hermionejg:

Los seres humanos no nacen para siempre el día en que sus madres los alumbran, sino que la vida los obliga a parirse a sí mismos una y otra vez.
- Gabriel García Márquez (March 6, 1927-April 17th, 2014)[human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves]

hermionejg:

Los seres humanos no nacen para siempre el día en que sus madres los alumbran, sino que la vida los obliga a parirse a sí mismos una y otra vez.

- Gabriel García Márquez (March 6, 1927-April 17th, 2014)

[human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves]

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outofprintclothing:

Our belated Woman Crush Wednesday for National Library Week is super librarian Nancy Pearl!

We love Nancy Pearl! 

uicspecialcollections:

New music archive alert!

very cool. 

futurist-foresight:

Looking back at Apollo 16.

humanoidhistory:

On April 16, 1972, the Apollo 16 mission blasted off from Cape Canaveral on a journey to the Moon. Astronauts John Young, Charlie Duke, and Ken Mattingly went on the penultimate adventure of the Apollo program with a mission that lasted 11 days, 1 hour, and 51 minutes, ending at 2:45 PM EST on April 27.

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In an essay in The Millions, Maxwell Neely-Cohen says: “When I first read The Handmaid’s Tale, I could not understand why there was not a video game version lurking somewhere in a dark corner of the digital universe, or even vague homages in the totally unrelated omnipresent sci-fi dystopias that were the setting for so many games.” 

So, that got us thinking about all the other fascinating books that might (unexpectedly) be turned into video games. What book would you turn into a video game? 

JULY 26.

Ready for a new library, LFK? We’ll see you 7.26.14 when we open those beautiful new doors!

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The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

This story of overcoming tragedy won a YALSA Alex Award, which is a list of adult books with teen appeal. 

Middlemarch by George Elliot

A classic Victorian novel. Fans might want to check out the BBC miniseries and the new release My Life in Middlemarch

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

This teen survival tale is for fans of post-apocalyptic adventure fiction. 

While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell

A gothic retelling of the legend of Sleeping Beauty

Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh

A futuristic yet hard-boiled mystery. 

Jesus for President by Shane Clairborne

Politics for everyday radicals. 

Empty Mansions byBill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr. 

The mysterious life of Huguette Clark and the spending of a great American fortune. 

What are you reading this week?