Library

  • Elvis' library card, movie script to be auctioned at Graceland July 24, 2014

    Reuters: A library card signed by Elvis Presley in seventh grade is expected to be among the hottest items at an auction of the late singer's possessions at his Memphis mansion next month, Graceland officials said on Wednesday. The card, which contains Elvis' earliest known authentic signature, is one of 72...
  • Central library renovated in Mangalore June 19, 2014

    Mangalore: More facilities have been added to the Mangalore Central Library and the capacity has been doubled to 5,000 square feet. A browsing section with six computers having high speed internet has been provided, Mangalore Central Library deputy director K V Raghavendra said in a statement here. The Mangalore City...
  • American Corner opened in Kottayam public library June 14, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: An American Corner was opened in the Kottayam public library today in partnership with the US Consulate in Chennai, offering access to a variety of US magazines, DVDs and other information and entertainment material to the public. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who inaugurated the facility in the presence of US Consul...
  • Indian-American boy locked in epic Spelling Bee tie February 24, 2014

    An epic duel running into an astounding 66 rounds between a 13-year-old Indian-American boy and an 11-year-old girl in Missouri ended in a tie as the Spelling Bee organisers actually ran out of words. The battle at a branch of the Kansas City Public Library on Sunday was between Kush Sharma,...
  • Israel secretly provided arms to India in 1971 war, claims book November 1, 2013

    Israel secretly provided India weapons and instructors in 1971 as it prepared for the war with Pakistan that led to the emergence of Bangladesh even though the two countries did not have diplomatic relations, according to a new book by an American journalist. "The Blood Telegram" by Gary Bass, which focusses...
  • Library now just a click away October 25, 2013

    New Delhi: In a scenario where everyone is so tech savvy and wants work to be done on a click of a mouse, will they go to a library for a book? With changing trends, library is now just a click away. Ram Gopal Sharma and Sons library at Shankar Market,...
  • Malala Yousafzai inaugrates Europe's biggest library in Birmingham September 4, 2013

    Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head in a failed assassination attempt by the Taliban, on Tuesday inaugurated Europe's biggest public library in her newly adopted home of Birmingham. The 16-year-old, airlifted to the city last year for life-saving surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, now lives with her...
  • Birmingham to open Europe's largest public library August 30, 2013

    The Library of Birmingham, the largest public library in Europe and set to open to the public September 3, is likely to attract over three million visitors a year in addition to scores of online visitors. Located in Birmingham's Centenary Square, the library has cost $293 million, Xinhua reported. A programme called...
  • Pranab inaugurates audio-visual section in Rashtrapati Bhavan June 14, 2013

    New Delhi: It was a peep into history for President Pranab Mukherjee when he witnessed departure of last Viceroy Lord Louis Mountbatten and swearing-in of first Governor General C Rajagopalachari at the audio-visual section of Rashtrapati Bhavan's library. After inaugurating it, Mukherjee watched a newsreel on the departure of Mountbatten...
  • Gunman shot dead after 6 die in California shooting spree June 8, 2013

    Santa Monica: A gunman killed at least six people in Santa Monica, California, on Friday before he was shot dead by police at a library of a community college, Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks said. Seabrooks said a second individual she described as a "person of interest" had been taken into custody...
  • After Boston blasts, US orders new visa reviews for arriving students May 4, 2013

    Washington: The Homeland Security Department ordered border agents to verify that every international student who arrives in the US has a valid student visa, according to an internal memorandum obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The new procedure is the government's first security change directly related to the Boston bombings. The...
  • Big Ben to be silenced after 48 years for Thatcher's funeral April 16, 2013

    London: For the first time in 48 years, London's iconic Big Ben will fall silent on Wednesday as a mark of respect for 'Iron lady' Margaret Thatcher's funeral. The former Conservative Prime Minister died of a stroke in London on Monday aged 87. She will be given a ceremonial funeral...
  • Loved ones seek word on Boston runners after blasts April 16, 2013

    Chicago: Far-flung family members, co-workers and friends frantically used social media, cellphones and even a "people finder" website on Monday to try to learn the fate of participants and spectators at the Boston Marathon, where two people were killed and dozens injured after a pair of bombs exploded near the...
  • UK: Thatcher memorial library planned in London April 14, 2013

    London: Plans to create a mega library-cum-museum and training centre in memory of Margaret Thatcher are being devised in the lead up to the funeral of the former British premier on Wednesday. Supporters of the 'Iron Lady', who died of a stroke aged 87 last week, aim to raise around...
  • British Library attempts to archive the digital universe April 6, 2013

