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The Atlantic
The Library CardAs we traveled around the U.S. reporting on the revival of towns and cities, we
The Library Card
The Atlantic / Posted 20 hours ago
As we traveled around the U.S. reporting on the revival of towns and cities, we always made the local library an early stop. We’d hit the newspaper offices, the chamber of commerce, city hall, and Main Street for an introduction to the economics,... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Award win and book launch for Caroline DavisCaroline Davis has received the award for her monograph Creating Postcolonial L
Award win and book launch for Caroline Davis
Asian Correspondent / Posted yesterday
Caroline Davis has received the award for her monograph Creating Postcolonial Literature: African Writers and British Editors (Palgrave, 2013) by CHOICE, the journal of the American Library Association. Caroline is Senior Lecturer in the Oxford... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Prepare to ring in the Year of the MonkeyOnce upon a long time ago, Buddha called all the animals of the land to meet wi
Prepare to ring in the Year of the Monkey
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 3 days ago
Once upon a long time ago, Buddha called all the animals of the land to meet with him on the New Year, but evites hadn’t been invented so getting the word out was tough and only the snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, pig, rat, ox, tiger,... Read more
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UB Reporter - Buffalo University
UB Libraries premier national ‘Native Voices’ exhibitionThe culture and healing traditions of Native Americans are on display at UB in
UB Libraries premier national ‘Native Voices’ exhibition
UB Reporter - Buffalo University / Posted 4 days ago
The culture and healing traditions of Native Americans are on display at UB in “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness,” a traveling national exhibition that includes UB as one of its first stops. The Native Voices exhibition,... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Read early, read often.Last month, the American Library Association (ALA) announced its 2016 book awar
Read early, read often.
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 6 days ago
Last month, the American Library Association (ALA) announced its 2016 book award winners. Among the winners is Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, awarded the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Paul Craig Roberts: There Is No Freedom Without TruthAuthored by Paul Craig Roberts, “This conjunction of an immense military estab
Paul Craig Roberts: There Is No Freedom Without Truth
Zero Hedge / Posted 6 days ago
Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, “This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every statehouse,... Read more
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FOX 12 Oregon
Let's read: Old David Bowie library poster reissuedNEW YORK (AP) - The library community also loved David Bowie. The American Lib
Let's read: Old David Bowie library poster reissued
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 6 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) - The library community also loved David Bowie. The American Library Association told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it has reissued a popular Bowie READ poster from 1987, part of the association's program of using celebrities... Read more
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Eyewitness News 3 Hartford
Let's read: Old David Bowie library poster reissuedNEW YORK (AP) - The library community also loved David Bowie. The American Lib
Let's read: Old David Bowie library poster reissued
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford / Posted 6 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) - The library community also loved David Bowie. The American Library Association told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it has reissued a popular Bowie READ poster from 1987, part of the association's program of using celebrities... Read more
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Denver Post
Let's read: Old David Bowie library poster reissuedFILE - In this June 5, 2007 file photo, David Bowie attends an awards show in N
Let's read: Old David Bowie library poster reissued
Denver Post / Posted 6 days ago
FILE - In this June 5, 2007 file photo, David Bowie attends an awards show in New York. The American Library Association said Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, that it has reissued a popular Bowie READ poster from 1987, part of the association?s program of... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Let's read: Old David Bowie library poster reissuedFILE - In this June 5, 2007 file photo, David Bowie attends an awards show in N
Let's read: Old David Bowie library poster reissued
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 6 days ago
FILE - In this June 5, 2007 file photo, David Bowie attends an awards show in New York. The American Library Association said Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, that it has reissued a popular Bowie READ poster from 1987, part of the association’s program of... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Let's read: Old David Bowie library poster reissuedFILE - In this June 5, 2007 file photo, David Bowie attends an awards show in N
Let's read: Old David Bowie library poster reissued
Stamford Advocate / Posted 6 days ago
FILE - In this June 5, 2007 file photo, David Bowie attends an awards show in New York. The American Library Association said Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, that it has reissued a popular Bowie READ poster from 1987, part of the association’s program of... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Let's read: Old David Bowie library poster reissuedNEW YORK (AP) - The library community also loved David Bowie. The American Lib
Let's read: Old David Bowie library poster reissued
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 6 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) - The library community also loved David Bowie. The American Library Association told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it has reissued a popular Bowie READ poster from 1987, part of the association's program of using celebrities... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Let's read: Old David Bowie library poster reissuedNEW YORK (AP) - The library community also loved David Bowie. The American Lib
