The Absurdities of Encyclopedia Brown

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Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment!

As promised, the September Blog of the Month is here, and it's a great one. All hail the Librarian Wardrobe! Just what it sounds like, this blog is photos of actual library workers and what they wear to work. Fellow librarians, submit your photos today!
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Remember good old Encyclopedia Brown? I grew up on his mysteries (I was way too much of a tomboy for Nancy Drew), but they were pretty tricky to solve. Here are some of the trickiest, and, as the writer says, they "border on the absurd." Or maybe they are aspirational?
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I don't necessarily like this article, but I've got to admit that there probably is some truth here. Sometimes it seems like it would just kill people to smile, know what I mean?
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Seattle residents, I had no idea that this happened every year! How do you survive with the library closed for a whole week? Share your stories if you have them.

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A lot of old libraries have become landmarks, and rightly so, but let's not discount the gorgeous, modern, new ones. Here's a great list full of amazing photos.
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Well looky look at what is #1 on this list of the most downloaded library books. Surprised?
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And in case you are wondering what the most sought-after out-of-print book is, well, it's another somewhat smutty one.
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Hurricane Irene didn't cause much damage in my neck of the woods, but we know that's not true of the northern cities. A small library in the Adirondacks was particularly hard hit, and you can help!
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Awesome Narnia-related book art!
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From image to reality, perhaps? Check out this potential design for the Stockholm Public Library -- pretty amazing!
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And let's finish with a little video all about, gosh, libraries!
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That’s all for this week, friends. Thanks for reading, and email me if you have any exciting library news to report!

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