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planning for a library 100 years in the future: the woman behind this massive un


anne beate hovind, the engine behind a unique public art project in norway called future library, shares how she makes the impossible possible.






after the fed’s great unwind begins, the stock market yawns


by stan choe, the associated press the first month is in the books for the federal reserve’s yearslong process of pulling the plug on its bond-purchase program, and markets took things in stride. it’s a massive undertaking for the fed, whose investment portfolio swelled to nearly $4.5 trillion. economists credit the program with helping push […]






waubonsee shooting drill prompts 911 call: 'he moves like a ninja'


when a woman in the northwest suburbs got a text from an unknown number about an active shooter at a library, she called 911. neither the woman nor the dispatcher seemed to recognize todd library, but the woman looked it up and found it about 40 miles away at waubonsee community college in sugar...






10 things to consider before moving your erp to the cloud10 things to consider b


for years, many considered enterprise resource planning a necessary evil. but the cloud changes everything regarding erp. here are 10 things to consider when moving your erp platform to the cloud.






book returned to new jersey library 50 years later


phillipsburg, n.j. (ap) — someone has returned a book to a new jersey library 50 years after it was taken out. the phillipsburg free public library says its copy of jules verne’s “dropped from the clouds” was left in its book drop on thursday. it had been checked out on jan. 5, 1967. library director […]






colorado springs commissions study of massive landslide complex


colorado springs is undertaking a $500,000 study of the enormous cheyenne mountain landslide complex, nearly 1½ years after being urged to do so quickly by the colorado geological study.






nasa launches massive digital library for space video, photos & audio


nasa has launched a new online library that assembles all of the space agency's amazing photos, videos and audio files into a single searchable library. here's how it works.






louise bernard named museum director for future obama presidential center


a luminary among the nation's museums devoted to african-american history was named the museum director at the future obama presidential center, the foundation planning the center announced wednesday.louise bernard, outgoing director of exhibitions at the new york public library, will be charged...






louise bernard named museum director for future obama presidential center


a luminary among the nation's museums devoted to african-american history was named the museum director at the future obama presidential center, the foundation planning the center announced wednesday. louise bernard, outgoing director of exhibitions at the new york public library, will be charged...






north shore communities find combating loss of sand a costly undertaking


illinois' northern lakefront is a tale of haves and have-nots when it comes to sand. decades of human interference have turned the seemingly mundane task of maintaining local beaches into a complex and costly undertaking.






for l.a. times festival of books panelists, "the future is female" — and encompa


“what does it mean to be a woman today?” that was the question posed by a young woman to a panel of feminists at the l.a. times festival of books on saturday. the answer, their discussion seemed to suggest, was, “it means a lot of things — and that’s ok.” the panel, titled “the future is female,”...






amanda rudd, historic head of chicago public library, dies at 93


amanda rudd, turned away as a child from the segregated library in her south carolina hometown, followed her love of learning and books to become the first woman and the first african-american to head the chicago public library. as library commissioner from about 1982 to 1985, rudd worked to spread...






washington’s mlk library closes for 3 years of renovations


washington (ap) — washington’s central library is now officially closed for several years of renovations. the martin luther king jr. memorial library closed saturday and isn’t expected to reopen until 2020. the library system says the updated “flagship” branch will have a large auditorium and conference center, a ground-level cafe, a newly designed special collections […]






6 tips for planning your beach vacation


are you in the process of planning a beach vacation? do you have every intention of heading the road at some point in the near future? are you moving closer and closer to packing for your big trip? there is no denying the fun associated with planning a beach vacation. from choosing a hotel to […]






louise bernard named museum director for future obama presidential center


louise bernard will be museum director at the future obama presidential center, the foundation planning the center announced wednesday. bernard, who has a ph.d. in african-american studies and american studies from yale, has been the director of exhibitions for the new york public library. earlier...






louise bernard named museum director for future obama presidential center


louise bernard will be museum director at the future obama presidential center, the foundation planning the center announced wednesday.bernard, who has a ph.d. in african-american studies and american studies from yale, has been the director of exhibitions for the new york public library. earlier...






louisville to mull 220% pay bump for future city council members


louisville officials on tuesday will vote on whether future mayors and city council members should receive a massive pay raise in the coming years.






