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11 Amazing Letters from Nobel Laureates

1. “Nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses.” Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous scientist of all time, and father of the world’s most famous equation. For his work in theoreticel physics (“especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect,” according to the committee), Einstein received the 1921 Nobel [...]

At the Libraries: Help a Library in Need

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! Guys, we have a library in severe need — their AC unit was stolen, but you can help them buy a new one. Every dollar counts! * It’s [...]

At the Libraries: Heavy on the Visuals

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 just can’t understand this no-fiction-prize business from the Pulitzer Committee. How do you have nominees but no winner? I guess the New Yorker has it [...]

Threat Response

For its show entitled “Threat”, the American Design Club asked artists ““You’ve just heard something in the other room. What would you want to grab to defend yourself?” There were many funny responses, including this decorative bottle by Sara Ebert. It breaks into a shank. View the works of other contributing artists at the link. Link [...]

At the Libraries: No Donations Welcome

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! Looking for a way to combine your love of books and of Sir Mix-A-Lot? Bless you, Etsy. * If you have a child, or are a children’s librarian, [...]

Live frog found in a bag of salad

Sara Eason got the surprise of her life when she opened a bag of Tesco supermarket salad. The 37-year-old had been using her hands to transfer the con…

Home Libraries of the Rich and Famous

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’s a great children’s book (that you are welcome to buy for my kid, and I thank you in advance). Andrew Kolb has reinterpreted David Bowie’s [...]

Holgate Windmill: A New Spin On an Old Industry

Holgate Windmill in York, England was a working grain mill for over a hundred years before it was shut down 70 years ago. It was never torn down because of its historic charm, and a neighborhood grew up around it. Now, thanks to The Holgate Windmill Preservation Society, it will begin to mill grain once [...]

At the Libraries: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Fights Obesity

Every week, 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! Have you guys heard about this UCLA library rant? Yeah, not so nice. The chancellor has even stepped in. There are lots of other response videos [...]

At the Libraries: Child Geniuses in Literature

Every week, 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! Are short stories and novellas making a comeback? Amazon thinks so. Witness their new market — Kindle Singles. Has anyone tried any of these? * Here’s a great [...]