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  • Remembering the great Maya Angelou

    "ARRIVE at a party in a fringed flapper dress or a hoop skirt, and you're in costume. Come in the style worn by Katharine Hepburn or Barbara Stanwyck in the 1930s -- a dress of woven silk gauze and chiffon that clings to the figure and plunges in the back...
  • Wethersfield's New Library Director Trades City Life For Suburbs

    WETHERSFIELD — New Library Director Brook Berry has traded the bustle of Manhattan for the suburban charm of Wethersfield, and she couldn't be happier. "I'm really, really excited to be here," said Berry, who came to town after nearly 16 years at...
  • Regional Digest: Connecticut Tigers Eliminated

    Tigers Eliminated Despite a four-run rally in the sixth inning, The Connecticut Tigers lost 6-5 to the Tri-City ValleyCats and were eliminated in the best-of-three New York-Penn League semifinals Thursday night in Troy, N.Y. Tri-City is attempting to...
  • Vacations by the book

    Vacations by the book
    Carla Hayden is one of Baltimore's best-known book lovers, one who has spent 21 years at the helm of the city's Enoch Pratt Free Library. When the busy bibliophile takes time off to travel, she appreciates accommodations where books are part of the...
  • Map Thief's Misadventures Chronicled In New Book

    Map Thief's Misadventures Chronicled In New Book
    In his previous incarnation, before breaking bad, E. Forbes Smiley III was more than a buyer and seller of rare maps. He was a self-taught scholar of cartographers and their masterworks. He can still expound, no doubt, on the historical value of maps, how...
  • For 'I Read Everywhere' campaign, images of readers everywhere

    For 'I Read Everywhere' campaign, images of readers everywhere
    If you’re such an obsessive reader that you take books mountain climbing with you, or if you read while walking (a potentially hazardous activity), or if you simply fill as much free time as you can with reading, then the New York Public Library...
  • Will The Penguin Drive A Ford? Fox Signs Automaker to Sponsor 'Gotham'

    Ford Motor is revving its engines over the prospect of hanging out with Catwoman, The Riddler and maybe even The Joker. The automaker has aligned itself with the first season of Fox's freshman drama "Gotham," which depicts the fictional DC Comics...
  • Nate Berkus hitched in N.Y. Public Library's first same-sex wedding

    Nate Berkus hitched in N.Y. Public Library's first same-sex wedding
    Nate Berkus has built a dream wedding of his own: The designer wed fiance Jeremiah Brent on Saturday in New York City. The "American Dream Builders" host, interior designer and author wed Brent, also a designer and TV personality, at the New York Public...
  • A virtual milestone

    A virtual milestone
    Library hounds, research heads and history buffs, Robert Darnton has been reading your diary. Darnton, the university librarian at Harvard University, envisioned a digital library available free of charge to the public that would provide online access...
  • Throwing the book at 'Thieves of Book Row'

    It is hard to imagine a more gentlemanly trade than the buying and selling of old books. The very word "antiquarian" evokes tweedy, bespectacled fellows moving between dusty shelves to pull down some esoteric intellectual treasure. But as Travis McDade...
  • Chicago librarian remake of Beastie Boys' 'Sabotage' goes viral

    Chicago librarian remake of Beastie Boys' 'Sabotage' goes viral
    Two Chicago private school employees are scheming on a thing that's "Sabotage." Duane Freeman and Mike Ferbrache didn't expect a remake of the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" video--which was directed by Spike Jonze in 1994--to get much attention beyond...