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DC Entertainment Graphic Novel Essentials and Chronology 2014 | DC Comics | 9781401252519 | NetGalley

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Books and brew: London library launching new take on book clubs

Books and brew: London library launching new take on book clubs | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
If a book and a beer is your idea of Heaven, then London’s librarians have the perfect combination for you. This week, London Public Library begins its newest outreach project: Books On Tap. It’s at the Morrissey House on Wednesday,…
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American Museum of Natural History Launches Free Online Image Database - The Digital Shift

American Museum of Natural History Launches Free Online Image Database - The Digital Shift | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it

The American Museum of Natural History's (AMNH) research library last month hosted the official launch of its new online image database for Digital Special Collections. Begun as a project to digitize 1,000 of the museum's photos and rare book illustrations, the Digital Special Collections program has evolved into a long-term project that will offer the public free online access to the museum's research library collection. The new database includes more than 7,000 archival images, including photographs from 19th century scientific expeditions and illustrations from rare books dating back to the 16th century.

 

-Matt Enis


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Maya Angelou, poet, author and activist, dead at 86

Maya Angelou, poet, author and activist, dead at 86 | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
Celebrated American poet, author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, the cultural force known for her autobiographical book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, has died at the age of 86.
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Be a Player! Ten Tips for Building Your Library’s Toy Collection

Be a Player! Ten Tips for Building Your Library’s Toy Collection | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
Early childhood specialist at the Brooklyn Public Library Rachel G. Payne provides a top ten list for librarians looking to develop their toy collection.
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The Back of the Turtle

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"This is Thomas King’s first literary novel in fifteen years and follows on the success of the award-winning and bestselling The Inconvenient Indian and his beloved Green Grass, Running Water and Truth and Bright Water , both of which continue to be taught in Canadian schools and universities. Green Grass, Running Water is widely considered a contemporary Canadian classic.

 

In The Back of the Turtle , Gabriel returns to Smoke River, the reserve where his mother grew up and to which she returned with Gabriel’s sister. The reserve is deserted after an environmental disaster killed the population, including Gabriel’s family and the local wildlife. Gabriel, a brilliant scientist working for DowSanto, created GreenSweep and indirectly led to the crisis. Now he has come to see the damage and to kill himself in the sea. But as he prepares to let the water take him, he sees a young girl in the waves. Plunging in, he saves her and soon is saving others. Who are these people with their long black hair and almond eyes who have fallen from the sky?

 

Filled with brilliant characters, trademark wit, wordplay and a thorough knowledge of native myth and storytelling, this novel is a masterpiece by one of our most important writers."


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New Thomas King novel will be published in September 2014.

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2014 YALSA Teens’ Top Ten Nominees Announced

2014 YALSA Teens’ Top Ten Nominees Announced | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
YALSA recently announced the 25 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees for 2014. Teens are encouraged to read the titles before the national Teens’ Top Ten vote, which starts August 15 and goes through Teen Read Week, from October 12-18.
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The 18 Most Hipster Books Of All Time

The 18 Most Hipster Books Of All Time | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it

#HipsterBooks was trending on Twitter last week thanks to a flurry of riffs on classic book titles: Remembrance of Things Pabst, A Farewell to Non-Inked Arms, He's Just Not That Into Your Vinyl Collection.


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Digital vs. Information Literacy

Digital vs. Information Literacy | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered just what the difference is between digital and information literacy? Or how they they are connected to each other? Those are important questions because for librarians, the ...
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Une bibliothèque qui stimule les intelligences multiples

Une bibliothèque qui stimule les intelligences multiples | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
Un établissement scolaire américain a appliqué la théorie des intelligences multiples à l'agencement de sa bibliothèque
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2014 Gale/LJ Library of the Year: Edmonton Public Library, Transformed by Teamwork

2014 Gale/LJ Library of the Year: Edmonton Public Library, Transformed by Teamwork | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
For 101 years, Alberta’s Edmonton Public Library (EPL) has galvanized its ever-growing city. From its beginnings above a meat and liquor store in 1913 to its current configuration as a massive, team-driven enterprise, EPL has served as a pioneering gathering place, connecting people and expanding minds. In the process, it changed the parameters of what it means to be a public library and transformed itself. Having the spirit and creativity to do that meant taking risks, innovating, and embracing change. It made EPL a model for all public libraries and the winner of the 2014 Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year Award.
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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity.
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Beyond the Maker Space | Backtalk

Beyond the Maker Space | Backtalk | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
How often do librarians find themselves trying to explain that the library’s mission is not about books but about information? This public mis­understanding about what we are doing and why leads to a community misconception of what we should be doing in the future. The reality is that we as librarians make the same mistake all the time. We know intellectually that informational flow and access are our main missions, but our decisions and our hearts often put the focus on books. Books, in many cases, remain by far the best delivery vehicle for information, but there are many subject areas where other informational vehicles would be more effective, even if implementing those vehicles might mean less money spent on books.
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Weaving Together Touch and Digital into Early Childhood Play - The Digital Shift

Weaving Together Touch and Digital into Early Childhood Play - The Digital Shift | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it

Experts have found that physical touch and hand movements are important for brain development and learning—crucial aspects to be aware of when creating apps and other digital programs for children.

 

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Weaving Together Touch and Digital into Early Childhood Play - The Digital Shift

Weaving Together Touch and Digital into Early Childhood Play - The Digital Shift | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
Experts have found that physical touch and hand movements are important for brain development and learning—crucial aspects to be aware of when creating apps and other digital programs for children.
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easTech: Nice to Know - Infant Digital Literacy

easTech: Nice to Know - Infant Digital Literacy | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
Digital Literacy coach David Caleb (a published photographer himself), worked with K1 students to show them the basics of how to hold the iPod Touch, how to focus, and some tips around perspective. Click through the ...
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GLBTQ Pride @ Your Library

GLBTQ Pride @ Your Library | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
Add to your lanyard for instant queer visibility at the info desk. Or wear as a straight supporter of GLBTQ rights and queer outreach in the library. New for GLBTQ Pride Month 2010.
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A behind the scenes look at the new library | Global News Halifax

A behind the scenes look at the new library | Global News Halifax | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it

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Farley Mowat dead at 92

Farley Mowat dead at 92 | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
Farley Mowat, one of Canada's best-known authors and a noted environmentalist, has died at age 92.
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Toronto Public Library asked to pull Dr. Seuss book 'Hop on Pop'

Toronto Public Library asked to pull Dr. Seuss book 'Hop on Pop' | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
A popular tale by Dr. Seuss was one of seven books that patrons have asked Toronto Public Library to remove from its collection over the past year.
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Beach Reads, Royal Intrigue, and Genre-Bending Tales | What’s Hot in YA

Beach Reads, Royal Intrigue, and Genre-Bending Tales | What’s Hot in YA | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
The following titles–from Justin Somper’s first foray into YA lit and Danielle Paige's wicked Dorothy Must Die to Sally Green’s witchy Half Bad and E. Lockhart’s much-anticipated We Were Liars– offer teens a plethora of attention-worthy narratives.
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