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      Readers Reference: The Thing About Bees

      The Thing About Bees: a love letter by Shabazz Larkin Every once in a great while, when I am opening the mail, a book, an...

      He will be missed: Lee Bennett Hopkins

      Lee Bennett Hopkins died yesterday. Hopkins’ husband, Charles Egita, announced Lee's passing. My facebook and twitter feed blew up. I kept it together. I had...

      Writing Boxes: Cover Reveal

      Writing Boxes: The Reading/Writing Connection in Libraries   What? You wrote a book? "Every library, no matter how small or how large, including public, academic, and others,...

      The 2020 Arbuthnot Lecture with Neil Gaiman

      The Sacramento Public Library chosen as site for 2020 Arbuthnot Lecture Neil Gaiman will deliver the 2020 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture in Sacramento, California...

      #ALAAC19: The Arbuthnot Site Announcement

      Arbuthnot Site Announcement! The 2020 Arbuthnot Lecture with Neil Gaiman site announcement is at the ALSC Membership Meeting Monday, June 24 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Location: Washington Convention...
      Overhead view of all 44 of Tometaro Kitagawa's diaries spread across a table before being processed.

      New to the IHRCA: Japanese Immigrant and Minneapolis Small Business Owner’s 44 Diaries

      The papers of Tometaro Kitagawa, a collection recently donated to the Immigration History Research Center Archives, is now available for researchers. Received earlier this year, the collection primarily contains Tometaro’s dairies and their transcriptions, but also includes a few photographs and a catalog from the store Kitagawa owned and operated in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

      ALA Annual 2019 Poetry Blast

      ALA Poetry Blast! If you have never heard a poem spoken, it's like never hearing a song sung. --Ashley Bryan   If you are going to the American...
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      True Story of the 3 Little Pigs By A Wolf

      Scieszka and Smith's Pig Book turns 30 Revisiting The Childhood Classic 'The True Story Of The 3 Little Pigs!' 30 Years Later From Forbes. Thank you...

      Museum of the Moon @ The Bell

        Museum of the Moon May 21 - June 9 The Bell Museum’s Year of Apollo celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing...

      An open letter to the CLRC community

      "The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter" is an exhibit at the University of Minnesota Libraries, which runs through May 31.
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      Italy’s ‘Other’: A Study of Transnational Calabrian Identity 

      Spotlight on Research: Guest author Aurora Moxon was awarded the Immigration History Research Center Archives (IHRCA) Grant-in-Aid Award this past year, and visited us for five days to study the research topic of Italy’s Other: A Study of Transnational Calabrian Identity. This blog post shares her recent experience with the IHRCA. Moxon is a History Ph.D. candidate at the University of Bristol, U.K.

      The ABC of It: Things to think about

      What can I do to provide Indigenous Content? Read, read, and read some more. Read books by and about American Indians. Read contemporary picture books...

      The ABC of It: Things to Think About: Intellectual Freedom

      What is a Banned Book? A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A...

      The ABC of It: Whose Story is Being Told? Canceled

      This Event Has Been Cancelled The ABC of It: Whose Story is Being Told? Save the Date, May 10th, noon The ABC of It: Whose Story is...

      The ABC of It: Things to Think About: Dr. Suess

      Theodor Geisel AKA Dr. Seuss In the words of Leonard S. Marcus "Theodor S. Geisel—known as Dr. Seuss to his legions of sticky-fingered young fans—was a...

      The ABC of It: Things to Think About

      What is The ABC of It? The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter is a physical exhibit at the Elmer L. Andersen Library. For...

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