Category Archives: English

Library Link of the Day: Get Excited: The New York Public Library Is Launching Its First Permanent Exhibition

Courtesy of The Smithsonian: handwritten draft of George Washington’s farewell address, original sheet music composed by Mozart and a Sumerian cuneiform tablet dating to around 2300 B.C. are among the rotating trove of artifacts set to be featured in the … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Share Your Most Beautiful Libraries

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: “If there’s one thing Atlas Obscura likes, it’s a good-looking library. There are more lovely libraries in the world than we could ever hope to catalog in all of their eye-popping fullness, but with your help, … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Dyslexia-Friendly Harry Potter Companion Books Has Been Released in the UK

Courtesy of Mental Floss: People with dyslexia can now enjoy the Wizarding World of Harry Potter without struggling. As Metro reports, Bloomsbury Publishing has released dyslexia-friendly editions of Harry Potter companion books, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, and Quidditch Through … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Connecticut restaurant gives each diner a free book from its vast library

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: In front of this restaurant tucked on the border of Massachusetts and Connecticut there’s a sign reading “Food and Books.” And, of course, at any restaurant there’s going to be food, but be prepared for the books. With each purchase, … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: What Was the Bestselling Book the Year You Were Born? Wordery’s Online Tool Tells You

Courtesy of Mental Floss: A new online tool can tell you which book your parents or grandparents might have been reading when you came bouncing into this world. Wordery, a UK-based online bookshop, has launched a fun new tool that lists the … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: For Sale, Original Poetry by Bonnie and Clyde

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: BONNIE PARKER AND CLYDE BARROW may be the United States’ most famous outlaw lovers. Together, they racked up a record of murders, thefts, and kidnappings from Texas to Missouri, Arkansas to Oklahoma. They were immortalized on screen … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: The Rude, Cruel, and Insulting ‘Vinegar Valentines’ of the Victorian Era

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: “IN THE 1840S, HOPEFUL AMERICAN and British lovers sent lacy valentines with cursive flourishes and lofty poems by the thousands. But what to do if you didn’t love the person who had set their eyes on you? In the … Continue reading

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PGHS Reads: Mr. Morrison Reads Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

“On the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much — the wheel, New York, wars and so on — whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: 5-Year-Old Logan Brinson Couldn’t Find a Library Near Him—So He Opened One Himself

Courtesy of Mental Floss: “The benefits of having access to books are clear: According to a 2018 study, people who grow up surrounded by books develop higher reading comprehension and better mathematical and digital communication skills. But not every kid has access … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Found, A 13th-Century Tale of Merlin and Arthur, Reused as Bookbinding

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: “MEDIEVAL FRAGMENTS OF ARTHURIAN LEGEND have been sitting in the Bristol Central Library for hundreds of years and no one noticed—until now. The newly discovered text—hidden in a later book—tells of a battle in which Merlin leads … Continue reading

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