Libraries

Former President George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, followed by former first lady Laura Bush follow as pallbearers carry the casket of former first lady Barbara Bush after a funeral service at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 21, 2018 - 8:22 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush was remembered as the "first lady of the Greatest Generation" during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents and hundreds of other people who filled a Houston church with laughter as much as tears, with many recalling her quick wit and devotion to...
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This Thursday, April 19, 2018, photo shows exhibition curator Anne Wilkes Tucker, left, and Library of Congress photo curator Beverly Brannan, right, during a media preview of the exhibit "Not An Ostrich: And Other Images From America's Library," at the Annenberg Space For Photography in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
April 21, 2018 - 11:55 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If a picture tells a thousand words, the Library of Congress is bringing 440,000 of them to Los Angeles with a free-wheeling photo exhibition that seeks to define America's zeitgeist in a way people have never seen. "Not An Ostrich: And Other Images From America's Library," which...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 1984, file photo, Barbara Bush, wife of then-U.S. Vice-President George Bush, is photographed at the debate between Bush and Democrat Geraldine Ferraro. A family spokesman said Tuesday, April 17, 2018, that former first lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92. (AP Photo/File)
April 18, 2018 - 10:05 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush didn't hesitate to tell people that her trademark pearl necklaces were fake. Americans liked that everything else about the snowy-haired first lady was real. The wife of the nation's 41st president and mother of the 43rd brought a plainspoken, grandmotherly style to...
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FILE - In this 1990 file photo, first lady Barbara Bush poses with her dog Millie in Washington. A family spokesman said Tuesday, April 17, 2018, that former first lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)
April 17, 2018 - 11:51 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady and mother of a president whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92. Mrs. Bush brought a grandmotherly...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, takes her seat before the start of an FCC open hearing and vote on Net Neutrality in Washington, D.C. Clyburn addressed a gathering of librarians and other experts Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Washington, D.C., as the group discussed challenges to providing high-speed internet in American Indian communities. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file)
April 12, 2018 - 3:52 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two western senators are proposing to expand access to a $4 billion federal program that has allowed public schools and libraries throughout the U.S. to obtain high-speed internet at affordable rates as one way to close the digital divide that persists across American...
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FILE - This Monday, May 15, 2017, file photo illustration shows the book "Thirteen Reasons Why" in Phoenix. Jay Asher's "Thirteen Reasons Why" and Sherman Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" top the American Library Association's list of "challenged" books from 2017, those most objected to by parents and other community members. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
April 09, 2018 - 3:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Before allegations of sexual harassment, Jay Asher and Sherman Alexie were facing criticisms of a different kind. Asher's "Thirteen Reasons Why" and Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" top the American Library Association's list of "challenged" books from 2017...
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March 26, 2018 - 6:48 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) MacKenzie Smith, University of California, Davis (THE CONVERSATION) College students will keep more money in their pockets thanks to a new US$5 million pilot program approved as part of...
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March 23, 2018 - 5:00 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Private dollars will pay for building former President Barack Obama's library, but road and other work near the Chicago site could cost taxpayers. The city's transportation department estimates that the cost of widening streets and building at least four new underpasses near the site...
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In this Saturday, March 10, 2018, photo, Afghan children board a library on wheels, in Kabul, Afghanistan. From sunrise to sunset, the bus drives around Kabul’s neighborhoods, stopping in each place for a couple of hours at a time. The mobile library was the initiative of 25-year-old Freshta Karim who wanted to give Kabul’s children something badly missing in her own childhood -- the chance to widen one’s horizons, free of the shadow of war and poverty. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
March 16, 2018 - 11:45 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The children of Kabul love the blue bus — they rush toward it every time it pulls into their street, eager to come onboard, their young eyes brimming with excitement. But it's no ordinary bus. Its name is Charmaghz, the Dari word for Walnut, and it's a library on wheels —...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie appears at a celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day at Seattle's City Hall. The American Library Association tells The Associated Press that Alexie has declined the Carnegie Medal he received last month. He was given the $5,000 award for nonfiction for his memoir "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me." He has since faced multiple allegations of sexual harassment and issued a statement acknowledging wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 09, 2018 - 5:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sherman Alexie has declined the Carnegie Medal he received last month, the American Library Association told The Associated Press on Friday. Alexie was given the $5,000 award for nonfiction for his memoir "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me." He has since faced multiple allegations...
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