library’s rare books collection closing for renovations


boston (ap) — one of the nation’s largest public collections of rare books is closing for renovations. boston has begun undertaking a multi-million dollar effort to preserve the boston public library’s historic rare books and manuscripts department. the nearly $16 million investment began with taking inventory of the department’s nearly 250,000 books and one million […]






the women’s march organizers are planning ‘a day without a woman’ strike


the women behind the largest demonstration in recent history are planning to hit 'em in the wallet.






alderman calls for more transparency on obama library planning


the obama foundation, the not-for-profit developing the first african-american president's library and museum in jackson park, was criticized by a local alderman monday for not sharing enough information on how south side residents will benefit from the high-profile project. "my primary concern...






alderman calls for more transparency on obama library planning


the obama foundation, the not-for-profit developing the first african-american president's library and museum in jackson park, was criticized by a local alderman monday for not sharing enough information on how south side residents will benefit from the high-profile project."my primary concern...






book returned to library 52 years overdue


west hartford, conn. (ap) — a book has found its way back to a connecticut library — 52 years overdue. staff members at the noah webster library in west hartford say they don’t know who returned the copy of w.o. mitchell’s “who has seen the wind.” the plot centers on a coming-of-age tale of a […]






microsoft said to be planning sales force overhaul; layoffs likely


the redmond company is said to be planning more changes to its massive sales organization as it emphasizes sales of cloud-computing products.






5 key things to consider when planning for your hunting vacation


a vacation is meant to be a getaway, however most people find it a challenge to get out of their comfortable everyday lifestyle. a lot of things can go wrong when you are travelling, from lost luggage, missed flights, not getting the room or rental car you reserved, and busted budgets. consider these five things […]






liz weston: one money habit — planning — makes all the difference


planning ahead is hard when you’re broke. but planning ahead may be the best way to stop being broke and start building a solid financial future. people who have a strategy tend to save more money and be financially healthier than those who don’t, studies have found. for example: —those who thought about retirement — […]






40 years with wakarusa library comes to an end


wakarusa, ind. (ap) — how many people can say that they worked a job for 40 years? marcia parcell of wakarusa can. parcell has been working for the wakarusa library for 40 years. she first started working as a part-time clerk, which basically is at the front desk checking items in and out. “after i […]






man picked to fix aig will step down after massive loss


new york (ap) — three weeks after aig reported a massive loss, the person chosen to turn things around at one of the world’s largest insurance companies is stepping down. aig said thursday that ceo peter hancock, appointed less than three years ago, will remain as the company’s chief executive until a successor is found. […]






how does the denver art museum dismantle a 33,000-pound sculpture?


planning of the $150 million renovation of the denver art museum's north building has been afoot for two years. but on monday, the work really began, with the removal of the giant orange sculpture on the plaza between the museum and library.






tamien park opens after 22 years of planning


san jose residents celebrated the long-awaited first phase of tamien park near the tamien light rail station off of alma avenue, which opened on friday after more than 20 years of planning.






woman arrested in 27-year-old florida killer clown case


police in florida say they've arrested a woman accused of dressing up like a clown 27 years ago and fatally shooting the wife of her future husband.






gbs mourns passing of library instructional assistant


glenbrook south high school library instructional assistant joanne kennedy died tuesday after experiencing a "medical emergency" at the school before the school day started, according to district officials.kennedy, who worked at gbs for 11 years, was in the library when she became ill, and someone...






chiefs sign andy reid to extension, part with gm john dorsey


andy reid and john dorsey arrived with the kansas city chiefs within weeks of each other, the coach and general manager given the massive undertaking of turning around a 2-14 franchise.






woman swept up in massive cocaine bust in l.a. now faces deportation, spurring p


dozens of people gathered in downtown los angeles on tuesday to protest the detention of a 54-year-old woman who now faces deportation for living in the country illegally. teresa vidal-jaime was picked up by federal authorities monday after a massive drug bust at a boyle heights apartment complex...






seattle’s first central library, built in 1906, was magnificent — and far too po


the carnegie funded library lasted for about 50 years before it was replaced.






landmark designation brings uncertain future for old nichols library


landmark status for the old nichols library ensures it can't be demolished to make way for new development but what happens now with the 119-year-old building remains unclear."we're obviously really disappointed with the decision the council made," said deb newman, spokeswoman for building owner/developer...