At the Libraries: More Bookish Tattoos

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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.
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Someone else sent me this great blog: a compendium of literary tattoos! Lots of great stuff to look at, and maybe some inspiration for your own literary tattoo? I myself don't have one, but perhaps someday...
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We have a couple of cool libraries to feature this week! First, one in New York, that you can only access through the subway. A commuter's dream! As long as it's on your route, I suppose.

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And next, a vision of the future? An express library, with no librarians, no chairs, and hardly any books! Just boxes where pre-ordered books are waiting for you -- kind of like Amazon. Not everyone's into it, but what do you think? Would you use it?
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No matter how you design it, people really need libraries, especially now. The Economist has published one librarian's take on the rise in computer use at libraries.
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I know we have a lot of librarian readers out there -- here's a little game I found to test your Dewey knowledge! It was kind of easy for me, but if you work in an LC library, it could be tricky. Or, if you aren't a librarian at all. Take it and let me know how you do!
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There's a pretty cool event coming up at the Calvert (MD) Library tomorrow: Thinning the Veil. It's meant to be a spooky story open mic night, and costumes are definitely encouraged!
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And speaking of Halloween costumes, ewww! That's all I have to say about that.
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I love the New York Times Magazine column, The Ethicist, and I'm surprised at how frequently library issues come up. Here's another one (it's the second question), from a community college librarian: when students ask for help using a computer, should he also point out spelling errors? I myself never do, no matter how egregious. I just don't consider that my role. What do you think?
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For your budding readers, and future librarians? Check out this personal library kit, just for kids! After all, Christmas is only two months away.
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But for your personal librarian (me!), here's what I want for Christmas: this take on the Mr. Men and Little Miss books, but based on Mad Men. Check them out.

If you follow a great library blog, site, or twitterer, please share it with me! Hit me at atthelibraries@gmail.com or leave me a comment. See previous installments of At the Libraries here.

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