At the Libraries: The People's Library

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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!

Readers, I bring you Visions of the Future! Or actually, visions from the past, about the year 2000, and aren't those way funnier? Love those audiobooks!
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Read while you occupy Wall Street, protestors! Check out The People's Library when you are down there fighting the man but need a little break.
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Steig Larsson fans, are you ready for a graphic novel version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo? Yeah, me either.
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Speaking of graphic novels, artist and author Art Spiegelman has some thoughts on the future of the book, and don't worry, folks, he is pretty sure there will always be a place for physical books.
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Thanks to Connie and an anonymous commenter for pointing me to this article about, gasp! present-day book burning. Say it ain't so, folks, say it ain't so!
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Don't you feel like we are always seeing lists of amazing libraries? Here's another 12 for you to gaze at.
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Uh oh, San Diego! They are trying to build a big, beautiful downtown library, but they have hit a leetle teeny shortfall. Anyone got a spare $26 million?
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Those big, beautiful, expensive downtown libraries can be huge successes, though. Just ask Montreal!
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What does Cory Doctorow have to do to get his latest book, With a Little Help, into libraries? Given that it's a print-on-demand title, the answer is: jump through a whole lotta hoops.
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Whoa, a competitor to the downloadable-book-behemoth that is OverDrive? Looks like Kansas might be revolutionizing the revolution!
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Here's a great video to end with. Anyone live in Ireland? Their libraries are booming and this video has the stats to prove it!

Love your library from librarydotievideos on Vimeo.

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Thanks for reading, and say hi in the comments! As always, email with any great library info you happen to come across. See you guys next week!

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