At the Libraries: Stealing Books

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Each month 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!

Come on guys, you know you've done it, now 'fess up: which books have you stolen from a library? Mine wasn't a book, it was the Newsweek issue from when John Lennon was shot. I know, it's terrible, but I was a big fan.
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The most patriotic bookshelf of all!

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But maybe you aren't super patriotic, or you aren't American. Maybe you'd rather your bookshelf were twisty and crazy and nearly impossible to figure out! Then this bookshelf is for you.

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Halloween is never over! So we've got two scary lists for you: Ten Haunted Libraries in the US and Around the World. Spooky!
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I love this idea, and I think Ian Rankin did it best. What would your 140-character novel be?
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Here's a great event if you will be in the Detroit area on November 8: Elmore Leonard! And isn't November the best time to visit Detroit, really? (Thanks to Katherine for the link!)
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Guys, be smart -- get a library card, just like the governor of Colorado! And all these fine folks in this fantastic PSA. (Thanks to Rebecca!)
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And the Winner in the Best Library Ever category is.... the Sonoma County Wine Library. Talk about a dream job!
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Or maybe you prefer beer to wine? No problem, we've got you covered with this great list of the best bars in New York in which to read.
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People, it is great that you are donating books to the library. Really, it is. But maybe remove your handguns from inside them first? Just a suggestion.
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More book art here! These recycled books are transformed into... body parts? I think you kind of have to squint to see it.
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Just in time for the release of Cloud Atlas (anyone seen it yet? I'm having a hard time getting past Tom Hanks), here is a list of ten "unfilmable" books that they did manage to film. Successfully or not is another story, I suppose...
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And here's a real work of art: a children's librarian's sleeve tattoo honoring lots of classic kids' books!
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Thanks as always for tuning in, and please tell me all the great library and literary stuff I missed, or that is upcoming, either by email or in the comments. Have a great month, everybody!

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