Libraries

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A free Spotify alternative? How US libraries became the place to stream your new favorite band
As Spotify’s royalty model remains under scrutiny, some libraries are relying on a start-up to help give local artists the play they deserve

Alaina Demopoulos

28, Nov, 2022 @7:51 PM

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Lea Bridge library pavilion – lending new life organically to a public space
The tree-friendly, timber-lined extension to the east London building is a soothing haven that works in harmony with its surroundings

Rowan Moore

06, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The IMF is certainly doing its job – making the rich even richer | Brief letters
Brief letters: International Monetary Fund | Ian Jack’s writing | Lost libraries | Drop the Dead Donkey | Moss life | Prime minister’s questions

Letters

03, Nov, 2022 @6:08 PM

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Parliamentary report calls for government to support and modernise libraries
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee report says libraries are ‘an important part of a community’s infrastructure’

Sarah Shaffi

03, Nov, 2022 @3:37 PM

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Michael Asser obituary
Other lives: Librarian and arts administrator who translated Greek biblical texts into English

Liz Asser

28, Oct, 2022 @4:20 PM

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Peterborough libraries offer amnesty on fines to recover 22,000 missing books
Service says the move is aimed at encourage the return of borrowers who stopped using the library during the Covid pandemic

Sarah Shaffi

25, Oct, 2022 @1:01 PM

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New exhibition to explore mythology of Alexander the Great
British Library showcases two millennia of storytelling inspired by the ancient Macedonian conqueror

Esther Addley

20, Oct, 2022 @7:06 PM

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Martin Lewis backs guide for libraries wanting to become winter ‘warm banks’
The money saving expert has teamed up with the UK’s library and information association to offer tips and guidance

Sarah Shaffi

12, Oct, 2022 @10:15 AM

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Libraries to offer shelter to the vulnerable during UK’s cost of living crisis
Fines for late books will also be abolished by some libraries in England and Wales in a bid to ease financial pressures

Sarah Shaffi

28, Sep, 2022 @9:32 AM

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Pennsylvania school district accused of banning Girls Who Code book series
Pen America says Central York school district’s 2021 ban list included coding titles, but officials say material no longer banned

Lauren Aratani

26, Sep, 2022 @7:33 PM

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‘We’ve moved backwards’: US librarians face unprecedented attacks amid rightwing book bans
From active shooter trainings to cancelled bookmobiles, librarians are caught in the crossfire of a conservative censorship craze

Lauren Mechling

20, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Tim Briggs obituary
Other lives: Librarian and music teacher with a love of performing, from theatre to chamber choirs

Jonathan Briggs

18, Sep, 2022 @6:51 PM

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