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Librarians fight to keep publishers from taking over e-book revolution | Fort Worth | Ne…

via star-telegram.com: Librarians fight to keep publishers from taking over e-book revolution | Fort Worth | Ne… I love librarians! There’s a tightrope across the digital divide that nearly 7,000 librarians meeting this week in Fort Worth are crossing, but some aren’t tiptoeing. They’re leaping across the gap and looking for ways to stay at the forefront of a new age in reading. Electronic books and digital devices have altered the reading landscape but for the…

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Two new books by mother and daughter members of the Old Order Amish community offer glimpses into what really goes on among the Plain people. Mother Linda Byler, a Franklin County resident, is a popular novelist whose fiction seems truer than some people’s fact. Her seventh novel, “Fire in the Night,” Book 1 in the new Lancaster Burning paperback trilogy, combines romance with drama and suspense, tempered with reflection on the Amish way of life.…

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Just in case you missed the Downton Abbey Meets Broadway reference, this is Dame Kiri Te Kanawa singing “Beim Schlafengehen” from Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss. 3. “Beim Schlafengehen” (“Going to sleep”) (Text: Hermann Hesse) Now that I am wearied of the day, my ardent desire shall happily receive the starry night like a sleepy child. Hands, stop all your work. Brow, forget all your thinking. All my senses now yearn to sink into slumber.…

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