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PlayStation Vita’s Store Isn’t Working For Some Reason

Widespread issues with PlayStation Network on PlayStation Vita have kept players from downloading or transferring games to the handheld for almost 24 hours. Kotaku contacted Sony earlier in the day for more information but didn’t hear back before publication.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Dolly Parton Has the Perfect Response When People Ask Why She Doesn’t Have Kids

When it comes to humans, Dolly Parton is in a category of her own. Throughout her career spanning more than five decades, she has managed to amass an unusually diverse and devoted fan base. (This is the subject of the excellent podcast Dolly Parton’s America, in case you’re looking for a deep dive into her […]

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How to Be a Better Reader, With Librarian Margaret H. Willison

This week we’re learning how to be better readers with help from librarian and podcaster Margaret H. Willison. Listen to hear Margaret break down how we should rethink our definitions of what a being a “good” or “well-read” reader means, and the tactics we can use to improve our own reading game—from taking advantage…Read more… […]

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How to Be a Better Reader, With Librarian Margaret H. Willison

This week we’re learning how to be better readers with help from librarian and podcaster Margaret H. Willison. Listen to hear Margaret break down how we should rethink our definitions of what a being a “good” or “well-read” reader means, and the tactics we can use to improve our own reading game—from taking advantage…Read more… […]

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This Minecraft Library Provides a Platform for Censored Journalists

Today is World Day Against Cyber Censorship. Launched by Reporters Without Borders in 2008, its goal is to raise awareness of how various governments around the world are censoring free speech online, whether it’s by blocking keywords on social media, removing individual articles and blogs, or in extreme cases,… Read more…

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This Minecraft Library Provides a Platform for Censored Journalists

Today is World Day Against Cyber Censorship. Launched by Reporters Without Borders in 2008, its goal is to raise awareness of how various governments around the world are censoring free speech online, whether it’s by blocking keywords on social media, removing individual articles and blogs, or in extreme cases,… Read more…

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These Major Library Systems Don’t Charge Late Fees

The Chicago Public Library system and Fort Worth Public Library system stopped charging fines for overdue books and forgave all outstanding fines this week. They join a growing list of libraries that have replaced late fees with a more lenient and flexible “lost book” fee. Here are the major systems that have done the…Read more… […]

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Access Millions of Free Books Added to the Public Domain

Your summer reading list just got more accessible, thanks to a project funded by the New York Public Library. Most books published in America before 1964 are in the public domain because the authors didn’t extend the copyright. And their aversion to paperwork is our gain, because many of these are available for free…Read more… […]

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The Best Apps for Reading Books, Audiobooks, and Comics in 2019

It’s never been easier to read, thanks to our phones—we’re all carrying entire bookstores around in our pockets. In the video above, I share our favorite apps for reading books, listening to audiobooks, and purchasing comics.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Your Library’s Free Digital Magazines Are a Great Alternative to Apple’s News+

I know. I can’t recall the last time I set foot in a public library, either—no matter how much I love that “stacks of books” smell. But if you don’t have a library card, you don’t even know what your nearest local public library is, or you are contemplating paying Apple $10 each month to […]

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How to Set Up a Little Free Library in Your Neighborhood

You’ve seen the boxes around your neighborhood. Many look like one-room schoolhouses. Others look like mini replicas of their owners’ homes. Since 2010, book lovers have set up more than 60,000 Little Free Libraries in 80-plus countries across the world, designed simply to be free exchanges that, according to Margret…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Here’s How to Access Lynda’s Learning Database for Free

If you’re looking to get a headstart on your New Year’s resolution and finally edit those family photos, learn a new programming language, or get a handle on Microsoft Excel, your local library is here to help. With your library card, you can access Lynda and its catalog of educational videos and resources—no…Read more… Continue […]

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