I'm Too Sexy For My Library

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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!

Gift alert: a library birdhouse! For the librarian in your life (ahem).
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Librarians, rally around our new theme song, "I'm Too Sexy (for my library)"! Someone please set it to music!
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Ooh, fun! A list of real people who inspired some great literary characters. A real Severus Snap? Yikes!
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I already loved Ann Patchett (Bel Canto!), but now I love her new bookstore. Someone who lives in Nashville, can you bring us a report?
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From reader Lauren, check out the new library in Las Vegas, sponsored by Zappos. Sounds pretty awesome!
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We have a winner for the best library signs ever. Take a look at these from Rizal Library (in the Philippines).
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The Occupy Wall Street library may have been dismantled (books in the trash! For shame!), but the Audre Lorde-Howard Zinn Library of Occupy Boston is flourishing. (Guys, my mom sent that article to me. Thanks, Mom!)
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Penguin is joining the list of publishers not making their e-books available to libraries. Can I get a "boo hiss"?
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One guess as to where the teeny tiny hipster library is located!
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More good news in Libya—previously banned books are starting to become available again. Hooray for intellectual freedom!
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An oldie but a goodie from one of my favorite news sources: why reading is full of "empty promises."
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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I know I give thanks for libraries, librarians, and all my great readers. See you next week and, as always, email me with all the latest library info!

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