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  • Mary McDonagh Murphy on emScout Atticus and Booem
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    Scout, Atticus and Boo

    Mary McDonagh Murphy talked about the impact of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, published in July 1960. In her book, Scout, Atticus & Boo, Ms. Murphy included reflections on Lee’s novel from…

  • New Orleans Public Library
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    New Orleans Public Library

    Librarians showed photographs of the Martin Luther King, Jr. branch of the New Orleans Public Library. It is located in the Lower Ninth Ward and was one of eight branches that were…

  • My Life in Libraries
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    My Life in Libraries

    In a speech titled, “His Life in Libraries,” Garrison Keillor talked about the importance of public libraries. Topics included a book he is writing, poetry, and the bond between readers and writers. He…

  • Libraries and Librarians
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    Libraries and Librarians

    Author, commentator, filmmaker and poet Andrei Codrescu was the keynote speaker at the American Library Association President’s Program at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. He joined ALA president Michael Gorman for a discussion of librarians and education for…

  • Newbery and Caldecott Childrens Book Awards
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    Newbery and Caldecott Children's Book Awards

    In the annual awards ceremony, the American Library Association announced the winners of the Newbery and Caldecott medals for children’s books. The Coretta Scott King Awards, the first…

  • Newbery and Caldecott Childrens Books Awards
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    Newbery and Caldecott Children's Books Awards

    The American Library Association presented Newbery and Caldecott medals and other children’s book awards to Christopher Paul Curtis, Brian Pinkney, Christopher Miers, Walter Dean Myers,…