Libraries

December 02, 2018 - 1:29 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush will be honored during several private and public events in Houston and Washington before he is buried in Texas next to wife, Barbara, and their daughter Robin, who died in 1953. The events for Bush, who died Friday at age 94, will be held over four...
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FILE- In this July 7, 1984, file photo, Sam Walton talks to reporters in Little Rock, Ark. The namesake foundation of Walton of the Walmart retail empire has been the largest supporter of privately-run, publicly-funded charter schools that have become politically polarizing. Walton joins Andrew Carnegie, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, who have all been crowned the world's richest man, and then spent much of that fortune on education philanthropy. (AP Photos/Danny Johnston, File)
December 02, 2018 - 7:40 am
SEATTLE (AP) — From Jeff Bezos' free preschools to Andrew Carnegie's public libraries, education stands out as a favorite cause among America's wealthiest people. And as the rich get richer, and apparently more generous, this legacy of so-called investment philanthropy has shaped government...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2008 file photo, former President George H.W. Bush arrives on the South Lawn of White House in Washington. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)
December 01, 2018 - 7:32 am
HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, a World War II hero whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94. Bush, who also presided during the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2016, file photo, former Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, take his seat at a ceremony for the swearing ceremony of the new Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress in Washington. Billington, who led the world’s largest library for nearly three decades and brought it into the digital age, has died. He was 89. The library released a statement about Billington on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2018, but did not say when he had died or provide the cause of death. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 21, 2018 - 12:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Librarian of Congress James Billington, who led the world's largest library for nearly three decades and brought it into the digital age, has died. He was 89. Carla Hayden, the current librarian of Congress, praised Billington's "vigor for philanthropy and tireless efforts...
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A 1942 Office of War Information poster copy hangs in a hallway of the Rochester Public Library in Rochester, N.H., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. A trove of propaganda posters from World War I and II were found recently found after being lost in storage for decades in the library's basement. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
November 10, 2018 - 6:53 am
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — One poster in a recently discovered trove vilifies the Nazis with a sword through a Bible and the words "This Is the Enemy." Some encouraged self-sacrifice by promoting recycling, planting gardens and buying potatoes. Still others warned that loose lips can literally sink...
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Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami poses for photographers during a press conference at Waseda University in Tokyo Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 04, 2018 - 8:05 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Haruki Murakami is planning an archive at his Japanese alma mater that will include drafts of his best-selling novels, his translation work and his massive collection of music, a personal passion that has been a key part of his stories. "I'm more than happy if those materials can...
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October 24, 2018 - 8:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country's top artist colonies is naming its library after James Baldwin. The MacDowell Colony announced Wednesday that the James Baldwin Library will be dedicated Nov. 4, in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Poet Kevin Young and educator-writer Florence Ladd are scheduled to...
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In this image made from video, showing the scene as emergency services load an injured person onto a truck, in Kerch, Crimea, Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018. An explosive device has killed several people and injured at least 50 others at a vocational college in Crimea Wednesday in what Russian officials have called a possible terrorist attack. (Kerch FM News via AP) KERCH.FM LOGO CANNOT BE OBSCURED
October 17, 2018 - 8:43 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials said a 18-year student attacked his vocational school Wednesday in Crimea, going on a rampage that killed 17 students and left more than 40 people wounded before killing himself. One student said the shooting went on for at least 15 minutes. Russia's Investigative...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2008, file photo, author Philip Roth poses for a photo in the offices of his publisher, Houghton Mifflin, in New York. Friends and admirers will gather Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at the New York Public Library for a tribute to Philip Roth, who died in May. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 25, 2018 - 11:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Roth had it all planned. "Many years ago, I received in the mail a letter in which he outlined the instructions for his memorial service," his close friend Joel Conarroe told a gathering of hundreds Tuesday during a tribute at the midtown Manhattan branch of the New York...
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