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Echelman: The public library was never just about books

On July 21, Forbes published a piece by economist Panos Mourdoukoutas arguing that Amazon.com stores should replace public libraries. The backlash was rapid and unforgiving; library lovers from around the world responded with angry tweets, and Forbes removed the piece two days later. Yet the article highlights a concerning fact: Too many Americans misunderstand the role of the public library.

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Santa Rosa festivals celebrate Oaxacan culture
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Russian River Jazz Fest canceled
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