Monthly Link Pack – Jan 2015

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– Free for All is a documentary project that seeks “to inspire, entertain, and spark dialogue and action about the future of public libraries.” Good News → Their Kickstarter campaign is fully funded. via Library Journal.

– The Submarine Channel compiled their Top 5: Best Book Trailers of 2014.

– You know good pain? Like when your muscles hurt after you rake your entire yard. That is what code.org is like, except for with your brain. Some problems can be frustrating, but once you solve one you’ll be very pleased with yourself. Good for all ages.

This app lets you draw your text messages. via Wired. This app lets you decorate your photos. via TechCrunch. Neat, right?

– Nightclubs for literature? Why book selling is booming in Taiwan. via CNN.com

– A previously unknown Shakespeare folio was discovered at a small library in northern France. You never know what you’ll find at the library. via NYtimes.com

– Did you know that you can search our catalog by actor?  Search last name, first name in the author field and limit to DVD. Here is what you get when you search for Streep, Meryl.

– Have you seen A Separation? It has a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. We have the DVD in our collection. The director has a new movie out called The Past. We have that too. Just saying.

– This looks like a good book to start off the new year. #declutter

– Our head of programming and community relations, Laura Horwood-Benton, uses Canva to create stylish visuals for social media, posters and handouts. You should check it out.

Doodle is a great way to schedule meetings. Thank you Crystal for the tip.

– A patron told me that you can find great graphic novel and game recommendations on Felicia Day’s blog.  The patron learned about In Real Life by Cory Doctorow via Felicia’s blog. We have it in our collection.

– Do you like to read? If not, don’t click this link → Moonrise Kingdom – Animated Book Short.

– 7 tips for designing awesome animated GIFs. via Swiss Miss. Showing vs Telling with GIFs. via Mail Chimp blog.

– Do you know your collective nouns? A flock of sheep. A murder of crows. A pride of lions. What do you call a group of librarians? Answer here.

Vemödalen: The Fear That Everything Has Already Been Done [VIDEO].

– What do you think of this? WiFi devices available for checkout at some public libraries [VIDEO]. The New York Public Library is offering this service too. via Wall Street Journal.

– Libraries have long facilitated the “finding” of information. Now they are facilitating the creating of information.” – Breaking Out of the Library Mold, in Boston and Beyond

Jill Lepore is scheduled to speak at the Loft on Tuesday, January 20th at 7pm. We have her latest book – The Secret History of Wonder Woman.

– SNAPSHOT of 5 Most Popular Adult Books at PPL right now (12/31/14)
1. All the light we cannot see : a novel / Anthony Doerr
2. Hope to die / James Patterson
3. The Boston girl : a novel / Anita Diamant
4. Yes please / Amy Poehler
5. Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail / Cheryl Strayed


 

libchic-headshotThe Monthly Link Pack is a new blog series curated by Jennifer Moore, library clerk, maker, and sustainable style blogger. If you have a suggestion for something that should be included in a future blog post, email her at jamoore@cityofportsmouth.com.

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