National Library Week: Andrew Carnegie built 1,700 public libraries. But some towns refused his money. – The Washington Post

After a deadly strike at a Carnegie steel plant, some working-class communities refused to erect buildings bearing his name. He transformed the country’s cultural landscape anyway.

Source: National Library Week: Andrew Carnegie built 1,700 public libraries. But some towns refused his money. – The Washington Post

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State of America’s Libraries 2018 | American Libraries Magazine

On April 9, the American Library Association (ALA) released The State of America’s Libraries report for 2018, an annual summary of library trends released during National Library Week, April 8–14, that outlines statistics and issues affecting all types of libraries.

Source: State of America’s Libraries 2018 | American Libraries Magazine

5 Ancient Stoic Tactics for Modern Life | The Art of Manliness

Stoicism emerged as a philosophy, a way of life — similar to a religion, really — most famously in ancient Rome somewhere around 50-100 AD (even though it was Greeks who pioneered the thinking). Two millennia later, the philosophy is enjoying a revival of sorts, and it’s not hard to understand why. The primary goal […]

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‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Creation and Legacy Probed in 50th-Anniversary Book

In his new book “Space Odyssey” (Simon & Schuster, 2018), author Michael Benson digs deep into the making of the film, profiling the writer Arthur C. Clarke, the director Stanley Kubrick and the nuances of their partnership.

Editor’s Note: Read an excerpt here

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