Browsing Date: January 2010 (10)

Author, teacher, historian, and political activist Howard Zinn died of a heart attack on Wednesday at age 87. Famous for his bestselling look at history— A People’s History of the… continue reading

By Shannon G   January 29, 2010    4

POWER Library has provided the public and school libraries within Pennsylvania with access to many valuable resources for years.  The Office of Commonwealth Libraries has just announced that… continue reading

By Jen W.   January 29, 2010    6

The literary world lost an important player on Wednesday when J.D. Salinger passed away at the age of 91. The author of The Catcher in the Rye , Franny and Zooey , Nine Stories , and Raise High… continue reading

By Shannon G   January 28, 2010    5

Through generous funding from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), the Free Library of Philadelphia is offering free SAT & ACT prep workshops, financial literacy, and FAFSA… continue reading

By Theresa R.   January 27, 2010    17

Want to feel really smart? Then listen to podcasts by Nobel Laureates@Central including: Amartya Sen Barack Obama Doris Lessing Elie Wiesel Eric Kandel Harold Varmus James Watson Joseph Stiglitz… continue reading

By Camille T.   January 22, 2010    3

The Association for Library Service to Children celebrated the world of children’s books yesterday with the announcement of the 2010 Caldecott and Newbery winners. The prestigious awards are… continue reading

By Shannon G   January 19, 2010    2

As more information starts flooding in from Haiti, it is amazing how connected people have become.  Browse your Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr sites and you will see what I mean.  Twitter… continue reading

By Jen W.   January 14, 2010    6

As many of you know, a massive earthquake struck Haiti on Tuesday evening, just 10 miles outside of Port-au-Prince. The disaster is expected to have killed thousands of people, according to… continue reading

By Shannon G   January 14, 2010    1

Recession Tools? What’s that about? We all know that times are tough. In fact, the unemployment rate is in the double-digits, one out of eight Americans is now receiving food stamps, and… continue reading

By Lee F.   January 13, 2010    2

Miep Gies, the woman who helped hide Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis, died on Monday evening from a neck injury sustained during a fall in December. Gies, who was 100 years old, was one… continue reading

By Shannon G   January 12, 2010