Tag Archives: Benjamin Franklin

Bringing Back The Athenaeum

Before there were free public libraries in North America, there were membership funded libraries. Often called Athenaeums, these literary associations were supported by dues paying members whose fees were used to buy books, pay librarians, and lease space. You probably … Continue reading

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Photographers: Know Your Rights

Actor/activist Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the Gregory Brothers and the ACLU have produced an entertaining and informative little video , with the assistance of the animated ghost of Benjamin Franklin, to inform photographers about their legal rights. This timely film applies to … Continue reading

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