ATG Quirkies: The 50 Coolest Book Covers

A friend and I were chatting a couple of days ago and saying that some of the most compelling visuals can be found on book covers.  After seeing their recent post The 50 Coolest Book Covers  it’...

ATG Quirkies: Cornell Puts a Lawn in the Library

 Cornell Puts a Lawn in the Library LJ reports on a possible new trend in library interior design.  In an attempt to help students “chill” during stressful final exams, the Cornell librar...

ATG Quirky: A Medieval Helpdesk

Some of you may have seen the English Language remake of this original taken from the show “Øystein og jeg” on Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK)in 2001. With Øystein Backe (helper)and Rune Gok...

An Unusual Library Finds a New Home

An Unusual Library Finds a New Home This article from the NY Times discusses the Read/Write Library, Chicago’s largest depository of grass-roots printed materials.  “Formerly known as the Chicago Und...

Quirky News Items 09/25/11

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 “serio...

Noah Webster Corn Maze

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.mikesmaz...

Local Publisher Offers FREE Hurricane eBook

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 p...