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At the Libraries: Helena Bonham Carter as a Librarian

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!

If you like weird, our April Blog of the Month is for you: Forgotten Bookmarks is a collection of, well, bookmarks that have been forgotten, then found inside used books. Take a peek — it’s addictive!
April is National Poetry Month, I hope you know, and here’s an easy way for you to “write” a poem: use your books! Check out book spine poetry and get inspired. If you make one, send me a pic and I’ll post it!
Want to do some good in your community? Consider organizing a book flash mob! Get the skinny here.
Obligatory Hunger Games post: Katniss as a Barbie doll! You know you want one! And thanks to your enthusiasm, yes, I am going to see it next week and I can’t wait!
Librarians and smut… a natural pairing? Historically, it would appear so. (Warning: NSFW images.)
This image is SFW, and, oh my gosh, what on earth is happening to these books?!?!
Is this the most beautiful book in the world? I don’t know, but it sure seems like a contender.
Oh dear, I’m going to have to raise my hand on Ayn Rand for this question. What are you embarrassed to have once liked?
We see a ton of cool bookshelves on this site, and I always thought they’d make a great coffee table book. Guess I’m not the only one.
Maybe one day bookends will get the same treatment? Here are some great ones.
Librarians! Do you talk trash about your job? Is it something about the thankless nature of the work, or does everyone trash their jobs? Join the debate!
You know you have to watch this Rufus Wainwright video: it stars Helena Bonham Carter as… a librarian! She’s kinda old-fashioned, as we librarians are so hip now, but great tune.

Thanks as always for reading, and have a great National Library Week, y’all! Email me with all the great library and literary happenings in your neck of the woods, and I’ll see you next week.

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April 12th, 2012

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