At the Libraries: Your Weekly Round-Up

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Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of library-related items. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a comment!

Have you been meaning to learn more about this newfangled dance craze known as "disco"? Yeah, I thought so. Don't worry -- there's a book for that, possibly still on the shelves at a library near you! Better grab it before it gets weeded!
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Should you do personal grooming in public? What about, say, in a public library? I'll let the Librarian's Guide to Etiquette handle that controversial topic.
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Here's another endless subject to be debated over -- can kids read anything they want, or should they be steered toward quality books? I'm definitely of the "read what you like and you might like to read" camp -- check out some other opinions over on the New York Times. School summer reading lists seem to inspire this topic every year.

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Maybe you don't want to argue, but just reminisce about the books you loved as a child. There's a place for that, too! As part of a way to find some good books for her son, Susan Orlean is calling on us to send her our favorites. I have read most of these (well, it is my job) and I can tell that you Charlotte's Web can have a profound effect on kids and adults. Seriously, reread that one!
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But seriously folks, the library can be a dangerous place, and not just because of uptight parents. Just check out all the great books about taking your life into your hands if you work, or ever set foot, in a library.
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I love me a good domino rally. And one made of children's books combines two great loves of mine. Check out what is (possibly) the world's largest domino rally of children's books, brought to you by the kind (and possibly bored) folks at HarperCollins. The action starts at 01:56.

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But you know, there are so many great videos by or about librarians -- how could you choose just one? How about 9?! We've seen a few on this blog -- see the rest here.
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Everybody is now aware that libraries and librarians are the hot new thing right now. But let's say you don't want to wait two years to get the degree. How can you fake it? Dress the part, of course! Etsy has very helpfully put together clothes and accessories so you can look like us!
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Let's end with a mashup! Check out Winnie the Hulk!

See you all next week! As always hit me with suggestions via email or in the comments below!

Email Miss Kathleen to let her know what your library is up to—atthelibraries@gmail.com. See previous installments of At the Libraries here.

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