At the Libraries: BEA Buzz

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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!

Since it's summertime, why not visit an outdoor bookstore for a change?
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It's also BEA time (anyone there? Say hello!), and the hottest titles generate lots of buzz. Here's a great list of what people are buzzing about.
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You may not realize this, but archivists are librarians, too! Here's your chance to learn all about this fascinating profession.
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Ever notice how, well, terrifying some stories for kids are? Yeah, you're not alone. Here's a creepy international round-up, but don't show your kids!

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Okay, that was a scary list, so here's a fun one: 10 literary haunts in New York. I've been to three! How about you?
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We all know New York has a great literary history, but what about other cities and towns? Well, Ploughshares is answering that very question in their series of Literary Boroughs. Does your town make the list?
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A few weeks ago we saw a perfume that could make you smell like a library -- now, here's something simpler: smell like a book. I do wish I could get little samples of these somehow!
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You just can't keep a good book club down. Or, an Oprah book club. She's rebooted it because she loves this book so much!
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Last but certainly not least, it's time for June's Blog of the Month! And how could I ignore one with a title like "F**k Yeah! Libraries"? I could not, of course! Thanks for posting awesome library stuff! Definitely worth a look.
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Thanks for reading, and I hope you guys have a fabulous rest of your week. Email me if you have something to share, and I will see you next week with more library and literary awesomeness!

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June 7, 2012 - 10:03am
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