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You Belong @ Your Library!

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Just a reminder: National Library Week starts today!

Tonight we’ll be doing a Nighttime Story Time, starting at 6:30 PM, and we’ll be reading Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, which is a classic, and one of our all time favorites.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, is also Library Worker Appreciation Day.You don’t have to give us a hug or say anything to us, but if you wanted to… Well, it would definitely be appreciated. Especially tomorrow. But it’s equally important for us that you know how much we appreciate you.

…which is part of why we’ll be holding an Open House on Wednesday from 11 AM to 1 PM, and we’ll have munchies and goodies laid out. This is just one of the ways we hope to thank you for your continued patronage and support, and we’d love to have you stop by and tell us how we can be of service to you.

On Wednesday, during our Open House, we’re very privileged to have Mr. Charles Woodward who will be here on behalf of NASA and the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, to display severalĀ samples of Lunar and Meteorite material.

It’s not totally accurate, but I’ve been joyously exclaiming, “Moon rocks!” since I heard this was happening.

We could not be more excited about this presentation, and it’ll really be something special for lovers of NASA, space exploration, the moon, andĀ fans of the Apollo missions. And, if nothing else, I guess we’ll all finally find out if its made of cheese, right?

And Thursday will be Support Teen Literature Day, and all about young adults and some of their favorite books which, believe it or not, are not all about sad vampires that sparkle and mope around.

We hope you’ll spend the week with us.

Reading material for 04/09/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet…

RIP Mike Wallace.

RIP Thomas Kinkade.

There are many health hazards lurking in your kitchen.

Men suffer from eating disorders now more than ever.

Is it a bad idea to get an extension on your taxes?

Controversy deepens over pesticides, bee collapse.

Could a nickname get you ahead?

Zombie chocolate bunnies and undead Easter eggs.

Please don’t forget that this is National Library Week! We hope to see you this week, and that you’ll celebrate with us.

Online searches for future linked to economic success.

You can now text instructions to your espresso machine.

How NASA envisioned their exploration of Mars.

Children perceive humanoid robots as emotional, moral beings.

Scientists develop ultra thin solar cells.

What ever happened to the American arcade?

Actor who could never escape their biggest roles.

New horror movie from Joss Whedon is classic horror with a twist.

The creator of The Wire is annoyed with how much you love The Wire.

Gary Ross leaves The Hunger Games franchise.

The documentary Bully has finally received a PG-13 rating.

In defense of podcasts (even if they don’t make money).

The other titles that Stanley Kubrick considered for Dr. Strangelove.

Hitchcock’s Rear Window edited into a single time lapse shot.

The 2012 Hugo Award nominees have been announced.

An interview with Jonah Lehrer about creativity.

Do people with e-book readers actually read more?

10 crazy and unusual book designs.

An archive of book designs and designers, and its blog.

David Foster Wallace writes to Don Delillo.

An interview with Ruth Rendell.

A video interview with William Gibson.

Practical writing advice from C. S. Lewis.

Odd stories behind authors’ nom de plumes.

Edgar Rice Burroughs and John Carter Of Mars.

The mystery of glow in the dark Civil War soldiers.

Take a creepy tour of an abandoned Soviet monument in Bulgaria.

6 Easter traditions you might not know.

There are a lot of cellphones in India and too few toilets.

Liquid body armor.

An important question to ask at the start of your next job interview.

Travel tips from the Harlem Globetrotters.

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Previous online reading material:

04/02/12.

03/26/12.

03/12/12.

03/05/12.

02/27/12.

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