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Librarians have a reputation for being quiet and well-behaved. But not Washington State University librarian Lara Cummings during her Haunted Library Tours. She howls. She shrieks. She leaps from behind walls to spook tour members. “She’s hilarious. Who’d have guessed it could be so fun to learn their way around a library?” said Brie Brenner, [...]

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Quirky News Items 09/25/11

On September 25, 2011 By

Singing Sashimi and Making a Robot with Mom: My Visit to the Future at Maker Faire

The World Maker Faire brings amateur and professional tinkerers, geeks, and artists together for a weekend of “serious fun.”

Credo Reference Performs the “Dewey Song”

Credo Reference employees perform the “Dewey Song” as a shout-out to Jenny [...]

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Noah Webster Corn Maze

On September 12, 2011 By

Submitted by James Marsh, The Book House:

Just read your ATG Book of the Week on Noah Webster. I thought you might get a kick out of the following link that my daughter is involved with: www.mikesmaze.com . It’s a corn maze in western MA with Noah as this year’s “subject.”

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WHAT ANIMALS DO BEFORE A HURRICANE
Picture Book Explains How Animals Prepare for this Natural Disaster

To better help parents and educators explain hurricanes to children, Sylvan Dell Publishing is proud to offer Ready, Set…WAIT!: What Animals Do Before a Hurricane free on their website, www.SylvanDellPublishing.com until September 17th. Vetted by experts [...]

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Thanks to John Riley (BUSCA) for submitting this link from www.physorg.com:

“Robots removing a book off a shelf? Hardly what you would consider worthy of a video award. Not unless you’re talking about a special platoon of robots known as a swarmanoid. Their book heist actually won the “Oscars” of the Association for the Advancement [...]

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