    London: Capturing the unruly, ever-changing Internet is like trying to pin down a raging river. But the British Library is going to try. For centuries the library has kept a copy of every book, pamphlet, magazine and newspaper published in Britain. Starting Saturday, it will also be bound to record every...
  • London: Fire engulfs library, no injuries reported March 26, 2013

    London: Almost 100 firefighters battled a blaze earlier on Tuesday that engulfed Newington Library at London's Southwark. 15 fire engines spent hours putting out the fire, while no injuries have been reported so far. A probe is still on to find the cause of the fire. More details are awaited. ...
  • Online libraries re-kindle the thrill of reading March 19, 2013

    When was the last time you visited a library, browsed through the hundreds of titles, and finally borrowed a book that evoked your interest? Online libraries that promise to offer nearly the same experience have caught the readers' fancy and are rekindling a lost love. The online library system works like...
  • Online libraries re-kindle the thrill of reading March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: When was the last time you visited a library, browsed through the hundreds of titles, and finally borrowed a book that evoked your interest? Online libraries that promise to offer nearly the same experience have caught the readers' fancy and are rekindling a lost love. The online library system...
  • 200-year-old book restored to Rashtrapati Bhavan library March 3, 2013

    New Delhi: National Archives has lived up to the expectations of President Pranab Mukherjee by getting a 200-year-old historical book presented to the then British Viceroy Lord George Curzon in 1904 restored in good condition for Rashtrapati Bhavan library. After taking over as President in July 2012, Mukherjee has been devoting...
  • Digitisation of presidential library high on Pranab's agenda January 15, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee is a man of many talents, at ease with a multitude of assignments of varying kinds. Besides managing the affairs of the state, the veteran politician is these days busy digitising historic records and books in the Rashtrapati Bhavan library, sorting his old journals to...
  • Small libraries at home inculcates reading habit January 14, 2013

    Salem: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam today suggested that all families should have a small library in their homes with a minimum of 10 books to encourage the reading habit in children. "Everybody should have a small library with a minimum of 10 books in their homes to inculcate the reading...
  • Google launches Dead Sea Scrolls online library December 19, 2012

    Jerusalem: More than six decades since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls - and thousands of years after they were written - Israel on Tuesday put 5,000 images of the ancient biblical artifacts online in a partnership with Google. The digital library contains the Book of Deuteronomy, which includes the...
  • Herald land row spreads to Mumbai, Swamy plans action November 8, 2012

    Mumbai: Yet another controversy surrounding Associated Journals Ltd has been unearthed. CNN-IBN has accessed RTI documents that raise fresh questions. The documents show that the Maharashtra government gave premium land in Bandra in 1983 to Associated Journals, now acquired by the Gandhis' Young Indian company, for building a Nehru memorial...
  • Bihar government to open gym, library in jails October 27, 2012

    Patna: Initiating a unique experiment, the Bihar government has decided to set up a gymnasium and a library in all its jails to promote physical and mental health of prisoners. "The jail department has released money for setting up a gym and a library in all the eight central jails...
  • Chennai: MU library celebrations draw flak September 22, 2012

    Chennai: The library of the University of Madras is now embroiled in yet another controversy with senior professors raising questions about the timing of the post-centenary celebrations slated for September 25. The fete takes place even as the library has remained headless for about four years with several big ticket...
  • India Positive: Inspiring stories of good work August 11, 2012

    Local NGO rescues Uttarkashi habitats as the Bhagirathi ravaged the hills; Iswar Sankalpa provides home to the people with special needs. ...
  • Chandigarh: Activist sets up first RTI library August 14, 2012

    Chandigarh: In a first of its kind initiative, a library of RTI documents has been set up in Chandigarh. It aims at becoming a repository of RTI documents that have already reached the public domain and need not be applied for again. So, if you have filed an RTI application in...
  • E-book library borrowing takes slow pace: Study June 24, 2012

    New York: E-book readers have been relatively slow to borrow digital works from the library, frustrated by a limited selection and by not even knowing whether their local branch offers e-releases, according to a new study. The Pew Research Center published a survey Friday that reports around 12 percent of e-book...
  • Israeli library uploads Newton's theological texts February 16, 2012

    Jerusalem: He's considered to be one of the greatest scientists of all time. But Isaac Newton was also an influential theologian who applied a scientific approach to the study of scripture, Hebrew and Jewish mysticism. Now Israel's national library, an unlikely owner of a vast trove of Newton's writings, has digitised...
  • British Library puts historic newspapers online November 30, 2011

    London: The newspaper coverage was troubling: London's huge international showcase was beset by planning problems, local opposition and labor woes - and the transportation was a mess. It sounds like the 2012 Olympics, but this was the Great Exhibition of 1851 generating stories of late trains, unscrupulous landlords and dangerous...