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What's Wrong With Reading?

What's Wrong With Reading? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Recently I was “caught” reading at McDonald’s by a group of kids at my school. I say “caught” because many of my peers consider reading to be a lame activity. They think it’s something that only geeks do. But there I was, reading Med Head by James Patterson, a mystery/suspense author, when they strolled by. One girl named Tiffany walked up and said “Is that a…” she rubbed her eyes and acted like she couldn’t believe what I was doing. “...book?” she finished in a sarcastic, incredulous way...

 

-Anthony Turner @ HuffPost Books

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Une bibliothèque britannique gérée bénévolement par des squatters - Livres Hebdo

Une bibliothèque britannique gérée bénévolement par des squatters - Livres Hebdo | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Les bibliothèques qui ferment leurs portes pour cause de restriction budgétaire en Grande-Bretagne font parfois des heureux. Huit jeunes sans-abris ont squatté une bibliothèque fermée depuis avril dernier dans la banlieue Nord de Londres,  la Friern Barnet Library. D’après The Guardian, ils sont entrés par une fenêtre ouverte et ont décidé de la faire revivre. Après quelques négociations, le conseil municipal de Barnet a finalement autorisé les huit occupants à rester dans l'établissement en échange de sa gestion bénévole.

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Zoom – J’invente la bibliothèque

Zoom – J’invente la bibliothèque | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Chaque fois qu’une de ces Little Free Library ouvre dans une communauté, les médias locaux, curieux, se précipitent. Depuis 2009, le phénomène, parti d’une simple maisonnette pour livres bricolée à la main, revisite l’idée de la bibliothèque.Puis elle est devenue une chaîne d’humanité au magnétisme oprahesque. Ouvrons la porte.

 

-Émilie Folie-Boivin @ Le Devoir

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20 Books About Movies Every Film Lover Should Own

20 Books About Movies Every Film Lover Should Own | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

September is a very good month for books about film. Roger Ebert’s wonderful memoir Life Itself is out in paperback; J. Hoberman’s excellent survey of 21st century cinema culture, Film After Film, is available in hardback and on Kindles; and there’s an all-new edition of Leonard Maltin’s movie guide. It’s the kind of thick, information-packed reference that is getting rarer and rarer in the IMDb age, but as Maltin notes on his Indiewire blog, “To those who think it’s been supplanted by the Internet I can only say, ‘We’re still here'...

 

-Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

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Ebooks en bibliothèque : Hachette facture 220 % plus cher

Ebooks en bibliothèque : Hachette facture 220 % plus cher | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Nouvelle politique tarifaire...

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OverDrive To Library Customers: Hachette is Raising E-Book Prices an Average of 220% on Over 3500 Titles | LJ INFOdocket

OverDrive To Library Customers: Hachette is Raising E-Book Prices an Average of 220% on Over 3500 Titles | LJ INFOdocket | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

In February, we learned that Random House was going to raise the price of their ebooks by up to 300%. Some seven months later OverDrive is informing customers that beginning on October 1, 2012, Hachette will increase the price of approximately 3500 titles (with release dates of April 2010 and earlier) by an average of 220%.

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Pinning for Programs | ALSC Blog

Pinning for Programs | ALSC Blog | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Harvest Festival season is upon us here in Nova Scotia, and as usual, I’ve been asked to run children’s games in my small town...I wanted to find a few new games this year, and I had just opened a Pinterest account at work. Lo and behold, I found a board called Library Carnival Ideas. Thank you, Anne at SoTomorrow, for this. I then created my own board for the ideas that I wanted to try this year. Once I started looking, it was hard to stop. I now have ideas for Halloween programs, Mo Willems programs, teen crafts, and I can even create a visual list of my favorite books of the year. 

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Audiobooker, by Mary Burkey – Audiobook News You Can Use

Audiobooker, by Mary Burkey – Audiobook News You Can Use | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A roundup of audiobook links of interest…

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Nos livres à juste prix : politiques et professionnels mobilisés au Québec

Nos livres à juste prix : politiques et professionnels mobilisés au Québec | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Hachette Livre soutient la campagne...

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Digital learning labs convert consumers into creators

Digital learning labs convert consumers into creators | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Teenagers are natural and voracious media consumers. But new research suggests that teens can learn more effectively in hands-on projects where they can be creative and think critically.

 

“Libraries and museums are part of reenvisioning learning in the 21st century,” said Susan Hildreth, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). “They are trusted community institutions where teens can follow their passions and imagine exciting futures.”

 

-Greg Landgraf @ American Libraries Magazine

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Programming Librarian | Let the Day of Games Begin!

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American Library Association’s International Games Day on November 3, 2012, is a great way to entice people into the library for a day of fun and learning. Many library collections not only house electronic resources and e-books, but have now begun collecting games. This event is a great way to showcase this collection along with any related collections.

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Starbucks Cards and Libraries – Would it Work? | David Lee King

Starbucks Cards and Libraries – Would it Work? | David Lee King | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
I sometimes pick up those cool Starbuck's Free App/Free Song/Free Book cards when I'm at Starbucks buying a coffee.

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LibraryThing’s New Personalized Book Recommendation Tool “Book Psychic” Debuts at Portland Public Library | LJ INFOdocket

LibraryThing’s New Personalized Book Recommendation Tool “Book Psychic” Debuts at Portland Public Library | LJ INFOdocket | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

LibraryThing and Bowker have launched BookPsychic, a new concept in readers advisory — a personal recommender system for libraries.

