At the Libraries: Year of the Librarian!

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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!

Here's a beautiful illustration courtesy of InformationIsBeautiful.net: a cloud of books that everyone should read. Looks like To Kill a Mockingbird is #1 - agree or disagree?
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Help a fellow reader out: Last week, Kait asked if we could suggest a good book or series to pick up. She didn't give much detail, but let's help her out. Give her a suggestion in the comments! I suggest Blood, Bones, and Butter, by Gabrielle Hamilton. I generally avoid memoirs, but this one is pretty great.
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You may think that it's the year of the rabbit, but no, SXSW has proven otherwise. Apparently, it's the year of the librarian!

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You know, you read spy books and wonder, how does this person know what they're writing about? Do they have any experience at all? But you won't have to wonder with this one.
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Is it time for public libraries to turn into "techshops"? I think this article and the "Year of the Librarian" one go hand-in-hand, but let's still have some books, doncha think?
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Here's a great roundup of ways to help Japanese libraries as they begin the recovery process.
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Oh, Amazon. You really do sell everything, don't you? Including these literary gems.
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Tell all the teens in your life -- ALA is running a contest for ages 13-18. Make a 1 to 3 minute video explaining why you love libraries, and your library could win money! And you could get, um, prestige? Well, certainly bragging rights.
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There's a new Wimpy Kid movie coming out, and here's your chance to join the fun -- Wimp Yourself and see what you'd look like! There wasn't a "pregnant" option so mine doesn't really look like the current me. Ah well.
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And now, the moment you've all been waiting for -- our latest Blog of the Month! I hope you like Harry Potter as much as this blogger does. The HP Companion illustrates different scenes from all the books! (Thanks, Caroline, for nominating it!) Spend a few moments feasting your eyes, and when you're done, let me know which blog should be featured next month. I'm always happy to hear from readers!

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March 23, 2011 - 10:59am
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