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195 Things: Swansea Public Library cat's legacy lives on - Fall River Herald News

195 Things: Swansea Public Library cat's legacy lives on - Fall River Herald News | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
SWANSEA — After three different library cats, the feline has become a quintessential part of the Swansea Public Library. So it comes as no surprise
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Have You Overlooked Your Local Library? - Where Writers Win

Have You Overlooked Your Local Library? - Where Writers Win | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
This local library, like so many others, hosts a number of book club discussion groups, and often features visiting authors.
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The British Library needs your help to solve this hidden message - Mashable

The British Library needs your help to solve this hidden message - Mashable | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
Can you solve this 13th century sword's hidden message? The British Library hope so.
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How Reading To Children Can Transform Their Brains - ThinkProgress

How Reading To Children Can Transform Their Brains - ThinkProgress | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
"The more you read to your child the more you help the neurons in this region to grow and connect."
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Novel idea: Book lending library the latest in string of weird vending machines

Novel idea: Book lending library the latest in string of weird vending machines | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
It's a novel idea: pick up a book for your commute home from a Toronto Public Library branch at Union Station.
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Bridgeport Public Library Hosts Humane Society of Harrison County Pet Adoption ... - WBOY-TV

Bridgeport Public Library Hosts Humane Society of Harrison County Pet Adoption ... - WBOY-TV | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
The Bridgeport Public Library hosted the Humane Society of Harrison County for a pet adoption event Tuesday, August 4.The humane society had a two dogs and a kitten on hand for kids and adults to p...
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Howard County library expands access to free online education tools - Baltimore Sun

Howard County library expands access to free online education tools - Baltimore Sun | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
The Howard County Library System took several big steps in electronic programming over the past month, including becoming the first public library system in Maryland to offer a free education catalog of 3,600 streaming video classes and 150,000...
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Picking Up A Few Books At The Library — For Keeps - Hartford Courant

Picking Up A Few Books At The Library — For Keeps - Hartford Courant | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
WALLINGFORD — Often, after library patrons check out books from Wallingford Public Library, they will head downstairs to the Book Seller and take out still more books — this time, for keeps.
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How a Digital Pen is Turning a Museum into a Library | DMLcentral

How a Digital Pen is Turning a Museum into a Library | DMLcentral | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
Right now, in New York City, a digital pen is turning a museum into a library — a 21st century library, that is.
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Library Journal’s Self-Published E-book Awards - Winning Writers

Library Journal’s Self-Published E-book Awards - Winning Writers | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
$1,000 prize, new contest: received by August 31
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A day in the life of your library

To celebrate Library & Information Week 2015, we have put together some time lapse footage of some everyday activities at your local public library.
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Is this Really the Golden Age of Publishing? Ask Eddie Redmayne's Brother - Flavorwire

Is this Really the Golden Age of Publishing? Ask Eddie Redmayne's Brother - Flavorwire | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
According to Charlie Redmayne, HarperCollins UK CEO and half-brother of Eddie, the book business has entered its Golden Age. He said as much earlier this month at a garden party for writers and pub...
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Invest In Libraries With Leroy

The Hudson Park Library's muppet, Leroy, talks about the "Invest in Libraries" advocacy campaign.
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Susan Schmidt: United for Libraries—Being Seen, Being Heard - Library Journal

Susan Schmidt: United for Libraries—Being Seen, Being Heard - Library Journal | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
Over the years, the American Library Association (ALA) has hosted a number of divisions that support citizen-run library organizations.
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Gale's Career Online High School Offers a Fresh Start (and Cheerleaders) - Library Journal

Gale's Career Online High School Offers a Fresh Start (and Cheerleaders) - Library Journal | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
When Gale, part of Cengage Learning, announced in January 2014 that it would offer Career Online High School (COHS) through public libraries, the response was enthusiastic.
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Springdale Library plans open house so public can meet authors - Tribune-Review

Springdale Library plans open house so public can meet authors - Tribune-Review | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
Upper Burrell author Brynn Chapman will join 18 other local authors at Springdale Free Public Library on Aug. 15. The library's Local Authors Open House ...
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Get Started - Zinio for Libraries

Read magazines on your tablets or smartphones through Zinio, a digital magazine provider. This video guides you through signup, checkout, and reading.
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Libraries Reclaiming Their Lustre

Libraries Reclaiming Their Lustre | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
While the use of paper books might be diminishing, their traditional home - the library - is at the forefront of interior design.
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The beautiful librarians are dead: academic librarians and the crisis in public libraries

The beautiful librarians are dead: academic librarians and the crisis in public libraries | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
An adapted version of a talk given to Welsh academic librarians at the WHELF Gregynog Colloquium on 15 June 2015. The city of Kingston upon Hull is famous for its poets, among them Andrew Marvell i...
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UM reopens medical library without books - Detroit Free Press

UM reopens medical library without books - Detroit Free Press | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
After a $55 million overhaul, the Taubman Health Sciences Library is rethinking of what a medical library should be.
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A Win for Sustainability: ALA's resolution is an important start | Editorial - Library Journal

A Win for Sustainability: ALA's resolution is an important start | Editorial - Library Journal | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
The American Library Association (ALA) took a crucial step when it passed the Resolution on the Importance of Sustainable Libraries at the association’s annual meeting in San Francisco.
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An Introverted Writer's Lament - The Atlantic

An Introverted Writer's Lament - The Atlantic | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
Writing used to be a solitary profession. How did it become so interminably social?
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ASK AN AUTHOR: PLANNING A SERIES, INDIE PUBLISHER PROS, INCREASING READERSHIP - East County Magazine

ASK AN AUTHOR: PLANNING A SERIES, INDIE PUBLISHER PROS, INCREASING READERSHIP - East County Magazine | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
 
By Sarka-Jonae Miller
May 23, 2015 (San Diego)--What's the best way to plan for writing the next book in a series, and secondly, what's the most efficient way to gain more readers? – M.L. D
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Will Traditional Publishing Retain Its Dominance by Mandating That Its Authors ... - Huffington Post

Will Traditional Publishing Retain Its Dominance by Mandating That Its Authors ... - Huffington Post | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
Imagine my dismay this week to discover that one of the Big Five houses has a policy that bars its authors from endorsing print-on-demand books. Sadly, it's not surprising.
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Uncle Sam wants YOU to read 'popular' scholarly books - Washington Post (blog)

Uncle Sam wants YOU to read 'popular' scholarly books - Washington Post (blog) | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded grants to 36 scholars to encourage books for a general audience.
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