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At the Libraries: Peep This!

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Easter is long over, but the awesome results of the Peeps diorama contests live on. Check out the winners of the Seattle Public Library's competition!

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An unusual form of ID, to be sure... but if it's proof of residency, then here's your library card. Please stay out of the children's room, I guess.

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Just in case you missed this great mental_floss article, I'm linking to it. Book anti-dedications are right up my alley!

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Chelsea Clinton interviews the goddess herself, Judy Blume! The second clip is the best.

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This librarian kicks butt at Jeopardy and weight lifting. Talk about well-rounded! 

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The Paris Review has been all over libraries lately (because they are so awesome!). First they covered the art installation The Library of Unborrowed Books and then the very next day, NYPL's Underground Library. Anyone used that yet?

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The American Spectator noticed libraries recently, too, but alas, not so happily for this writer.

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You aren't the only one with an unpublished book out there. Lots of famous authors have their own never-seen works, so you're in good company!

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Sylvia Plath's children's books were published, but they've been rediscovered lately, and this one sounds just lovely. Pretty pricey on Amazon—here's hoping it gets reissued!

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It's a bookshelf! It's a coffee table! It's both!

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Best fortune cookie ever? I'm gonna say yes!

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And best headline ever. All libraries "on the face of the earth," you guys! So don't be like that guy.

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Librarians don't just read books—we also write them. Here's a great list to check out. Heh heh, "check out." Get it?

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Aren't you glad the ten strangest drugs in fiction don't really exist? They are fascinating, though.

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We've all got awkward teenage photos—even (especially?) famous authors.

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Can a new library in the South Bronx convince teens today "that the slickest rhymers are often also the sharpest readers"? Maybe so...

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Who's that guy reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom?

Just can't place him...

Thanks for reading, and please email me with any great library and literary tidbits you might discover. I'll see you next month!

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