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  • FREE SUMMER FUN

    By Annie Korzen

    June 29, 2011 | 1:18 pm

    HITTING THE STACKS
    Libraries are the biggest cultural bargain around.  Not only do they offer books, magazines, CDs, videos, and internet access, but they have lectures, exhibits, classes, and special events for kids.
    I take advantage of the system right in my home office. Let’s...

  • Libraries: The New Mideast Battlefront

    By Marc Ballon

    January 19, 2006 | 7:01 pm

    When members of a local Jewish advocacy group offered the Beverly Hills Public Library three pro-Israel DVDs free of charge, they expected to meet little resistance. After all, Beverly Hills is located in the heart of one of the most affluent and powerful Jewish communities in the...

  • Library Collection of Judaica Stands Out

    By Marc Ballon

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Growing up in the 1950s, Bonnie Stark remembers department store advertisements that ran in the local Pasadena Star-News around Christmastime: "Christian Help Only," they read.

    A half century on, Stark sees her role as combating the ignorance that leads to such hateful and hurtful...

  • The Nachas of Books

    By Amy Sara Clark

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Until recently, it seemed you could find Yiddish books only in obscure libraries or in the attic of the house of someone's grandparents. But recently, the National Yiddish Book Center launched the Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library, an online bookstore that makes more than...

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  • Chances to Lend a Hand

    By Solange Borna

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Reading Is Fundamental

    It's accepted wisdom that when children read, they develop wider vocabularies, score higher on intelligence tests and display more enthusiasm to pursue higher education. But many children don't have access to books, even at school.

    School libraries are...

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