Library fundraiser set for Oct. 2

After missing last year because of the pandemic, volunteers at Maple Lake’s all volunteer-run library are happy to bring back their No. 1 fundraiser this year. Set to take place Saturday, Oct. 2 at The V by HH, this fall event supports about 45 percent of the library’s yearly expenses and offers a fun way for the community to give with silent and live auctions, games, and a meal.
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Salina Journal

K-State Salina promotes two staff members

Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus announced the promotion of two staff as it prepares for the future as a global aerospace leader. With enrollment growing, increased industry demand for training and additional need to support students upskilling their career competencies, a full-time instructional design and faculty support director, Lisa Shappee, and a full-time library director, Katherine Jones, have been appointed.
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Friends of the Library book sale at East Corning Fire Department

CORNING, N.Y. (WETM)- Twice a year, friends of the South East Steuben County Library hold a book sale. This fall book sale is being held at the East Corning Fire Department. It’s a week long event that started last Saturday, and will continue until this coming Saturday. They raise funds so to support the library with most funding going towards children’s programs at the library. Friends of the library is grateful for the community support!
Literary Hub

Peek inside Waseda University’s brand new Haruki Murakami library.

Last November, we learned architect Kengo Kuma was designing a public library at Tokyo’s Waseda University, where Haruki Murakami was an undergraduate drama major, to house the author’s personal archive and his tens of thousands of vinyl records. Now, it’s been announced that the Murakami Library—officially called the Waseda International House of Literature—will open next week to the public.

Looking for a free rapid COVID-19 take-home test? Try Butler County libraries

FAIRFIELD, Ohio — Whether for a concert, employment, trip or family gathering, COVID-19 rapid tests are in high demand. The Ohio Department of Health teamed up with the Ohio Library Council to purchase two million dollars worth of Abbott BinaxNOW Home Tests. Currently, those are being distributed to local libraries across the state, including Southwest Ohio. People may pick up the free rapid tests at participating libraries.

Library devoted to Japan novelist Murakami to open in Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) — A library devoted to Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami’s writings, scrapbooks and record collection opens next week in Tokyo as a spot for literary research, cultural exchange and a gathering spot for his fans. The Haruki Murakami library, which opens Oct. 1 at Waseda University, his alma mater,...

Lubbock Book Festival at the Mahon Library free this weekend

LUBBOCK, Texas – This free, two-day long Lubbock Book Festival, located at Mahon Library, 1306 9th Street, on Saturday, September 25, 9:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. & Sunday, September 26, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., connects authors and readers through an exciting event to celebrate literacy, creativity, and stories. With over 40+ award-winning and best-selling authors in attendance, and so many genres represented, there will be a little bit for everyone. From the tiniest of tots to the experienced reader, from YA fiction to crime thriller and everything in between, this festival will highlight the thriving author culture deeply rooted in Lubbock.

Interview with Racine Public Library’s New Director Angela Zimmerman

After a full year of being a pick-up and drop off only service, the Racine Public Library fully opened its doors to the public once again in April. With the reopening, there were a few prominent changes such as carpet being installed on the first-floor lobby, a cart for returning books and an indoor mask policy.

Johnson City Public Library to host Sunday outdoor concert series

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A bluegrass band from Milwaukee whose style includes “hints of blues, punk and country” will kick off a month-long “front porch” concert series at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Johnson City Public Library (JCPL). The MilBillies are a five-piece string band. In addition to the...
Columbus Dispatch

Southwest Public Libraries getting closer to closing book on pandemic

Southwest Public Libraries has turned a page in the COVID-19 pandemic era. The library system resumed normal hours Sept. 1 at its Grove City branch, 3959 Broadway, and at the Westland Area Library 4740 W. Broad St. in Columbus. The libraries also have begun holding in-person programs in the buildings...
Smirs Interior News

Accused in fatal North Vancouver library stabbing facing 5 new attempted murder charges

The man accused in a fatal North Vancouver library stabbing is facing additional charges, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team announced Wednesday (Sept. 22). Yannick Bandaogo, 28, had initially been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the death of a woman in her late 20s. Now, homicide detectives have announced that the Quebec man has been charged with five counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated assault in connection with a stabbing spree that took place the the Lynn Valley Public Library on March 27.
Digital Courier

Libraries host fundraisers for bookmobile

SPINDALE – The Rutherford County Library System is currently holding several fundraisers to help raise money and encourage public support for the purchase of a bookmobile. These fundraising efforts include a T-shirt sale and a silent auction, as well as selling bookmobile mementos at county, Haynes, and Mountains Library locations and accepting donations to the Friends of the Mountains Branch Library and Rutherford County Library Society.