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  1. Libraries Regroup, Reach Out in Wake of Hurricane Ike

    Libraries Regroup, Reach Out in Wake of Hurricane Ike Days before hurricane season descended with a vengeance on the Caribbean and the United States, Jefferson Parish (La.) Library dedicated its all-new Belle Terre branch August 29. The event took place t ...

    admin - 03/27/2012 - 03:39 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Trenton Library Plans to Close All Its Branches

    Trenton Library Plans to Close All Its Branches A potential citywide budget deficit of as much as $28 million has led the Trenton (N.J.) Public Library to develop plans to close all four of its neighborhood branches. Library Director Kimberly Bray announc ...

    admin - 03/27/2012 - 03:39 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Nampa Board Reverses Itself on Sex-Ed Books

    Nampa Board Reverses Itself on Sex-Ed Books The Nampa (Idaho) Public Library board voted unanimously September 5 to return to open circulation The Joy of Gay Sex and The New Joy of Sex in the latest move in a two-year battle between area social conservati ...

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  4. FBI: Suspect Surfed for Bomb Info at Library

    FBI: Suspect Surfed for Bomb-Making Information at the Library The U.S. Department of Justice revealed September 3 that the content of a library internet search was among the pieces of evidence leading to the August 30 arrest of a Michigan man for alleged ...

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  5. Shuttered Hartford Branches Get Second Reprieve

    Shuttered Hartford Branches Get Second Reprieve The Hartford, Connecticut, city council broke into cheers September 9 at the announcement that two state legislators had persuaded the leaders of the state house and senate to give the city library one-time ...

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  6. J. K. Rowling Wins Copyright Fight

    J. K. Rowling Wins Copyright Fight A U.S. district court ruled September 8 that Michigan publisher RDR Books could not proceed with the print publication of The Harry Potter Lexicon, a 400-page reference work by former school librarian Steven Vander Ark b ...

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  7. Critics Revisit Library Incident that Paints Palin as Censor

    Critics Revisit Library Incident that Paints Palin as Censor Journalists and bloggers scrutinizing Sarah Palin’s record of public service have made national news out of a 1996 library incident in Wasilla, Alaska, where the Republican vice-presidential nom ...

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  8. Gulf Coast Libraries Mostly Spared, but Power Outages Keep Many Closed

    Gulf Coast Libraries Mostly Spared, but Power Outages Keep Many Closed On the eve of the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which destroyed or damaged libraries and schools throughout the Gulf Coast region, Hurricane Gustav hit land September 1, but ...

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  9. Director: Library Diaries Author Invaded Patrons’ Privacy

    Director: Library Diaries Author Invaded Patrons’ Privacy The director of the Mason County (Mich.) District Library contends that he did not violate the First Amendment rights of a library assistant he fired in late July after reading her unflattering boo ...

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  10. Gulf Coast Braces for Potential Category 3 Hurricane

    Gulf Coast Braces for Potential Category 3 Hurricane Although still several days away from the Gulf Coast, Tropical Storm Gustav has New Orleans and other still-recovering coastal communities scrambling to prepare for what could turn into a Category 3 hur ...

    admin - 03/27/2012 - 03:39 - American Libraries Magazine