"Some people hate the word, and I understand how ‘bossy’ can seem like a sh*tty way to describe a woman, but for me, a bossy woman is someone to search out and celebrate."
Read all 19 inspiring quotes from Amy Poehler’s new book, Yes Please (on sale 10/28), via POPSUGAR.
Westport Maker Space Expands with Robots, SolidWorks Courses, and Volunteer Training -
Westport Library continues to invest in its Maker space with the purchase of two robots that will help patrons learn coding skills
Meets Vincent and Nancy, Westport LIbrary’s newest staff members. “The robots represent the latest serious investment of time and funding that Westport has been devoting to hands-on learning effort.”
In the main Ichthyology Lab, recently collected fish specimens sit on a cart waiting to be identified, catalogued, and added to the collection.
Captured #InsideAMNH by samthecobra
Image via Getty
Today in Book News: The collected papers of Toni Morrison will be housed in the permanent library of Princeton University, the school announced Friday. Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber broke the news to attendees at a recent conference for the school’s black alumni.
At the announcement, Eisgruber said, “Toni Morrison’s place among the giants of American literature is firmly entrenched, and I am overjoyed that we are adding her papers to the Princeton University Library’s collections.”
Also today, Tom Hanks has written a short story in the New Yorker, and we’ve gotten word that literary biographer Park Honan has died at the age of 86.
Read more here.
Bookin’ it Bookin’ it Bookin’ it Bookin’ it, Bookin’ it to the library. @mshe11 by jmgibala http://instagram.com/p/uTew7YiTP6/
A man approached me at the desk with a comment.
Man: “I wanted you to know that I just mailed a donation to the main library because of your staff. They were so nice to me when I came in every day after I got hurt on the job. Now I’m back at work and feeling great. I thought you’d like to know that your staff gave me help and hope.”
Found outside the library after work on Friday.
The binding started to peel off of this 1853 book, revealing some hidden secrets - old newsprint was used in the binding! [Stein PR4809 H3 S7 1853]
Your Friday Funny! Have a great weekend!
(Source: ebookfriendly, via englishmajorhumor)
29 Moments Any Librarian Knows Too Well -
"I’m looking for this book, I forget the title, but there’s a dog on the cover…?"
Just another day at the office
Here’s how we roll in South Africa #Flybrary at Cape Town airport- drop off books you have read and take one away. pic.twitter.com/LReJclXmBf— Fiona Melrose (@PaperCutPrint)October 17, 2014
Christmas Literary Escapes: Head Home for the Holidays with These 21 Festive Titles -
I am a big believer in marketing ebooks that people actually want to read, and people want to read holiday-themed fiction, especially romance.
In CAT, you can feast your eyes on our Holiday Romance Fiction Showcase 2014, featuring most of these titles. Pass the cookies.
Time to start thinking about your holiday fiction lineup.
Lynda.com to Offer At-Home Access for Library Users -
Lynda.com this month has soft launched lyndaLibrary, a subscription model for libraries that offers patrons unlimited offsite access to the company’s complete collection of online training resources.
Popular on Amazon: Wildly misleading self-published books about Ebola, by random people without medical degrees -
Welcome to the unscrupulous, conspiracy-filled Wild West of Ebola self-publishing, where an epidemic is less a grave social problem — and more an opportunity to cash in on people’s fears.
Tumblarians, be very wary of these titles, and warn your patrons too.