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YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ
Sweet Ann finished Life Drawing by Robin Black. “Augusta, who is known as Gus, and Owen have decided to marry and put her infidelity behind them. They feel their best chance to move forward is to isolate themselves from the outside world by retreating to a cottage in rural Pennsylvania where Owen can write and Gus can paint. While Owen has forgiven Gus he has asked her not to have any contact with her former lover or his daughter, who was one of Gus’ art students. They are doing well until Alison, also an artist, rents a nearby cabin. This novel opens with the death of Owen and as a reader you will follow the lies and betrayals to figure out whom or what caused his death. Life Drawing is an enjoyable read.”
You Are What You Read is our “Staff Recommends” GONE WILD and features recommendations from Darien Library staff members. And you don’t have to live in Darien to receive an email with our top picks!

YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ

Sweet Ann finished Life Drawing by Robin Black. “Augusta, who is known as Gus, and Owen have decided to marry and put her infidelity behind them. They feel their best chance to move forward is to isolate themselves from the outside world by retreating to a cottage in rural Pennsylvania where Owen can write and Gus can paint. While Owen has forgiven Gus he has asked her not to have any contact with her former lover or his daughter, who was one of Gus’ art students. They are doing well until Alison, also an artist, rents a nearby cabin. This novel opens with the death of Owen and as a reader you will follow the lies and betrayals to figure out whom or what caused his death. Life Drawing is an enjoyable read.”

You Are What You Read is our “Staff Recommends” GONE WILD and features recommendations from Darien Library staff members. And you don’t have to live in Darien to receive an email with our top picks!

Appy Hour: Push Ups
Price: Free
I was looking for an app that would remind me to do push ups during the day. This isn’t exactly what this one does, but it does have this review:

Perfect I am active duty air force. This app enabled me to max my push ups on my fitness test with ease. I did 67 in a minute and barely broke stride after 65.

What is this bad*ssery?! I downloaded it immediately. It first asks you how may push ups you’d like to be able to do in a row (my answer: 50), then it asks how many you can do in a row right now (me: 10). Then it creates a personal training plan.
But my favorite part is when the app BLOWS A WHISTLE AT YOU between sets. Like a real coach. Now I wonder what my coworkers will think of me doing push ups next to my desk…
More information can be found here.
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Appy Hour: Push Ups

Price: Free

I was looking for an app that would remind me to do push ups during the day. This isn’t exactly what this one does, but it does have this review:

Perfect I am active duty air force. This app enabled me to max my push ups on my fitness test with ease. I did 67 in a minute and barely broke stride after 65.

What is this bad*ssery?! I downloaded it immediately. It first asks you how may push ups you’d like to be able to do in a row (my answer: 50), then it asks how many you can do in a row right now (me: 10). Then it creates a personal training plan.

But my favorite part is when the app BLOWS A WHISTLE AT YOU between sets. Like a real coach. Now I wonder what my coworkers will think of me doing push ups next to my desk…

More information can be found here.

Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

The Children’s Room has gone [x] days without singing a song from Frozen or Tangled.

When the youth services librarians create a new sign (via whenalibrarian)

Currently on day Zero over here.  Keep us in your thoughts.

Hollow book-safes with matching whisky flasks

mostlysignssomeportents:

The Hollow Book Company makes modified books with hidden compartments in them, complemented by matching whisky flasks, which can be custom-laser-etched or skinned with full-color vinyl adhesive.

Read more…

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Now this is some book art we can get behind.

Darien Library Cooks
All season long, we’ll be featuring recipes and stories submitted by our CSA members. For this installment, we have Louise.

Stuffed peppers!

I would also like to mention a new experiment I tried last night with some of our tomatoes. I blanched them and then cut out the juicy, seedy parts, put them in a freezer bag, and froze them. I’m hoping I can use them to make sauce within the next few weeks. This trick only works if you plan to cook the tomatoes.

