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At the Libraries: Fictional Food

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment!

How am I just hearing about this excellent website? I think the name says it all: Fictional Food. With recipes, oh yes!
If you ever make it to Beijing, be sure to check out this amazing library on its outskirts. So lovely!
We keep hearing about how books are passé and libraries will soon be rid of them. But is that really true? (Hint: Do we have paperless offices yet?)
Got time to read another feel-good article about a librarian making a huge difference? Sure you do!
He loves audiobooks, she prefers “book books.” Can their marriage ever survive? What about you? Do you have a house divided?
Yikes! According to Reuters, Americans don’t use the library. But they do like grizzly bears!
Library ledgers from more than 100 years ago show the borrowing habits of the town of Muncie, Indiana. Talk about a treasure trove of information! Am I the only one concerned about the privacy issues, though? I guess it has been 100 years, but still…
It’s not just James Patterson and John Grisham who dip into children’s literature — here are 7 rather well-known folks who have also added to the oeuvre. Surely there are more examples — add your own in the comments!
Thanksgiving might be over, but we are still playing the Literary Turducken game on Twitter. Join in the fun in the comments!
Another artist is creating amazing works with…(wait for it)…books! Have a looksie.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. See you next week, when I will also be unveiling our December Blog of the Month. Email me with suggestions, and with any other library-related stuff you’ve got to share!

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November 30th, 2011

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