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On January 10th, 1776, English-born American political philosopher and activist Thomas Paine (1737-1809) anonymously published a short pamphlet entitled Common Sense -- an argument against the monarchy and inherited privileges of the noble classes. This sensational document was printed with twenty-five editions in its first year, and it influenced the start of the American Revolution (1765-1783) by igniti...
While Everett News Cafe remains closed, the headlines don’t rest and the Gottesman Libraries Services Team wants to keep you informed with news from the U.S. and around the world. As always, our selections are inspired by the Front Pages posted daily on Newseum.org. Today, we’re focusing on school...
Gillian Rothchild is coming to the library world as a second career. For a decade, Gillian worked as a licensed veterinary technician, providing nursing care to dogs, cats, and other companion animals. In addition to her A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology, which she earned from LaGuardia Community College, Gillian holds a B.A. in Psychology from Hunter College, and a certificate in Labor Studies from the Murphy Institute. She is currently workin...
“In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms."-Franklin Roosevelt, Annual Message to Congress, January 6, 1941On January 6th, 1941, President Franklin Delano...
Did you know that on December 21st, 1913 the first modern crossword puzzle was published in the Sunday Supplement to New York World as just one of a set of "mental exercises"? Consisting of a diagram in the shape of gridded diamond, "Fun's Word Cross Puzzle" presented thirty-one questions which readers were invited to answer by filling in squares to form words that with shared letters. The inventor was Liverpudlian
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About the Art CommissionMade possible by a trust founded by Col. Eugene Myers, which funds art education initiatives at Teachers College, the Gottesman Libraries Art Commission has brought relevant art content to the patrons of the Gottesman Li...
It's significant that we call it the Information Age. We don't talk about the Knowledge Age.-- James Billington, Speaking of Information: The Library Juice Quotation BookA review of the liter...
In 2020 I had the pleasure of working with Renata Gaui and Francesca Sewaya on the Gottesman Libraries commissioned work, Warping the Future: How Craft Led To the Digital World As We Know It, an augmented reality art exhibition and program of events th...
Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying?Yes! I’m an Ed.M. student in the Mathematics Ed...
Mark Warren is a Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Boston. A sociologist and community-engaged scholar, he studies and works with community, parent and youth organizing groups seeking to promote equity and justice in education, community development and American democratic life.