At the Libraries: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Fights Obesity

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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!

Have you guys heard about this UCLA library rant? Yeah, not so nice. The chancellor has even stepped in. There are lots of other response videos posted on YouTube. Wouldn't want to be that girl right now!
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Do you remember the Mr. Men and Little Miss books, by Roger Hargreaves? They are back, and it looks like they finally have the reviewer they deserve! One Hamilton Richardson has reviewed several on Amazon and has some impressive insight, such as "Hargreaves may well pay homage to Kafka and Orwell in this work, but he also goes beyond them." Indeed!
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And another childhood favorite, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, is now a part of a national anti-obesity campaign. Yes, he does indeed eat a lot, but there's a lesson here, just in time for National Nutrition Month (oh, didn't you know? March is NNM).
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A new library opening right now is definitely a cause for celebration! But this library is especially exciting -- take a peek at the "library of the future" right here!

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Literary tattoos is another category that continues to impress me. Some of these tattoos are serious commitments!
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Just when I think I've exhausted the links of people making art with books, I am wowed once again. Feast your eyes on this amazing list.
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Funny or Die has a great collection of videos, and now they are expanding their empire! This definitely sounds promising. Look for their first title this summer.
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Get your geek on while supporting the libraries you love at this great website. Come on, you read this column, so I know you know how to get your geek on, and I am right there with you!
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And back to childhood books, I'm sure you are all familiar with Shel Silverstein. He may have died in 1999, but that hasn't stopped new books of his from coming out. A while back, we had Runny Babbit. Now there's another "new" book coming out in September. He's the Tupac of kidlit!
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We may have missed World Book Day (March 2, apparently), but these cookies must be seen. What delicious creativity! (By the by, Owl Babies is one of my favorites, if you happen to have young children.)
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I'm always up for a photo list of amazing libraries, aren't you? Here are some real beauties. Anyone ever been to one of these? (Thanks Sara!)

Don't forget to nominate your favorite blogs for our At the Libraries Blog of the Month! I'll announce my new favorite next week. Send your tips to atthelibraries@gmail.com. See previous installments of At the Libraries here.

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