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At the Libraries: The Men of the Stacks

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!

I first saw this piece on The M Word a few days ago, but now it is all over the internets. What library news item could cause such a sensation? Oh, just a little calendar called The Men of the Stacks. Yup, a male librarian calendar. Christmas shopping: done! You are welcome.

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The Nobel Literature Prize will be announced today! It’s always exciting, and it looks like this year there are two top contenders. Who do you think deserves it?
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I love to travel and read (and, of course, read while I travel), so these literary hotels are basically my dream combination. Which one sounds best to you? I’m thinking Greece myself…
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Everyone loves baby photos — here’s a collection of famous writers as kids. So cute!
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What a great idea, fellow librarians! Next Wednesday is the 4th annual Work Like a Patron Day, where we do our best to use the library the way a patron would, including following all of our rules! I would be so busted on the “no food or drink” one — I eat at the public desk all the time!
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Banned Books week is over, but you should still check out this great video of Ray Bradbury talking about how important libraries were to him. It’ll make you feel good (especially if you’re a librarian)!
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A library thief gets busted in this true crime story from the streets of New York City!
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Budget cuts closed this town’s library, but they fought back! Its future is uncertain, but Adams Memorial Library in Central Falls, RI, has some big fans helping to keep it open. If you’re feeling generous, go on and donate.
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Do you read children’s books, even though you aren’t a child anymore? Could be you are yearning for a simpler time, according to one academic. Or it could be because they are better!
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Time for the October Blog of the Month! I know you have all been clamoring to know on whom the honor has been bestowed. And this month it is The Shrinking Librarian! I hope this “shy violet” doesn’t mind being chosen. I just love her collection of library and book links, and I think you will, too. Enjoy!
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Thanks for reading, and I will see you guys next week! Don’t forget to email me if you have something great to share about your library!


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