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    (CNN)Ramses Escobedo probably wouldn't call himself a hero.But during the pandemic, he was asked to act in some heroic ways. Escobedo, a bilingual Spanish-English librarian, manages a branch of the San Francisco Public Library.For more than a year, however, Escobedo hasn't been lending out books. Instead, he's worked with a Covid-19 contact tracer team for San Francisco's Department of Public...
    (CBS) – Paramount+ will significantly expand its content library this summer, starting with the streaming exclusive sci-fi action film Infinite as well as the introduction of over 1,000 premium movies this week. From generation-defining films and award-winning classics to thrilling action-adventure movies and family friendly hits, the world-class movie library will be complemented by a summer slate of highly anticipated...
    Listen to this episode of The Times: Apple | Spotify | Stitcher | Google It’s been quite the year for the Los Angeles Public Library — and the COVID-19 pandemic is only part of the story. Inauguration Day cast a national spotlight on Amanda Gorman, who got her start reading poetry via the L.A. Public Library’s youth program. And...
    The beginning of Summer is here now in June and I bet some of your kids are already saying they are bored! Graduations are over, schools are dismissed until the fall, and people are looking forward to vacations or fun things to do as the pandemic is weakening and if you are vaccinated, you don’t need masks except in a...
    Libraries reopen After a 14-month closure due to the pandemic, seven of the San José Public Library’s 25 branches reopened on May 24 for limited indoor services, where patrons can browse shelves, check out materials, access public computers and printers, pick up holds and tech devices and get answers to reference questions. Alum Rock, Biblioteca Latinoamericana, Joyce Ellington, Tully...
    Former President Donald Trump was captured arriving at Trump Tower in Manhattan Monday morning.  He's back in New York on the heels of an announcement from the New York attorney general's office that it is conducting a criminal probe into the ex-president's business dealings.    Meanwhile, a batch of potential Republican presidential hopefuls are planning to discuss the future of the...
    BALTIMORE, (WJZ) — The Hampden Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library announced it will reopen June 21 after a two-year closure for renovations. The 121-year-old library will host a special celebration July 12, but details haven’t been announced.
    The Linda Lindas performing at an LA public library. Los Angeles Public Library The Linda Lindas, made up of Mila, 10, Eloise, 13, Lucia, 14, and Bela, 16, performed at the LA library's teen night this week. One of the songs they performed is called "Racist Sexist Boy." The LA Library posted video of the song on Twitter,...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — After being closed for over a year, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and The Richard Nixon Library & Museum announced Monday they would both reopen this month. The Reagan Museum will finally reopen its doors to the public on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 READ MORE: LAUSD Launches On-Campus Vaccination Campaign; Partnership With Amazon For Struggling Graduates...
    What could be a nearly 400-year-old butterfly has been discovered pressed between the pages of an ancient library book at Cambridge University.  The perfectly preserved specimen, thought to be a small tortoiseshell, was found inside a copy of England's earliest insect book, Theatre of Insects, published in 1634. The butterfly could be as old as the volume itself, according to experts...
    Lawmakers are putting in for police body cams, road repairs, community upgrades – and requests for funds ranging from a yoga program in New Jersey and a science center in Florida, now that a prohibition on 'earmark' requests has ended. House Republicans ended earmarks in 2011 following a series of scandals, but voted to bring them back in March, and...
    CHICAGO (CBS) —There’s been an anonymous donation of hundreds and hundreds of vegetable seeds. According Martha Hansen, Assistant Director of the Woodstock Public Library, the library received an unusual gift. READ MORE: Activists Call For Moratorium On Police Foot Chases Where Theres No Serious Threat Of Harm Until CPD Unveils New Policy “We received a box of seeds, vegetable seeds...
    BOYLE HEIGHTS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Boyle Heights native Gajin Fujita has had his artwork displayed across the world in places like Switzerland, Greece, Australia and here in Los Angeles at LACMA."There's a lot going on in my work. I like to call it like a bridge," said Fujita. "I'm bridging, not only history, but as well Eastern culture, Western...
    Lockdown here in New York didn’t seem so bad, as I could encase myself in a cocoon of movies, TV shows and comics to keep myself entertained. As for books, however, there was one problem: The libraries in the city had shut down and I didn’t want to start buying books because it can get expensive real fast. Yes, I...
    Viewers were bowled over by Kate, a beautiful contestant on tonight's episode of The Chase on ITV.   Alongside countless hearty eye emojis one viewer tweeted: "Hellooooooo, Kate! #TheChase 6Clever Kate scored well with viewers and in the game Many viewers complimented her appearance saying: "Kate knows a thing about eyebrows, they’re pretty immaculate #thechase" Another said: "Kate on the chase...
    Spotify’s vast library of music and podcasts is its biggest strength — but if you’re in a rush, that can also be its greatest downside. For years, the company’s “Your Library” section in its mobile apps has been ill-equipped to handle our every-growing music collections. Today, Spotify is finally modernizing that experience with a completely redesigned Your Library section, which...
