Book Expo America 2013 stuff with the Queens of Tumblaria. Tumblarian Mafia?
Check out that power panel! And come see us at ALA in Chicago for a more fun and interactive version!
I am honored to be in the middle of this Smart Women Sandwich (TM).
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SUPERHERO TRAINING. We had the safest building in the land.
Two weeks ago the library played host to a bevy of young superheroes-in-training, as they navigated a balloon mine field, a laser maze, and rescued our dinosaur citizens using only their super senses and the directions of their compatriots. They made ID cards and had a…dare I say it…super time.
A balloon mine field!
Good advice from the most interesting man in the world. Stay thirsty for books, my friend.
I am totally not qualified to give advice in any way but does that stop me from telling you what to do? No. Because I AM THE BOSS OF YOU.
Anyway here’s my life advice for the day: The 9 secrets I learned when I turned 40 on Oprah.com .
It includes the following topics:
Sex is awesome
I hate Indian food
Brunch is stupid
Excellent life advice from Jami Attenberg, who will be here July 2nd. I would also like to note that she doesn’t actually think brunch is stupid; she thinks waiting in line for brunch is stupid.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ
Pat S. is reading Embers by Sandor Marai. “Marianne unearthed this jewel for me and I am truly in her debt. Originally written in 1942 in Hungarian, Embers has only recently been translated and made available in English. Taking place in the decline of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Embers opens in a castle at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. There, an aging aristocratic General waits to dine with his best friend Konrad whom he has not seen in 41 years. Over the course of dinner in one long evening, the two shall relive a chain of events involving the Generals’ beloved and long dead wife-which culminated in the end of a marriage and the end of the relationship between these most trusted friends. Essentially, this is an exposition on friendship, honor, betrayal, revenge and remorse-and the ultimate weight of any of these emotions at the end of the day. This is beautifully and touchingly written, and like all masterpieces, timeless.”
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!
It’s for very important research.
Don’t mean to call you out JSTOR, but isn’t it technically spelled “doughnut?” I believe “donut” has come into common usage thanks to the Dunkin’ Donuts chain. OUP Academic, care to weigh in?
Well, without intending to sit on the fence (or, rather, in the doughnut hole), in fact both spellings are perfectly acceptable, with ‘donut’ being more commonly found in American English. Not to cause further consternation, but we’ve actually also found an 1861 reference in the OED to “dough-nut”. To avoid confusion, we highly recommend sticking to cake.
It’s settled then.
Appy Hour: Heads Up
Price: 99 cents
Maybe you’re going on a road trip this summer. Maybe you’re planning some porch hang out sessions with friends over beers. Maybe you’ve got toddlers and you’re taking them on their first plane trip. WELL DO I HAVE THE APP FOR YOU. Place your iPhone on your forehead so you can’t see what words appear on your screen. Then challenge the person you’re playing with to describe whatever is written on your forehead. Decks include celebrities, accents, animals, and movies. There is also a special surprise feature that is HIGHLY entertaining but I’m not going to tell you what it is. You’ll just have to play.
More information can be found here.
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.