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Library exhibit offers glimpse into Salinger's life and work

Oct. 17, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As he worked on early drafts of "The Catcher in the Rye," a novel which proved both scandalous and life-changing, J.D. Salinger considered adding his generation's idea of a trigger alert. "I think there's going to be a lot of swearing and sexy stuff in this book," warns narrator Holden...

2nd man arrested, charged in Atlanta college shooting

Oct. 15, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a second man has been arrested in a shooting that wounded four people at a block party outside an Atlanta college library. News outlets report 25-year-old Ahmad Coleman was arrested Thursday by U.S. marshals in Mississippi and now awaits extradition. Atlanta police spokesman...

Army defends decision to close space, tech library

Oct. 12, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Army is defending a decision to close its historic 57-year-old space and technical library at Redstone Arsenal. Army officials said it was a joint decision made by interested parties. The Redstone Scientific Information Center, or RSIC, closed its doors Sept. 30,

New York library exhibit to pay tribute to JD Salinger

Oct. 7, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming exhibit at the New York Public Library will offer a look into the very private life of J.D. Salinger. From Oct. 18 to Jan 20, 2020, the library will show materials ranging from family photographs to letters to the original typescript for his classic "The Catcher in the Rye." The...

Long-lost sculpture has returned to Los Angeles library

Oct. 5, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A bronze sculpture that mysteriously disappeared from the Los Angeles Central Library 50 years ago has returned to its original home. One of three panels of the Well of Scribes was unveiled at the downtown library Friday, the Los Angeles Times reported . The sculpture depicting writers...

Racist graffiti found on library wall at University of Iowa

Oct. 3, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa is investigating after racist graffiti was found scrawled on a library wall at the school. The graffiti included a crude outline of the state of Iowa inside a rough outline of Africa. The word “Nigeria” _ misspelled to include a racial slur _ was...

US official lauds efforts for Theodore Roosevelt library

Oct. 3, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt on Thursday praised state fundraising efforts for a proposed Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in North Dakota and said he hopes the project moves forward. As the administration Cabinet member who oversees management of federal lands and...

Chicago mayor moves to eradicate overdue library fees

Sep. 30, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago is about to become the largest U.S. city to eliminate overdue fees for library books and other items in an effort to remove barriers that deter youth and low-income patrons. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Monday that the Chicago Public Library will also erase any outstanding overdue...

Collection of premier proverb scholar opens at UVM

Sep. 14, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — From "Strike while the iron is hot" to "Been there, done that," proverbs have been developed around the world for centuries, spread by word of mouth, writings, and nowadays social media. University of Vermont Professor Wolfgang Mieder, thought to be the world's premier...

Phoenix to become most populous US city to drop library fees

Sep. 13, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix residents with overdue library books might want to wait a bit before bringing back their borrowed copies of the current best sellers. Starting in November, Phoenix's public library system will join a growing number of libraries around the United States that have dropped overdue book...