 

BookPsychic works by inviting library patrons to rate books using an interface that early users felt was familiar and intuitive. Books to rate and recommendations are split into simple genres, like “Recent Fiction,” “History” and “Home and Garden.” As patrons rate more books, the system learns more and more about their likes and dislikes, enabling the creation of “Just for You” recommendations.

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SLJ’s Best of Apps & Enhanced Books August 2012

SLJ’s Best of Apps & Enhanced Books August 2012 | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Reviews in this column first appeared in SLJ’s Touch and Go. After each review, you’ll find the date it appeared online. Online, there are links to related resources, a trailer (if one exists), and a “purchase” button.

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Des cartes de bibliothèque multi usage pour les immigrants clandestins à Los Angeles - Livres Hebdo

Des cartes de bibliothèque multi usage pour les immigrants clandestins à Los Angeles - Livres Hebdo | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Le conseil municipal de Los Angeles vient de voter un plan qui prévoit de transformer la carte de bibliothèque en pièce d'identité, a annoncé le Los Angeles Times du 11 septembre. La cité des Anges rejoindrait ainsi le nombre grandissant des villes américaines qui proposent, sous une forme ou une autre, un document d'identification aux travailleurs qui se trouvent sans papiers d'identité et sans permis de conduire du fait de leur situation irrégulière. C'est la première fois cependant que ce type de document s'appuie sur la carte de lecteur.

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Critics Attack France’s Annual Rentrée Littéraire as “Collective Suicide”

Critics Attack France’s Annual Rentrée Littéraire as “Collective Suicide” | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

France's annual orgy of new fiction, the rentrée littéraire, or literary season, is underway, but some in publishing think it's doing more harm than good.

 

-Olivia Snaije @ Publishing Perspectives

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Why Reading Is Good For Your Brain

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The findings were unexpected: Subjects were asked to read leisurely at first, and then to make a shift towards more critical reading. In both instances, Philips noticed an increase in blood flow that exceeded "just work and play." In the case of more critical reading--the type you'd engage in while writing an essay or preparing for a test--blood flow increased beyond executive function regions, or those areas responsible for problem-solving. In other words, both leisurely reading and close-reading could benefit us neurologically in pretty significant ways.

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Harry Potter et Twilight, ambassadeurs de la littérature Jeune Adulte

Harry Potter et Twilight, ambassadeurs de la littérature Jeune Adulte | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Les livres Jeune Adulte, ou Young Adult, selon la classification américaine, représentent ainsi « un genre littéraire florissant », assure l'étude, dont le lectorat s'étend de 12 à 30 ans, peu ou prou. Ces oeuvres ne peuvent pas être directement classées dans la catégorie jeunesse, ni littérature adulte, à proprement parler. Ainsi, à 54 %, les répondants de l'étude se classent dans la catégorie des lecteurs de littérature Jeune Adulte. Avec une grande majorité de femmes, - 89 % contre 11 %...

 

-Cécile Mazin @ ActuaLitté

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Dexter : Marvel Comics repousse la sortie du comic book - TF1 News

Dexter : Marvel Comics repousse la sortie du comic book - TF1 News | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Outre son retour à la télévision prévu le 30 septembre sur Showtime aux Etats-Unis, Dexter Morgan s'apprête également à animer l'univers du comics. Jeff Lindsay, qui a créé le personnage et est auteur de six romans le mettant en scène, a adapté ses écrits pour Marvel Comics. Le premier ouvrage tiré du roman d'origine devait sortir en octobre mais ne sera finalement disponible qu'en janvier 2013.

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Review: Unspoken

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Nope, still not calm enough to talk about this book. WOW. WOW. LOVE. LOVE. AWESOME. AMAZING. WAIT, WHAT? WOW. LOVE. THAT ENDING.

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2012 Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

2012 Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

There sure are some surprising choices in that list, given that last year the judges were prioritizing 'readability' in their selection.


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50 Surprising Ways To Use Your Amazon Kindle

50 Surprising Ways To Use Your Amazon Kindle | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Kindle is good. The Kindle is great. We surrender our will, as of this date! Amazon’s own ereader attracts its fair share of fans, but its potential stretches well beyond merely reading various ebook documents. In addition, numerous hacks and tricks exist to push the Kindle even further, either extending its life, saving money, or tacking on some brand new features. Enjoy a few random tips to pique ebook readers’ interest, some of which require a bit of hardware and software literacy, some of which can be executed with only one neuron firing.

 

-Jeff Dunn @ Edudemic

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Chicago Public Library closes book on amnesty

Chicago Public Library closes book on amnesty | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Chicago Public Library recently held its own type of homecoming — welcoming the more than 100,000 missing books, CDs and DVDs that found their way back to library shelves. And it didn't matter how they got there, because for those three weeks, all was forgiven. Exactly 101,301 items were returned from Aug. 20 to Sept. 7 in the library's "Once in a Blue Moon Amnesty" program, a rare window of time during which outstanding fines and fees were waived. The library estimates the value of the items returned during the program at about $2 million.

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Orange library partners with local businesses to offer savings - The Bulletin

Orange residents will save on more than books, movies, and music during the month of September, thanks to the Case Memorial Library.
As part of National Library Card Sign-Up month, the library has partnered with 35 Orange businesses for a new promotion called “Show Your Card” that offers discounts and complimentary gifts and services to Orange residents who show their up-to-date Case Memorial Library card.

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Une première sélection du Renaudot, avec Deville et Zeller mais sans Adam

Une première sélection du Renaudot, avec Deville et Zeller mais sans Adam | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
7 essais et 13 romans, dont ceux de Patrick Deville, Florian Zeller et Aurélien Bellanger, sont en lice pour le prix Renaudot.

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