An Enchanted Evening At Carnegie!

Did you know that 61 Carnegie Libraries were built in Michigan? Today, less than half of them remain as a public library. Did you know that JDL’s Carnegie main entrance lobby is terrazzo tile imported from Italy and that workers from Italy were brought over to lay it by hand? The marble was imported from…

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Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Provides an Opportunity to Reexamine Recent Laureates

In 2016, it’s not shocking to hear the electric twang of a Fender Stratocaster at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island. The multi-day event, which began in 1959, was created to celebrate traditional folk, country, blues, and bluegrass—none of which featured electric instruments in Newport’s early years. It was Bob Dylan who shook the…

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Sept – Oct Chapters Newsletter

In 2015, more than 275 libraries and organizations from 41 U.S. states, six Canadian provinces, Puerto Rico, Guantánamo Bay and Australia helped shift perceptions of libraries by participating in Outside the Lines. A weeklong celebration demonstrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries, Outside the Lines returns this Sept. 11-17, 2016 and JDL will be…

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