At the Libraries: Public Bookshelves

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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!

I know that you guys have been looking for some librarian embroidery patterns. Well, the wait is over! (Thanks, Kat!)
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Censorship has come up lately; have you ever wondered how Charles Bukowski feels about it? Wonder no more.
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Taylor Swift made the news by giving back to her hometown (or near-hometown) library. She donated 6,000 books for kids and teens to the cash-strapped libraries of Reading, PA. She always did strike me as a nice kid!
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There's a great trend popping up in cities in Germany — public bookshelves! You know, give a book, take a book, but all over the city. Such a great idea — where would you put one in your city?

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Product of the week, y'all! A bookrest, bookmark, and lamp all in one!
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Overloaded bookshelves got you down? A new company will scan your books, email you a pdf, and recycle them for you. So, you know, you can buy more books!
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There is a new Tintin movie coming out soon (directed by Steven Spielberg!), and that has put the creator, Herge, and his possible WW2-era collaboration ties, in the spotlight. Say it ain't so? It ain't, but it is an interesting piece!
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Uh oh, trouble is brewing in superhero land. Or, more accurately, with DC Comics. They inked a deal with Amazon for exclusive digital rights, and Barnes & Noble isn't taking it so well. Can you blame them?
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Holy cow! Andy Warhol illustrations can be yours for as little as $5! I happen to love "The Little Red Hen," so now I have to go troll Amazon.
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The National Book Award caused some scandal last week when it announced that one of its finalists, er, wasn't actually a finalist. Author Lauren Myracle took the news with aplomb, but she sure had cause to be angry.
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Emily Dickenson baked! Franz Kafka collected porn! See what other authors did in their spare time.
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Thanks for reading, and don't forget to say hi in the comments! I'll see you guys next week and, as always, email me with all the great library stuff that you find.

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