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Pop-up books for grownups

Let’s celebrate creativity.  Flavorwire.com highlights some outrageous and delightful pop-up books for adults.

Take a look here for one kind, and here for a slide show of other kinds.

And here’s an alphabet book that would be so much fun to share with kids!  Click on the image below to take a look at this short video:

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Library advocacy at its best!

As you know, libraries across the globe are in dire straits.  If you love libraries, now is the time to speak up and protect your library’s future.

And if you love mysteries, now is the time to follow this link.  This is the most charming example of library advocacy, activism, art and mystery I’ve ever encountered.  Also, a pretty neat example of gratitude.  And the pleasure of surprises.

If you love books, click here!

P.S.: Don’t miss the update at the top of the page, after you’ve read it through once.

 

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Free Your Inner Artist!

Here’s an upcoming event to let friends know about.  As with all our programs, it’s offered at no charge due to our wonderful Friends of the Library.  Every time you buy a book at their “Book Ends” shop in the lobby, you are supporting children’s, teen, and adult programs at BPL!

Jen is a bright young artist with lots of enthusiasm to share.  This will be a fun workshop (or playshop) for adults, great for timid beginners and confident artists alike.  But space is limited, so please call to register!

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Here’s a special opportunity for you.

Salmon River Estuary, by Molly Hashimoto. Used with permission.

As devoted blog readers, you already know that our summer reading programs have water themes.  So we thought it’d be fun to add a watercolor painting program, and asked Molly Hashimoto, a great painter and teacher, to lead it for us.
The program ( as always, sponsored by our Friends of the Library, which means we get to offer it to you at no charge) will be July 10: a morning session from 11-12:30, which is repeated from 2:30-4:00.  We can take 25 people at each, so the first 50 people to call us get to come, and sign-up starts Monday, June 28.  
Of course these fill up really fast. 
We’re not advertising very widely, so if you’re a painter, or would like to be, make sure and call on the 28th!  No experience is necessary, all materials are provided, and Molly makes every person feel like they’re an artist.  (Which we are.  But she’s really good.) 
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                                –Mary Beth
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Library art

This piece is on exhibit in a Danish library.   I saw it and immediately started dreaming of having one of these for our ‘tween book collection.  If you don’t think about the pure chaos it would cause, wouldn’t it be a blast for them to roll it around in order to find a book????

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yours for fun library chaos,
Mary Beth

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