Darien Library Cooks

All season long, we’ll be featuring recipes and stories submitted by our CSA members. For this installment, we have Louise.

Stuffed peppers!

I would also like to mention a new experiment I tried last night with some of our tomatoes. I blanched them and then cut out the juicy, seedy parts, put them in a freezer bag, and froze them. I’m hoping I can use them to make sauce within the next few weeks. This trick only works if you plan to cook the tomatoes.

We would like to graciously accept the ALS Ice Bucket challenge and are happy to donate to the ALS Association. We’d like to challenge the Darien Fire Department, Meridian Library District, and the Chattanooga Public Library.

Check out Greene County Public Library’s excellent resource page for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ
Pat S. has just finished The Assassination of the Archduke by Greg King and Sue Woolmans. “In full disclosure, my knowledge about WWI has always been a bit murky at best. But as this is the centennial of the war, I thought I might at least find out how it started and The Assassination of the Archduke seemed to be as good a place to start as any. Yes, the Archduke was assassinated and mayhem flowed from there, but who and why? King and Woolmans have done an excellent job creating a very moving and sympathetic portrait of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his Bohemian wife, Sophie Chotek. Based upon recently opened primary documents, the everyday, often tragic life of this couple is recounted-from their star-crossed courtship to their brutal murder. The myriad of quotidian details presents a wonderful snapshot of upper-class Edwardian life, in addition to recounting the tale of a devoted love story set against a background of political. It’s a fascinating read!”
You Are What You Read is our “Staff Recommends” GONE WILD and features recommendations from Darien Library staff members. And you don’t have to live in Darien to receive an email with our top picks!

YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ

Pat S. has just finished The Assassination of the Archduke by Greg King and Sue Woolmans. “In full disclosure, my knowledge about WWI has always been a bit murky at best. But as this is the centennial of the war, I thought I might at least find out how it started and The Assassination of the Archduke seemed to be as good a place to start as any. Yes, the Archduke was assassinated and mayhem flowed from there, but who and why? King and Woolmans have done an excellent job creating a very moving and sympathetic portrait of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his Bohemian wife, Sophie Chotek. Based upon recently opened primary documents, the everyday, often tragic life of this couple is recounted-from their star-crossed courtship to their brutal murder. The myriad of quotidian details presents a wonderful snapshot of upper-class Edwardian life, in addition to recounting the tale of a devoted love story set against a background of political. It’s a fascinating read!”

You Are What You Read is our “Staff Recommends” GONE WILD and features recommendations from Darien Library staff members. And you don’t have to live in Darien to receive an email with our top picks!

huntingtonlibrary:

And now, The Huntington’s tumblr is proud to present…

TIMELAPSE GIFS OF THE BLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Photos every 20 min.
Left: Yesterday (8/23), 9:10 a.m. through 4:50 p.m.
Center: Yesterday, 5:10 p.m. through 12:50 a.m. today (8/24).
Right: Today, 1:10 a.m. through 8:50 a.m.

The Corpse Flower, though in the process of closing, is still GORGEOUS and people are flocking in to see it. SO COOL.

Huntington Library has a corpse flower! So \metal/.

Darien Library Cooks
All season long, we’ll be featuring recipes and stories submitted by our CSA members. For this installment, we have Louise.

Dipped in egg, then breadcrumbs and Parmesan and then fried. Topped with more grated Parmesan. Used today’s eggplant. Yum.

Y’all, we have been getting SO MUCH eggplant. This is a great way to use it. You can also freeze the fried eggplant and save it for some fresh eggplant parm in the dead of winter.

Darien Library Cooks

All season long, we’ll be featuring recipes and stories submitted by our CSA members. For this installment, we have Louise.

Dipped in egg, then breadcrumbs and Parmesan and then fried. Topped with more grated Parmesan. Used today’s eggplant. Yum.

Y’all, we have been getting SO MUCH eggplant. This is a great way to use it. You can also freeze the fried eggplant and save it for some fresh eggplant parm in the dead of winter.