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Come Pin with Booklist!

Come Pin with Booklist!

As you may have heard, Booklist is now on Pinterest—come pin with us! We don’t judge the zillions* of covers that march through here, but we certainly notice them; take a stroll down memory lane with one of our book-cover-update boards, or use one of our thematic-cover boards to create a quick display. We also hope […]

From Rap Sheets to Mad Tweets: 16 Crime Writers to Follow on Twitter

From Rap Sheets to Mad Tweets: 16 Crime Writers to Follow on Twitter

Some of the mystery genre’s most prolific writers just can’t stop. In addition to writing deftly plotted crime novels, these authors keep their keyboards clicking with frequent updates and shout-outs to their social media fans. Can’t wait a year to reconnect with favorite characters? Catch up with their creators on Twitter.    @DonnaAndrews13  (Donna Andrews) @alafairburke  (Alafair […]

No Shaming! The Dos and Don’ts of Using Social Media to Talk about Library Patrons

No Shaming! The Dos and Don’ts of Using Social Media to Talk about Library Patrons

Around the table in our break rooms, down the bar at our favorite watering holes, and increasingly, on social media, we’re talking about patrons. From the heinous to the hilarious, librarians love to chat about what we hear at work. But should we? Obviously, we write in professional magazines and other publications about patron peccadilloes. […]

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Discussable Duets: Teenage bullies–actual, virtual, and fictional
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Discussable Duets: Teenage bullies–actual, virtual, and fictional

Rare is the person who doesn’t have a painful memory of the teen years to share when the topic comes up in conversation. One place where many folks feel safe talking about the teen years is a book group. Expect lively conversation from readers of this pair of books, Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight and […]

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Match Books

Match Books

Over on another social media site, The Kansas City Public Library is playing the above game with the Facebook public who enjoy reading. In celebration of National Library Week, KCPL assembled a crack team of reading enthusiasts to field reading recommendations from the community. This has been an enlightening, exhausting, challenging experience that has improved […]

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