Welcome to PLANThe Panhandle Library Access Network (PLAN) is a multi-type library cooperative, composed of members from public, academic, special, and school libraries located in the 16 counties of the Florida Panhandle. The Network is governed by a nine person Board of Directors who are elected by the membership. The headquarters is located in Panama City Beach.
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InRetrospect: May Blogging Edition
The Library of Congress blogosphere was blooming with great posts. Here are a selection. In the Muse: Performing Arts Blog To Richard Wagner on His 200th Birthday: A Textilian Tale Retold Letters reveal insight into the composer’s private life. Inside Adams: Science, Technology & Business The Aeronauts Jennifer Harbster writes about Civil War aeronautics. In [...]
Experts Corner: The Art of Collecting
(The following is an interview from the May-June 2013 edition of the Library of Congress Magazine, LCM.) Martha Kennedy, curator of “The Gibson Girl’s America: Drawings By Charles Dana Gibson,” discusses illustration art with Richard Kelly, curator of his collection of American illustration. Martha Kennedy: You have developed a remarkable collection of illustration art along [...]
You know the old saying, “they don’t make them like they used to” – which is perhaps why I’ve always been a fan of classic movies. I’m more prone to get excited about one of them on the television than brand-new ones at the movie theater. The passing of a beloved actress, who I grew [...]
Inquiring Minds: An Interview with Marie Arana
(The following is a guest post by Jason Steinhauer, program specialist in the Library’s John W. Kluge Center.) Author Marie Arana is a writer-at-large for the Washington Post and former editor-in-chief of Book World, as well member of the Library of Congress Scholars Council. Her latest book, a biography of Simon Bolívar, was extensively researched [...]
A Special Recording to Celebrate Casey’s 125th
This is a post by Gayle Osterberg, the Library’s Director of Communications. There is joy in Mudville today, as we mark the 125th anniversary since “Casey at the Bat” was first published on June 3, 1888, in the San Francisco Examiner. The poem, dubbed the “single most famous baseball poem ever written” by the Baseball [...]