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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]