At the Libraries: One Pumpkin to Rule Them All

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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!

All hail our November Blog of the Month: Interesting Pile, a compilation of helpful links for all areas of your life. The posts might be infrequent, but there is a serious amount of info to wile away an afternoon. Enjoy!
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Halloween might be over, but I still love me some pumpkin carvings. Check out these amazing Jack-o-lanterns based on (what else?) kids books! Not so sure about the Twilight ones, but the rest are great!
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Okay, so that list was cool, but here is one photo to rule them all!
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And are you ready for some serious LOTR parodying? You...shall...not...trash!
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A truly scary headline that makes my skin crawl: Live bedbugs found in library books. Aaaaaaaiiiiiiiii!
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Here's an interesting question: Would you be turned off from reading a book if you knew it won a children's award? I know a lot of y'all love children's books, so maybe not, but publishers are betting Neil Gaiman's adult fans would be. Seems like a shame to me — give the man his props!

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Remember that kidlit parody that had everyone (including Samuel L. Jackson!) talking a few months ago? Yup, it's a trend. I think the answer is, only briefly.
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In case you have been wondering what the first ever book for children was, well, we have the answer! Long title, and it seems a bit stodgy, but hey, still pretty cool.
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Ever felt like this in your local library? I sure hope not, but it does have a kernel of truth to it, I know. Unless you've all internalized the Dewey Decimal System, like I have?
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Whoa! Lifty is a new service touting free books for online reading. They don't have every book, for sure, but there is a pretty decent collection so far. Check out the details and please let me know if you try it out!
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Have you ever wanted your very own Bookmobile? Of course you have, and now, thanks to artist Bob Staake, you can fulfill your dream. Just maybe a little smaller than you thought, but more fuel-efficient! (Thanks, Bart!)
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Thanks for reading, and don't forget to say hi in the comments! Send me an email if you have any great library news to share. I'll see you guys next week!

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November 2, 2011 - 9:01am
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