Elizabeth Blair http://wfpl.org en With Modern Makeovers, America's Libraries Are Branching Out http://wfpl.org/post/modern-makeovers-americas-libraries-are-branching-out It's not exactly a building boom, but several public libraries around the country are getting makeovers. The Central Library in Austin, Texas just broke ground on a new building that promises such new features as outdoor reading porches and a cafe. In Madison, Wis., they're about to open a newly remodeled library that has, among other improvements, more natural light and a new auditorium. Sun, 01 Sep 2013 11:13:08 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 6686 at http://wfpl.org With Modern Makeovers, America's Libraries Are Branching Out Etsy Crafts A Strategy For Staying Handmade And Profitable http://wfpl.org/post/etsy-crafts-strategy-staying-handmade-and-profitable Etsy has gotten very big, very fast. This year, sales are at about $800 million.<p>"Their growth on all the major metrics you want to look at has accelerated really consistently," says journalist Rob Walker.<p>Walker recently wrote a story for <a href="http://www.wired.com/design/2012/09/etsy-goes-pro/"><em>Wired Magazine</em></a> with the headline, "Can Etsy Go Pro Without Losing Its Soul?" Here's why: Etsy makes money from its sellers: 20 cents every time they list an item and 3.5 percent of every sale. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:24:16 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 2951 at http://wfpl.org Etsy Crafts A Strategy For Staying Handmade And Profitable