Libraries

food news

Librarian Finds Returned Book with Entire Soft Taco Used as Bookmark

Before all the brands started dumping food in books for #content, a public librarian said that someone actually did this in real life.
Jelisa Castrodale
9.16.19
Tech news

Libraries Are Telling People How Much Money They Save by Not Buying Books

Public libraries are awesome. They can save you a ton of money, too.
Matthew Gault
8.14.19
LGBTQ rights

The Far Right Is Doxxing and Threatening Drag Queen Story Hour. These Queens Won’t Be Stopped.

A SWAT team recently had to stand guard outside a library while Tirrany Hex read aloud “Not All Princesses Wear Pink.”
Tess Owen
6.27.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

You Can Now Stream A24's Films for Free with a Library Card

The Kanopy app is letting users watch 'Moonlight,' 'Lady Bird,' and more.
Nicole Clark
11.27.18
entertainment

LeVar Burton Has a Message for Nonreaders Like Donald Trump

We talked to the famed 'Star Trek' actor about his past, present, and future.
Noel Ransome
10.26.18
Libraries

Turning Libraries into Amazon Stores Is Class Warfare

Public libraries incubate working-class brilliance, and privatizing them would be a terrible injustice.
Cyree Jarelle Johnson
7.24.18
Books

No, Amazon Cannot Replace Libraries

Libraries are essential to our communities, in ways that even frequent patrons might not know.
Nicole Clark
7.24.18
Interviews

Utah Doom Duo Eagle Twin Are Apocalyptic Mythmakers

Stream the SLC doomsayers' new album, 'The Thundering Heard,' and dig into its naturalistic, literary-inspired mythos.
Margaret Welsh
3.28.18
entertainment

You're a Jerk If You Don't Love Libraries After Watching This Documentary

Frederick Wiseman's doc about the New York Public Library is nearly four hours long—and it's utterly essential.
Corey Atad
10.6.17
Installations

1.7 Million Documents Become an Explorable 'Library of Babel'

Using AI and machine learning, artist Refik Anadol has turned 1.7 million digital documents from a Turkish museum into a massive nod to Jorge Luis Borges.
Kevin Holmes
5.25.17
Historic Aromas

Here Is the Chemical Recipe For ‘Old Book Smell’

A dash of ‘old room’, a hint of 2.4-dimethylpentane, and a sprinkle of mothballed acetic acid.
Ben Sullivan
4.7.17
fake news

Can Librarians Save Us from Fake News?

Libraries and colleges across the country are trying to educate people into being better, more discerning consumers of news.
Arielle Dollinger
3.21.17
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