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Abandoned Walmart Transformed Into A Functioning Library

Abandoned Walmart Transformed Into A Functioning Library | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle's design of the McAllen Pubilc Library in Texas is a case study of creative reuse.

 

So many libraries have suffered extensive cuts and local governments have had less funds in their budgets allocated to libraries.  Yet libraries perform crucial functions of community building and empowering the local citizenry; functions that many are loathe to part with.  Box stores are a key feature in American architecture, and while somewhat sterile, in provides great functionality for a library.  How would this impact the local community?  If the Walmart left town, what type of issues might the area already be facing?


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Brandon Murphy's comment, July 9, 2012 6:47 PM
Libraries are quintessential to local towns and provides many opportunities for all citizens to learn an acquire knowledge. Compare that to the benefits of a Walmart. Libraries definitely win that battle. Sure, it is very convenient to have a store that carries any/everything under the sun in town, but it lacks importance.
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Robin Williams: Good Will Hunting bench in Boston gets quote tributes from fans

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Robin Williams has been honoured at the spot where he touched the most hearts during his rich and eccentric career, with fans scrawling Good Will Hunting quotes by the bench in Boston where his character so articulately conveyed the beauty of worldly experience and the simple magnificence of love.
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Birthright Citizenship Wasn’t Born in America

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The decline of play in preschoolers — and the rise in sensory issues

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As part of a class assignment, Michelle Poler, a student at New York City's School of Visual Arts, decided to spend 100 days exploring and conquering her fears, one at a time. From touching tarantulas and swinging on a trapeze to frying foods in oil, she's documented her triumphs online, and demonstrated the confidence to approach her fears and defeat them.
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Inside the brain of Oliver Sacks

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Scientific Findings Often Fail To Be Replicated, Researchers Say - NPR

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A massive effort to test the validity of 100 psychology experiments finds that more than 50 percent of the studies fail to replicate. This is based on a new study published in the journal "Science."
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Government steps up effort to silence all criticism ahead of major military parade, saying 197 face consequences for rumors about stocks, explosions
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Old-school propaganda, juiced up with a synthesized K-pop beat, still has the power to get under the skin of North Korea’s leadership.

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New Orleans grocery store serves struggling neighborhood

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"Sunday Morning" theme goes to the dogs

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In honor of National Dog Day this past week, "Sunday Morning" celebrates all the dogs that have been caught in the act of tuning in each Sunday morning. Thanks to Cappi, Charlie, Chiquita, Fred, Harley Harr, Little John, Loki, Ricco and Schnapps!
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Privacy Is Dead: What You Can Still Do to Protect Yourself

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When it comes to cybersecurity, we are all in a state of emergency, but the real question is: Is anyone listening?
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Remembering When Driverless Elevators Drew Skepticism

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