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  • Orange library embraces new 'beam' technology to help customers

    Orange library embraces new 'beam' technology to help customers
    Wander into the Orange County library's downtown branch, and a welcome message appears on the screen of your smart phone. Head to the DVD section, and a message touts the latest releases. Near the bookstore, the screen reads "Bargains abound!" On a...
  • Library should be a safe haven

    Library should be a safe haven
    Why does Boca Raton allow the downtown library to be an unsafe venue? Twice I have been subjected to profanities from punks watching Internet filth. Twice I have been accosted by pairs of panhandlers. Recently, one of these panhandlers was arrested on...
  • Library offers free online language learning

    The Boynton Beach City Library will offer free online courses to help folks brush up on a second language or learn a new language. Called Transparent Language Online for Libraries, the system offers a method of providing a wide variety of high-quality...
  • Gloria Molina donates her papers to Huntington Library

    Gloria Molina donates her papers to Huntington Library
    With no room left on Mt. Rushmore, Gloria Molina has found another way to achieve lasting proximity to some of the Untied States’ greatest politicians: She capped her 23 years on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors by donating her papers...
  • Costa Mesa's Wendy Leece gearing up for life after public office

    Costa Mesa's Wendy Leece gearing up for life after public office
    After accolades upon accolades had poured in, outgoing Costa Mesa Councilwoman Wendy Leece, wearing a new dress she recently bought at South Coast Plaza, faced the audience in front of the speaker's podium. She had received compliments that evening from...
  • Should L.A. have a Wanda Coleman Memorial Library?

    Should L.A. have a Wanda Coleman Memorial Library?
    Little more than a year after the death of Wanda Coleman, the poet’s husband, Austin Straus, is asking the Los Angeles Public Library to honor her memory. In a letter sent earlier this month to the Board of Library commissioners, Straus requests...
  • Crescenta Valley Briefs: CV Town Council committee to meet; Discussion on teen dating

    The Crescenta Valley Town Council Land-Use Committee will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 in the community room at La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta. The meeting is open to the public. Anyone attending should enter...
  • Library spotlights Hanukkah traditions

    W.T. Bland Public Library will present "Celebrate Hanukkah" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to share the reason for this festive Jewish holiday. Rabbi Geoff Solomon of the Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora will talk about Hanukkah and its customs....
  • Community invited to Chanukah celebration Dec. 23

    Community invited to Chanukah celebration Dec. 23
    Celebrate the eighth night of Chanukah with latkes, gelt, live music, stories, prizes and more at the amphitheater at The Shops at Boca Center, located at 5050 Town Center Circle in Boca Raton. The community event, taking place Dec. 23, will begin with...
  • Under UIC plan, part of Obama library complex would sit atop expressways

     Under UIC plan, part of Obama library complex would sit atop expressways
    In its bid for the Obama presidential library, the University of Illinois at Chicago has proposed a visitor center and academic institute complex on its Near West Side campus that would extend over portions of the Jane Byrne Interchange. Though the plan...
  • Long Beach Public Library's literacy program helps students and families

    For almost half her life, Evelyn Pung has worked with her "second teacher," Wheaton Yinn, to improve her reading and math skills. Yinn, 33, is a learning guide at one of 12 Family Learning Centers operated by Long Beach Public Library. Over the years,...