Let's get the "Word on the Web" and check out some recent topics of interest and discussion from the tech, literary, library, and arts and entertainment intersections of the World Wide Web that happened in November 2014.
- "Because of the Grand Jury decision, many organizations will be closed, but the Ferguson Municipal Public Library will stay open as long as it is safe for patrons and staff. If the Ferguson-Florissant schools close, we will be hosting activities for the children. We will do everything in our power to serve our community. Stay strong and love each other." #whatlibrariesdo
- The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has published their 2014 Graphic Novel Reading List. The lists are compiled for students in Kindergarten to 2nd grade, 3rd to 5th grade, and 6th to 8th grade.
- If ever there was a true friend and champion of libraries, it is Neil Gaiman. He recently spoke to The Guardian and discussed the past, present, and future of libraries.
- Cool Sci-Fi news alert: writer Jonathan Nolan (brother to famed director Christopher Nolan) is working with HBO to adapt Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series!
- Ever wonder what The Boss reads? Here's Bruce Springsteen’s 28 favorite books, including The Wizard of Oz, Leaves of Grass, and Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock ‘n’ Roll Music, to name just a few.
- Helping to keep you informed of everything Net Neutrality, here is easily one of the most important announcements of the past month: President Obama's Plan for a Free and Open Internet.
- In some good school news for Philadelphia, Technical.ly Philly says 10 out of 40 Philadelphia charter school applications are STEM focused.
- "Holy Beloved Television Show News, Batman!" Wired goes in-depth to reveal why it has taken sooooooooo long for the 1960s Batman television show to come out on home video.
- In the congratulations department: The Free Library recently received a $500K federal grant to expand its ‘Maker Jawn’ program! #makerculture
- And last but certainly not least, Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer has debuted online!
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