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The Library Book

The Library Book
A Book

by Susan Orlean

  • Publisher : Atlantic Books
  • Release : 2019-01-03
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1782392270
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A New York Times Book of the Year, 2018 A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK A dazzling love letter to a beloved institution - our libraries. After moving to Los Angeles, Susan Orlean became fascinated by a mysterious local crime that has gone unsolved since it was carried out on the morning of 29 April 1986: who set fire to the Los Angeles Public Library, ultimately destroying more than 400,000 books, and perhaps even more perplexing, why? With her characteristic humour, insight and compassion, Orlean uses this terrible event as a lens through which to tell the story of all libraries - their history, their meaning and their uncertain future as they adapt and redefine themselves in a digital world. Filled with heart, passion and extraordinary characters, The Library Book discusses the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives.

The Library Book

The Library Book
A Book

by Tom Chapin,Michael Mark

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-10-03
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 1481460935
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What’s the best way to cure a gloomy day? A trip to the library! Based on the hit song by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark, here is an affectionate, exuberant, uproarious celebration of books, reading, and—SHHH!—libraries! The rain is pouring, Dad is snoring, and the same old stuff is on TV—boring. What is there to do today? Go to the library, of course! Who will we meet there? Let's find out!

The Library Book

The Library Book
A Book

by Theodor Schuchat

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Library Book

The Library Book
The Story of Libraries from Camels to Computers

by Maureen Sawa,Bill Slavin

  • Publisher : Tundra Books (NY)
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 9780887766985
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores how libraries developed throughout history and their role in society, from books being delivered by camel in Kenya, to the pack-horse librarians of Kentucky and modern methods of information compression.

Library Book, The: Design Collaborations in the Public Schools

Library Book, The: Design Collaborations in the Public Schools
A Book

by Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi

  • Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
  • Release : 2010-04-07
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN : 9781568988320
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It's often said a child's lifelong love of reading begins at home. But declining literacy rates among the nation's public elementary school students suggests this maxim needs revision. For reading to become an everyday habit, it needs to be nurtured in a home of its own. Fortunately, there is space available inside most elementary schools. At just 5 percent of a school's total real estate, the school library is the most powerful and efficient way to reach 100 percent of the student body. But far too many of the nation's public school libraries lack even the most basic resources to support learning and encourage achievement. The nonprofit L!brary Initiative, created by the Robin Hood Foundation, has been working since 2001 to enhance student literacy and overall academic achievement by collaborating with school districts to design, build, equip, and staff new elementary school libraries. The L!brary Book takes readers behind the scenes of fifty groundbreaking library projects to show how widely varied fields and communities—corporate underwriters, children's book publishers, architects, graphic designers, product manufacturers, library associations, teachers, and students—can join forces to make a difference in the lives of children. Based on the premise that good library design can actually inspire learning, the L!brary Initiative brings together some of the world's leading architects to reimagine the elementary school libraries in New York City—the nation's largest public school system. Working on a pro bono basis, architecture firms—including 1100 Architects, Weiss/Manfredi Architects, Della Valle Bernheimer, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, and Dean/Wolf Architects—have in just eight years built or transformed more than fifty libraries into vital resources for the whole school community. These libraries—both beautiful learning spaces and innovative architecture—feature a wide range of design solutions, including creative uses of space, color, lighting, and furniture. Author and former L!brary Initiative director Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi documents every project with beautiful photos as well as renderings and measured drawings. The L!brary Book concludes with the chapter How to Make a Library which shows how community organizers and architects can pursue similar initiatives in their own communities.

Summary & Analysis of The Library Book

Summary & Analysis of The Library Book
A Guide to the Book by Susan Orlean

by ZIP Reads

  • Publisher : ZIP Reads
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2MjMIfq Susan Orlean weaves a beautiful and insightful tale of the history, purpose, and heart of libraries as seen through the lens of the great Los Angeles library fire of 1986. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Chapter-by-chapter summaries - Key takeaways from each chapter - A history of the Los Angeles Central Library - Editorial Review - Background on Susan Orlean About the Original Book: Susan Orlean uses the 1986 Great Fire at the Los Angeles Central Library as the backdrop to explore the history of libraries and librarianship in the United States. In the end, there is no clear resolution about how and why the fire started. However, the author is clear that libraries have endured all types of fires, both physical and metaphorical. Orlean shows the biggest threat to the Los Angeles Library System, like other public library systems, is the threat of irrelevance. For her part, Orlean sees the library as ever-evolving and able to adapt to modern needs rather than succumb to them. Her book is both a history of libaries as well as a love letter to them. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, The Library Book ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2MjMIfq to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

