Friday, August 07, 2009

Round Up

R.I.P. Naomi Sims

The Texas Library Association raises money for hurricane victims with a calendar. Just in case you wanted to make a purchase.

27 Hot Television and Movie Vampires

A book that I must read: Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness by Lyanda Lynn Haupt.

It's time for the 127 Sale-The World's Longest Yard Sale.

List of 60 Best Books of the past 60 years.

People Pencils-color pencils in a range of colors to represent people's skin tones.

Yes, we all have them. Family photographs that we feel should be hidden away somewhere and never to see the light of day. Or you could take another tack and sent them to Awkward Family Photos. Lots of fun stuff on this site.

Did you know that you could contribute words to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED)? And speaking of the OED, this September the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary with Additional Material from a Thesaurus of Old English will be published. And guess what, it has been 40 years in the making. This two-volume set not only groups words of similar meanings, but words are also arranged chronologically. The chronological arrangement allows the reader to trace the development of English words throughout history. At 3,952 pages this wondrous tome doesn't come cheap. It lists at $395.00. My idea of heaven would be to rent a beach house on one of the many Maine islands and sit on the deck with this wonder and read, read, read.

Ninjawords-a really fast dictionary.

40 farmers under 40.

What fun-A Pie-a-Day project.

NativeWiki is a free, open-to-the-public library of information about indigenous nations and peoples of the world.

13-year old, yep that's correct, 13 year old Sophie Epstein has a YA literature blog, Mrs. Magoo Reads. Her blog contains book reviews, author interviews and video reviews.

Library lovers target Ben & Jerry's.

Some ways that your library can make the most of Twitter.

Have a great weekend. I will leave you with the fabulously incredible Renee Fleming singing Dvorak's Song to the Moon Rusalka Gala Tucker 91.

"Music is love in search of a world." Sidonie Gabrielle

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