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Strip-club owner may aid library

Troy Lowrie a local Denver owner of strip clubs
PT\'s, PT\'s Gold and All Stars, in addition to seven
others nationwide has said he will donate $1,000,000
worth of stock in his clubs to the columbine library
fund.

\"We all know it\'s a great cause,\" Troy Lowrie
said.The Story in on the Denver
Post
. -- Read More

Clinton library suit hits court today

Check out this Story for the latest in the construction of the Clinton Presidential Library. From the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

The lawsuit keeping Little Rock from acquiring all the land it needs for the Clinton presidential library will be heard for the first time today when City Attorney Tom Carpenter and landowner Eugene Pfeifer III appear in Chancery Court. -- Read More

Austria has 186,000 books looted by Nazis

This story is making the rounds from Reuters.Demonstrating the wide reach of Holocaust restitution efforts, the World Jewish Congress said Wednesday that Austria\'s libraries had 186,000 books that the Nazis had stolen from Holocaust victims.
``The documents made clear that the books are almost entirely of Jewish origin -- that is, having been seized from Jewish victims in Austria and the Netherlands,\'\' Elan Steinberg, executive director of the World Jewish Congress, told Reuters.

Yahoo! News has the entire story. -- Read More

Library festival goes medieval

Read this Story from the Register Guard.

Glen and Zarifah Spain depend on the Eugene Public Library to supplement the courses they teach their two 6-year-old children,Nathan and Jemila, at home.

It\'s not only the books the couple values, but also the educational programs the library sponsors.

This past week, the family joined more than 100 children and their parents for the fourth annual Great Redwall Faire, an event sponsored by the library that examines the medieval period. -- Read More

Fund-raiser set for library at Columbine

A group of average people has organized a not-so-average event to help raise some of the $3.1 million needed
to build a new library for Columbine High School.

Take a look at this Story from the Denver Post.

Pulitzer Prize winner praises power of libraries at Mercer

Read this Story from the Macon Telegraph.

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough spent more than an hour Monday night singing the praise of libraries. -- Read More

High Point Library cashing in on overdue books

Owed an estimated $160,700 in books and fines, this library intends to collect. Read this story from the Greensboro News & Record.

The well-worn library copy of \"War and Peace\" shoved underneath the bed with the dust bunnies could cost you some percentage points on your next loan.

Nearly one year after the High Point Public Library turned its truant members over to a professional collection agency, more than 2,200 people have faced paying the fines or putting a seven-year blemish on their credit reports, according to the library\'s latest report released at its monthly Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday. -- Read More

Forced Offline, Library Users Look on Shelf

You think you\'re having a bad day.
\"The computerized catalog system at the New York Public Library has been down since Monday, forcing users in all 85 branches to search the stacks visually and librarians to check out books by hand.\"

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Library\'s getting out of the movie business

The Universal Studios Research Library has shut down. Read this story from the Record Online.

It\'s the place where Gregory Peck got the idea for his ordinary-Joe hairdo in \"To Kill a Mockingbird,\" where Alfred Hitchcock got the lowdown on flight patterns for \"The Birds,\" where George Roy Hill first glimpsed the bookie joints he wanted to depict in \"The Sting,\" and where Steven Spielberg learned about shark behavior for \"Jaws.\"

For 84 years, its voluminous clipping files -- organized by topic and crammed with photographs -- were used to design the look and feel of thousands of movies and television shows, from the cop shop in the 1950s TV series \"Dragnet\" and the rocket control panels in 1995\'s \"Apollo 13\" to the
restaurants in this year\'s Jacqueline Susann biopic, \"Isn\'t She Great.\" -- Read More

Take that, Harry Potter

Publisher after publisher has introduced a line of historical fiction featuring admirable heroines. Read this story from the Record Online.

To the delight of publishers, girls are showing a voracious appetite for learning about their predecessors -- a pursuit that has propelled historical fiction into an unexpected big-bucks commodity.

Historical novels and biographies were once the preoccupation of a devoted but small band of readers. Now they\'re flying off bookshelves, particularly those books aimed at 7- to 14-year-old girls. -- Read More

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