Let's read: Old David Bowie library poster reissued
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 6 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) - The library community also loved David Bowie. The American Library Association told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it has reissued a popular Bowie READ poster from 1987, part of the association's program of using celebrities... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Let's read: Old David Bowie library poster reissuedFILE - In this June 5, 2007 file photo, David Bowie attends an awards show in N
Let's read: Old David Bowie library poster reissued
Connecticut Post / Posted 6 days ago
FILE - In this June 5, 2007 file photo, David Bowie attends an awards show in New York. The American Library Association said Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, that it has reissued a popular Bowie READ poster from 1987, part of the association’s program of... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Friends School librarian judged 2016 Newbery Medal competition for children's literatureJohn Scott has gone where few children's librarians have gone before — to Bosto
Friends School librarian judged 2016 Newbery Medal competition for children's literature
Baltimore Sun / Posted 6 days ago
John Scott has gone where few children's librarians have gone before — to Boston to judge the 2016 competition for the Newbery Medal, one of the most prestigious awards given for children's literature. "It's a high honor," said Scott, 47, of... Read more
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The Verge
Google will offer free broadband to low-income families in White House pilot programA new pilot program called ConnectHome may be the first step in changing the on
Google will offer free broadband to low-income families in White House pilot program
The Verge / Posted 6 days ago
A new pilot program called ConnectHome may be the first step in changing the online experience of low-income families around the country. Today the White House announced that Google, along with ISPs like Cox, Sprint, and Century Link will be... Read more
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Daily Press
Poquoson Library director retiresIt isn't surprising that York County's Elizabeth Tai calls the Poquoson Public
Poquoson Library director retires
Daily Press / Posted 8 days ago
It isn't surprising that York County's Elizabeth Tai calls the Poquoson Public Library her "baby." Hired in 1979 as director, Tai nurtured the library's growth and development from infancy, through two building moves and expansions, to its current... Read more
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The Morning Call
Libraries preserving past with digital high school yearbooks dating back to 1920sWHITEHALL TOWNSHIP — When David Janders moved back to the Lehigh Valley after 4
Libraries preserving past with digital high school yearbooks dating back to 1920s
The Morning Call / Posted 9 days ago
WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP — When David Janders moved back to the Lehigh Valley after 40 years in the Arizona desert, he was looking for a way to reconnect with old friends and acquaintances. Janders tried digging up his 1968 Whitehall High School yearbook,... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Kansas State University hosts Shakespeare's First Folio exhibit, eventsMANHATTAN — A national traveling exhibition featuring William Shakespeare in Fe
Kansas State University hosts Shakespeare's First Folio exhibit, events
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 10 days ago
MANHATTAN — A national traveling exhibition featuring William Shakespeare in February will make its only stop in Kansas, along with a month of activities celebrating the bard’s work, according to a news release from Kansas State University. “First... Read more
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Garden City News
GC school librarians leading change, innovation in education | January 29, 2016Those who attended the Garden City Board of Education's Tuesday, January 12 mee
GC school librarians leading change, innovation in education | January 29, 2016
Garden City News / Posted 12 days ago
Those who attended the Garden City Board of Education's Tuesday, January 12 meeting could walk by a large white writing board with the following inspirational quote on it: "A good leader inspires others with confidence in him; a GREAT leader... Read more
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The Advocate
Newbery award recipient speaks to studentsKwame Alexander, a Newbery Medal recipient, author of “The Crossover,” spoke to
Newbery award recipient speaks to students
The Advocate / Posted 12 days ago
Kwame Alexander, a Newbery Medal recipient, author of “The Crossover,” spoke to Episcopal School students on Friday after speaking to LSU Lab students on Jan. 21. Alexander answered students’ questions and signed copies of his book. The Newbery... Read more
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Tom's Hardware
EFF, Others Ask That FISA Section 702 Surveillance Hearings Not Be Held In SecretThe FISA Amendments Act passed in 2008 and renewed in 2012 will expire next yea
EFF, Others Ask That FISA Section 702 Surveillance Hearings Not Be Held In Secret
Tom's Hardware / Posted 12 days ago
The FISA Amendments Act passed in 2008 and renewed in 2012 will expire next year, in 2017. Congress is now working on a renewal, but according to the EFF, the members of Congress in charge of drafting the bill are not holding open hearings so they... Read more
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The Shawano Leader
Stay in the linesRemember coloring when you were a kid? Now it is a new craze for adults. Adult
Stay in the lines
The Shawano Leader / Posted 13 days ago
Remember coloring when you were a kid? Now it is a new craze for adults. Adults caught up in the craze have new and more ways to participate: through libraries, book stores and meetup groups. The popularity of coloring is evident when you walk into... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Explore Latino American history, culture at librariesThe Garfield County Libraries will be offering a series of free public events t
Explore Latino American history, culture at libraries
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 13 days ago
