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Crime and Punishment at 150: Global Contexts

by Barnabas D. Kirk

2016 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Dostoevsky’s seminal novel Crime and Punishment (1866). Originally, the novel was serialized over a period of 12 months on the pages of the literary journal… 1,160 more words


Côte-des-Neiges-N.D.G. defends limited holiday library hours

Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, home to Montreal’s newest library, will be the worst borough in which to borrow a book this holiday season.

The borough’s libraries, criticized in the past for their meagre operating hours… 592 more words

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How Employees Shaped Strategy at the New York Public Library

¶ DrWeb says: This is how a total organization or library can work.. everyone has a stake, is a stakeholder.. everyone has ideas, viewpoints, dreams.. and leaving anyone out of change management means you miss all your voices… 150 more words

Books & Reading

Santa Fe Public Library

I am honored to serve on the board of the Santa Fe Public Library with a dedicated and passionate group of community members. In the words of Kurt Vonnegut, “The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.”

What Happened to America’s Most Precious Documents After Pearl Harbor? | Smart News | Smithsonian

“America’s founding documents are among the most precious pieces of paper in history, so precious that they have a lavish, bulletproof and heavily guarded rotunda all their own. 74 more words

Books & Reading


What began as a hiatus of weeks totaling 8.

Has now expanded to a two year break.

Along the way I have read you all… 94 more words