libraries

12:00am

Thu July 17, 2014
Arts & Culture

Your Call: What are you reading this summer?

Children at Oakland Public Library in California participate in the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign.


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12:00am

Wed July 3, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today on Your Call: What's on your summer reading list?

Marcus Books

  

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12:35pm

Wed February 20, 2013
Arts & Culture

Arts/Culture/Weekend: Russian Fest, Drunken Spelling Bee, & Oscars with Peaches Christ

Peaches Christ, a San Francisco-based drag performer, emcee, filmmaker and actress (2009)
James K. Buck Wikimedia Commons

Yes, President’s Day is over. No, we don’t have another three day weekend until May, not that I’m counting. But buck up kids, the weekend will not only bring sun, but also the promise of international celebration with Russian festivals, Chinese New Year parades, record-setting rappers, and the glamour of the red carpet as stars gather for the 85th Academy Awards. So, grab your fur hat and a glass of champagne and prepare yourself for a weekend that just might live up to its three-day long predecessor...

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9:51am

Mon June 18, 2012
Politics

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for June 18, 2012

(SF Bay Guardian) // Creative, artistically minded people are leaving San Francisco in search of affordable housing in the East Bay. Oakland is fast becoming the new hip location for the working class and young artists driven out of San Francisco by sky-rocketing rents. Oakland City Council member Rebecca Kaplan says those moving into Oakland and surrounding East Bay cities are of many different ethnicities including Ethiopian, Eritrean, and Vietnamese...

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10:53am

Sun February 5, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Goodbye, state funding for California libraries

Berkeley Public Library, and the rest of California public libraries, no longer receive state funding.

The bad news is that state funding for California libraries has been completely eliminated. There’s not really any good news about that except that it was expected. This past July, state library funding was sliced in half, and there was a trigger amendment attached to the budget that would eliminate state funding for public libraries at midyear if the state's revenue projections were not met. Needless to say, they weren’t.

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