At the Libraries: Are Novelists Ignoring the Internet?

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Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a comment!

This made the Internet rounds last week -- a lost book illustrated by Louise Fitzhugh! (I don't have to explain who she is, right?) Check out the fascinating world of Suzuki Beane.
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Because I just can't let a week go by without a Harry Potter post, here you go: The littlest Harry Potter in the world!
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Canada, relax! People are reading. And you probably read more than we Americans do, anyway.
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Cutest video ever! Say it with me now: "You, all right! I learned it by watching you!" But, you know, this is a good habit, not a bad one.

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Did you miss it? Monday was #libday on Twitter. Not bad, but we definitely can do better than that. Get tweeting, peeps!
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There's a storm brewing in Buffalo, and I don't mean snow. Budget woes loom large, and the Central Library looks to be changing its mission. But not everyone agrees with the methods.
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Jonathan Safran Foer's latest work is quite a departure from his usual stuff, and I'm not talking about Eating Animals. As he says, "Tree of Codes is a small response to a great book." I've never heard of that book, but now I'm tempted to read it. Too bad my library doesn't have it. Any of you guys read it?
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Children's books abound in popular culture -- apparently Ryan Gosling's character in Blue Valentine has a Shel Silverstein-inspired tattoo. Guess what it is before you click on the link!
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People! Lil' Wayne appreciates your support during his difficult time. He even has a website to prove it. And on said website, he is serious about supporting his fans, too! Check out this awesome shoutout: “Mia Edwards ... Earning your Masters in Library and Information Science is beautiful.” I can't help but agree! Stay strong, Weezy!
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Are novelists ignoring the Internet? Okay, maybe not Gary Shteyngart, but it can be hard to find an online reference in contemporary fiction. Do you agree that "mainstream literary novelists – by which I mean writers who specialise in realistic, character-based narratives – have mostly shied away from writing about this"? Does it matter?
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And just in case you missed it, check out this amazing student reading Dr. Seuss' Fox in Socks at lightning speed!

I'll soon have a new Blog of the Month to highlight, and I'm taking suggestions now. Email me if you've got one! Send your tips to atthelibraries@gmail.com. See previous installments of At the Libraries here.

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