Ubud has been called the cultural center of Bali, and at the heart of Ubud Village sits the literary oasis that is the Pondok Pekak Library & Learning Center. It was one of our favorite hangouts while we visited Bali.
At some Colorado libraries, there are no overdue fines, no Dewey Decimal System and absolutely no shushing!
A revolution is underway. And leading the charge is Anythink, the rebooted seven-branch Adams County system, which has a smattering of digital studios, 3-D printers, photography labs and a cafe. Anythink has gone from one of the state's worst-funded library systems to a national leader within a decade.
On Monday, Anythink's innovation team was in Austin, Texas, at South by Southwest Interactive to inspire the tech community into collaborating with libraries. Joining a group of spirited librarians known as lib*interactive, the Anythink team hit the streets equipped with temporary tattoos, colorful chalk and a snappy slogan: "Not the same old shhh."
La société canadienne De Marque nous propose une infographie sur son offre de prêt de livres numériques en bibliothèques pretnumerique.ca. Une année 2014 qui a a connue une progression très importante.
Après deux mois de lectures, de rencontres et de débats, les jurés étudiants ont décidé d’élire Eric REINHARDT lauréat de la 2ème édition du prix du Roman des étudiants pour son livre L’Amour et les forêts (éd. Gallimard).
Finally, on Thursday night, 14 years after Mordecai Richler’s death, a solution: In a French borough filled with the nationalists he regularly sent up, the city renames a library filled with French books housed in a converted Anglican church. Henceforth, the works of a satirist who showed no mercy on authority will be shelved at the Bibliothèque Mordecai-Richler in the glow of five-metre stained-glass windows depicting the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
“A library in Mile End. It’s perfect,” Mr. Richler’s son Jacob said in a simple and dignified ceremony at Montreal City Hall. “The fact it’s located in a former Anglican church somehow makes it a little more so.”
Just a few months ago, James Patterson finished giving away $1 million to more than 175 independent bookstores nationwide. Now, the bestselling thriller writer is turning to schools with a similar grant program.
In February, the Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration Awards were announced, offering up 12 terrific honorees. As there is never enough space on a list to fit every favorite, the members of the committee chose seven more titles worth recognition.
L'auteure Geneviève Pettersen a remporté mercredi le Grand Prix littéraire Archambault pour son premier roman, La déesse des mouches à feu (Le Quartanier), un livre sur l'adolescence dédié « aux petites crisses ».
Des résidents du Winnipeg ont demandé à une librairie Chapter's de retirer de ses rayons le troisième album des aventures du reporter à la houpette, publié il y a 83 ans, parce qu'ils estiment son contenu fortement discriminatoire envers les premières nations.
One Book, One Community programs are, of course, a staple of public library adult programming. Now, another twist: in February, the Chicago Public Library (CPL) launched its One Book, One Chicago (OBOC) Online, becoming, it says, the first public library in the nation to offer free, in-browser, social reading of a full novel.
Libraries in Central Florida are getting ready for their closeup. The Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC), which represents 113 public, academic, school, and special libraries in the Sunshine State, has brought on a full-time videographer to serve each branch, and the consortium as well. Now special events, chats with authors, and even monthly newsletters from TBLC members are getting professional video treatment.
Le premier ministre, Brian Gallant, a procédé, aujourd’hui, à la nomination de Marilyn Trenholme Counsell et de Marie-Claude Blais à titre de coprésidentes responsables de l’élaboration d’une stratégie provinciale en matière de littératie.
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