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The Difference Between a Fear and a Phobia

The Difference Between a Fear and a Phobia

Phobias are serious business, but they’re diagnosable and treatable.


Posted on: August 9, 2022, 6:47 am Category: Uncategorized

CBS Video: Welcome to the library of the 21st century

Welcome to the library of the 21st century

Posted on: August 9, 2022, 6:22 am Category: Uncategorized

LEGO Foundation “BuildAWorldOfPlay” online event for libraries

Public Library Collaborators –

Thank you for being a part of the global Build a World of Play campaign with LEGO Foundation this year. We are organizing a final online workshop on September 1st to feature some example projects from public libraries around the world. We also want to discuss and recap what we learned and look ahead to the future. We would love for you to be a part of it.

September 1st, 2022 at 4pm UK / 5pm EU (11am US ET) – on Zoom

Please register here.

If you designed or hosted a playful learning activity at your library this summer, please send us a link or a short description to We are hoping to compile a list of projects that we can feature and share at the workshop.

We look forward to seeing you in September!

On behalf of the LEGO Foundation


Rolf, Muy-Cheng, Philipp, Kristine, and Rachel

Posted on: August 8, 2022, 4:43 pm Category: Uncategorized

EveryLibrary Institute Library Advocacy and Funding Conference 

EveryLibrary Institute developed the Library Advocacy and Funding Conference to help library staff, advocates, foundation or friends groups, and associations navigate the world of politics, advocacy, and philanthropy in order to build real support for library funding.

We’re excited to present a virtual format that allows our attendees to have the flexibility to build a conference schedule that fits their needs.


LAFCON will be held virtually from September 26-28th.

View the 2022 sessions here and the full conference tracks here.


We made this conference as flexible as possible to fit your busy schedule. With three days worth of content, you aren’t going to want to miss out on anything.

That’s why we made it possible to view the conference session in three different formats. All conference sessions will be made available on the first day of the conference. You can view these sessions in three unique ways to fit your schedule

  1. You can pick and choose the sessions that you want to attend and watch them at your convenience at anytime through the conference
  2. You can watch sessions by track if you are interested in gaining a deep level of knowledge in any area
  3. You can view the conference from beginning to end.

A few days before the conference opens, you will receive an email with links to view the conference sessions when they go live.


LAFCON will be held virtually from September 26-28th. Register today!


All tracks and topics will be pre-recorded and available on day one with speakers and attendees interacting live throughout all three days of the conference.

You’ll also get complimentary access to all of the sessions from our previous LAFCON event.

Register today!

Patrick “PC” Sweeney
Deputy Director


EveryLibrary Institute is a registered 501(c)3 organization (FEIN 81-4351204). We invite you to check up on us before donating by finding out more about us on Guidestar, the most trusted guide to non-profits on the Internet.

Posted on: August 8, 2022, 4:42 pm Category: Uncategorized

Could You Have Antisocial Personality Disorder?

Could You Have Antisocial Personality Disorder?

The word “antisocial” might mean “shy” to you, but in a clinical sense, it’s very different.


Posted on: August 8, 2022, 6:20 am Category: Uncategorized

Report: “Pearson Plans to Sell Its Textbooks as NFTs”

Report: “Pearson Plans to Sell Its Textbooks as NFTs”

One of the biggest textbook publishers is tired of not making any money when you buy a used textbook — and wants to explore using NFTs to get a cut


Posted on: August 8, 2022, 6:07 am Category: Uncategorized

National Lighthouse Day!

National Lighthouse Day!

National Lighthouse Day!

To help celebrate this National Lighthouse Day, here is a fitting poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

The Lighthouse

The rocky ledge runs far into the sea,
And on its outer point, some miles away,
The Lighthouse lifts its massive masonry,
A pillar of fire by night, of cloud by day.

Even at this distance I can see the tides,
Upheaving, break unheard along its base,
A speechless wrath, that rises and subsides
In the white lip and tremor of the face.

And as the evening darkens, lo! how bright,
Through the deep purple of the twilight air,
Beams forth the sudden radiance of its light
With strange, unearthly splendor in the glare!

Not one alone; from each projecting cape
And perilous reef along the ocean’s verge,
Starts into life a dim, gigantic shape,
Holding its lantern o’er the restless surge.

Like the great giant Christopher it stands
Upon the brink of the tempestuous wave,
Wading far out among the rocks and sands,
The night-o’ertaken mariner to save.

And the great ships sail outward and return,
Bending and bowing o’er the billowy swells,
And ever joyful, as they see it burn,
They wave their silent welcomes and farewells.

They come forth from the darkness, and their sails
Gleam for a moment only in the blaze,
And eager faces, as the light unveils,
Gaze at the tower, and vanish while they gaze.

The mariner remembers when a child,
On his first voyage, he saw it fade and sink;
And when, returning from adventures wild,
He saw it rise again o’er ocean’s brink.

Steadfast, serene, immovable, the same
Year after year, through all the silent night
Burns on forevermore that quenchless flame,
Shines on that inextinguishable light!

It sees the ocean to its bosom clasp
The rocks and sea-sand with the kiss of peace;
It sees the wild winds lift it in their grasp,
And hold it up, and shake it like a fleece.

The startled waves leap over it; the storm
Smites it with all the scourges of the rain,
And steadily against its solid form
Press the great shoulders of the hurricane.

The sea-bird wheeling round it, with the din
Of wings and winds and solitary cries,
Blinded and maddened by the light within,
Dashes himself against the glare, and dies.

A new Prometheus, chained upon the rock,
Still grasping in his hand the fire of Jove,
It does not hear the cry, nor heed the shock,
But hails the mariner with words of love.

“Sail on!” it says, “sail on, ye stately ships!
And with your floating bridge the ocean span;
Be mine to guard this light from all eclipse,
Be yours to bring man nearer unto man!”

Source: Public Domain Poetry

Posted on: August 7, 2022, 11:24 am Category: Uncategorized