The Garfield County Libraries will be offering a series of free public events to lead our community in an exploration of Latino American history and culture. The New Castle and Parachute branch libraries were selected to receive a competitive grant... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Explore Latino American history and culture at the librariesThe Garfield County Libraries will be offering a series of free public events t
Explore Latino American history and culture at the libraries
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 13 days ago
The Garfield County Libraries will be offering a series of free public events to lead our community in an exploration of Latino American history and culture. The New Castle and Parachute branch libraries were selected to receive a competitive grant... Read more
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WBEZ91.5
PEN American Center Awards Free-Speech Prize to J.K. RowlingThe free-speech organization PEN American Center says it is giving its 2016 PEN
PEN American Center Awards Free-Speech Prize to J.K. Rowling
WBEZ91.5 / Posted 13 days ago
The free-speech organization PEN American Center says it is giving its 2016 PEN/Allen award to author J.K. Rowling. The prize honors "a critically acclaimed author whose work embodies its mission to oppose repression in any form and to champion the... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
PEN American Center Awards Free-Speech Prize To J.K. RowlingThe free-speech organization PEN American Center says it is giving its 2016 PEN
PEN American Center Awards Free-Speech Prize To J.K. Rowling
KPBS San Diego / Posted 15 days ago
The free-speech organization PEN American Center says it is giving its 2016 PEN/Allen award to author J.K. Rowling. The prize honors "a critically acclaimed author whose work embodies its mission to oppose repression in any form and to champion the... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
Bristol author takes home Newbery Honor The American Library Association awards the Newbery Medal to the author with
Bristol author takes home Newbery Honor
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 16 days ago
The American Library Association awards the Newbery Medal to the author with the most distinguished contribution to American Literature for children, each year. Newbery honors are given to the runner-ups for... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
Newbery Honor winner calls Bristol homeThe American Library Association awards the Newbery Medal to the author with th
Newbery Honor winner calls Bristol home
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 17 days ago
The American Library Association awards the Newbery Medal to the author with the most distinguished contribution to American Literature for children, each year. Newbery honors are given to the runner-ups for that same category. News 5's Kristi... Read more
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The Advocate
‘Free People of Color’ project by LSU honoredAn LSU Libraries project has made the Reference and User Services Association’s
‘Free People of Color’ project by LSU honored
The Advocate / Posted 17 days ago
An LSU Libraries project has made the Reference and User Services Association’s annual list of Best Historical Materials. “Free People of Color in Louisiana: Revealing an Unknown Past,” a collaborative digital project led by LSU Libraries, received... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Libraries, meetup groups join adult coloring crazeDEFOREST, Wis. (AP) — Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new
Libraries, meetup groups join adult coloring craze
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
DEFOREST, Wis. (AP) — Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meetup groups. Libraries across the country are holding adult coloring programs more and more in response to... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Adult Coloring Books Rise in Popularity, With Social Coloring GroupsAdults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways t
Adult Coloring Books Rise in Popularity, With Social Coloring Groups
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 19 days ago
Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meetup groups. Libraries across the country are holding adult coloring programs more and more in response to the spike in interest,... Read more
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WDIO Duluth
Libraries, Meetup Groups Get Into Adult Coloring CrazeDEFOREST, Wis. (AP) - Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new
Libraries, Meetup Groups Get Into Adult Coloring Craze
WDIO Duluth / Posted 20 days ago
DEFOREST, Wis. (AP) - Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meetup groups. Libraries are holding adult coloring programs more and more in response to the spike in... Read more
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The Marietta Times
Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring crazeDEFOREST, Wis. (AP) — Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new
Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring craze
The Marietta Times / Posted 20 days ago
DEFOREST, Wis. (AP) — Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meetup groups. Libraries across the country are holding adult coloring programs more and more in response to... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring crazeDEFOREST, Wis. (AP) — Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new
Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring craze
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 20 days ago
DEFOREST, Wis. (AP) — Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meetup groups. Libraries across the country are holding adult coloring programs more and more in response to... Read more
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NBC Connecticut
Adult Coloring Books Rise in Popularity, With Social Coloring GroupsAdults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways t
Adult Coloring Books Rise in Popularity, With Social Coloring Groups
NBC Connecticut / Posted 20 days ago
Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meetup groups. Libraries across the country are holding adult coloring programs more and more in response to the spike in interest,... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
Adult Coloring Books Rise in Popularity, With Social Coloring GroupsAdults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways t
Adult Coloring Books Rise in Popularity, With Social Coloring Groups
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 20 days ago
Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meetup groups. Libraries across the country are holding adult coloring programs more and more in response to the spike in interest,... Read more
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NBC Miami
Adult Coloring Books Rise in Popularity, With Social Coloring GroupsAdults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways t
Adult Coloring Books Rise in Popularity, With Social Coloring Groups
NBC Miami / Posted 20 days ago
Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meetup groups. Libraries across the country are holding adult coloring programs more and more in response to the spike in interest,... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring crazeDEFOREST, Wis. (AP) - Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new
Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring craze
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 20 days ago
DEFOREST, Wis. (AP) - Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meetup groups. Libraries across the country are holding adult coloring programs more and more in response to... Read more
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Wichita Falls Times Record News
Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring crazeDEFOREST, Wis. (AP) - Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new
Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring craze
Wichita Falls Times Record News / Posted 20 days ago
DEFOREST, Wis. (AP) - Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meetup groups. Libraries across the country are holding adult coloring programs more and more in response to... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring crazeDEFOREST, Wis. (AP) - Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new
Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring craze
The Record Searchlight / Posted 20 days ago
DEFOREST, Wis. (AP) - Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meetup groups. Libraries across the country are holding adult coloring programs more and more in response to... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring crazeDEFOREST, Wis. (AP) - Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new
Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring craze
Naples Daily News / Posted 20 days ago
DEFOREST, Wis. (AP) - Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meetup groups. Libraries across the country are holding adult coloring programs more and more in response to... Read more
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Lake Placid News
Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring crazeDEFOREST, Wis. (AP) — Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new
Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring craze
Lake Placid News / Posted 20 days ago
DEFOREST, Wis. (AP) — Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meetup groups. Libraries across the country are holding adult coloring programs more and more in response to... Read more
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News 8000
Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring crazeAdults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways t
Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring craze
News 8000 / Posted 20 days ago
Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meetup groups. Libraries across the country are holding adult coloring programs more and more in response to the spike in interest,... Read more
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The Times Leader
Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring crazeDEFOREST, Wis. (AP) — Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new
Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring craze
The Times Leader / Posted 20 days ago
DEFOREST, Wis. (AP) — Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meetup groups. Libraries across the country are holding adult coloring programs more and more in response to... Read more
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FOX 11 Tucson
Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring crazeDEFOREST, Wis. (AP) - Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new
Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring craze
FOX 11 Tucson / Posted 20 days ago
DEFOREST, Wis. (AP) - Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meetup groups. Libraries across the country are holding adult coloring programs more and more in response to... Read more
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Brandon Sun
US libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring crazeIn this Dec. 14, 2015 photo, Carol Hensen colors at the DeForest Public Library
US libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring craze
Brandon Sun / Posted 20 days ago
In this Dec. 14, 2015 photo, Carol Hensen colors at the DeForest Public Library in DeForest, Wis. Libraries and other groups nationwide are setting up get togethers for adults to color as the practice of coloring becomes more and more popular. (AP... Read more
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The Monroe Evening News
Libraries, meet-up groups get into adult coloringDEFOREST, Wis. (AP) — Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new
Libraries, meet-up groups get into adult coloring
The Monroe Evening News / Posted 20 days ago
DEFOREST, Wis. (AP) — Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meetup groups. Libraries across the country are holding adult coloring programs more and more in response to... Read more
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WAOW Wausau
Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring crazeDEFOREST, Wis. (AP) -- Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new
Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring craze
WAOW Wausau / Posted 21 days ago
DEFOREST, Wis. (AP) -- Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meetup groups. Libraries are holding adult coloring programs more and more in response to the spike in... Read more
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The Washington Times
Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring crazeDEFOREST, Wis. (AP) — Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new
Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring craze
The Washington Times / Posted 21 days ago
DEFOREST, Wis. (AP) — Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meetup groups. Libraries across the country are holding adult coloring programs more and more in response to... Read more
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