At the Libraries: What Character Would You Invite to a Holiday Meal?

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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-giving season might be over, but here's something to stock up on for next year (or for yourself!): just about the coolest bookends ever. Stephen's Lighthouse, as usual, has the scoop.
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Um, what? A town is waiting for its library director to come back once he finishes his stint in jail. Pelham, NH, you've got some explaining to do!
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Here's a great question to ask as we look back on awesome, awful, or awkward family holiday gatherings: What literary character would you invite for a holiday meal? Hmm, I think the Cat in the Hat would certainly spice things up!

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This book wormhole is both amazing and scary. I can't look at it too long; it's triggering my fear of heights!
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Folks just get more and more inventive with books. Here are some amazing landscape carvings. You've gotta see them to understand what that means, trust me. (Thanks to my husband for the link!)
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Wow, what a lucky and talented nurse! This story should encourage us all to finish (or start?) those novels...
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And once you do, publish it yourself! Who cares what those mean old publishers say, you can still draw people to your book. Here are some tips on getting your book into public libraries and in front of readers. I have to say I concur with most of it -- excellent advice.
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E-books might be all the rage these days, but book lovers' passion will never die! Maybe it will even increase?
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It's a new year and a new month, so time to highlight a new blog! Our January blog of the Month is a sweet (and searchable) collection of epigraphs, very appropriately called Epigraphic. Go on and check it out, even submit one if the fancy strikes! (Thanks, Emily!)
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Here's a joke to end on. Hopefully it brings a smile to your face, like it did mine!
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Thanks for reading, and happy 2012, y'all! Don't forget to email me any great library or literary news that you have.

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January 4, 2012 - 8:13am
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