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April 19, 2012

Titanic: 100 Years Later

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April 16, 2012

BOOK SALE!

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Thursday, April 19

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

NAC Rotunda

Bargains galore!

Something for everyone!

Library Hours Expand in Cohen

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Beginning April 16th, Cohen Library will open at 7 a.m. and close at midnight, Monday-Friday, until 24/7 hours begin on May 16.

April 11, 2012

“This Beautiful World” Opens April 16th

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Photographer Robert Radin has traveled the world many times, and this retrospective covers of 40 of his works taken over eight decades. Exhibit hours in the Cohen Library Archives Gallery are Monday through Friday 9:30 am – 5 pm. Please join us for the opening reception Monday, April 23rd at 5:30 pm in the 5th floor gallery.

April 9, 2012

Dominican Women Writers Honor Prof. Aponte

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Prof. Sarah Aponte, chief of the Dominican Institute Library, has been honored by the Dominican Women Writers’ Book Fair for her pioneering work in disseminating knowledge about Dominicans in the U.S. through lectures, workshops and articles. Congratulations, Sarah!

April 6, 2012

April 17 is Arts Advocacy Day

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On April 2, the U.S. Dept. of Education released “Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools 1999-2000 and 2009-10” which shows that arts education offered to the nation’s poorest students, the ones who could benefit the most from it, is declining.  A decade ago, the data showed that 100 percent of high poverty schools offered music instruction, but currently, only 80 percent offer music instruction. The percentage offering visual arts, dance, and theater is even lower.

On April 17, thousands of arts advocates across the country—as part of Arts Advocacy Day—will hold a virtual rally, asking everyone to send messages to their members of Congress urging them to support the arts and arts education.

April 2, 2012

1940 Census is Now Available

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Archives.com and the National Archives have set up a site where the 1940 census will digitally be made available free of charge beginning April 2, which will end a 72-year wait for the records. Archives.com, the Redwood City, Calif.,-based family history company, has partnered with the National Archives and Records Administration to help digitize the anticipated record set, which consists of about 3.8 million images and 131 million names.

Though the records will be available starting in early April, they will not be indexed, which means they will not be searchable by name.

FamilySearch International, Archives.com and FindMyPast.com have teamed up as sponsors of the 1940 Census Community Project, a joint effort to leverage volunteers to index the entire census. 250,000 volunteer indexers are expected to help make these digital documents searchable by name.

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