| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:18 PM
After several years in the fiscal wilderness, the Los Angeles Public Library, and California libraries in general, are mounting a comeback. On Jan. 12, Sunday hours were restored at eight of the system’s 72 regional branches and at the Central...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Mayor Eric Garcetti is getting to wield a pretty big broom, with vacancies everywhere from the DWP chief to choosing a new head of cultural affairs and the three city animal commissioners he just replaced.
There is one post that was not going to be...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:57 AM
The authors and screenwriters of "Captain Phillips," "Philomena," "The Spectacular Now," "12 Years a Slave" and "What Maisie Knew" have been nominated for the 26th USC Libraries Scripter Award.
Unlike other feature film awards, the Scripter Award honors...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 4:33 PM
CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Carrying a shotgun, a machete, a bandolier of ammunition and a backpack with three incendiary devices, Karl Halverson Pierson entered Arapahoe High School and launched 80 seconds of terror as he hunted his debate coach, who was...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:36 AM
The nation’s first all-digital, book-free public library system has opened in San Antonio, with patrons lining up to peruse on online catalog on Apple touch screen computers and check out books on e-readers.
Library mavens from across the U.S. and...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 10:18 AM
Tens of thousands of books were lost to fire when a library in Lebanon was set ablaze.
Officials said unknown arsonists torched Tripoli's Saeh Library, or Traveler's Library, Friday after claims that its founder, Father Ibrahim Sarouja, a Greek Orthodox...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:11 AM
In a study released Wednesday, Pew reports that an overwhelming majority of Americans value libraries. Ninety-five percent of Americans 16 and older say that libraries are important because of the opportunities and resources they provide, and because they...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Two Canadian cities, Vancouver and Montreal, have the world’s best public library systems, according to a new survey by German researchers.
Library mavens at the Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf studied libraries in 31 major world cities,...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:34 PM
This week, the Kids’ Right to Read Project, a group that monitors book censorship, said the number of challenges to books reported to the group increased by 53% in 2013.
Project coordinator Acacia O'Connor told Shelf Awareness that she could not...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A beloved musical about a magical nanny, an epic about the first astronauts, a silent film with a Native American cast and a sci-fi thriller loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" are among the 25 motion pictures to join the National Film Registry...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Bob Cratchit worked at Mega-Mart, which is to say, he worked all the hours his employer allowed him to work but never was allowed quite enough hours to make ends meet for his family, nor to reach that magic threshold that would have made him a real, full-...