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May 12 2020 - 11:53 AM
Daily News from Around the World: 5/12/20

Welcome to some headlines in today’s news from around the world. Taking our cue from yesterday’s Daily News, posted by Rachel Altvater, the Gottesman Libraries Services Team will continue our pause in the stream of news about coronavirus, with a look at a variety of topics related to education, safety, history, and the environment. As always, our selections are inspired by the Front Pages posted daily on

IRISH EXAMINER Published in Cork, Ireland

Life imitates art: Cork kids put own spin on art masterpieces

The Irish Examiner shares some art masterpieces recreated by students at one Cork primary school, a quarantine art project suggested by teacher Rory Ward. Your students are welcome to participate in a similar project being offered closer to home: the AMA “Life Imitating Art” Online Challenge. “Something the entire family can enjoy,” says Albany Museum of Art Education and Public Programming Director Annie Vanoteghem.

Presley recreating “Marie Jeanne Puissant” by Alexander Roslin. Credit Courtesy Albany Museum of Art.

EDMONTON JOURNAL Published in Edmonton, Canada

Partnership finds success returning stolen bikes

The Edmonton Police Service’s partnership with Bike Index, a non-profit, lets the public register their bikes. When bikes are stolen, the constables can see the Bike Index tag and return the bike to its rightful owner.

Bicycle by Conal Gallagher. Credit Courtesy Creative Commons CC BY 2.0 and flickr.

CHINA DAILY Published in Beijing, China

Clues to civilization: discovered ruins point to older civilization

Ruins unearthed in central China reveal an ancient state dating back 5,300 years. The site on the outskirts of Zhengzhou, along the Yellow River, is the highest-level residential settlement ever found of its time.

THE TELEGRAM Published in St. John's, Canada 

Pasadena woman to share her knowledge of raising backyard chickens

West Coast woman to give chicken-keeping webinar Wednesday 6pm EDT. Participation is free, but participants need to register and can do so by emailing

THE GUARDIAN Published in London, UK

More birds and bees, please! 12 easy, expert ways to rewild your garden

How to make your garden a haven for wildlife.

DSC_0314 by hsbfrank. Courtesy Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 and flickr.


Need to keep current, look to the past, teach a topic? The Everett Cafe features daily postings of news from around the world, and also promotes awareness of historical events from an educational context. Check News Cafe on the Library Blog for more.

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