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Illinois Librarian Wins on ‘Jeopardy!’

Congratulations to librarian Abby Mann for her win on the May 28 episode of “Jeopardy!” A digital scholarship librarian at Illinois Wesleyan University’s Ames Library, Mann came from behind in Final Jeopardy! to put an end to graduate student Amar Kakirde’s four-game winning streak, winning $5,200 in the process. Mann will defend her title against a teacher and an archivist in a new episode airing tonight.
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Library Collections Preserve Veterans’ Stories

This Memorial Day, we’re remembering those who have served in the U.S. armed forces throughout American history by exploring the various military and veterans collections at libraries across the U.S. They’re fascinating—and sobering—histories that reveal incredible stories of bravery, patriotism, and sacrifice.
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‘The Kite Runner’ Next Up for ALA/NBC Banned Book Club

For AAPI Heritage Month, the American Library Association/NBC Banned Book Club will discuss Khaled Hosseini’s acclaimed novel, "The Kite Runner." Hosseini’s book has faced numerous bans and challenges since its release, rooted in Islamophobia and claims that it promotes sexual violence and terrorism.
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Daisy Ridley: “Libraries can take you on an incredible journey”

Glenn Stout’s 2009 book “The Young Woman and the Sea: How Trudy Ederle Conquered the English Channel and Inspired the World” tells the story of the American Olympic-medal-winning swimmer who became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. And it’s now a new feature film from Disney starring Daisy Ridley as Trudy Ederle. “It will take you on an incredible journey,” Ridley said in a special message she recorded for I Love Libraries. “Just like all the wonderful stories you can find in libraries do.” 

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