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  • Bud Cole: Now is the time to restore Joe Paterno's legacy

    Bud Cole: Now is the time to restore Joe Paterno's legacy
    It's time to restore the respected and noteworthy legacy of Joe Paterno and the image of Pennsylvania State University. I don't believe opinions of cynics, detractors and rival fans deserve any merit. While these naysayers sit back, point their...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 911 calls show fear after FSU shooting

    911 calls show fear after FSU shooting
    In the minutes after they heard shots fired outside Florida State University's Strozier Library, students called 911 hiding under tables and behind bookshelves, crowding into study rooms and stairways. "There were shots right by me," said a caller who...
  • Portrait artist's Chicago-themed works on display at Glen Ellyn library

    Portrait artist's Chicago-themed works on display at Glen Ellyn library
    If you ask local portrait artist Peter Hagerty his favorite color, he's quick with an answer. "It's Chicago blue," he said. "You can do a lot with it. It makes good backgrounds." The self-described "Chicago guy" is displaying 18 of his works this...
  • 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,...
  • Broward Main Library fully open after nine years of construction

    Broward Main Library fully open after nine years of construction
    Chapter One: Hurricane Wilma hits Broward County in 2005, leaving Broward County's flagship library a broken, soaked mess. Chapter Two: Construction workers crowd into and onto the eight-story giant, determined to restore the Main Library to the...