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How to Swear Like 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!

Let’s start off with some swearing — how to swear like a librarian, that is! My personal favorite, which I heard a third-grader say years ago, is “Pickles!” Feel free to leave your own SFW exclamations in the comments.

Thanks (as usual) to BuzzFeed for bringing us both the best chair and the best bookstore.
Okay, best concept book ever. You are totally allowed to buy this for my child, and I thank you in advance.
The Atlantic asks what people don’t understand about your job, and librarians responded. They are taking comments from all lines of work, so join the conversation here.
Here’s a cute story about the impact reading can have on children — and how important a library card can be to someone.
Want to learn some basic economic principles? Read kids books. Hey, it’s a lot easier than actually learning economics.
I didn’t know this, but apparently Arthur Conan Doyle was no fan of Mormons. That can lead to such tricky situations as Sherlock Holmes being banned from schools. Yikes!
It’s that time of year again — time to nominate the favorite librarian in your life! Nominations are accepted until September 12. If you don’t know any librarians, now is the time to visit your local library and see who is doing an awesome job in your community.
Babar is 80! Best elephant ever!
If you don’t obsessively read the comments to this column like I do, well then you missed out on the most incredible shoes I’ve seen yet. Kinda pricey, but oh-so-librarian applicable! Check these out. Thanks for the tip, Stella!

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That’s all for this week, friends. Thanks for reading, and email me if you have any exciting library news to report!


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August 24th, 2011

Stranger to the World


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