Libraries

A judge dismissed a lawsuit from Amanda Jones, saying accusations that she supported giving kids pornography were merely opinion.
Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson says she has “a seat at the table now and I’m ready to work,” leaning into her history-making role as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court.
The Library of Congress invited Lizzo to play the historic instrument, which survived the burning of Washington during the War of 1812.
The anonymous messages come as conservatives wage a culture war over events and books with LGBTQ or racial justice themes.
The town board's decision came after some residents called for a ban of library books they'd described as "pornographic materials."
The Downers Grove Public Library said it will continue to find inclusive programming for teens and insisted that “hate did not win today.”
The Patmos Public Library likely will run out of money and close next year, but some are rallying to save it.
There’s a long history of book-banning in the U.S. But conservative groups are emboldened like never before, and they’re taking their mission to a new level.
“Poetry is a way of to remember our relationship with the natural world is reciprocal. It's having a place to breathe and having a place to pay attention.”
As an ultra-regressive movement aims to send gender norms back to the 1950s, previously uncontroversial events are suddenly facing intense harassment.