08/16/2011 - 10:22

Here is another creative entry in "Why I Need My Library" teen video contest. This video, which makes creative use of black-and-white to accent the "private investigator" theme, was a runner-up in the 16-18 age category and features Paul Anderson, Naoko Braxton, Colleen Cathner, Sandra Hoyer, Peppy O...

08/15/2011 - 15:22

Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney discusses the importance of libraries in this video.

Pinkney, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and his Orchestra, says the library has played an...

08/14/2011 - 14:19
Interns at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown

For baseball fans the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown is hallowed ground. Everyday the dedicated staff at the Hall of Fame works to provide visitors with experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.

Chris Duffy is one such staff member, below he shares his story of what being the Public Programs Intern at the Hall of Fame has meant to him and how he...

08/09/2011 - 18:15
Obon Lanterns

Looking for a way to spend time with your kids while learning about different cultures?

Every year between the mid-July and mid-August (the starting date varies depending on region and whether practitioners follow a lunar or solar calendar), the Japanese celebrate the Buddhist festival known as Obon, or Bon for short. Obon is a celebration commemorating and honoring one’s...

08/08/2011 - 13:13

In this interview, Brooke Gladstone talks about the importance of libraries, especially noting their role in promoting intellectual freedom.

Calling them "sanctuaries," Gladstone talks as well about her favorite librarian, the late Judith Krug, the longtime director of the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom and executive director of the Freedom to...

08/08/2011 - 09:40

Libraries play a vital role in preserving our cultural heritage.

The contribution of the Library of Congress to saving our cinematic legacy is celebrated in a new film, "These Amazing Shadows."

 

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08/01/2011 - 11:59
Roberto Alomar

Sandy Alomar Sr. bounded up the steps to the first tee on Saturday, looking – except for his graying hair – much like the gritty middle infielder who played 15 big league seasons from 1964-78.

At 67 years old, the father of Roberto Alomar hasn’t slowed down a bit. And while celebrating his son’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame over the past weekend,...

07/29/2011 - 17:33

Summer sure is cooking, isn't it?  As these dog days stretch out, the place to spend quality time with your family and cool off is @ your library.

See what programs and activities are offered for families at your local library, or use the Connect with your kids @ your library Family Activity Guide to...

07/25/2011 - 07:31

The prolific William Joyce has reached a huge audience as an author and illustrator of such children's books as Rolie Polie Olie and...

07/21/2011 - 17:15
Step Up to the Plate @ your library

Family is deeply connected to baseball’s 150-year history, from parents teaching kids how to keep score from the stands to spending time with kids on the field by coaching Little League games.  Even the big leagues share family history in the form of famous baseball families like the DiMaggios, the Ripkens and the Griffeys.

This Sunday, baseball and family connect yet...