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Library of Congress Gets Easy-Listening Bequest

10/6/2008 6:28:45 PM

Source: Broadcasting & Cable

Duval To Keep Elections Office Open Until 8

10/6/2008 5:37:33 PM

Source: Jacksonville, Florida

Reading for a Record

10/6/2008 4:48:12 PM

Source: Daily Pilot, California

Language acquisition

10/6/2008 4:44:45 PM

Source: Bangkok Post, Thailand

Norton Museum wins prestigious service award

10/6/2008 3:46:34 PM

Source: TCPalm

This Lending Isn't Being Hurt

10/6/2008 3:30:46 PM

Source: CBS 11 Little Rock (KTHV)

Children's authors to visit Carlow library

10/6/2008 3:21:50 PM

Source: Carlow People, Ireland

Book Patrol: Hitler the Book Collector

10/6/2008 3:15:32 PM

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Va. Group Plans Voter Registration Drives

10/6/2008 11:44:30 AM

Source: FOX 5 Boston (WFXT)

Slap fights won't solve the problems we face

10/6/2008 12:46:38 AM

Source: Kansas City Star


Hakia Relaunches site with “Trusted Results”

10/6/2008 10:11:50 AM

Source: Search Engine Land

Conservatives Turn the Page on 'Banned Books Week'

10/6/2008 9:38:12 AM

Source: NewsBusters

MyKLOW gets websites to libraries that need them

10/5/2008 11:21:51 PM


the social OPAC has its own website

10/5/2008 10:48:41 PM


Brewster Kahle at TED, discussing free digital libraries

10/5/2008 8:25:38 PM


Latest Articles


Ask me anything

A  free instant answer to any question is just a text away. But what do ChaCha’s guides have that , say, librarians don’t?
It used to be that, if you had a burning question, you had to a) ask your mom; b) consult a Magic 8 Ball; or c) trek to the top of a mountain to seek out a sagacious, all-knowing guru.
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  September 03, 2008

Should Americans Send Books to Iraq?

Foreign relations
Sending books to Iraq to promote civic culture in Iraq might help you to sleep more soundly. But do small-scale efforts make more than a symbolic impact?
By A.J. PACITTI  |  August 20, 2008

AG should probe BPL

Supposedly ‘independent’ trustees receive city funds. Why Birmingham rather than Bulger for the top job?
Political innocents who discount allegations that Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is politicizing the Boston Public Library’s board of trustees so that he can directly control the nation’s oldest free municipal library received a rude awakening recently.
By EDITORIAL  |  July 23, 2008

The 11th Annual Muzzle Awards

Silencing free speech
Freedom of expression may be guaranteed by the Constitution. But it’s an idea we have to fight for every day.
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 05, 2008

That hurts

Letters to the Boston editor: March 14, 2008
Regarding David Thorpe’s recent “The Big Hurt” column: it’s unfortunate and a sad commentary on society that you get paid for this.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 12, 2008

Read the runes

Letters to the Boston editor, March 7, 2008
As a user of the special collections at the Boston Public Library, I have been appalled at the light coverage of key service desks necessitated by staff cuts over the past several years.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 05, 2008

Better by degrees

Online Universities gain popularity — and a new legitimacy
For busy adults already in the workplace, finding a set time and place to pursue a degree can be nearly impossible.
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  January 22, 2008

Brown puts Italian epic painting online

Big art
The problem with an enormous piece of art, though, is where to do you put it?
By GREG COOK  |  December 05, 2007

Unpleasantness at the BPL

How one of the nation’s leading librarians got axed by City Hall
Why would the library’s trustees give the boot to a leader who has proved to be a triple-threat talent?
By EDITORIAL  |  November 07, 2007

Inspiration and a tune up

The mechanical arts
I’m lost. I was supposed to be at Aladdin Auto Service in Cambridge like now .
By IAN SANDS  |  October 10, 2007


Francophone acts bring it home on Bastille Day
For the 32nd consecutive summer, the French Library’s Bastille Day Street Dance promises to be a world-music highlight.
By BANNING EYRE  |  July 10, 2007

Come together

A PPL benefit compilation, and Rhode Island Rejects
Anyone who’s ever truly needed peace and quiet, understand the incredible sanctity of a public library.
By BOB GULLA  |  June 05, 2007

Politico and its discontents

Meet the Left’s newest ‘nonpartisan’ media bogeyman
In less than four months, Politico has already achieved what few post-FDR presidents could in the same amount of time: it’s become a force in national politics.
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 18, 2007

PPL drama continues

Got books?
The saga of the financially stressed Providence Public Library sometimes seems like a story being written by multiple authors.
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  May 09, 2007

The debating game, part II

How will the Republican candidates stack up?
When the Republican presidential candidates gather for their first debate, it will be on their minds: the party they seek to represent is in turmoil.
By STEVEN STARK  |  April 25, 2007

Off-color TV party

One of WLNE’s new would-be owners has a checkered past
A lot of cash is a requirement for an FCC broadcast license, but there are a few other hurdles.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 21, 2007

Quest continues for resolution of Providence Public Library woes

The battle to rescue the historic Providence Public Library system from financial collapse may be nearing potential resolution.
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  February 28, 2007

Natural born liar

“Shots and Beer” lives in persistent denial
If you ever wanted a definition of “congenital liar,” just look at Dick “Big Time” Cheney.  
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  January 31, 2007

On a mission in Africa

A Portland native is seeking help from home for a Portland-sized community trying to build a library in the far west of the East African country of Kenya.
By MEAGHAN DONAGHY  |  November 08, 2006

S.O.S. in the Biggest Little

The possible private takeover of Harrah’s is more bad news
What a joyful time in the Ocean State.
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  October 04, 2006

Did Sarah Palin Try to Ban Books?

10/5/2008 11:20:26 PM

Source: ABC News Video: The Blotter

A Library Without Paper

10/1/2008 7:00:32 PM

Source: ABC News Video: Technology & Science

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