Monthly Link Pack – July 2015


Jeff Kinney, the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series of books, is opening a bookstore in Plainville, Massachusetts. Read about it on Boston

– Have you heard about It looks like a pretty great online scheduling tool. You should check it out. The library is using it this year to organize the How-To Festival. via my co-worker. Thanks Sarah!

– I’m a little obsessed with Google Trends. It shows how often a particular search-term is entered into Google. My favorite part is the top questions asked about 2016 presidential candidates.

How to Spot Income Inequality From Space? via Bill

– I’ve always used the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website ( to check the weather, but I think I might start using via my coworker. Thanks Michaela!

– What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong? This question is being explored at Central School in Berwick, Maine. via Mother Jones. The program is based on the work of Ross W. Greene. We have copies of his books at our library.

– A quick puzzle to test problem solving. via New York Times Upshot. Make sure to read the article after you finish the puzzle.

– We recently hosted a NELA conference at the Portsmouth Public Library. The keynote was given by rock-star librarian — David Lee King. The video of his talk is now posted on his blog for your viewing pleasure. Reboot Your Library Website [VIDEO].

GoPro just released a new video to promote HERO4. The video will either inspire you or make you feel seasick. #jawdropping

– 2015 is the 50th anniversary for the sci-fi novel Dune by Frank Herbert. It has been called the greatest sci-fi novel ever written. We have a copy at the library. via Washington Post

 – My latest girl crush is on Jill Soloway. Watch this #briefbutspectular short video interview with her. via PBS Newshour

SNAPSHOT of the 5 Most Popular Adult Books at PPL right now (7/10/15)

1. All the light we cannot see : a novel / Anthony Doerr.

2. The Wright brothers / by David McCullough.

3. In the unlikely event / Judy Blume.

4. Luckiest girl alive / Jessica Knoll.

5. The rumor : a novel / Elin Hilderbrand.


The Monthly Link Pack is a 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


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