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In Defense of Libraries

I would like to share something I wrote on my teen programming blog here on my personal blog. I think libraries are really important, and would like to share some reasons why. 314 more words

Library Lecture by Russell Brand

I was invited to the annual Reading Agency lecture in London which was led by Russell Brand, and I was really looking forward to it. Last year’s lecture was run by author Neil Gaiman and I’d heard that they are usually interesting. 343 more words


Reason #61: At the Library Sharing is Caring

Once again, our wonderful library customers and St. Thomas community members share their reasons to celebrate the library. A local artist shares her reason to celebrate St. 179 more words

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The Library is the DNA of Our Civilization

In 2007, Leonard Kniffel, a librarian and an executive for the American Library Association (ALA), asked renowned documentary filmmaker Ken Burns to speak at the ALA’s Annual Conference that year. 718 more words


If You Want to be Happier ...

A recent study by the London School of Economics measured the relative value of different leisure activities, giving them the emotional equivalent of a raise in pay. 152 more words


Libraries - The Big Picture: Part 2 of 3

Why Libraries Matter

A recent article in Forbes magazine http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidvinjamuri/2013/01/16/why-public-libraries-matter-and-how-they-can-do-more/ by David Vinjamuri, entitled Why Public Libraries Matter, talks about the public libraries and their role in society.  182 more words

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Libraries - The Big Picture: Part 1 of 3

The Business of Libraries

If you haven’t seen Toronto’s Chief Librarian Jane Pyper on Lang & O’Leary, it’s four minutes well worth watching at http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/TV+Shows/Lang+%26+O%27Leary+Exchange/ID/2328103964/ 165 more words

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