At the Libraries: Helena Bonham Carter as a Librarian

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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!

If you like weird, our April Blog of the Month is for you: Forgotten Bookmarks is a collection of, well, bookmarks that have been forgotten, then found inside used books. Take a peek -- it's addictive!
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April is National Poetry Month, I hope you know, and here's an easy way for you to "write" a poem: use your books! Check out book spine poetry and get inspired. If you make one, send me a pic and I'll post it!
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Want to do some good in your community? Consider organizing a book flash mob! Get the skinny here.
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Obligatory Hunger Games post: Katniss as a Barbie doll! You know you want one! And thanks to your enthusiasm, yes, I am going to see it next week and I can't wait!

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Librarians and smut... a natural pairing? Historically, it would appear so. (Warning: NSFW images.)
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This image is SFW, and, oh my gosh, what on earth is happening to these books?!?!
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Is this the most beautiful book in the world? I don't know, but it sure seems like a contender.
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Oh dear, I'm going to have to raise my hand on Ayn Rand for this question. What are you embarrassed to have once liked?
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We see a ton of cool bookshelves on this site, and I always thought they'd make a great coffee table book. Guess I'm not the only one.
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Maybe one day bookends will get the same treatment? Here are some great ones.
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Librarians! Do you talk trash about your job? Is it something about the thankless nature of the work, or does everyone trash their jobs? Join the debate!
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You know you have to watch this Rufus Wainwright video: it stars Helena Bonham Carter as... a librarian! She's kinda old-fashioned, as we librarians are so hip now, but great tune.

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Thanks as always for reading, and have a great National Library Week, y'all! Email me with all the great library and literary happenings in your neck of the woods, and I'll see you next week.

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