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New England News
3:40 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Library Reorganization Means New Uses For Former Branches

The Liberty Street branch library will become a senior citizen social center with a new park next door
Credit WAMC

The public library system in Springfield, Massachusetts is being reorganized. It will mean longer hours of operation, but fewer branches. The buildings that are closing as libraries later this year  will not be shuttered for very long, as officials today unveiled plans for new public uses.

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The Roundtable
10:45 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Listener Essay - Big Book Sale

    

  Mark Nelson is the Volunteer Coordinator of the Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District annual Big Book Sale, which runs from Friday June 14th thru Tuesday June 18 at the Poughkeepsie Business Park on Rt. 44. 

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed May 8, 2013

"The World’s Strongest Librarian" by Josh Hanagarne

    Josh Hanagarne, now thirty-five, first began experiencing symptoms of Tourette’s at the age of six. For the next thirty years, Josh wrestled with that kamikaze pilot, whom he eventually nicknamed “Misty,” short for “Miss T.” The Tourette’s symptoms—verbal and facial tics, body spasms, self-inflicted punches—increased and intensified as he grew older. Moments of calm were few and far between.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Pride & Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience at the Poughkeepsie Public Library

The exhibit Pride & Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience opens tomorrow at the Poughkeepsie Public Library.

This nationally touring exhibition, which chronicles the remarkable history of baseball’s Negro leagues and the challenges and successes of African-American baseball players, opens today in Library’s Rotunda area.

An accompanying program series features lectures that relate the history of pre-integration baseball and the days leading to Jackie Robinson’s efforts to break the color barrier in America’s national pastime.

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WAMC News
5:45 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Vermont Police Say Burglars Redecorate Town Library

Police in the Vermont town of Barton say burglars didn't steal any books when they broke into the town library, but they rearranged the furniture.

Vermont State Police say the furniture was stacked in the center of the library floor in a pyramid about 20 feet high. Other furniture was stacked on top of bookshelves sometime between Monday night and Tuesday midmorning.

The only thing missing was a date stamp used to check out books.

Police say nothing appeared to have been broken or vandalized and there was no sign of a forced entry.

The Roundtable
1:55 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

E-Books and Digital Libraries

The popularity of e-readers is soaring, but you may have trouble finding that hot new title or some digital content at your local library. We hear from a trio of librarians trying to change that.