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National Library Week: This Library Changed One Woman’s Life

Richard Lederer celebrates National Library Week (April 7–13). This year’s theme is "Libraries = Strong Communities."Decades ago, when I was teaching and writing in New Hampshire, I published a column tracing the history of American libraries. In response, Gertrude King Ramstrom, of Nashua, NH, sent me her luminous...

Curbing Censorship during Banned Books Week

The American Library Association (ALA) held Banned Books Week from September 21 to 27. Surprisingly, the ALA reports that since 1990, their Office for Intellectual Freedom has received over 18,000 attempts to remove materials from schools and libraries for content deemed controversial, dangerous or inappropriate. Banned Books Week calls upon Americans to ponder the importance of preventing censorship and...

Celebrate International Education Week

Today marks the beginning of the 15th annual International Education Week – an opportunity to celebrate international education and global exchange. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn,...

Curbing Censorship during Banned Books Week

The American Library Association (ALA) held Banned Books Week from September 21 to 27. Surprisingly, the ALA reports that since 1990, their Office for Intellectual Freedom has received over 18,000 attempts to remove materials from schools and libraries for content deemed controversial, dangerous or inappropriate. Banned Books Week calls upon Americans to ponder the importance of preventing censorship and...

Celebrate International Education Week by Applying for High School Study Abroad Scholarships

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsors many programs that are now accepting applications for scholarships that provide American high school students the opportunity to study abroad.Opportunities include:The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers scholarships to American high school students to spend an academic year living with host families and attending...