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At the Libraries: Panem Geography

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!

Here are two great links for everyone who’s excited about The Hunger Games movie. First, a possible rendering of Panem. I live in either the wilderness or, yikes, District 12. How about you? Thanks to our Blog of the Month (teaser!) for the link.
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Second, the question on everyone’s lips: Who will win… The Hunger Games Nail Art Game? Tough call, you guys, tough call.
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World Book Night is in April, but the sign-up ends this week, so hurry and check it out! Free books, free joy, free community spirit!
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Maybe you’ve seen these already, but I would be very remiss in my work if I did not point out Stephen Colbert’s recent two-part interview with legendary author Maurice Sendak. Please oh please watch them both (they’re hilarious), and make sure to stay to the end to hear what Sendak thinks about e-books:

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Grim Colberty Tales with Maurice Sendak Pt. 1
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video Archive
The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Grim Colberty Tales with Maurice Sendak Pt. 2
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video Archive

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Book covers change all the time as they are reissued and updated for newer readers. Stacked takes a look at one beloved classic and how its cover has changed with its readers. Oh, Flowers in the Attic, I loved you so!
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We haven’t seen enough craft projects with books lately, right? Okay, maybe we have, but here’s another one for the pile, and it is oh so cute: Book planters!
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They didn’t try very hard with this headline, but I guess when a turkey breaks into a library, the jokes kind of write themselves.
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Readers have been sending me some great library links lately (say that three times fast!). Thanks to Junell for this “local hero” story and to Joe for three, count ‘em, three links! First up, an Apple app so you can write your OWN e-books. Very cool. Another e-book story highlights the increase in library e-book lending. And last but not least, a sweet story about a second-hand book shop with some very fabulous finds!
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It’s a new month, which means it is time for our latest Blog of the Month! This month I want to highlight a great blog that I have been reading for a while (probably over five years!) and that was one of the first to really cover the children’s literature world. Have a look at Bookshelves of Doom for fun links and info on books, pop culture, libraries, and reading, and have fun!
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See you guys next week. If you have a great blog I should highlight for next month, please let me know about it. Have a great week!

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February 2nd, 2012

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Stranger to the World

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