Libraries

People line the street as the hearse carrying the body of Rev. Billy Graham leaves the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Asheville, N.C. Graham's body will be brought to his hometown of Charlotte on Saturday as part of a procession expected to draw crowds of well-wishers. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, Pool)
February 25, 2018 - 6:43 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Admirers took photos on their phones, fire trucks parked on freeway overpasses and police officers saluted as a motorcade carrying the body of the Rev. Billy Graham crossed the evangelist's beloved home state of North Carolina for four hours from his mountain chapel to...
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In this Feb. 14, 2018 photo, an old almanac that contained a lock of George Washington's hair lay open on a table at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. The hair was found by a Union College librarian who was cataloging books in the college's archival collection. (AP Photo/Mary Esch)
February 18, 2018 - 12:32 pm
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Tucked in the pages of a grimy, leather-bound almanac in the archives at New York's Union College was a tiny envelope with the hand-scrawled words "Washington's hair." A librarian who had been cataloging old books gingerly opened the yellowed envelope to find a lock of...
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A damaged motorcycle, left, from a crash involving motorcycle officers accompanying Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his visit to Southern California sent one of the officers to the hospital, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Simi Valley, Calif. Trudeau’s vehicle was not involved and he was not hurt. The Ventura County Fire Department says the crash involving California Highway Patrol officers happened shortly after Trudeau’s motorcade left the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, where Trudeau had given a speech Friday night. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 10, 2018 - 6:28 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit to California (all times local): 10:20 p.m. A crash involving motorcycle officers accompanying Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his visit to Southern California sent one officer to the hospital, but Trudeau's...
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In this Jan. 25, 2018, photo, books marked with red stickers, meaning they might be removed from the shelves, are displayed at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania library in Indiana, Pa. IUP is planning to remove tens of thousands of books that have little or no readership. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)
February 07, 2018 - 1:11 pm
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — A library without books? Not quite, but as students abandon the stacks in favor of online reference material, university libraries are unloading millions of unread volumes in a nationwide purge that has some print-loving scholars deeply unsettled. Libraries are putting books in...
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Editions of the "Weare in the World" are stacked for distribution at the public library in Weare, N.H., Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. In the small New Hampshire town, they've found an unusual solution to the absence of a town newspaper, the local library is producing one. For the past year, library director Michael Sullivan and his staff have created, printed and delivered their community newspaper. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
February 06, 2018 - 2:05 pm
WEARE, N.H. (AP) — Weeks after Weare's only newspaper shut down, a resident came to librarian Mike Sullivan with a proposal: Why doesn't he start one? Sullivan jumped on the idea and, for the past year, has been producing Weare in the World. The four-page publication comes out every week and is...
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January 29, 2018 - 5:48 am
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Eastern Illinois University's Booth Library is hosting an exhibit featuring military veterans' tattoos. The "Designs of Duty" exhibit is free and runs through May 11. It tells stories of seven Illinois veterans from Charleston, Newman, Nokomis, Olney, Shelbyville and Towanda...
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January 17, 2018 - 4:34 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Board of Libraries is recommending changing the name of a children's book award that now honors a prominent Vermont author and activist accused of once supporting the sterilization of people with severe mental and physical disabilities. The board says it wants to...
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January 03, 2018 - 3:48 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's Jewish community is asking that the government remove from schools, libraries and other public buildings the name of King Victor Emanuel III, who approved Italy's racial laws and reigned during Italy's fascist regime. The request follows dismay by some in Italy's Jewish...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016 photo Sister Apollonia, right, and Postulant Claudia Schwarz kneel in front of the altar of the chapel of the abbey in Altomuenster, Germany. More than 1,000 books that were taken from the Altomuenster Abbey after it was closed down at the request of the Vatican earlier this year. (AP Photo/David Rising, file)
December 24, 2017 - 2:41 am
BERLIN (AP) — Take 20 liters of honey and boil it together with 2 liters of water. Add in cinnamon and nutmeg, a healthy amount of ginger and pepper, plus some aniseed and coriander. Mix it all together with rye flour and water. The result? A perfect batch of 17th-century Lebkuchen — Germany's...
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A view of the mosaic of transfiguration which covers the surface of 46 meters square inside the basilica of the monastery of Saint Catherine is shown on Saturday, Dec 16, 2017 in South Sinai, Egypt. The inauguration ceremony, attended by Egyptian and western officials, comes after three years of restoration work on the eastern side of the library that houses the world’s second largest collection of early codices and manuscripts, outnumbered only by the Vatican Library, according to Monk Damyanos, the monastery’s archbishop. (AP Photo/Samy Magdy)
December 16, 2017 - 2:08 pm
ST. CATHERINE'S, Egypt (AP) — Egypt reopened on Saturday an ancient library which holds thousands of centuries-old religious and historical manuscripts at the famed St. Catherine Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in South Sinai. The inauguration ceremony, attended by Egyptian and western...
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