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WFMAD Day 20 – Silliness

Tweet Sometimes you just have to push the silly button. Maybe that’s why it is time for the annual Pimp My Bookcart competition. Last year’s winner was a Good Humor-themed cart created by welding students at Harlem High School. If you need to smile, check out all of last year’s winners. Two more smile makers […]
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ALA pics & recovery

TweetDo not lean to close to the screen whilst reading this; I have a Summer Death Cold and don’t want to infect you. I ran this post through the anti-virus thingie, but you know viruses; always mutating.Wash your hands when you are finished reading. And increase your Vitamin C intake.And now to my ALA recap. (I did […]
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My ALA schedule

TweetWhere will I be during the American Library Association conference in Washington DC this week?Friday June 25th – I’ll be hanging around the YALSA Preconference all day long, worshipping librarians and thanking them for being such an important part of the lives of teen readers.I’ll also be speaking on the Author Panel from 1 – 2pm, […]
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Taking advantage of the longest days & WFMAD anyone?

TweetSorry to have been to absent from blogging, my friends. We’ve been taking advantage of the long days in the garden. A very generous friend showed up with a pick-up truck filled with herbs. The herb garden by the cottage that I was going to work on this fall is now on an accelerated schedule! […]
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Lady Gaga in the Library

TweetThis is so freaking awesome I have no words. Just enjoy.(Video was made by students and faculty at the University of Washington’s Information School. One of the students is the daughter of a friend. LIBRARIANS RULE THE WORLD!)
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Tweet"Cutting libraries in a recession is like cutting hospitals in a plague."Eleanor CrumblehulmeYou know you want this on a tee-shirt. Buy one for your state’s governor and your school board president while you’re at it.
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W & P Q #6, and no, I didn’t know my voice could go that high

TweetRandom fact: I sing alto. If I have a cold, my voice goes even deeper, pitching down into Lauren Bacall range. But apparently, under the right circumstances, my voice climbs the octaves until I sound like a very small mouse or someone who has spent too much time around helium balloons. The “right circumstances” being […]
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TweetI’m not sure how to explain this video. Um…. It’s a bit of pre-Newbery/Caldecott dinner madness combined with Project Runway reactions. So it’s kind of silly and fun and you might get a charge out of watching it. The masterminds behind the piece are Maria van Lieshout, Jim Averback, and Betsy Bird helped, too. They […]
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ALA Photos, Round Three and A Hero

TweetWe’ll start tonight’s picture show with the gorgeous smiles of Kevin Lewis and Holly Black. Yes, he’s Holly’s editor, too. If you’re a teacher or librarian, you want to know the good people of TeachingBooks.net. TeachingBooks ” is a time-saving portal to thousands of online resources you can use to explore children’s and young adult […]
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ALA Photos, Round Two & Historical Trivia

TweetBefore I start with the photos, I want to make sure that you know that on today, JULY 2ND!, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was actually signed. John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, the next day, saying “The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. […]
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