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Open invitation to the June event of the New York Library Club: CUNY Journalism June 10th 5:30PM (Please RSVP)

The New York Library Club,Inc. Founded 1885     What: The New York Library Club, Inc. invites you to its Spring Networking Event & Annual Business Meeting featuring remarks by special guest, Garry Pierre-Pierre,Executive Director of the Center for Community … Continue reading

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Annual Friends of the Rare Book Room Lecture: Writing the Body

Annual Friends of the Rare Book Room Lecture: Writing the Body Date: April 23, 2014 Time: 5:30 PM Lecture at 6:00p.m.; light refreshments at 5:30 p.m. Special reception and exhibit for current Friends of the Rare Book Room immediately following … Continue reading

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LPC Evaluating Rizzoli Interior | Save Rizzoli

    As recently reported, the Landmarks Preservation Commission is now considering an 11th hour appeal to landmark Rizzoli Bookstore’s historic interior. Although the LPC had previously evaluated the exterior of the building, their evaluation report did not examine the … Continue reading

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How Public Libraries Are Solving America’s Reading Problem

  Comment Now Follow Comments We have a reading problem in the United States.  It’s not that people aren’t reading: in fact the Pew Research Center reports that 76% of adults have read a book in the past year.  Even … Continue reading

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This Guy Drew a Cat. You Won’t Believe What Happened 4 Centuries Later. – Wired Campus – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Franz Helm’s illustrated manual on pyrotechnic weapons was around for more than four centuries before it went viral. When the German artillery expert wrote the manual, in the mid-1500s, he unwittingly created a piece of media ideally suited to the … Continue reading

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The Central Library Plan Deserves an Educated Public Debate | Seth Baum

I know of no safe repository of the ultimate power of society but the people. And if we think them not enlightened enough, the remedy is not to take power from them, but to inform them by education. — Thomas … Continue reading

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Pullman: ‘every school should have a good library’ | The Bookseller

Philip Pullman has spoken out in defence of school libraries, saying it is “very important that every school, secondary or primary, should have a properly staffed, and properly equipped and properly furnished library.” Speaking on Radio 4’s “Today” programme this … Continue reading

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