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Libraries can be nurturing, awesome, inituitive to use, churlish, brutishly dashing or as drab as yesterday's underpants.
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‘The Library at Abbostford’ by Christine Smith

‘The Library at Abbostford’  by Christine Smith | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Buy 'The Library at Abbostford' by Christine Smith as a Poster, Throw Pillow, Tote Bag, Art Print, Canvas Print, Framed Print, Photographic Print, Metal Print, or Greeting Card
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Fabulous New Orleans drag queen descends upon local library for children’s story time

Fabulous New Orleans drag queen descends upon local library for children’s story time | Library obsession | Scoop.it
"Drag queens are fabulous storytellers for kids because we are these kinds of magical unicorn versions of people."
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National Libraries: The British Library Releases 2016-2017 Annual Report

National Libraries: The British Library Releases 2016-2017 Annual Report | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Direct to Full Text Report Direct to Full Text Report (48 pages
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Storylines archive opens a window to WA's Indigenous past

Storylines archive opens a window to WA's Indigenous past | Library obsession | Scoop.it
An online photo collection at the State Library of Western Australia is helping Aboriginal people discover pictures of their families.
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You Can Help the New York Public Library Geotag NYC Photos

You Can Help the New York Public Library Geotag NYC Photos | Library obsession | Scoop.it
If you're a New Yorker or just have a photographic knowledge of NYC and its history, you can do the New York Public Library a solid by checking out Surveyor.
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Tracy K. Smith named new U.S. poet laureate

Tracy K. Smith named new U.S. poet laureate | Library obsession | Scoop.it
The Pulitzer Prize winner hopes to rekindle “the pleasure of poetry” for all readers.
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Library professional development program at UCLA welcomes new leader, new partners

Library professional development program at UCLA welcomes new leader, new partners | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Brian Schottlaender comes from UC San Diego to head the Senior Fellows Program.
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Michael Palin donates 22 years' worth of notebooks to British Library

Michael Palin donates 22 years' worth of notebooks to British Library | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Public will soon be able to peruse more than 50 of Palin’s notebooks in which many Monty Python sketches were written
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The most forward-thinking college in America teaches every student the exact same stuff

The most forward-thinking college in America teaches every student the exact same stuff | Library obsession | Scoop.it
College is supposed to help young people prepare for the future. But as headlines warn that automation and technology may change—or end—work as we know it, parents, students, and universities are grappling with a new question: How do you educate a new generation for a world we can’t even imagine? A recent Pew Researc
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The World's Largest Library - The Scholarly Kitchen

The World's Largest Library - The Scholarly Kitchen | Library obsession | Scoop.it
A quick tour of the Library of Congress' collection of over 160 million items.
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Archive of Swiss jazz biographies

Archive of Swiss jazz biographies | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Musician Bruno Spoerri and various collaborators crafted an encyclopaedia of jazz in Switzerland, with about 1,000 biographies now available online.
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While away the hours in an old library, filled with books on the great artists. I'll be at the Power Institute in Sydney library.

While away the hours in an old library, filled with books on the great artists. I'll be at the Power Institute in Sydney library. | Library obsession | Scoop.it
While away the hours in an old library, filled with books on the great artists. I'll be at the Power Institute in Sydney library. by kay on Indulgy.com
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An amazing home library made of 10,000 pieces of walnut (pictures)

An amazing home library made of 10,000 pieces of walnut (pictures) | Library obsession | Scoop.it
This home library in Arizona was inspired by the 19th-century library at the Konopiště Castle, near Prague, Czech Republic.
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Erwin and Alfred Bergdoll Collection of Underground Comics and Original Art Donated to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

Erwin and Alfred Bergdoll Collection of Underground Comics and Original Art Donated to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum | Library obsession | Scoop.it
For Immediate Release: July 10, 2017 Erwin and Alfred Bergdoll Collection of Underground Comics and Original Art Donated to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum COLUMBUS: The Billy Irelan…
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Help a Chicago Library translate witchcraft books -- and learn a few spells in the process

Help a Chicago Library translate witchcraft books -- and learn a few spells in the process | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Take a long walk down these dark corridors of history.
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Man demonstrating ship rescue apparatus (LOC)

Man demonstrating ship rescue apparatus (LOC) | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Bain News Service,, publisher.

Man demonstrating ship rescue apparatus

[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

<b>Notes:
</b> Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

<b>Format: </b> Glass negatives.

<b>Rights Info: </b> No known restrictions on publication.

<b>Repository: </b> Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, <a href="http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print"; rel="nofollow">hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print</a>

General information about the Bain Collection is available at <a href="http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain"; rel="nofollow">hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain</a>

<b>Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): </b> <a href="http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.29970"; rel="nofollow">hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.29970</a>

<b>Call Number: </b> LC-B2- 5116-5

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Minneapolis' Quatrefoil: America's 2nd-Oldest LGBTQ Library

Minneapolis' Quatrefoil: America's 2nd-Oldest LGBTQ Library | Library obsession | Scoop.it
The second-oldest LGTBQ library in the United States is the Quatrefoil Library in Minneapolis.
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Lease Approved For Apple Store at Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C.

Lease Approved For Apple Store at Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C. | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Apple has finalized terms with Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, to lease a portion o
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Social media and the great recipe explosion: does more mean better?

Social media and the great recipe explosion: does more mean better? | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Recipes were passed through generations, now they’re shared around the world via Instagram and Pinterest in seconds – and you don’t even have to leave home for the ingredients
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'Watchmen' TV Series From Damon Lindelof in the Works at HBO

'Watchmen' TV Series From Damon Lindelof in the Works at HBO | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Zack Snyder — who directed the 2009 feature film — is no longer on board the potential project based on the Alan Moore comic series.
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Facebook Video Tips: 17 Ideas for Getting More Views and Engagement

Facebook Video Tips: 17 Ideas for Getting More Views and Engagement | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Here are 10 tips to get you started with your video strategy on Facebook in order to increase your reach.
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Unique medieval text discovered buried in a forgotten library box

Unique medieval text discovered buried in a forgotten library box | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Two pages from a priest handbook dating back to late 1476 or early 1477 printed text by pioneer William Caxton were found buried in a box at Reading University's archives.
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Google to unveil its latest Android updates

Google to unveil its latest Android updates | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Google has unveiled a raft of new features for Android including a radical image recognition app called Google Lens that can to do everything from recognise flowers to translate menus in a foreign language.
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Was this mysterious giant bible written by the Devil himself?

Was this mysterious giant bible written by the Devil himself? | Library obsession | Scoop.it
A MYSTERIOUS book which heralds from the 12th century is garnering attention as some believe that it was written by the Devil himself.
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Omnivoracious: The Card Catalog Is Dead. Long Live the Card Catalog.

Omnivoracious: The Card Catalog Is Dead. Long Live the Card Catalog. | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Who here remembers these cabinets of narrow wooden drawers that served as the nerve center for every library? Thumb through images from The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures, a celebration of artifacts from the Library of Congress - and the people who knew where they were filed.
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