Hey readers! Some of our amazing artists gave us their thoughts on banned books and the power of the written (and drawn!) word. We will post one image every day this week in honor of Banned Books Week. Special thanks to Art Spiegelman for drawing this for us.
Fight evil. Read books.
Ken Burns, Curated | Touch and Go -
Ken Burns has been busy. The award-winning filmmaker’s seven-part television series, ‘The Roosevelts,’ premiered on PBS this week, and ‘Ken Burns’ the app, featuring hours of curated clips from his documentaries was just released.
Yes, there’s an app for Ken Burns.
Ninja knitters 'yarn bomb' Fairfield Woods Library for coming celebrations -
A “yarn bombing” took place this weekend at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library, but the masked “ninja knitters” came with good intentions — to draw attention to the branch’s 45th anniversary celebration. In advance, the knitting group wrapped tree branches and poles on the library property with coats of colorful to reflect the festive spirit.
Have you yarn bombed your local library branch today?
Brooklyn Book Festival Reception for Librarians | Brooklyn Book Festival -
Brooklyn Book Festival Reception for Librarians Brooklyn Book Festival - September 21st 2014
The Brooklyn Book Festival welcomes librarians to a special morning event featuring Jonathan Lethem, author of Motherless Brooklyn, Fortress of Solitude and Dissident Gardens, and New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña for a conversation about the writing life, education and inspiration. Trivia Fact: Lethem dedicated his first novel Gun, with Occasional Music to Ms. Fariña, who was his fourth grade teacher at PS29.
How cool is this? Jonathan Lethem in conversation with his fourth-grade teacher, now the New York City Schools Chancellor.
Free of bed bugs, Lawrence library book sale set to return / LJWorld.com -
After a year of dormancy at the hands of bed bugs, the book sales from the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library are finally back.
The Friends, a nonprofit that raises funds for the library, was forced to cancel its last two book sales, in the spring and fall, after a donation of books infested with bed bugs threw all or most of the several thousand books being prepared for sale under suspicion (they were never mixed with the library’s collection).
The book-living bugs spent the past year in a semi-trailer, cast off to starve to death under quarantine. Now, the books are fit for sale.
I must admit this headline gave me pause.
Do we all know what week it is? Weird Al and George do. #BannedBooksWeek
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End of a long week. Have a great weekend, everybody!
Cocaine found in Vatican librarian's car -
Bedridden cardinal’s aide entrusted vehicle to two men, who bought drugs thinking they were protected by diplomatic plates
Best headline of the week!
Alain Locke, Whose Ashes Were Found In University Archives, Is Buried -
The author and philosopher is widely known as the father of the Harlem Renaissance. But it is not widely known that Locke, who died 60 years ago, was never buried.
This story unfortunately doesn’t talk about why someone’s ashes might have been stored archivally in the first place. Who wrote the scope and content on that one?
WTF? I assume the ashes were in an acid-free container!
Special Collections Librarian Job at The University of Iowa -
Jobs@UIOWA: The official place to search and apply for jobs at The University of Iowa.
WE ARE HIRING!
A special job for a special librarian!
Introducing SLJ Reviews Sneak Peek: A First Look at Hot Titles -
Welcome to the inaugural SLJ Reviews Sneak Peek, a monthly web-exclusive feature that will showcase reviews for highly anticipated books in advance of our upcoming print issue.
Can’t wait for your print issue of School Library Journal? Now you can get a monthly sneak peak at print reviews of buzz-worthy titles.