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It’s still National Library Week. You should be especially nice to a librarian today, or tomorrow. Sometime this week, anyway. Probably the librarians would like tea. Or chocolates. Or a reliable source of funding.
Neil Gaiman (via ala-con)

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We had such a great time at Open Books and Laugh on Tuesday. Thank you everyone who joined us, especially the comedians, Kelsie Huff, Brian Babylon, Michael Larimer, Adam Burke, and Chris Bader. EXTRA SPECIAL thank you to Curtis Shaw Flagg, our outstanding Associate Board member who put the event at Laugh Factory Chicago together!!!

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Did you know that Alice Munro’s Nobel Prize-winning book Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage is now a film starring Kristin Wiig? Hateship, Loveship comes out in theaters this Friday, April 18th! Enter our raffle to win a copy of Munro’s book signed by the film’s director, Liza Johnson! 
Here’s how to enter:
- Fill out a raffle entry at the Open Books store in River North
- Retweet one of our tweets about the raffle (Follow us @openbooksorg!)
- Reblog this tumblr post
We’ll accept a max of one reblog, one retweet, and one paper entry per person (ie. no need to retweet, reblog, etc. more than once). We’ll select and inform the winner on Tuesday, April 22!
For more info on the movie and book, check out this article from NPR: Kristin Wiig, Alice Munro, and Negative Space in Fiction.

Did you know that Alice Munro’s Nobel Prize-winning book Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage is now a film starring Kristin Wiig? Hateship, Loveship comes out in theaters this Friday, April 18th! Enter our raffle to win a copy of Munro’s book signed by the film’s director, Liza Johnson! 

Here’s how to enter:

- Fill out a raffle entry at the Open Books store in River North

- Retweet one of our tweets about the raffle (Follow us @openbooksorg!)

- Reblog this tumblr post

We’ll accept a max of one reblog, one retweet, and one paper entry per person (ie. no need to retweet, reblog, etc. more than once). We’ll select and inform the winner on Tuesday, April 22!

For more info on the movie and book, check out this article from NPR: Kristin Wiig, Alice Munro, and Negative Space in Fiction.

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For disliking poetry as much as he does, this 5th grader is pretty good at writing it!
I hate poetry!
Poetry looks like a demon rising.
I don’t want to do this.
Poetry sounds like nails on a chalkboard.
I still don’t want to do this.
Poetry smells like skunk spray times 20.
I still don’t want to do this.
Poetry tastes like rotten eggs with human brains.
I will never do this again.
Poetry feels like being frozen by a freeze ray.
Doesn’t everybody hate poetry?
Panajotis wrote this at an Adventures in Creative Writing field trip that focused on slam poetry.

For disliking poetry as much as he does, this 5th grader is pretty good at writing it!

I hate poetry!

Poetry looks like a demon rising.

I don’t want to do this.

Poetry sounds like nails on a chalkboard.

I still don’t want to do this.

Poetry smells like skunk spray times 20.

I still don’t want to do this.

Poetry tastes like rotten eggs with human brains.

I will never do this again.

Poetry feels like being frozen by a freeze ray.

Doesn’t everybody hate poetry?

Panajotis wrote this at an Adventures in Creative Writing field trip that focused on slam poetry.

Filed under field trip poetry slam poetry

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#90sBookTitles is trending on Twitter. We came up with a few. If you think of one, share it! 
- Clarissa Explains It All the Kings Men
- The Interpretation of California Dreams 
- Jump Around the World in 80 Days
- Under the Bridge of Madison County
- Groove is in the Heart of Darkness

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