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First Lady Michelle Obama Presents National Medal to Exceptional Museums and Libraries at White House Ceremony
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May 18, 2015

The First Lady presented the awards to the museum and library directors and to community members from each institution, who shared how the library or museum has impacted their lives. Read More

 
Third Library Stakeholder Meeting Set for June 2 at Los Angeles Public Library

May 15, 2015

The meeting starts and 9:00 PDT. We welcome your participation via #IMLSfocus and the e-mail address, focus@imls.gov. Read More

 
IMLS Hosts the First Capitol Hill Maker Faire June 11
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May 12, 2015

The Capitol Hill Maker Faire kicks off a city-wide celebration of Making. Read More

 
 



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Blog Post: Putting Seniors at the Center
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Jul 22, 2015

Museums and libraries have a role to play in promoting healthy aging, independent living, and community involvement for seniors. Read More

 
Blog Post: Remembering World War One: A Community Centered Approach to Commemoration
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Jul 21, 2015

With the guidance and support of the United States World War One Centennial Commission, the Connecticut State Library is telling the story of The Great War through the lens of the nation, the state, the community, and the individual. Read More

 
Blog Post: Quick Ideas for Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the ADA this July
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Jul 17, 2015

In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Wisconsin Division of Libraries lists ways libraries can observe the anniversary and provides resources on disability history. Read More

 
 



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Hands-on, Play-Based Learning at the Marbles Kids Museum Helps Kids and Parents Get Ready for School

Marbles Kids Museum developed and implemented a school readiness project, “Ready, Set, School.” Through hands-on play in a new “Ready, Set, School” classroom exhibit and participation in play-based, school-like programming and events, the project increases school readiness among children ages 2-5, their families, and community organizations that support them. Read more..

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