1. Gods & Monsters: Lecture 1


    from Wilton Library Association Added 133 1 0

    Mark Schenker PHD, Dean of Academic Affairs at Yale College, gives a lecture on mythology at the Wilton Public Library.

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    • Robert Wilson at Public Library.Sept.30, 2011


      from Natalia Sharymova Added 123 0 0

      ROBERT WILSON: ON ARTISTIC COLLABORATION with Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed, Lucinda Childs in conversation with Paul Holdengräber September 30, 7PM Celeste Bartos Forum Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Robert Wilson is among the most distinguished theater directors of our time. Creator of such works as The King of Spain and The Life and Times of Sigmund Freud, Wilson also collaborated with Philip Glass on the hugely successful opera Einstein on the Beach. Today, Wilson’s accomplishments are recognized not only in the spheres of theatre and opera, but also in the visual arts. Retrospectives of his work have been held throughout the world, and his installations have appeared in several Guggenheim museums, among other venues worldwide. Robert Wilson will talk to Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed and others about their artistic collaboration with him over the years. Video By Natasha Sharymova,

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      • Circulation of Knowledge: Out Reach Services / Bookmobile


        from Dustin O'Hara Added 33 0 0

        Outreach Services provide library services to numerous disenfranchised communities, such as farm labour camps, low income neighborhoods, the county jails, senior living facilities, and home bound seniors to name just a few. In an attempt to account for the many complexities of a civic and cultural institution that engages such a disparate array of populations we produced an oral history archive. The archive is comprised of interviews with retired staff, patrons, and local citizens. While any given interview contains a wealth of personal and anecdotal stories all interviews have been indexed by their relationship to the Bookmobile and/or Outreach Services. This means the individual’s relationship to the Bookmobile becomes the entry point into further thematic and narrative connections or with that individual’s extended personal narrative. http://circulationofknowledge.dustinohara.com http://www.dustinohara.com

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        • Circulation of Knowledge: Task Force Report


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          While collaborating with Outreach Services the political climate surrounding the public library system heated up because of funding issues. The Joint Powers Board that directs the library system commissioned a task force to come up with solutions for restructuring the library system. Two of the four options involved closing three to four of the ten branches. What followed was a series of public hearing where hundreds of concerned citizens came out to voice their concerns. We went to all the public hearings and documented all of the comments by both the public and the board members, then I translated the task force document (that had defined the terms of the conflict) into a website that allows users to quickly compare the details of the different options and watch corresponding arguments from the public hearings. http://circulationofknowledge.dustinohara.com

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          • Sand Art


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            Short Sand Art Piece by Nashville Temporary Artist Brian Parker

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            • A Pictorial History of the Boston Public Library


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              Catherine Willis talks about her new book on the Boston Public Library, drawing on its rich store of archival photos. Interview on BNN News. Aired August 18, 2011.

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              • Public Library Privatization


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                Opinions by community and librarians about a private corporation's push to privatize our communities' Public Libraries. Sign the petition to stop privatization! http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/ca_ab438/index2.html

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                • What About The SQUIRRELS, Mr. President?


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                  One hard-working native born squirrel can be seen dumpster diving in Joan Lorenz Park, near the new $91 million Cambridge MA public library. He gets no food stamps, no SSI, no in-state tuition. The state will not give him a driver's license, or allow him to work. What about the squirrels in this stagnant economy Mr. President?

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                  • Dope Files Covers the NY Launch of Pharrell's "Qream" Liquer


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                    Last night at the New York Public Library, Pharrell launched his very first collection of liquer entitled "Qream": the "Q" standing for "Queen". It's a silky drink that he specially designed for women, from the two flavors (Strawberry and Peach), to the bottle design, to the branding. He describes it: "Inspired by European Royalty, I created the silky drink to celebrate the beatiful, independent and sophisticated women of today. It is a truly elegant experience for the modern day queen and her court of friends". Latasha was on the gold carpet and interviewed Pharrell (who got a little frisky with her naughty question), Q-Tip, DJ Khaled, Meek of Basketball Wives, Kat Deluna & more!

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                    • Untitled


                      from john c hieber Added 40 0 0

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