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It’s still National Library Week. You should be especially nice to a librarian today, or tomorrow. Sometime this week, anyway. Probably the librarians would like tea. Or chocolates. Or a reliable source of funding.

Neil Gaiman (via ala-con)

chocolate is always good …

(via bkmuse7)

I’ll take tequila.

lauriehalseanderson:

All of us at dinner last night: me, Deb Caletti, Stephen Chbosky, Sonya Sones, Francesca Lia Block, Daniel Handler, Megan McCafferty #dinnerofthecentury

How much do I want to be at this table? VERY MUCH.

lauriehalseanderson:

All of us at dinner last night: me, Deb Caletti, Stephen Chbosky, Sonya Sones, Francesca Lia Block, Daniel Handler, Megan McCafferty #dinnerofthecentury

How much do I want to be at this table? VERY MUCH.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ
Pat T. is using 2 formats to the same end. “I recently read, as well as listened to the audio of Dept. of Speculation, by Jenny Offill. This novel is a stream of consciousness of a woman known only as the Wife who invites the reader into her thoughts on all the conditions of life: issues of love, trust, betrayal and the complexities of marriage; motherhood and the all-consuming demands of parenting a child; professional ambitions and the conflicts between personal and professional choices. I liked listening to this story, more so than reading, because the narrator captured the emotions of the wife’s angst and musings on the everyday issues of life.”
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 T. is using 2 formats to the same end. “I recently read, as well as listened to the audio of Dept. of Speculation, by Jenny Offill. This novel is a stream of consciousness of a woman known only as the Wife who invites the reader into her thoughts on all the conditions of life: issues of love, trust, betrayal and the complexities of marriage; motherhood and the all-consuming demands of parenting a child; professional ambitions and the conflicts between personal and professional choices. I liked listening to this story, more so than reading, because the narrator captured the emotions of the wife’s angst and musings on the everyday issues of life.”

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!

somethinginger:

If you’re ever bored just faceswap yourself with The Great Gatsby. 10/10 would recomennd

somethinginger:

If you’re ever bored just faceswap yourself with The Great Gatsby. 10/10 would recomennd

Appy Hour: Hukkster
Price: Free
Oh my gosh your wallets are about to quiver in fear after I tell you about this app. Hukkster tracks products online and immediately alerts you when that product goes on sale. You can LITERALLY SCAN THE TAG NUMBER in a store and Hukkster will collect the item’s info for you. Then when it goes on sale you can just order it online using a few taps. Happy shopping sorry wallets!
More information can be found here. 
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Appy Hour: Hukkster

Price: Free

Oh my gosh your wallets are about to quiver in fear after I tell you about this app. Hukkster tracks products online and immediately alerts you when that product goes on sale. You can LITERALLY SCAN THE TAG NUMBER in a store and Hukkster will collect the item’s info for you. Then when it goes on sale you can just order it online using a few taps. Happy shopping sorry wallets!

More information can be found here

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

YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ
Barbara M. is showing her gathering skills this week. “I absolutely love Cool Tools: A Catalog of Possibilities by Kevin Kelly. A Thank You to Lois for bringing this book to my attention. It is a modern version of The Whole Earth Catalog filled with solutions to things you never knew you needed solutions for. I’ve already bought one to give as a gift. It’s filled with things I never knew I needed: a JarPop easy jar opener, E.A.R. foam earplugs, a Black and Decker Accu Mark Level. It’s a catalog and so much more with helpful advice like how to keep track of your books and which seat to choose on an airline. It’s an encyclopedia of useful and useless facts, objects and sites guaranteed to keep you glued to your computer for hours and hours.”
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

Barbara M. is showing her gathering skills this week. “I absolutely love Cool Tools: A Catalog of Possibilities by Kevin Kelly. A Thank You to Lois for bringing this book to my attention. It is a modern version of The Whole Earth Catalog filled with solutions to things you never knew you needed solutions for. I’ve already bought one to give as a gift. It’s filled with things I never knew I needed: a JarPop easy jar opener, E.A.R. foam earplugs, a Black and Decker Accu Mark Level. It’s a catalog and so much more with helpful advice like how to keep track of your books and which seat to choose on an airline. It’s an encyclopedia of useful and useless facts, objects and sites guaranteed to keep you glued to your computer for hours and hours.”

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!

simonschusterca:

Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking. 

A selection of our favourite floral book covers: