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An Interview With the French Author Who Has Happiness Figured Out

An Interview With the French Author Who Has Happiness Figured Out | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Frederic Lenoir's French best seller, Happiness: A Philosopher's Guide, arrives in America.

 

-David Marchese

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Writers withdraw from PEN gala, cite honor for Charlie Hebdo

Michael Ondaatje, Francine Prose and at least four other writers have withdrawn from next month's PEN American Center gala, citing objections to the literary and human rights organization's honoring the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.


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Marketing Your Library

This is "Marketing Your Library" by SirsiDynix on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

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Great tips about program guides.

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Des livres d'auteurs autopubliés prêtés en bibliothèque : la porte s'ouvre

Des livres d'auteurs autopubliés prêtés en bibliothèque : la porte s'ouvre | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

La tendance de fond ne sera pas contredite par le ministère de la Culture. Fleur Pellerin vient de répondre à la députée Cécile Untermaier, qui l'interpellait en janvier dernier. La question parlementaire concernait la possibilité d'ouvrir le prêt de livre, et donc la rémunération de leurs auteurs, à des œuvres qui n'avaient pas fait l'objet d'un contrat d'édition. Autrement dit, à l'autopublication. ...


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How narration works in OverDrive Read

How narration works in OverDrive Read | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Some OverDrive Read eBooks have professionally recorded narration that plays along while you read.

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Louisville Libraries Help Train Local Talent For Tech Jobs

Louisville Libraries Help Train Local Talent For Tech Jobs | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Kentucky’s Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) is teaming with government agencies, nonprofits, and businesses in its community to teach people to develop websites and program software—and once those skills are honed, getting them placed in tech jobs around the region. With Code Louisville, local employers detail the programming knowledge that applicants will need to fill specific job openings, and sometimes provide mentors to assist in training programs. Using an LFPL card, trainees can access Treehouse online training programs at no cost.

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#WeNeedDiverseBooks: A Few of Our Favorites

#WeNeedDiverseBooks: A Few of Our Favorites | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

If I told you that we had diverse books at the library, what kinds of books do you think I mean? Would they have multicultural characters from different parts of the world? Who speak different languages? Who have different sexual orientations? Who have disabilities?

YES to any or all of the above!

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Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 15 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists

Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 15 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Jane Goodall, Julia Child, Pablo Neruda, Marie Curie, E.E. Cummings, Albert Einstein, Ella Fitzgerald, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Frida Kahl...

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Set Your Phasers to Stunned: 2015 Hugo Nominations Stir Controversy

Set Your Phasers to Stunned: 2015 Hugo Nominations Stir Controversy | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The April 4 announcement of this year's Hugo Awards shortlist generated a firestorm of controversy on Twitter and sf websites; at issue is the politicization of what should have been a selection process based on literary merit.

 

Beyond the Best Novel category, most of the final choices in the other categories (Best Novella, Best Novelette, Best Short Stories, Best Related Work) came from two fan block-voting campaigns, one called Sad Puppies organized by sf authors Brad R. Torgersen and Larry Correia. and the Rabid Puppies slate headed by fantasy writer. Vox Day (real name Theodore Beale),.

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Libraries in the Internet Age (Free Version) - YouTube

http://commoncraft.com We love libraries and librarians. We want them to succeed and we made this video to help the public understand how libraries have changed.

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CheckItOut - Taylor Swift Parody Video for National Library Week - YouTube

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library's parody of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off." In homage to Taylor Swift and her outspoken support of public libraries.

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Gaming & Libraries: A Canadian Perspective

Gaming & Libraries: A Canadian Perspective | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Canadian perspective on games and libraries comes to us from Christine F. Smith, ILN Country Ambassador for Canada. Games have existed as cultural artefacts for much time, and in recent years,e have seen games and gaming join our paperbacks and story times in library programs and services around the world. Gaming can been seen quite noticeably in the Canadian library landscape. From the Greater Victoria Public Library’s video game lending, to the Atlantic Provinces Library Association’s “Games@theLibrary” week and Montreal’s grand 13-day “Montréal joue” festival, Canadian public libraries from coast to coast have integrated games and gaming into their organisations..


