a main course. If you're looking for festive fare that satisfies both vegetarians and your …

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The Only Chicken Soup Recipe You'll Ever Need

It's soup season, and we're all in need of a good recipe or two. Whether it's to fight off that persistent cold or just to make you feel better after a hard day, chicken soup is what you need. You could spend hours looking online to find the perfect recipe that'll warm your belly during these …

The Mediterranean Diet for Beginners: The Complete Guide - 40 Delicious Recipes, 7-Day Diet Meal Plan, and 10 Tips for Success

• <b>Author:</b> Rockridge Press<p>“When eating well tastes like a yearlong vacation, it’s easy and exciting to do.”<b>—From Rockridge Press, the publisher of Amazon bestsellers, Paleo for Beginners and The Wicked Good Ketogenic Diet Cookbook</b><br>For most people, dieting and deprivation of variety and flavor go hand …

Holistic Medicine

Cooking Off the Cuff: The Best Irish Stew -- Simple, Basic, Satisfying

The pleasure of a beautiful snowfall followed by a couple of brilliantly sunny sub-freezing days has given way to stay-at-home inertia: It is damp and gray and chilly outside. But indoors it is cozy, and the whole apartment smells of dinner: among the simplest of cold-weather dinners, too, and a …

Readers’ Choice: 20 More Beautiful College Libraries From Around the World

Recently we shared our picks for the 25 most beautiful college libraries in the world, asking our readers to comment with their own favorites if they …

Associated Press News

Texas library offers glimpse of bookless future

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Texas has seen the future of the public library, and it looks a lot like an Apple Store: Rows of glossy iMacs beckon. iPads mounted on a tangerine-colored bar invite readers. And hundreds of other tablets stand ready for checkout to anyone with a borrowing card.<p>Even the …

Affordable Care Act