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New Placer County library strategy includes growing shift to digital formats

  Making hours more convenient for working people and staying on top of rapid-fire changes in technology to better serve library patrons more apt to fire up a Kindle than cra ...

Reader Input: ‘Casablanca’ wows ’em

As Paul Cambra and the Journal generously made clear on Friday, Nov. 3 ("Play It Again, Susan), Silver Screen Classic Movie Series presented its 200th movie on Saturday, Nov. ...

Play it again, Susan

See if you can figure out what movie I’m taking about. Iconic American actor plays a casino owner in World War II-era Morocco, when a former lover and her Czech resistance ...

Auburn looks for ways to cool the sizzle

  Auburn is trying to stay cool in a triple-digit heat wave that is now predicted to stay sizzling through the Fourth of July. The National Weather Service is forecasti ...

Warning follows Auburn Library child-porn viewing

  AUBURN CA - A visit to the Auburn Library turned disturbing when an Auburn woman viewed a computer screen being used by another library patron and saw what appeared to be c ...

Moves afoot to help rural Placer areas gain faster Internet

AUBURN CA - A partnership of regional stakeholders is working together in Placer and nearby counties to improve Internet availability. The Gold Country Broadband Consortium has be ...

Placer library checking out new ways to balance books

AUBURN CA - More self-check-out machines, greater reliance on volunteers and a closer look at potential grants are some of the ways Placer County library is attempting to trim an e ...

Placer County library balances overdue book fines, reader encouragement

AUBURN CA - Make no mistake about it. If you run up a big bill in overdue and unreturned books, Placer County will go after you. When the amount reaches more than $50 and remains ...

Top Placer County probation, library jobs filled

Placer County is filling two key management posts from within its own ranks. Mary George, who started with Placer County as a library clerk 19 years ago, has been promoted from as ...

Obama taps former Placer County library chief for admin post

A key post in President Barack Obama’s administration is being filled by a library executive with Placer County and Auburn roots. Susan Hildreth’s nomination was confirmed unan ...