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There’s No Shushing at This Library—and You'll Want to Bring a Trowel

There’s No Shushing at This Library—and You'll Want to Bring a Trowel | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Libraries rewrite their traditional roles in the community with gardening workshops, even their own tiny farms.
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Pam's points: New latte library has nothing on Butch Jones — costwise, anyway

Pam's points: New latte library has nothing on Butch Jones — costwise, anyway | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Seems to me the new library at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga — while it may need a donor to help pay for it — doesn't need a new name.
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Art events around town | CommercialAppeal.com

Art events around town | CommercialAppeal.com | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar: Richard L. Copley: “Italy” through Dec. 29. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Call 901-415-2700.
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New Halifax library: ‘Are you ready to fall in love?’ asks mayor

New Halifax library: ‘Are you ready to fall in love?’ asks mayor | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
It’s a library where whispers aren’t required.

Certainly not on opening day, as Halifax celebrated its highly anticipated, new $57.6-million public library with music, balloons, juggling acts and a mass ribbon cutting ceremony on Spring Garden Road.

And apparently — here at the Halifax Central Library — not ever.

“As you walk through the library, you’ll notice the openings from floor to floor are staggered,” says Asa Kachan, CEO and chief librarian for Halifax Public Libraries.
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Halifax Central Library a 'magical space'

Halifax Central Library a 'magical space' | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
"I had seen the building before. It was remarkable, it was special, it was exciting," writes blogger Allison Sparling.
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There's no secret to coding: Kids learn about programming at Chattanooga Public Library event

There's no secret to coding: Kids learn about programming at Chattanooga Public Library event | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Forward by 100 pixels, turn right, move backward 90 pixels, and repeat three times.
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SBA's Deadline in Tennessee for Economic Injury Disaster Loans For Private Nonprofit Organizations is Jan. 12

SBA's Deadline in Tennessee for Economic Injury Disaster Loans For Private Nonprofit Organizations is Jan. 12 | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
ATLANTA, Dec. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding...
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PARIS TN: Winners named in Festival of Trees

PARIS TN: Winners named in Festival of Trees | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

"...  Rhea Public Library’s “The Grinchmas Tree,” decorated by Kayla Nation, won second place,.."

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MARYVILLE: Adventure Club at Blount County Library | Macaroni Kid

MARYVILLE: Adventure Club at Blount County Library | Macaroni Kid | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Weekly local newsletter of kid-friendly events and activities.
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Read winning essays in 'I Love Portage' contest, to be presented at holiday celebration tonight

Read winning essays in 'I Love Portage' contest, to be presented at holiday celebration tonight | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Here are the winning entries in the "I Love Portage" essay contest.
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Library is family’s labor of love « AZ Jewish Post

Library is family’s labor of love « AZ Jewish Post | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

"Temple Emanu-El will dedicate the Rebecca Katz Family Library and Youth Center..."

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Readers' love letters to libraries

Readers' love letters to libraries | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
After leading authors showed their love for libraries in written and graphic form, it’s readers’ turn. From life-defining visits to treasured childhood memories, these are some of our favourite tributes
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No Luddite libraries here: 95 percent of U.S. libraries carry e-books

No Luddite libraries here: 95 percent of U.S. libraries carry e-books | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Memories of the library typically conjure up rows and rows of delightfully musty-smelling books -- but these days, almost all U.S....
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Digest - Memphis Daily News - Library Holds Contest to Name New Teen La

Digest - Memphis Daily News - Library Holds Contest to Name New Teen La | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

"The Memphis Public Library & Information Center and the Memphis Library Foundation have kicked off a community-wide naming competition for the new 8,300-square-foot teen learning lab at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library..."

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Lost Memphis: East End Park - Ask Vance - December 2014

Lost Memphis: East End Park - Ask Vance - December 2014 | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

"... My pal Laura Cunningham gets credit for organizing a pile of old photo albums that had been donated to the history department of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library..."

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Redefining libraries - TNS - The News on Sunday

Redefining libraries - TNS - The News on Sunday | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Alif Laila Book Bus Society has started community libraries
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Library & Archives News: The Tennessee State Library and Archives Blog: The Battle of Nashville: 150 Years Ago Today

Library & Archives News: The Tennessee State Library and Archives Blog: The Battle of Nashville: 150 Years Ago Today | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

"... TSLA’s current exhibit “1864: War Rages in Tennessee” features the Battle of Nashville and will be up in our Memorial Hall through the end of the year. 

Many of the images come from Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee: http://www.tn.gov/tsla/cwtn/index.htm. ;

The Tennessee Virtual Archive (TeVA) has several other Civil War collections: http://teva.contentdm.oclc.org/. ;

Other Civil War Resources at TSLA: http://www.tn.gov/tsla/resources/index.htm#civilwar. ..."

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Whitchurch residents protest at plans to cut funding to their library

Whitchurch residents protest at plans to cut funding to their library | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Hundreds of Whitchurch residents turn out to show strength of feeling against council proposals
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Spring Hill Public Library Now Offering Patrons Mobile Internet Service

Spring Hill Public Library Now Offering Patrons Mobile Internet Service | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
The Spring Hill Public Library now offers the nation’s first public Wi-Fi lending program.
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A whole latte library: $48 million next-generation facility set to open at UTC

A whole latte library: $48 million next-generation facility set to open at UTC | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Students lined up early Friday morning to get into the new library at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
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HeraldNet.com - Evergreen branch of Everett library to mark 25 years

HeraldNet.com - Evergreen branch of Everett library to mark 25 years | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
EVERETT — The Everett Public Library’s Evergreen Branch is marking its 25th birthday Wednesday with an afternoon of activities for the whole family....
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MARYVILLE: Gaming @ Your Library at Blount County Library | Macaroni Kid

MARYVILLE: Gaming @ Your Library at Blount County Library | Macaroni Kid | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
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McIver's Grant hosts Christmas Bazaar

With Christmas just around the corner it can be stressful trying to gather gifts for your loved ones, when your days seem to be running together. Luckily there are still a few places in the community who want to help with the Christmas rush. For the first time the Friends of the McIver's Grant Public Library hosted a Christmas Bazaar...
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Raymond Library renovation enters last chapter

Raymond Library renovation enters last chapter | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
EAST HARTFORD — For Susan Hansen, one of the most exciting aspects of Raymond Library’s multi-million-dollar renovation is that it’s almost finished.
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CLINTON: Crafty Wednesdays at Clinton Public Library | Macaroni Kid

CLINTON: Crafty Wednesdays at Clinton Public Library | Macaroni Kid | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
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Jonesborough: Early Settlers of Washington County, Tennessee: (pre) 1768-1777 PREVIEW - Nipora

Jonesborough: Early Settlers of Washington County, Tennessee: (pre) 1768-1777 PREVIEW - Nipora | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

""...With the book coming to fruition, the Jonesborough Genealogical Society will host an unveiling of the first book in the Early Settlers of Washington County, Tennessee series with fun, food, and celebration! On Sunday, December 14th, a celebration of the Early Settlers of Washington County, Tennessee: (pre) 1768-1777 will take place at 2 pm at the Washington County-Jonesborough Library..."

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