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30 business books every professional should read before turning 30

30 business books every professional should read before turning 30 | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
Richard Feloni and Shana Lebowitz outline 30 books to help you determine what you want from your professional life and how to make the most of it.
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Kitchener Public Library wins award for lending the internet

Kitchener Public Library wins award for lending the internet | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
The Kitchener Public Library has won a provincial aware for its popular program that allows people to check out wi-fi hotspot devices.
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25 Books on Travel That Will Change Your Life

25 Books on Travel That Will Change Your Life | Library Stuff | Scoop.it

Books are a secret weapon that we carry, especially as we travel and discover not only the world we live in, but explore who we are as a human being.

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A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014 | Library Stuff | Scoop.it

“I see sales departments given control over editorial,” said Le Guin. “I see my own publishers in a silly panic of ignorance and greed, charging public libraries for an ebook six or seven times more than they charge customers. We just saw a profiteer try to punish a publisher for disobedience and writers threatened by corporate fatwa, and I see a lot of us, the producers who write the books, and make the books, accepting this. Letting commodity profiteers sell us like deodorant, and tell us what to publish and what to write”

 

If Le Guin made the gathered publishing dignitaries uncomfortable with her admonishments (and there were uncomfortable stirrings, along with scattered applause), at least one person yelled out, “I love you.” And what’s not to love about an an author who proclaims, “But the name of our beautiful reward is not profit. It’s name is freedom.”

 

-Barbara Hoffert

 


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Top 32 Popular Fiction Books for Book Clubs - HPB.com

Top 32 Popular Fiction Books for Book Clubs - HPB.com | Library Stuff | Scoop.it

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8 Illustrated Books for Every Age and Every Summer Reading List - Salon

8 Illustrated Books for Every Age and Every Summer Reading List - Salon | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
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PEN judges Mac Barnett, Ted Lewin, and Elizabeth Winthrop acknowledged these novels as distinctive in the world of picture book writing.
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A New Way of Looking at Public Library Engagement in America | American Libraries Magazine

A New Way of Looking at Public Library Engagement in America | American Libraries Magazine | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
RT @alscblog: Gaining insight into how #libraries fit within American culture http://t.co/UwZM4kuERC via @amlibraries
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Summer books you'll love: Beach reads, sci-fi, non-fiction, literary novels ... - The Plain Dealer (blog)

Summer books you'll love: Beach reads, sci-fi, non-fiction, literary novels ... - The Plain Dealer (blog) | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
Summer books you'll love: Beach reads, sci-fi, non-fiction, literary novels ...
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That used to be the idea, anyway.
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10 authors who are brilliant at Twitter

10 authors who are brilliant at Twitter | Library Stuff | Scoop.it

They can write books, but can they tweet? Here are 10 authors you should follow.

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A three-time Caldecott winner talks with his editor about how a children's book is made

A three-time Caldecott winner talks with his editor about how a children's book is made | Library Stuff | Scoop.it

Margaret Ferguson has edited children’s books for over 30 years, and is now the publisher of Margaret Ferguson Books/Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers. She talked with three-time Caldecott Honor winner and MacArthur Fellow Peter Sís, about the process of editing a picture book and how Sís’ new children’s biography of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Pilot and the Little Prince, was made.

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How to encourage students to read for pleasure: teachers share their top tips

How to encourage students to read for pleasure: teachers share their top tips | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
While students might trudge through set texts in lessons, how can teachers inspire them to open a book when they get home?
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Book Nerd Problems | Lending Books to Friends

That time you lent a book to a friend... (No books were harmed in the making of this episode). Subscribe to Epic Reads: http://goo.gl/2vD4rM What are some of your book nerd problems?...
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The Muscle-Flexing, Mind-Blowing Book Girls Will Inherit The Earth - NPR (blog)

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The first ever BookCon, planned as an extension of the mega trade show Book Expo America by the same people who do Comic-Con, took place last weekend.
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The New York Public Library just unleashed 180,000 free images. We can't stop looking at them.

The New York Public Library just unleashed 180,000 free images. We can't stop looking at them. | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
Say goodbye to your afternoon.
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19 Books To Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year

19 Books To Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
2016 is going to be an exciting year for books and movies! In order of movie release date...
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The 50 best films made from novels

The 50 best films made from novels | Library Stuff | Scoop.it

A month ago, The Guardian asked its readers to vote for the best ever film made from a novel. The results are in, with the readers' chart of the top 50 film adaptations. Critics Peter Bradshaw and Xan Brooks cast their eyes over your favourites.

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Medieval books containing fascinating doodles & cartoons

Medieval books containing fascinating doodles & cartoons | Library Stuff | Scoop.it

A universal trait in classrooms and University lectures the world over, is that, when students are bored, they'll tend to amuse themselves in other ways. That was no different from 800 years ago in the 15th century when similarly bored students opted to doodle and scribble characters and artworks inside their text books.

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New Brunswick Writer, Andy Flanagan, Talks about Growing Up Dyslexic in How I “Laerned” to Read

New Brunswick Writer, Andy Flanagan, Talks about Growing Up Dyslexic in How I “Laerned” to Read | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
Short story writer Andy Flanagan wasn’t always good with words. Growing up, he could barely read, and he compensated by memorizing words and reciting assignments that were in his head, not on paper. Andy failed several grades in junior high and began seriously contemplating leaving school to go to war in Vietnam, before his school …

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Summer books you'll love: 10 selections for the beach bag - St. Louis Business Journal (blog)

Summer books you'll love: 10 selections for the beach bag - St. Louis Business Journal (blog) | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
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Some of you even took the time to tell us why the books deserve to be read. Below are the 10 best answers we received.
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Edmonton Public Library named best in North America

Edmonton Public Library named best in North America | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
The Edmonton Public Library is being recognized as the top of the stack, becoming the first Canadian library to be named Library of the Year by Library Journal magazine. (Congratulations to @epldotca: best library in North America!
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Eric Hill, creator of Spot the Dog, dies at 86

Eric Hill, creator of Spot the Dog, dies at 86 | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eric Hill, whose effort to entertain his young son with a simple drawing of a mischievous dog named Spot blossomed into a popu (Eric Hill, creator of innovative children's books about dog named Spot, dies at home in California...
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James Joyce's dirty love letters read aloud by Martin Starr, Paget Brewster & other TV comedy actors

James Joyce's dirty love letters read aloud by Martin Starr, Paget Brewster & other TV comedy actors | Library Stuff | Scoop.it

For Valentine’s Day, the sketch comedy video site Funny or Die capitalized on the availability of these highly detailed, fantasy-saturated Joycean mash notes by having them read dramatically.

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James Joyce's dirty love letters to Nora. (Warning: some naughty language and graphic detail!)

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What causes the smell of new & old books?

What causes the smell of new & old books? | Library Stuff | Scoop.it

As with all aromas, the origins can be traced back to a number of chemical constituents, so we can examine the processes and compounds that can contribute to both.

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Books to Watch Out For: June - New Yorker (blog)

Books to Watch Out For: June - New Yorker (blog) | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
Books to Watch Out For: June New Yorker (blog) Saunt writes that the events and people in this book “do not have the immediate resonance of the musket-bearing Boston Minutemen, but in surprising ways their stories are as pertinent to the...
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Banned Books Week to focus on comics and graphic novels | Robot ...

Banned Books Week to focus on comics and graphic novels | Robot ... | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
This year's Banned Books Week, slated for Sept. 21-27, will spotlight comics and graphic novels, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the Banned Books Week planning committee announced today. Graphic novels have ...
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