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A Brooklyn man has spent six months creating a digital version of Jorge Luis Borges' The Library of Babel, the classic tale of how librarians are driven mad searching through an infinite number of books to find the answers to the mysteries of humankind. The online version includes all possible books with "all possible combinations of letters."
So we ask again: heaven or hell?
May 14, 2015
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"The House We Live In" is part three in a documentary series called Race: The Power of an Illusion, and explores the ways our institutions and policies advantage some groups at the expense of others.
A facilitated discussion will follow.
Co-sponsored by the Jones Library and the Coming Together Project.
Free & open to the public.
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May 9, 2015
The Friends are pretty psyched about the latest cover of The Nation. And hey, the article inside is compelling, too. Are our local libraries on the front lines against government surveillance?
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May 8, 2015
May 6, 2015
If you're in dire need of an animal fix, click on these memorable animals from the annals of literature.
The Friends are particularly taken with the quote from Charlotte (of Charlotte's Web), "You have been my Friend, that in itself is a tremendous thing."
May 4, 2015
Are your summer plans aren't shaping up to be the international whirlwind you'd really wanted? That's okay! As always, your trusty Friends are here to help you out!
Go around the world without getting off your comfy couch. Check out these 26 books that will bring you from Rwanda to Japan, Argentina to France, China to Israel. No need to even renew your passport.
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