Monthly Link Pack – September 2015

MONTHLY LINK PACK

FontFlame has been called the Tinder for font pairing. Go vote and then check out what’s trending. via No Shelf Required

– I found it fascinating to learn “where the contemporary word sincere is derived.” I never knew this. Did you? via Tech Crunch

– The New York Times has a great regular column called After Deadline: Newsroom Notes on Usage and Style. It will help you to answer questions like – Should “none” be used with a singular or a plural verb?

– Here is a crash course in info-graphics. Which reminds me — have you ever read the blog I Love Charts? It’s so fun. Oh and we have their book in our collection.

– Do you read blogs regularly? Do you know about Feedly? It’s what I use to organize the blogs I read. Check it out and let me know what you think.

– This combines two things I love; coffee & libraries. World’s first public-library Starbucks coming to downtown Tulsa after renovations complete. 

– This 50×50 project is pretty cool. I’ve always daydreamed that the library could host a book cover design contest and invite all the creative professionals on the Seacoast to submit a design. Wouldn’t that be fun?

– This portable keyboard caught my eye. I could see myself using this if I was someone who needed to travel for work.

– Terry Farish, successful local author of the Good Braider, has a new book out (Either the Beginning or the End of the World) and it just got a starred review in the School Library Journal.

– “Libraries today are transforming,” American Library Association President Sari Feldman said in an interview. “It’s a very exciting time where it’s so much more about what we do for people, than what we have for people.” [VIDEO] via NBC NEWS

– What do you think of this? The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Seahawks unveiled a limited edition Seahawks Library Card as part of a new campaign called “Two Teams, One Goal” to promote libraries and literacy. Should the PPL create partnerships like this? Let us know in the comment section.

– SNAPSHOT of the 5 Most Popular Adult Books at PPL right now

1. The girl in the spider’s web / David Lagercrantz ; translated from the Swedish by George Goulding.

2. Make me : a Jack Reacher novel / Lee Child.

3. Circling the sun : a novel / Paula McLain.

4. The marriage of opposites : a novel based on the life of Rachel Pizzarro / Alice Hoffman.

5. Neurotribes : the legacy of autism and the future of neurodiversity / Steve Silberman.


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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 jamoore@cityofportsmouth.com.

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