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In Praise of Libraries

In Praise of Libraries | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A salute to society's most successful civic institution. The public library is the only civic institution in my community that is uncompromisingly successful. Not everyone in my small town is crazy about the police force, and not everyone is all that pleased with the public schools. No one ever seems terribly happy with the planning board, the architectural review board, the board of trustees. Some people think the volunteer firemen get too much money for new equipment, though no one ever dares say it out loud. The public library is different. The public library is the community’s kindly grandmother: helpful, patient, understanding. Nobody in my town ever stands up and says he dislikes the public library. Nobody in your town does, either.

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Top 10 des écrivains devenus célèbres après leur mort, c’est ballot comme on dit

Top 10 des écrivains devenus célèbres après leur mort, c’est ballot comme on dit | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Il y a des écrivains qui ont la chance de connaître la gloire de leur vivant, qui récoltent prix littéraire sur prix littéraire, qui se font un max de pognon et qui passent leurs vacances dans leur...


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Why Junot Diaz urges you to read more promiscuously

Why Junot Diaz urges you to read more promiscuously | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz on pushing for real diversity in the largely-white worlds of Western academia and literature. Plus, advice for readers.

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Top 20 des livres détournés de Clémentine Mélois

Top 20 des livres détournés de Clémentine Mélois | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Clémentine Mélois aime les livres, à tel point qu'elle a décidé de se les approprier d'une bien étrange manière, avec malice et finesse. Elle détourne à sa façon les couvertures des classiques...


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Saint John library launches new kid-friendly mobile app

Saint John library launches new kid-friendly mobile app | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

My Book Buddy helps families choose books and place them on hold from their smart phones.

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Recueil 20 ans - Journée mondiale du livre et du droit d’auteur (JMLDA)

Recueil 20 ans - Journée mondiale du livre et du droit d’auteur (JMLDA) | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Découvrez les 20 auteurs qui ont collaboré au recueil qui souligne les 20 ans de la Journée mondiale du livre et du droit d’auteur (JMLDA).

 

Du 2 au 23 avril, découvrez chaque jour le nom d’un auteur qui a collaboré au recueil.

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The 2015 Pulitzer for fiction goes to Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See

The 2015 Pulitzer for fiction goes to Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Following last year’s win for Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, the Pulitzer jury named Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See this year’s winner in the fiction category, a second year in a row that the year’s break-out literary bestseller took home the prize.


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10 Canadian modern poetry classics you should read

10 Canadian modern poetry classics you should read | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

These contemporary Canadian collections are sure to stand the test of time. Below, check out these 10 must-read modern classics of Canadian poetry. 

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20 Amazing Soundtracks & Songs from Movies Based on Books | BOOK RIOT

20 Amazing Soundtracks & Songs from Movies Based on Books | BOOK RIOT | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A soundtrack can make or break a movie in the same way that acting, a script, or the production style can. What I love about movie scores is that they tell a story in a different way...

 

-Kate Scott

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Scénarios d'usages pour les tablettes en bibliothèque publique (+ une liste de ressources)

Scénarios d'usages pour les tablettes en bibliothèque publique (+ une liste de ressources) | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Après l’examen du profil de la génération tablette et un survol des services mobiles, les participants du laboratoire vivant des Bibliothèques de Montréal ont entrepris d’explorer et de co-créer des avenues de développement possibles, pertinentes, innovatrices, durables pour la tablothèque.


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Unreserved's encore encounter of a literary kind

Unreserved's encore encounter of a literary kind | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
This week on Unreserved we are bringing you an encore presentation of some of your favourite authors. Host Rosanna Deerchild's inner geek could not be more excited!

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