Libraries

In this 2009 photo, musician David Bromberg poses with some of his 263 historic American violins in Wilmington, Del. Bromberg, known for collaborating with Bob Dylan and the Beatle’s George Harrison, was set to sell his massive collection of historic violins to the Library of Congress, but the deal has fallen through. The Delaware News Journal reports that the collection will have to be broken up and sold separately after the library failed to find a donor. (Suchat Pederson/The News Journal via AP)
July 11, 2019 - 10:34 am
WLIMINGTON, Del. (AP) — David Bromberg, a master of stringed-instrument Americana, says a deal to sell his massive collection of historic violins to the Library of Congress has fallen through. The singer-songwriter and session musician has compiled a collection of 263 historic American violins over...
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In this June 27, 2019 photo, family members of former U.S. Secret Service chief chemist Antonio Cantu tour an International Ink Library that was named in remembrance of Cantu at the Secret Service headquarters building in Washington. The library contains more than 15,000 samples of pen, marker and printer inks dating back to the 1920s. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 08, 2019 - 7:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a cabinet inside a modest laboratory in downtown Washington are rows and rows of ink samples in plastic squeeze bottles and small glass jars. To the untrained eye, it's just a bunch of blackish liquid with strange names like "moldy sponge" or "green grass." But to the U.S...
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FILE - In this April 14, 1939 file photo, painter and surrealist Frida Kahlo, who was the wife of noted Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, poses at her home in Mexico City. Mexico’s National Sound Library said Thursday, June 13, 2019, that it has discovered what could be the first known audio recording of Frida Kahlo’s voice. (AP Photo/File)
June 13, 2019 - 7:22 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Frida Kahlo's voice may have finally been unearthed, say researchers at Mexico's National Sound Library. Library officials say it would be the first record of the Mexican artist's voice if confirmed. The director of the Frida Kahlo Museum, Hilda Trujillo, told The Associated...
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Pierce Bush, grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, gives a thumbs up after the unveiling of the Forever Stamp honoring the 41st President of the United States on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in College Station, Texas. The first-day-of-issue ceremony coincides with Bush's birthday. The Forever stamp features a portrait of the 41st president painted by award-winning artist Michael J. Deas. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
June 12, 2019 - 5:49 pm
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Friends and family of former President George H.W. Bush recalled his prolific letter writing Wednesday as they gathered to mark the first day of issue for the U.S. Postal Service stamp honoring him. "He never let even a day pass before he took out a card or a piece of...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2017 file photo, former President Barack Obama speaks at a community event on the Presidential Center at the South Shore Cultural Center in Chicago. A federal judge in Chicago says he'll dismiss a lawsuit brought by a parks advocacy group that is trying to stop Barack Obama's presidential center from being built. U.S. District Judge John Robert Blakey said there should be no delay in constructing the $500 million center after hearing arguments in court on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. He said a written ruling will follow later Tuesday.. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
June 11, 2019 - 5:57 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Plans to build Barack Obama's $500 million presidential center on Chicago's lakefront can move forward, a federal judge said Tuesday in dismissing an advocacy group's lawsuit objecting to the use of historic public parkland. After hearing nearly an hour of arguments, U.S. District...
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In this May 8, 2019, photo, third-grade student Miles Stidham uses an East Webster High School laptop to do homework in Maben, Miss. The Stidhams are unable to get internet at their home in the country, so they take advantage of the internet in the school's library. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
June 10, 2019 - 2:43 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd's homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone? On the tiny screen, she switches between web pages for research projects, losing track of tabs whenever friends send...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2014 file photo, James Lyons and Florence Reaves, from Kirkwood, Mo., hike to a stone lookout over the Little Missouri River inside the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, located in the Badlands of North Dakota. An heir to the Wal-Mart fortune, a wealthy governor and energy companies operating in the North Dakota oil patch could fund a big chunk of the private money needed by developers of a presidential library for Theodore Roosevelt in the western Badlands. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
May 05, 2019 - 10:05 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Walmart heir, a wealthy governor and energy companies profiting from North Dakota oil could fund a big chunk of the private money needed by developers of a presidential library for Theodore Roosevelt in the western Badlands where he hunted and ranched before becoming the...
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FILE - This Feb. 11, 1979 file photo shows actress-comedian Lucille Ball at a restaurant in New York. On Friday, April 26, 2019, the National Comedy Center in the late actress’s hometown announced plans to digitize the archives of the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum. (AP Photo)
April 27, 2019 - 8:07 am
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Handwritten notes and family photographs belonging to Lucille Ball will be digitally preserved as part of a new project being undertaken by the National Comedy Center in the late actress's hometown. The center in western New York announced plans Friday to digitize the...
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This cover image released by Chronicle Books shows "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo," written by Marlon Bundo with Jill Twiss and illustrated by EG Keller. The book was among the books most objected to in 2018 at the country’s public libraries. The best-selling parody ranked No. 2 on the list of “challenged” books compiled by the American Library Association, with some complaining about its gay-themed content and political viewpoint. (Chronicle Books via AP)
April 08, 2019 - 6:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Not everyone was amused by the John Oliver send-up of a picture book by the wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence. "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo," in which the Pence's family bunny turns out to be gay, was among the books...
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March 02, 2019 - 8:09 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio library says a 1968 copy of Life magazine with the Beatles on the cover has been returned by a borrower who apologized for stealing it as a "kid" and sent $100 to cover late fees. The Cuyahoga County Public Library says it received the apology this week from someone named...
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