The Library Book

The Library Book
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Aperture Foundation
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9781597113748
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Schiff's photographs capture the shifting architectural styles and missions of the library, from the very earliest American libraries to the modernist masterpieces of Louis I. Kahn and others. The sweeping 360-degree panoramas help the viewer maintain the original vision of the architects. In the introductory essay, Manguel considers the story of the library in America, its evolving architecture and cultural role, and how the American model reflects the archetypal idea of the universal library.

The Library Book

The Library Book
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release : 2012-02-02
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 1847658407
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From Alan Bennett's Baffled at a Bookcase, to Lucy Mangan's Library Rules, famous writers tell us all about how libraries are used and why they're important. Tom Holland writes about libraries in the ancient world, while Seth Godin describes what a library will look like in the future. Lionel Shriver thinks books are the best investment, Hardeep Singh Kohli makes a confession and Julie Myerson remembers how her career began beside the shelves. Using memoir, history, polemic and some short stories too, The Library Book celebrates 'that place where they lend you books for free' and the people who work there. All royalties go to The Reading Agency, to help their work supporting libraries.

The Library Book

The Library Book
A Book

by Susan Orlean

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN : 9780221025273
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history; chronicles the Los Angeles Public Library fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world, from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity; brings each department of the library to vivid life through on-the-ground reporting; studies arson attempts to burn a copy of a book herself; reflects on her own experiences in libraries; and reexamines the case of Harry Peak, the blond-haired actor long suspected of setting fire to the LAPL more than thirty years ago. Bestseller. 2018.

Zombie in the Library

Zombie in the Library
A Book

by Michael Dahl

  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release : 2014-11-01
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 1496504445
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A zombie, made of unread and discarded books, comes to life during a lighting storm. A young boy makes the mistake of visiting the library after hours, and comes face to face with the hungry creature!

The Library Book

The Library Book
Centennial History of the Minneapolis Public Library

by Bruce Weir Benidt

  • Publisher : Minneapolis Public Library &
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Library of the Unwritten

The Library of the Unwritten
A Book

by A. J. Hackwith

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2019-10-01
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1984806386
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the first book in a brilliant new fantasy series, books that aren't finished by their authors reside in the Library of the Unwritten in Hell, and it is up to the Librarian to track down any restless characters who emerge from those unfinished stories. Many years ago, Claire was named Head Librarian of the Unwritten Wing-- a neutral space in Hell where all the stories unfinished by their authors reside. Her job consists mainly of repairing and organizing books, but also of keeping an eye on restless stories that risk materializing as characters and escaping the library. When a Hero escapes from his book and goes in search of his author, Claire must track and capture him with the help of former muse and current assistant Brevity and nervous demon courier Leto. But what should have been a simple retrieval goes horrifyingly wrong when the terrifyingly angelic Ramiel attacks them, convinced that they hold the Devil's Bible. The text of the Devil's Bible is a powerful weapon in the power struggle between Heaven and Hell, so it falls to the librarians to find a book with the power to reshape the boundaries between Heaven, Hell….and Earth.

The Library

The Library
A World History

by James W. P. Campbell,Will Pryce

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780500342886
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This spectacular book is the first single volume to tell the story of the library as a distinct building type, all around the world. Throughout the ages, book collections have served to symbolize their owners culture and learning, and the wealthy and powerful have spent lavishly on buildings to house them. In its highest form the library became a total work of art, combining painting, sculpture, furniture and architecture into seamless, dramatic spaces. The finest libraries are repositories not just of books, but of learning, creativity and contemplation; they embody some of the highest achievements of humankind. This book recounts that history in text and images of truly outstanding quality.

The Library

The Library
An Illustrated History

by Stuart Murray

  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 9781602397064
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The history of libraries from the ancient times to today is presented through a review of the types of documents stored, the structures themselves, the way they have been managed, and the important part they have played in every culture around the world.

