Norwalk Public Library Can Answer Your Questions

From the Norwalk Public Library: During this difficult time of social distancing, when the Norwalk Public Library’s buildings are closed, we want to remind the Norwalk community that we are here for you! Whether you’re looking for entertainment to stave off boredom and isolation, educational programs to learn something new, or critical information to help […]

Rare glimpse inside Oakland’s Mormon temple kicks off 3 weeks of public tours

But only church members will see the addition of several paintings inside that depict the Northern California landscape, including redwood trees and the coastal foothills. Or a feature insisted on by bureaucrats — new baptistry railings that surround the sunken corral for the sculptural oxen that hold the baptismal bowl.

Shelter Director Lives With Homeless During Coronavirus Crisis

AURORA, IL — Ryan Dowd doesn’t really know what day it is when you ask him. That’s not because he doesn’t care. In fact, it’s because Dowd cares so much. What’s on Dowd’s mind during the new coronavirus crisis is helping the people he calls the “most vulnerable” at Hesed House in Aurora, the second-largest […]

Live Bay Area coronavirus updates: Grand Princess will dock in Oakland on Monday

An adult male who is being monitored at home in isolation. He had contact with another known case of coronavirus in Santa Clara County.   A female who is hospitalized. The source of her infection is under investigation.  A male who is hospitalized. He recently traveled back to the Bay Area from India. A male isolated […]

Goodbye, green: Bangkok laments park closures in virus battle

“Having the fan on all the time in my small rented room means higher electricity bills, so I come here for a few hours every day, as I have no income,” said a 62-year-old man who only gave his name as Chai, as he lounged in a corner of the park.

How to make a meme

Your next page gives you a bunch of options on what to do with the meme you just created. If you want to keep it for later, just right-click the image and save it to your computer. You can also copy the link so you can share it later. If you do not want to save the […]

BlackRock Hosts Family Show for Ages Six, Under

With movement, music, handcrafted puppets, and very little human dialogue, this show is set on a family farm; Audience members interact and play with the characters on stage; they give the chicks their feed, milk bottles to the lamb and are licked by the cow. A beautiful introduction to theater, Hatched will charm and engage […]

Love Songs Bring Pleasure to Bird Brains

Why do researchers care about bird brain dopamine and the emotional state of male finches? It turns out that the same type of dopamine receptors in human and other animal brains are programmed to have a positive emotional response to rewarding stimuli, such as food or sex, the researchers said.

Mat Collishaw’s shock tactics: ‘Cruelty happening before your eyes’

All Things Fall is a giant zoetrope, a contemporary version of the Victorian optical toy that uses the same principle as cinema to create the illusion of movement. A classic zoetrope is a drum with slits in its sides and a sequence of drawings on its interior that show successive states of a simple movement, […]

What is Apple Music?

All of the tracks in the 50 million+ Apple Music catalog use the AAC format, a compressed, lossy file type that has significant technical advantages over the similar but older MP3. These AAC files are not considered hi-res, nor are they “lossless,” which means that, in theory, they won’t sound as good as CD-quality.  However, […]