At the Libraries: Finding a Home for 30,000 Books

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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!

Happy belated Presidents' Day! If you weren't able to celebrate properly on Monday, try visiting DC's new Center for Education and Leadership, where you can see this 3-story-tall tower of books all about Abraham Lincoln. Amazing!
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Do you come home after a relaxing day of wandering with MORE books? Yeah, me too.

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But hey, if you have the space to house an extra 30,000 books, you should give this couple a call. They need a new home for their Land Library!
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Wow! NYPL is back on track to renovate some of its biggest branches to the tune of a billion dollars. That'll be worth a visit for sure. Should be done in 10 or 12 years, right?
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Oh dear, more library staff pilfering funds! Stop giving us a bad name!
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Here's your weekly dose of book sculpture! One, a book of life (above) created by David Kracov, and two, a head (below) carved page-by-page with surgical tools by Brian Dettmer.

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If you can't already guess what Jonathan Franzen thinks of e-books, here's a taste.
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Another election year, another set of awful, "patriotic" books by political wives. There's something here for Democrats and Republicans, but where is Carol Paul's book?
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Let's end with a video — a movie, actually. It's 15 minutes long, but for book lovers like us, it's some of the nicest 15 minutes you could find. Do yourself a favor and watch "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore."
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Thanks as always for reading, and let me just say, one more time, for the record: Yes, I know what The Onion is. Honestly, guys! Email me with your library and literary tidbits and I will see you next week!

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