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Candidate cities for orange clown’s future lie-brary


Here’s a list of candidate cities for the new president’s future lie-brary or alternate fact-ory. Given that he doesn’t like to read, one assumes it will be filled with decrees, rants, tweet-storms, and love letters between him and Vladimir Putin. … Continue reading

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Brewing up a “social” library


A lingering image of traditional libraries for many is to visualize in our mind’s eye a librarian holding their finger to their mouth and indicating a silent “shush.” While I am not advocating for all hell breaking loose in libraries, … Continue reading

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Chronicling great third places – libraries


An obvious close cousin to bookstores (discussed in a previous post) libraries can also be a great third place, provided they have a variety of offerings beyond just stacks of books. Aesthetically, the most beautiful library I have ever seen … Continue reading

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