It was during an era much like ours when the public library became an American institution.
“Faraway states, natural wonders and beautiful beaches—these are the settings that often come to mind as we start to plan our summer vacations. They also form the backdrop of hundreds of travel posters in the Library’s collections, including an assortment featured this month on the Library’s home page. The featured posters are U.S. government works, in the public domain or cleared for public use by copyright owners—meaning you can use them as you wish.”
Post about travel posters that have no rights restrictions.
See also.. another example.. https://www.loc.gov/resource/cph.3g12528/
Calling all coloring book lovers. You can now take part in #ColorOurCollections 2017–a campaign where museums and libraries worldwide will make available free coloring books, letting you color artwork from their collections and then share it on Twitter and other social media platforms.
Always wanted to visit Cuba.. good article on travel and today’s Cuba…
Cuba, for most people, is the land of old American cars, cigars and rum. The land that was frozen somewhere back in the 50’s.
I lived in Cuba for 6 months last year with my husband, Fidel. Cuba became my second home and after some observations, the land has two worlds: the world of the locals and the world of the tourists. These two worlds are completely separated. It is a difficult place to visit for those who cherish the local culture and want to experience life as the locals do. In Cuba, you’ll never live like a local person (even if you move there one day it still won’t be the same). However, this might not be a bad thing. Of course, you’ll always meet locals, you’ll party with them and maybe even fall in love with one but in Cuba, you will always be a Yuma (Cuban word for…
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Calvin, the Martian creature at the center of Daniel Espinosa’s new sci-fi horror film, Life, lives happily enough on the International Space Station, doted upon by six loving astronauts. An unprom…
The most pressing question of our age is not what will happen when the computers outsmart us. Nor is it the future of globalisation, or how to stop climate change. It is much more fundamental than these.
Why is everyone so mean and stupid, and why is it getting worse?
Book essay: The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone, cognitive scientists Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach.
Source: The age of unenlightenment
The data comes from a wide-ranging new survey on how and why people use marijuana in the U.S.
1. Nearly 55 million adults currently use marijuana
OPINION | We must work to ensure the strongest possible protections for equitable access to online information, applications and services for all.
Author is Julie Todaro is president of the American Library Association, the oldest and largest library association in the world.
Some lessons from the health community’s long battle with misinformation.
From writing haunts to favorite bars, follow the ex-pat author’s steps through Paris