At the Libraries: Books vs. Bullets

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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!

When choosing a book, you should ask yourself an important question: can it stop a bullet? See how the biggest volumes of 2010 stack up against gunfire.
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Think libraries are dated and useless now that we have the all-seeing, all-knowing interweb? Designcaffiene has a quote for you!

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"If knowledge is power, than I am in charge of an arsenal." Sometimes we librarians just feel that way, you know? Check out more from the Kickass Librarian. My body isn't tattooed to look like an illuminated manuscript, though. Yet!
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Librarians, this is for you: are you making enough connections, or are you invisible? Read this article to diagnose your library.
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I guess I thought that those "millennials" were in their teens, but apparently they are the generation directly behind mine, and nipping fast at my heels. If their reading tastes are any indication, well, they seem pretty smart, actually.
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Here's a pretty awesome illustration of all ages of readers, on a subway train, talking about their reading habits. Fascinating!
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Is it too late for some Christmas cheer? Check out this video of an adorable toddler on Christmas morning when his present is revealed to be ... books.
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Have you ever noticed that book signings can be, well, really boring? One author has a great idea on shaking things up at her signings. Check out the Book Signing Dance!

If you follow a great library blog, site, or Twitter account, please share it with me! Send your tips to atthelibraries@gmail.com or leave me a comment. See previous installments of At the Libraries here.

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