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The Absurdities of Encyclopedia Brown

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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!

As promised, the September Blog of the Month is here, and it's a great one. All hail the Librarian Wardrobe! Just what it sounds like, this blog is photos of actual library workers and what they wear to work. Fellow librarians, submit your photos today!
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Remember good old Encyclopedia Brown? I grew up on his mysteries (I was way too much of a tomboy for Nancy Drew), but they were pretty tricky to solve. Here are some of the trickiest, and, as the writer says, they "border on the absurd." Or maybe they are aspirational?
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I don't necessarily like this article, but I've got to admit that there probably is some truth here. Sometimes it seems like it would just kill people to smile, know what I mean?
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Seattle residents, I had no idea that this happened every year! How do you survive with the library closed for a whole week? Share your stories if you have them.

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