    Former President Bill Clinton will not address photos showing convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and his companion Ghislaine Maxwell visiting him in the White House when he was president of the United States. The photographs depict Epstein and Maxwell attending a White House reception hosted by both Bill and Hillary Clinton in September 1993, William J. Clinton Presidential Library...
    A seven-year-old Michigan girl has been pulled from her elementary school after a student cut some of her hair without permission, only for a teacher to cut the rest off days later in a separate incident.  Jurnee Hoffmeyer, who is biracial, was riding the bus March 24 when a classmate with scissors, who is white, cut most of her hair...
    Safe Routes contest Students in grades 6-12 who live or go to school in Cupertino can enter the Cupertino Safe Routes to School student video contest. Students’ video submissions should advance the mission of Cupertino Safe Routes to School (SR2S) by inspiring or educating others to use active transportation such as walking, biking, or taking a scooter or wheelchair...
    Stratford open house Stratford School is hosting an open house May 1 to launch its second private school campus in Milpitas. The new elementary campus, located at 25 Corning Ave., is set to open this fall and will serve students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The campus will house 18 classrooms, a multipurpose room with a stage, a library...
    Librarian gets read in Stephen Fitzgerald has a new job with the Santa Clara County Library District, where he’s been working for more than a decade. On April 5 Fitzgerald assumed his role as deputy county librarian of community library development. In this role, he will lead the work in resuming full public services at all county libraries and...
    Vartan Gregorian, a philanthropist and scholar widely credited with saving a down-on-its heels New York Public Library system in the 1980s, died Thursday in Manhattan after being hospitalized for stomach pain. He was 87. Gregorian was a former president of Brown University, which he led from 1989 to 1997, and had headed the Carnegie Corporation of New York since leaving...
    More On: new york public library Meet the badass librarians of the NYPL NY public library won’t be swayed, Dr. Seuss books get to stay The best children’s books of all time: 11 old and new classics for kids Cops remove ‘Abolish ICE’ banner from New York Public Library Vartan Gregorian, a philanthropist and scholar widely credited with saving...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Broad announced plans Friday to publicly reopen to visitors on May 26 after being closed for more than a year. The museum also announced it will provide early access to health care workers and community organizers “who have worked tirelessly to keep Los Angeles safe and have served our local community and nation-at-large.” READ MORE:...
    For her second exhibition, Isabel Cherni, president of the Saint-No’Liveres Association, has once again chosen an enlightened and unique amateur, Christophe Theroupix, whose works are sure to impress all art lovers. Meeting with an artist named Christophe, all of the works on display in the media library are more colorful than anything else. Where does your inspiration come from? ...
    More On: luxury real estate Chrissy Teigen & John Legend slash $6M on their Beverly Hills pad Bella Hadid’s NYC penthouse sells for $6.5 million Luxury lost: Inside the Hamptons home paid for by Madoff’s scams Ex-WeWork CEO Adam Neumann sells estate for $22.4M This black-and-white Victorian mansion could be the double-stuffed birthplace of America’s favorite cookie — the...
    Vaccines go mobile The San Jose Fire Department is lending a hand to ongoing COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Santa Clara County. The most recent push is to reach residents who cannot travel to any drive-thru or walk-up clinics. In response to these residents’ needs, the fire department has lent staff to help with the county’s newly launched mobile vaccine...
    Libraries reopen Patrons will be able to enjoy expanded access to buildings in the Santa Clara County Library District, with up to 50% occupancy starting April 19. Visitors will be able to browse the full library collection and use computer and printing services Monday-Saturday at branches including Milpitas. Expanded hours will be announced at a later date. Library events will continue...
    Westmont does “Shrek” Westmont High School’s Theatre Arts Department is streaming a virtual fairy tale for its spring musical April 16-25. “Shrek The Musical” is a Tony Award-winning show based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film in which an ogre and a donkey try to save a recalcitrant princess. The show is set to stream April 16-17 and 23-25 at 7...
    Libraries reopen Patrons will be able to enjoy expanded access to buildings in the Santa Clara County Library District, with up to 50% occupancy starting April 19. Visitors will be able to browse the full library collection and use computer and printing services Monday-Saturday at branches including Cupertino. Expanded hours will be announced at a later date. Library events will continue...
    PHILADELPHIA -- "I always had a love for reading," said middle school teacher Leonard Chester. "It just reminds me of my childhood, when I couldn't afford those books at the book fairs."Today, Chester is making sure this generation of children wont need to reach into their pockets to read a good book.The Dobbins High School teacher is also the Outreach...
    Friends book sale The Friends of the Campbell Library are holding a Blowout Book Sale of new and used books on April 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Genres include fiction, nonfiction, history, comics, art books, cookbooks, children’s books and collectibles. All items are 50 cents. Transactions are cash only; no bills over $20 will be accepted.  All proceeds go toward supporting programs...