Reinventing Shakespeare: Why His Stories Are Timeless

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I often wonder what Shakespeare would think of his legacy. It would be difficult to imagine what ambitions he had when he began his writing career. Eternal fame, legendary status was, perhaps, not on his bucket list. To say Shakespeare has become immortal through his sonnets and plays would be a slight on the truth. [….]

National Library Week: How a Library Saved My Life

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April 10 – 16 is National Library Week, and this year’s theme is “Libraries Transform“, reminding all Americans that today’s libraries are not just about what they have for people, but what they do for and with people. Have you been to your local library lately?  They really have become amazing places.  If you’ve been to one [….]

LitStack Review: The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

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The Library at Mount Char Scott Hawkins Crown Publishers Release Date:  June 16, 2015 ISBN 978-0-553-41860-6 When doing research for this review, I was gladdened to read that Scott Hawkins, the author of The Library at Mount Char, likes to do such ordinary and mundane (in a good way) things such as woodworking, computer programming, [….]

Librarians Who Love Ink

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If you’re still holding on to the idea of librarians being meek little old ladies with thick glasses and frayed buns pinned to the back of their heads, then, you, friend, clearly haven’t visited a library lately. We love this post from THP that discusses the very cool things the The Rhode Island Library Association (RILA) is [….]

Anonymous Librarian Confessions

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We love this post from The Daily Mail. A group of anonymous librarians are letting it all hang out. We’ll admit to a few of these confessions as well. Librarians have a fearsome reputation for shushing noisy patrons and enforcing rules. They are also thought to have more sophisticated reading tastes than the average library [….]

Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’ Gets Remade By Librarians (VIDEO)

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From The Huffington Post: While a number of things may come to mind when reflecting upon director Spike Jonze’s 1994 classic music video for the Beastie Boys’ hit song “Sabotage,” librarians and books never really made that list. Until now. You may want to turn your books in on time, as the fine looks pretty [….]

Your Library Misses You

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Any reader who has spent hours between the stacks, utterly consumed in fictional worlds and words will tell you that there is a fundamental necessity for the function of libraries. It seems some of the greatest literary minds have agreed. This post celebrates those great institutions that set minds soaring, that nestle the past precisely [….]