Libraries http://nhpr.org en Giving Matters: The Library Is A Town Hub in Gilmanton http://nhpr.org/post/giving-matters-library-town-hub-gilmanton <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.5pt; font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;"><a href="http://www.gyrla.org/" target="_blank">The Gilmanton Year-Round Library</a> opened in 2009 -- entirely the product of volunteer labor and donated funds.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 1.5;">Jenn </span>MacLeod<span style="font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 1.5;"> and her four kids could not imagine the town without it. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 04:49:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 49811 at http://nhpr.org Giving Matters: The Library Is A Town Hub in Gilmanton Lengthening The Legacy Of Libraries http://nhpr.org/post/lengthening-legacy-libraries <p>For millennia, libraries have been the holding pen of the written word, where people came to read, study and research but a new digital age has brought new challenges to libraries, with some suggesting they’ve lost their relevancy. But athenaeums are answering back with electronic ideas of their own along with a re-shifting in what their role in the community could be. We'll look at&nbsp;libraries today and how they're adapting to the times.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 33234 at http://nhpr.org Lengthening The Legacy Of Libraries Playing Pac Man In The Library http://nhpr.org/post/playing-pac-man-library <p><a href="http://www.pewinternet.org/">According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project</a>, younger patrons don’t use libraries only as a place to study, they also go there to “hang out” in place that feels calm. It’s a little less serene at the<a href="http://chattlibrary.org/"> Chattanooga Public Library</a>.&nbsp; Justin Hoenke is the teen librarian there...we were a little stunned to find an article Justin wrote called <a href="https://medium.com/i-3-video-games/347cf9d79609">“Why I bought an original 1981 Ms. Pac Man Arcade machine for my library”</a></p><p></p><p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 19:52:43 +0000 Zach Nugent 32656 at http://nhpr.org Playing Pac Man In The Library Life After The Presidency http://nhpr.org/post/life-after-presidency <p>Last week, after a long hiatus from the news cycle, a familiar voice graced the airwaves…President George W. Bush speaking at the opening of his Presidential Library and museum in Texas. The event put Bush on the podium, and back in the limelight after years of relative seclusion.&nbsp; The library’s opening also made for an unusual photo op– all five current and previous living presidents – Jimmy Carter, Bush Sr., Bill Clinton, Bush Jr. and Barack Obama – sharing a stage, shoulder to shoulder.&nbsp; Ex-presidents have &nbsp;taken on a number of roles after leaving the oval office throughout American history… here to talk more about life after the oval office is political junkie and NPR political editor <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/1930204/ken-rudin" target="_blank"><strong>Ken Rudin</strong></a>, who you can hear Wednesdays on <em>Talk of the Nation</em>.</p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:05:38 +0000 Virginia Prescott 26558 at http://nhpr.org Life After The Presidency N.H. Schools Stocking Their Virtual Shelves With E-books http://nhpr.org/post/nh-schools-stocking-their-virtual-shelves-e-books <p></p><p>E-books are now <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/20/technology/20amazon.html?_r=0">selling more copies</a> than hardbound, print books, and the average public library e-book collection <a href="http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2012/10/ebooks/ebook-collections-surging-new-data-available-from-lj-slj-annual-usage-reports/">has expanded </a>by 55 percent in 2010 and 75 percent in 2011.</p><p></p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:13:16 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 16775 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Schools Stocking Their Virtual Shelves With E-books Poe Was Totally Steampunk http://nhpr.org/post/poe-was-totally-steampunk <p>One of the events that&nbsp;took place earlier this week at the Bosacwen Public Library was the Edgar Allan Poe Steampunk Workshop&nbsp;which linked Poe’s artistry to the “steam-punk” subculture that is quickly growing&nbsp; among fans of fantasy fiction and Japanese animation.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 14:01:07 +0000 Zach Nugent 14578 at http://nhpr.org Poe Was Totally Steampunk Van Gogh to Go http://nhpr.org/post/van-gogh-go <p>The library is no longer just for books! How a museum in Chicago is lending original works of art and all it takes, is a library card.</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 13:01:55 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2945 at http://nhpr.org Van Gogh to Go