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  1. Cloth book creations

    Faculty from Ethopia’s Mekelle University, illustrators, and authors create cloth books in Tigrigna, English, or Amharic; folk tales; and a self-creation during workshops offered at Segenat Children and Youth Library in October. The classes were taught by ...

    Anonymous - 01/17/2013 - 14:19 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Architectural orchid

    San Diego County Library’s $11-million, 19,000-square-foot Fallbrook branch is the recipient of a People’s Choice Orchid Award in the San Diego Architectural Foundation’s annual Orchids and Onions competition highlighting good (and bad) building design. T ...

    Anonymous - 01/17/2013 - 14:19 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Teen talk

    Rebecca Renard, teen coordinator at the District of Columbia Public Library, discusses “The Truths about Engaging Teens” during the TEDxMidAtlantic Conference October 29. “The library has gone from being a place that teens barely considered relevant to a ...

    Anonymous - 01/17/2013 - 14:19 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Virginia welcomes Catherine Coulter

    Beth Castaneda (right) laughs with her favorite author Catherine Coulter during a book signing at Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts in Virginia October 27. Castaneda drove six hours to meet the New York Times bestselling author ...

    Anonymous - 01/17/2013 - 14:19 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Spooky night preparations

    Kennedy Decosta, age 8, decorates her trick-or-treating bag at Newport News (Va.) Public Library System’s Grissom branch during Halloween Family Fun Night. More than 70 children and families, most dressed in costumes, participated in the event, made possi ...

    Anonymous - 01/17/2013 - 14:19 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Actress wows teens

    Fans surround actress, singer, and model Ana Villafane (back row, center) during her visit to Miami-Dade (Fla.) Public Library’s Coral Gables branch during its Teen Read Week “Outloud” event. A Miami native, Villafane talked about the important role that ...

    Anonymous - 01/17/2013 - 14:19 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Banner opening

    Hundreds attend the grand opening of Kern County (Calif.) Library’s new $3.4-million, 10,000-square-foot Frazier Park branch October 22. The building includes the library system’s first self-checkout computer station, meeting room space, children and teen ...

    Anonymous - 01/17/2013 - 14:19 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Nourishing minds

    World-renowned veena player Nirmala Rajasekar of Plymouth (center) performs with her ensemble, Naadha Rasa Center for Music, and other Twin Cities musicians during;a Navarathri and Diwali Family Celebration at Hennepin County (Minn.) Library’s Plymouth br ...

    Anonymous - 01/17/2013 - 14:19 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Literacy art

    Literacy, a three-dimensional mural created by artist Peyton Scott Russell and students from the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley, is on semi-permanent at Hennepin County (Minn.) Library’s Golden Valley branch after a public unveiling an ...

    Anonymous - 01/17/2013 - 14:19 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. In memory of Barry Serota

    Blanche Serota embraces a copy of the specially-created record label that honors her late son, Barry Serota, an attorney, record producer, and executive director of the Chicago-based Institute of Jewish Sound Recording. In honor of her son, Mrs. Serota do ...

    Anonymous - 01/17/2013 - 14:19 - American Libraries Magazine