The Library Book

The Library Book
A Guide to how Libraries Work, Prepared for W.S.U. Students

by Wichita State University. University Library. Reference Department

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 197?
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Oracle of Doom (The Library Book 3)

Oracle of Doom (The Library Book 3)
A Book

by D. J. MacHale

  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 2018-10-09
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1101932635
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Check out a book and read your future. . . . It's another page-turning adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author D. J. MacHale! Marcus is an agent of the Library, a place filled with tales that don't have an ending. Puzzles that won't be solved until Marcus and his friends step in to finish them. This time it's their own stories at stake. Theo just visited the Oracle Baz, an old amusement-park machine that spits out fortunes for the cost of a quarter. Fun, right? The only problem is, the oracle's cheap predictions have been coming true . . . and Theo's fortune says that life as he knows it will end on his fourteenth birthday! Plus, Lu's cousin, who also went to the oracle, is missing. Marcus knows where to find help for his friends--the Library. It turns out that the Oracle Baz was a real man who died in a fire long ago. Can a glimpse into the fortune-teller's past change all their futures?

The Library

The Library
A Book

by Roderick Hunt

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2008-01
  • Pages : 8
  • ISBN : 9780198462972
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The teaching notes for the Oxford Reading Tree Biff, Chip and Kipper books are full of practical suggestions for using the storybooks, saving you hours of preparation time. They have been updated in line with the simple view of reading and the renewed Primary Framework for Literacy. They now include guidance for group/guided reading, comprehension and word recognition, and assessment. These replace the existing Teaching Notes and Guided Reading Cards. The storybooks are unchanged, but notes for parents/carers and teaching assistants have been added to the inside covers. These notes replace the existing Take-Home Cards.

The King Arthur Myth in Modern American Literature

The King Arthur Myth in Modern American Literature
A Book

by Andrew E. Mathis

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2001-11-16
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 9780786411719
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In American fiction, two forms of the Arthurian myth are commonly found: the use of the myth for political reasons, and the use of the myth for the continuation of an aesthetic tradition that can be traced back to the earliest use of the Arthurian cycle by writers in the British Isles. This work traces the use of the legend from Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court to Donald Barthelme's novel The King. It discusses how Twain used the myth to take a stand against England, how it served cultural and aesthetic purposes in John Steinbeck's writing, how Raymond Chandler used it in complex texts with less obvious Arthurian allusions that carried strong cultural and even political associations, how John Gardner used aspects of the myth to embellish already existing narrative structures and to underscore philosophic debates, and how Donald Barthelme suggests the continuing interest of American writers in the Arthurian legend today in his novels. Also discussed is the effect of World War II on American literature and the Arthurian myth and the Camelot image surrounding the Kennedys.

Lola at the Library

Lola at the Library
A Book

by Anna McQuinn

  • Publisher : Charlesbridge Publishing
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1580891136
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Every Tuesday Lola and her mother visit their local library to return and check out books, attend story readings, and share a special treat.

Black Moon Rising (The Library Book 2)

Black Moon Rising (The Library Book 2)
A Book

by D. J. MacHale

  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 2017-10-03
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1101932597
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Leave the lights on for The Library, Book 2, another thriller from bestselling author D. J. MacHale! Fans of R. L. Stine, Nightmares!, and Lockwood & Co., check out a book and fall under its spell . . . literally. Marcus is an agent of the Library—a place that exists outside time, filled with stories that don’t have an ending. Mysteries that won’t be solved until Marcus and his friends step in to finish them. Before it’s too late. An evil is plaguing a middle school in Massachusetts. Windows shatter for no reason. Bleachers collapse at a pep rally. Most of the students think they’re just having a string of bad luck, but Marcus and his friends suspect something a lot more sinister. Something like witchcraft. When the black moon rises, this story must come to an end . . . one way or another. Kids love Curse of the Boggin (The Library, Book 1): “A mysterious, hard-to-put-down book with a twisting plot, funny characters, and haunting souls. I can’t wait to hear what adventures they have next.” —A.J. H., age 11 “I read enough in just one day to fill my school reading log for a week.” —Michael C., age 10 “A unique, intriguing book filled with page-turning adventures.” —Madeline H., age 12 “Couldn’t put it down. I stayed up reading until 11:00 p.m. with only one thought in my mind: one more chapter!” —Ben H., age 11