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  • Multimedia show has 3 generations of pioneer family

    Author Patrick Smith Rick Smith "A Land Remembered" multimedia show Leesburg Public Library The Friends of the Leesburg Library will sponsor a free multimedia show on the work of the late Patrick Smith, who wrote about the pioneer days of Florida's...
  • Broward Libraries plans Black History Month literary events

    Broward Libraries plans Black History Month literary events
    The Broward County Libraries celebrate Black History Month with a packed schedule of films, plays, discussions and performances. Here are some of the book-related events: Liz Coursen will discuss the history behind her book "Shade in the Sunshine...
  • Get an education about life during the Civil War

    The annual Battle of Townsend's Plantation and Civil War Festival is this weekend at Renninger's Antique Center, 20651 U.S. Highway 441, Mount Dora. Folks can see how the young and old lived during the Civil War and the way meals were prepared and...
  • Commentary: Library Visit, Then Held at Gunpoint

    Commentary: Library Visit, Then Held at Gunpoint
    Saturday evening, I got a call that no parent wants to get. It was my son calling from college — he’s a third-year student at Yale. He had been accosted by a campus police officer, at gunpoint! This is how my son remembers it: He left...
  • Temple going for classic campus feel with new library

    Temple University has spent $1 billion over the last decade transforming itself from a commuter college into a residential school that can draw students nationally. It has added glassy classroom buildings, a ritzy skyscraper dorm and amenities such as...
  • The day Ernie Banks came to see his photos

    The day Ernie Banks came to see his photos
    My first meeting with Ernie Banks occurred during the 1994 baseball strike at a golf outing. To fill the massive space void in the Tribune with both the White Sox and Cubs not playing, we decided to run a classic games series, complete with box scores and...
  • Robots And Programming Found At Westport Library

    Robots And Programming Found At Westport Library
    They walk, perform tai chi, sit when they're told, dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and speak 19 languages. At just 2 feet tall, these robots are also apparently the jealous type. Their eyes turn green when they want attention. Over the past...
  • Hartford's Report Card: 10 Ways To Measure The City

    Hartford's Report Card: 10 Ways To Measure The City
    Though the calendar and the weather forecasters say it's winter, there's a hint of spring in Hartford's step. High-end apartments are sprouting. A Double-A minor-league ballpark is in the offing. School scores are rising. Crime is being tamped down. The...
  • Robert H. Chambers III

    Robert H. Chambers III
    Robert H. Chambers III, whose tenure as the seventh president of Western Maryland College was marked by a renovated campus, increased enrollment and expansion abroad, died Jan 15 at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio, Calif., of complications from...
  • Letter: Regarding zoning and library upgrades

    Letter: Regarding zoning and library upgrades
    I would like to expand on my League of Women Voter candidates’ forum responses, specifically with regard to zoning variances and the Burbank Central Library. I am not against zoning variances, but think they should be granted thoughtfully, and...
  • Letter: The pros and cons of library upgrades

    Re: “Ballot wording in the works,” Jan. 14. Why not have a fifth referendum on the ballot, say a Measure “L” (the “L” standing for Library) regarding the Central Library renovation's scope, vis-a-vis its estimated...