As a parent you know that games have always been a great way for families to spend quality time together. National Gaming Day @ your library (Nov. 12) is a national celebration of the power games have to connect people, families and communities through their libraries.
Eleanor Brown linked herself with the most august figure in English literature, William Shakespeare, for a debut novel that explored the intricate relationships between siblings.
Libraries help teach us valuable lessons, often in very creative ways.
A traveling exhibit coming to select libraries will show that the global environment changes – and is in turn changed by – the local environment.
Beginning next year 10 public libraries will host an interactive traveling exhibition called Discover Earth: A Century of Change.
Carmen Agra Deedy is a New York Times best-selling author and has been writing and traveling around the world telling stories for more than twenty years.
El Día los Muertos (or Day of the Dead) is the Mexican festival of the dead. While it might sound spooky and reminiscent of Halloween, Day of the Dead is actually a colorful family celebration and time to remember family members who have passed away.
Following the positive response to the ongoing tour of 50 public, academic and special libraries, funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will support the expansion of the traveling exhibition Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War to reach 200 communities through libraries and other centers for community learning.
Two hundred sites, including libraries and museums, will host for a period of six weeks each through December 2015.
In this video interview, National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick describes how libraries are essential to his life, work and family life.
In the interview, he gives credit to the Carnegie library in Oakland, a suburb of Pittsburgh.
"For me it was a refuge. It was where I could go and just lose myself in a book," as well as find a sense of community, says Philbrick.
October is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History (LGBT) Month, an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, as well as the correlating history of the gay rights and civil rights movements.
Take an opportunity this month to talk to your children and teens about LGBT History Month and important LGBT figures and issues. You can start the discussion by reading the one of the winners of the American Library Association’s Stonewall Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award.
It's Teen Read Week, an annual celebration of the great teen books that are available in libraries and a time to celebrate reading just for the fun of it.
Poland-native and international singing star Basia shares her thoughts on a variety of subjects in this video interview with Leonard Kniffel of the American Library Association. But she also talks about libraries.
She says, “If you came to my house, you would be surprised, because it looks like one big library.” She has fond memories of visiting libraries for a number of reasons, using the computers and making social contacts.
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