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By Phil Morehart "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor," a new exhibition at the Library of Congress (LC) in Washington, D.C., celebrates the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the influential document that limited the powers of Britain’s King John, ...
PMOREHART - 11/07/2014 - 10:26 - American Libraries Magazine
By Chris Francis To mark the 110th birthday of classic children's author Dr. Seuss, libraries across the country celebrated Read Across America Day on Sunday, March 2, with librarians and patrons donning tall, floppy red-and-white striped hats and re ...
CFRANCIS - 03/05/2014 - 13:29 - American Libraries Magazine
National Public Radio correspondent Michele Norris visited the Nashville Public Library to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the library’s Civil Rights room and collection. A crowd of approximately 200 people gathered as Norris led a discussion on race, ...
PMOREHART - 02/19/2014 - 16:38 - American Libraries Magazine
By April Schweikhard To kick off the beginning of the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, members of the Instruction Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries mingled in the Reading Room of the Columbia College Chicago Library, where there was ...
bgoldberg - 06/29/2013 - 13:39 - American Libraries Magazine
By Chris Francis What began in 1925 as Children’s Day following the World Conference on the Well-Being of Children (Día de los Niños in Mexico) has evolved into Día de los Niños/ Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), observed every April 30 in the ...
CFRANCIS - 05/29/2014 - 15:19 - American Libraries Magazine
By Phil Morehart Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar joined the County of Los Angeles Public Library on April 18 as it celebrated its 100th anniversary at the Rio Hondo Event Center in Downey, California. The 7-foot-2 inch-tall former center for the Los ...
PMOREHART - 07/23/2013 - 14:01 - American Libraries Magazine
By Phil Morehart We visited C2E2, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, on April 26–28, and found spacemen, superheroes, film and TV actors, comic book artists, authors, library advocates, and more who love American Libraries! c2e2 chicago comic books ...
PMOREHART - 07/23/2013 - 14:08 - American Libraries Magazine
Story and photos by Patricia Martin It’s no surprise when librarians turn up at the annual SXSW Interactive festival in Austin, Texas. But this year, it felt like a breakthrough. Librarians were everywhere—appearing on panels, leading core conversations w ...
bgoldberg - 07/23/2013 - 13:30 - American Libraries Magazine
By Phil Morehart Who loves American Libraries? Authors visiting ALA Midwinter, that’s who! #alamw13 ...
PMOREHART - 07/23/2013 - 14:14 - American Libraries Magazine
By Phil Morehart The ALA Midwinter exhibit hall is packed, as usual. Hundreds of attendees wind the aisles, stopping at vendor booths to peruse or buy books (and snag free promo copies), sample the latest in library technologies, or sign up for one of man ...
PMOREHART - 07/23/2013 - 13:35 - American Libraries Magazine