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!

Awesome new library alert! If you live in the DC area, please check out the Francis Gregory library.
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Sometimes I miss living in Brooklyn. If anyone went to the Brooklyn Book Festival last weekend, please let us know! Judith Viorst and Colson Whitehead, guys!
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Jessamyn West (famous in these parts, trust me) has some tips for reporters about how to write a story about libraries. She takes puns and buns to task!
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More book art. There are amazing cutouts of classic characters, from their own books!

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If, while reading a novel, you've ever wondered how in the heck the world got like that in the first place, well, then this list is for you! Lois Lowry, we are all waiting...

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And now for your weekly consumer good to covet: check out these great bookmark bookshelves!
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Guess what, guys? Reading is good for you! I know it's kind of obvious, but I like it when we get scientific confirmation. (Thanks, Regina!)
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Okay, this is only very slightly related to libraries, but come on, where else do you see a due date stamp? Check out this amazing artwork made from just that!

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Also only slightly book-related (phone books are books, right?), 'fabulous' is definitely the right word to describe this dress. Just think how cool it'd be in yellow!
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What would it look like if you poured thousands of books onto the streets? Pretty awesome, as you can see here in Melbourne.
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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, so if you don't have one, go get one! And then, once you have it, here are sixty awesome ways to use it!
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Hee hee hee -- New Yorker artist and children's author Bob Staake has a great gallery of Bad Children's Books. Very bad indeed.
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Thanks for reading, and have a great rest of your week, everybody! I'll be back next week with more library and literary tidbits to share. Email me if you have great info or events, too!