At the Libraries: Insanely Creative Bookshelves

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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!

Bookshelves can be so blah. After all, they all look the same. But not these bookshelves! Check out these amazing works of art, that can house your works of art!
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You've watched all the TED talks -- now here's your chance to give your own! TED is accepting one-minute audition videos until April 26, so have a go! Maybe talk about why libraries are so important?
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People who love Ayn Rand can find it hard to meet others who share their rational passions. But no more! Now there is a dating and networking website just for such devotees—The Atlasphere. I read The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, but I can't say I'm their target audience.

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Uh oh, looks like we might have another fictionalized non-fiction work out there. Greg Mortenson's Three Cups of Tea is under fire for its inaccuracies by 60 Minutes and Jon Krakauer.
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If you thought those bookshelves were cool, how about a whole tank turned into bookshelves? Way cool, Argentina!
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Last week was the 95th birthday of a literary powerhouse -- Beverly Cleary! You know you loved those Ramona books! The New York Times had a lovely appreciation.
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Here's a great title to draw you in: "A Survey of Evil Children in Literature." Why are evil kids so much more interesting than evil adults?
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Porn in the libraries: despite having software to block it, saucy images still creep through and can cause big headaches for public libraries. Read about LA's struggles.

Don't forget! We are still collecting photos of your own libraries! Email me the pictures of your personal library, or the library you use most (AtTheLibraries@gmail.com) and we’ll compile them as a special post soon. Yay libraries!

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