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Do You Know Someone Who Should Get the Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity?

There’s crafting your public persona, and then there’s Lemony Snicket, the pen name and alterego of the writer behind the Series of Unfortunate Events books. And then there’s the yearly prize he just founded with the American Library Association, to give librarians who go above and beyond the call their due. And even the official description of the prize abounds with Snicketian prose.

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Things We Saw Today: Totoro Leggings

By Etsy seller Zelas. (via Fashionably Geek)

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Two Guys Recreated The Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” Music Video With Crime-Fighting Librarians [VIDEO]

Some days just aren’t that great. Like strawberry lemonade decided to kill your laptop on the way to work and you have to go out and buy a new one with money you don’t have. But then you see something like this, a parody of the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” music video featuring crime-fighting librarians and, well… it just makes things better, y’know?

So thanks, Mike Ferbrache and Duane Freeman of The Mike and Duane Show. And thanks to librarians Anne Duncan (“Story Time”), Cathy Donnelly (“The Techie”), Stephanie McMurray (“Late Fee”), Margaret Threet (“Dewey”), and Branka Steinbaugh (“Book Worm”), too. I owe you a solid.

(via: Laughing Squid)

Previously in librarians being better than you

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Things We Saw Today: When Piloting A Jaeger, It’s Important To Have Priorities

Artist Kelly Turnbull makes a fair point in her newest comic. Pacific Rim‘s Mako Mori finally got to pilot a Jaeger, she wasn’t about to let Raleigh Becket have all the fun. (via Manly Guys Doing Manly Things)

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This Video of the World’s Longest Domino Book Chain Is Charming and Suspenseful All At Once [VIDEO]

Congratulations to the Seattle Public Library for making the world’s longest domino book chain to promote their Summer Reading Program and successfully blowing my mind in the process. The library is careful to assure us in its YouTube video description that none of the 2,131 books used “were harmed during the filming of this video.” Darn skippy. Libraries are the best.

(via: io9)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Thor Can Prance If He Wants To


 

The mystery of Thor’s workout routine has been revealed thanks to the YouTube channel Everyday Thor.

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Things We Saw Today: This Star Wars Wedding Cake Is Most Impressive

Each tier of depicts a different scene: The bottom is Luke on Tatooine in a A New Hope (the groom’s been to that filming location), the middle is Leia meeting Wicket in Return of the Jedi (the bride’s been to that filming location), and the top is the wedding of Anakin and Padme in Attack of the Clones (they want to visit that filming location together). Visit That’s Nerdalicious for detail shots.

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The Future Is Now!

First Bookless Public Library Features E-readers You Can Borrow

Not quite sure e-readers are for you? They are a significant expense after all, and not everyone is ready to leave those delicious smelling pages behind. But you’re in luck if you live near Bexar County in Texas. They’re about to open the nation’s first bookless public library system.

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Things We Saw Today: A Chair Covered in Eyeballs

Home decor that makes you feel safe from the Weeping Angels. I’m for it. (Neatorama)

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Woman Arrested for Failing to Return Twilight to the Library

I know what you’re likely thinking: “Ha ha, some Twihard shoulda paid her library fees.” I know, because that’s what I was thinking too, until I actually got to the details of this story. Like that the woman in this case was a mother of five who spent the night in jail with no one to care for her pre-teen children, because of thirty-six dollars of library fees and a court summons that was never actually delivered to her.

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