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At the Libraries: Cheating at Where’s Waldo?

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! First off, I have to know: Did you see The Hunger Games?! Please oh please let me know if you liked it. I can’t decide if [...]

Library Patron Pick-Up Lines

The Tumblr blog Library Hey Girl is some anonymous librarian’s fantasy involving actor Ryan Gosling and what are probably the best possible pick-up lines that you could use on a librarian. Flirting across the reference desk happens a lot. Well, to female librarians, at least. Link -via The Breda Fallacy

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 [...]

What People Don’t Get About My Job: From A(rmy Soldier) to Z(ookeeper)

I’m a librarian, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people provide wildly inaccurate descriptions of what we do. This is a common experience in many professions, so Derek Thompson of The Atlantic asked people in twenty-six professions, one for each letter of the alphabet, what laypeople don’t understand about their jobs. [...]

Dr. Seuss’ Letter to the Children of Troy, Michigan

In 1971, Marguerite Hart, a children’s librarian in Troy, Michigan, wrote to many celebrities and political leaders and asked them to send back inspirational messages to the children of her town. 97 wrote back, among them Vincent Price, E.B. White, Pearl Bailey, Douglas Fairbanks, Isaac Asimov, and Pearl Buck. You can read them all at [...]

At the Libraries: The Best Lists of the Best Books

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something fun going on in your local library, leave us a comment! Seems like there are a lot of amazing, artistic bookshelves out there. I love seeing their pictures, so if you ever stumble across one, please share. [...]

At the Libraries: More Bookish Tattoos

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something fun going on in your local library, leave us a comment! Wow, you guys really responded to last week’s links about literary tattoos! Reader Melissa sent in some pics of her own. * Someone else sent me this great [...]