Chicago columnist Mike Royko moved many with a column he wrote after the national tragedy.
It was one of the most dramatic and poignant moments in American history. Some describe it as one of the greatest speeches ever made.
Journalist Joe Klein has called it “politics in its grandest form and highest purpose” and [...]
As part of the Auditorium Speaker Series at the American Library Association’s 2013 Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Caroline Kennedy, Honorary Chair of 2013 National Library Week, spoke to an enthusiastic crowd about her passion for libraries and the role that reading and poetry has played in her family members’ lives.
Kennedy said that all types [...]
Since 1997, the Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC) has been helping parents help their kids find entertaining and educational websites through its Great Websites for Kids (GWS), an online resource containing hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children.
GWS features links to high-quality websites of interest to children 14 years of [...]
This video contains highlights from the 2011 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award ceremony, which featured keynote speaker Caroline Kennedy and Vartan Gregorian, president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
The program is administered by the American Library Association’s Campaign for America’s Libraries.
The 2012 [...]
In this interview, author Laura Dave remembers how regular visits to the library helped foster her love of reading.
Today, she said, the library is still important to her. She said she regularly visits her local library in Los Angeles. She uses the library mainly for work, [...]
Congratulations to Anne Enright and Robert K. Massie, the 2012 Winners!
On Monday, at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Anaheim, California, Anne Enright and Robert K. Massie became the very first authors to be honored with the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. Anne Enright’s The Forgotten Waltz (2011) received [...]
Last week, Caroline Kennedy was the keynote speaker at the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award Ceremony in New York City. The program is administered by the American Library Association’s Campaign for America’s Libraries. The event honored ten librarians who were recognized for service to their communities, schools and [...]
I bumped into Pat Mitchell, a retired law librarian from Annapolis, Maryland, as we stood in line to see enCORE, Ohio State University’s innovative entry into the 2011 Solar Decathlon of green homes. This, the fifth US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, was recently staged at West Potomac Park in Washington DC. A team of [...]
On Manus Island, off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the indigenous community has lived off the sea for generations. But in recent years, unpredictable winds and sudden storms have confounded traditional methods of navigation and threatened their [...]
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Saturday Afternoon Movies
May 11, Django Unchained
May 18, Quartet
May 25, The Hobbit
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Computer Basics, Wednesday, May 8, 9:30 AM
This course is for anyone with little or no computer experience who would like to learn about the physical components of a computer and get acquainted with the terminology. In addition, we will explore some of the functions and features of the Windows operating system.
E-mail and Attachments, Wednesday, May 15, 9:30 AM
Learn all aspects of email, from getting a free email address to composing emails, as well as adding pictures and documents to
eBooks & eReaders: May 29 9:30 AM
Learn how to use Overdrive, the library’s downloadable media page for your eReaders and other devices.
- Dig Into Reading Special Summer Children’s Programs
- R.E.A.D., Eleven Years of Reading Books and Much More
- The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Words of Robert Kennedy
- Caroline Kennedy : Libraries Are ‘Tabernacles of Personal Freedom’
- Author Talk: “The World’s Greatest Beach” by Dan Smith