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“History is freaking cool you guys!” Lizzo Brings History to Life with James Madison’s Flute

It was history more than 200 years in the making. While performing her Tuesday night set on “The Special Tour” in Washington, D.C., superstar performer and classically trained flautist Lizzo treated fans to a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle: playing a crystal flute owned by former U.S. President James Madison that is currently held by the Library of …

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Spider-Man slings into the library

Spider-Man Slings into Another Library Adventure

Marvel Comics recently celebrated an incredible milestone when it published its landmark 900th issue of The Amazing Spider-Man, which coincides with the 60th anniversary of the hero’s first appearance in the comics, and it’s one for the books! In the extra-special story, “Better Late than Never!”, Peter Parker eagerly slings into New York Public Library …

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Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Marcel on the Big Screen: A Conversation with Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer Camp

Marcel the one-inch-tall shell became an internet sensation in a 2010 stop-motion animated short by director Dean Fleischer Camp and writer/actress Jenny Slate. Sequels and picture books followed, and now Marcel (voiced by Slate) is hitting the big screen—and an American Library Association (ALA) READ poster—in Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, a delightful film …

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A Registry of Historic Tunes

What do Alicia Keys, Ricky Martin, Journey, Linda Ronstadt, A Tribe Called Quest, Bonnie Raitt, Wu-Tang Clan, Queen, and Buena Vista Social Club all have in common, besides comprising an awesome hypothetical mixtape perfect for summertime listening? Each of these artists has work that was inducted into the National Recording Registry of the Library of …

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A Home Run Collection

Spring is here (finally). Temperatures are rising; the sun is setting later in the evening; flowers are blooming; and a new season of America’s national pastime has started. That’s right: It’s time for some baseball. We’re getting into the spirit with the digital collection at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, …

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A Conversation with Jeopardy! Champ Amy Schneider

Amy Schneider is an American software engineer and recent Jeopardy! champion. Following an impressive 40-game winning streak (which ended January 26 when Schneider narrowly lost to Rhone Talsma, a librarian from Chicago Ridge [Ill.] Public Library), she became the most successful woman ever to compete on the show. She is also the first openly transgender contestant to qualify for Jeopardy!’s Tournament of …

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This Is Librarians on Jeopardy!

The internet and game show lovers are abuzz over librarian Rhone Talsma’s victory over trivia ace Amy Schneider on Jeopardy! on Wednesday night. Talsma, a multimedia librarian at Chicago Ridge (Il.) Library, beat the long-running champ when she failed to come up with the correct response to the clue, “The only nation in the world …

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