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Julia Conley: Book-Banning Efforts Rising at Unprecedented Rate, US Libraries Report

Efforts to censor entire categories of books reflecting certain voices and views shows that the moral panic isn’t about kids: It’s about politics.

September 20, 2022 · 3 Comments

Rachel Hadas: Little Free Library, Turner’s Falls

Crones do not whine: agreed.
But pain’s a constant, and the need
to let it out, give it a name
shouldn’t be a source of shame.

July 3, 2022 · 4 Comments

Patricia A. Nugent: Who Needs the Library?

I’ve been looking forward to our book reading in the community associated with “three days of peace and music” in 1968. Woodstock, New York has long been considered a sanctuary … Continue reading

April 25, 2019 · 2 Comments

John Samuel Tieman: Pillars

There’s a blaze of light In every word, It doesn’t matter which you heard, The holy or the broken – Hallelujah! Leonard Cohen     There were two holy places … Continue reading

April 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Djelloul Marbrook: Annotating Books and Other Heresies

I grew up in an austere Protestant ethos in which the annotation of a book was desecration, as sinful as a Catholic mass. We were to cherish books and pass … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

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