Libraries

Alan Lowe, director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, answers questions during a House tourism committee hearing Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Springfield, Ill., over the value of a Lincoln collection purchased by the ALPLM foundation and the loan to pay for it after questions have been raised about the historical authenticity of a stovepipe hat believed to have been owned by Abraham Lincoln. (Rich Saal/The State Journal-Register via AP)
November 13, 2018 - 6:58 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Advocates for Abraham Lincoln's museum pleaded with Illinois lawmakers Tuesday to use state funds to help keep a throng of historic artifacts in his hometown despite questions about whether one of the relics — a stovepipe hat — actually belonged to the 16th president...
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November 05, 2018 - 12:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has dropped plans to sell a city-owned mural that could have raised millions of dollars for a major makeover at a library. "Knowledge and Wonder" is a mural by local artist Kerry James Marshall that depicts black children looking at oversized books. It has...
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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 - 11:05 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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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2012 file photo, Todd Bol poses with a Little Free Library lending boxes in Hudson, Wis. Bol, who founded Little Free Library, the boxes of books for sharing that popped up across the U.S. and spread to more than 80 countries, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in a Minnesota hospice of complications from pancreatic cancer, according to Little Free Library spokeswoman Margret Aldrich. He was 62. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
October 18, 2018 - 6:01 pm
HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin man who founded the Little Free Library, a nonprofit that began with a dollhouse-like box of free books in his front yard and ballooned into an international book-sharing and literacy project, has died. Todd Bol died Thursday in a Minnesota hospice of complications...
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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 26, 2018 - 2:21 am
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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FILE - In this April 21, 2018, file photo, Co-Chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates speaks in Washington, D.C. Gates is taking a more targeted approach in his goal to help America's struggling school systems, this time by largely funding familiar groups to work directly with public school districts in some of the most impoverished regions of the U.S. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
August 28, 2018 - 4:51 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Marking another phase in his education agenda, Bill Gates is now taking a more targeted approach to help struggling U.S. schools. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is now funding groups working directly with clusters of public schools in some of the most impoverished regions of...
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August 14, 2018 - 12:16 am
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Ohio has launched an online fundraiser to buy a life insurance policy application filed by the former president more than five years before his assassination. The Repository in Canton reports the museum is seeking $4,750...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2016, file photo, Jonathan Demme, director of the concert film "Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids," appears at the premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. The archive of the late filmmaker Demme is being donated to the University of Michigan Library. The donation by Demme's family was announced Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at the Traverse City Film Festival. It includes photographs, scripts, correspondence, personal notes, unfinished documentary film footage, promotional items, costumes and props.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
August 03, 2018 - 2:53 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The archive of the late filmmaker Jonathan Demme is being donated to the University of Michigan Library . The donation by Demme's family was announced Friday at the Traverse City Film Festival ahead of a screening of "Swimming to Cambodia," a 1987 film he directed. The...
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June 25, 2018 - 11:52 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation's unusual ownership of a black dress once belonging to movie star Marilyn Monroe is ending as it sold over the weekend for $50,000. The dress was among several items that the Springfield, Illinois, foundation put up for...
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June 22, 2018 - 8:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Public Library is beginning construction on a new study and research room that will house 1,800 books and three portraits that philanthropist Brooke Astor willed to the library after her death at age 105 in 2007. Library officials say they will begin construction on the...
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