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Take a Look at the 2015 Festival Schedule and the Presenters

  We’ve posted the schedule for the 2015 Southwest Festival of the Written Word. Like everything in life, it’s subject to change, but it’s a pretty true representation of what will be offered up for your enjoyment on the first weekend in October.    So take a look and startRead the Rest…


It’s Not Your Mother’s Library Anymore

AUTHOR: JEANNIE MILLER I can still feel my first library, located in the room off to the right as you entered Woman’s Club building in Safford, Arizona. Somewhat dark inside– especially when you first came in out of the bright sunshine, hardwood floors, a few free-standing stacks, and book-lined wallsRead the Rest…


National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, as designated by the Academy of American Poets.  The event is sponsored by several different cultural/literary, education, and publishing organizations including the American Booksellers Association and American Libraries magazine (published by the American Library Association).  You may notice National Poetry Month posters appearing in theRead the Rest…


Literacy, Poverty, and Children

Nicholas Kristof, a columnist in the New York Times, writes about our society’s need to defeat poverty as a means to achieve equality of opportunity. He cites a new book, “Giving Our Children a Fighting Chance,” by Susan Neuman and Donna Celano. “Neuman and Celano focus on two Philadelphia neighborhoods in Philadelphia.Read the Rest…


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