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Libraries promote the love of reading.

But reading does not have to be a solitary activity.

October is National Reading Group Month, and libraries are among the many groups...

Nikita Khrushchev and John F. Kennedy

We're eyeball to eyeball, and I think the other fellow just blinked."—Secretary of State Dean Rusk, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

"It was a perfectly beautiful night, as fall nights are in Washington...

Ben Benn, Atlantic Beach Jetty-Lighthouse, 1944

Flow. This exhibition explores the many meanings associated with water through a selection of thirty-two works drawn from the collection of the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Along with a range of...

Boy Scouts of America U.S. Postage Stamp

As a former boy scout who benefited from scouting, it pains me to learn of  the organization’s policies that  continue to reject the participation of gay scouts and scout leaders.

The Ole Miss riot of 1962 was an event seen on television sets throughout the world that helped change the way the world looked at Southern segregation and Jim Crow laws. In fall of 1962 James Meredith, a 29-year-old who had spent nine years in...

When you enter your library, you are probably confident that you will find the book you want.

But you probably aren't aware of the thousands of attempts to keep you from finding certain books there.

Libraries have been staunch...

Prediction models have been used for years to pick winners in the U.S. Presidential race, and eight of 13 believe President Obama will win reelection in a close election.

However, the prognosticators caution that the election will be...

 

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has opened a new biographical exhibition, “Not Lost in Translation: The Life of Clotilde Arias,” recently in the Albert Small Documents Gallery. Through the...

Mexico celebrates a rich tradition of arte popular that reaches more than 2,000 years into the Mesoamerican past. Today in villages, towns, and cities throughout Mexico, people continue to fashion art that expresses their deeply rooted traditions...

A just released study says, up to 10 million Hispanics could be discouraged from voting in the November election because of changes to voting laws Hispanics represent more than 12 percent of voters.

Restrictions in 23 states -- such as...