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A photo illustration of items left behind in books at the Oakland Public Library in Oakland, Calif. Photo illustration: Vanessa Leroy and Nell Clark via Oakland Public Library hide caption

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Culture

A librarian collects all the things left in books — from love letters to old photos

The Oakland Public Library has spent years collecting items its patrons have left in library books, from old photographs to love notes. The archive is available publicly on their website.

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., speaks during a hearing on June 4, 2020. Herrera Beutler, one of 10 Republican House members who voted to impeach Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, faces a tough primary Tuesday. Al Drago/Pool via AP hide caption

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She voted to impeach Trump. Now Rep. Herrera Beutler tries to navigate a tough primary

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Lesia Khomenko, Max in the Army, 2022. Oil on canvas, 84.5 x 57.5 inches © Lesia Khomenko hide caption

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The Ukrainian women who make art in the face of war

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A photo illustration of items left behind in books at the Oakland Public Library in Oakland, Calif. Photo illustration: Vanessa Leroy and Nell Clark via Oakland Public Library hide caption

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A librarian collects all the things left in books — from love letters to old photos

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