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queenslibrary:

The Harlem Shake in a library? Yes!

In the first Harlem Shake video to take place in a public library, that we know of, teens of the Far Rockaway community in Queens, NYC, decided to shake off their Superstorm Sandy woes by doing the Harlem Shake at their favorite hangout, the Queens Library for Teens.

Their only wish now? To go viral.

Show the teens some love, Tumblarians and library lovers, and give this post a reblog if you like what you see.


P.S. Notice the “All Returns” sign, library logo and library bags?

“Research shows that libraries play an incredibly valuable role in the community, bring significant return on investment and help the economy grow.”

Medford Mail Tribune - LIBRARIES Good For The Economy by John Darling.

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amandaonwriting:

Literary Birthday - 11 March
Happy Birthday, Douglas Adams, born 11 March 1952, died 11 May 2001
Top 10 Douglas Adams Quotes
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
I tend not to read or watch Science Fiction, particularly not comedy Science Fiction. The point is that if it’s less good than what I do, there’s no point in reading it, if it’s better than what I do it makes me depressed. If it’s like something I’m intending to write I have to twist myself into knots trying to avoid it and if it’s like something I have written I feel ripped off. Simpler to read something else.
I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they go by.
The Hitch Hiker’s Guide has not been an opera. It has however been a tapestry, if you count a woven bath towel as a tapestry.
We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.
It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it… anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don’t know the answer.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
Adams was an English writer who is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series which sold over 15 million copies in his lifetime. It also became a television series, was adapted into several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and a feature film.
by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

amandaonwriting:

Literary Birthday - 11 March

Happy Birthday, Douglas Adams, born 11 March 1952, died 11 May 2001

Top 10 Douglas Adams Quotes

  1. In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
  2. Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
  3. I tend not to read or watch Science Fiction, particularly not comedy Science Fiction. The point is that if it’s less good than what I do, there’s no point in reading it, if it’s better than what I do it makes me depressed. If it’s like something I’m intending to write I have to twist myself into knots trying to avoid it and if it’s like something I have written I feel ripped off. Simpler to read something else.
  4. I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they go by.
  5. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide has not been an opera. It has however been a tapestry, if you count a woven bath towel as a tapestry.
  6. We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.
  7. It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it… anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
  8. I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don’t know the answer.
  9. Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
  10. I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.

Adams was an English writer who is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series which sold over 15 million copies in his lifetime. It also became a television series, was adapted into several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and a feature film.

by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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thingsaboutbooks:

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allthingslibrary:

teachingliteracy:

A version for tumblr that can be read without opening a new tab, since plenty of people would scroll past this story otherwise.

The bravest woman on Earth.

Love this graphic and the story.

(Source: sigfodr)

noseinabook:

March 8th is International Women’s Day and here are some books to celebrate. 

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