September 16, 2019

Reading With Austen


We just found out there's a website called Reading With Austen that digitally recreates the library at Godmersham Park, Jane Austen's brother's estate. You can explore the library as Jane Austen might've seen it and look at photos of the very editions she might have handled.

Janeites, how cool is this??

https://www.readingwithausten.com/about.html

September 15, 2019

Now these hotels have their priorities right


Books you can read in a pool or a tub or at the beach.  

https://www.travelandleisure.com/culture-design/books/waterproof-books-at-hotels-in-key-west?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=travelandleisure_travelandleisure&utm_term=16491518-C4EB-11E9-96E9-83D696E8478F&utm_content=link
 
Er, don't try this with library books, mkay?

September 14, 2019

Tonga to open first public library system with thousands of books donated from NZ


Tonga, a small South Pacific kingdom has a 99% literacy rate and is full of avid readers. The problem? They didn't have a single "catalogued library system, allowing books to be issued and loaned out to members of the public."

https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/first-up/audio/2018711371/tonga-to-open-first-public-library-system-with-thousands-of-books-donated-from-nz

September 13, 2019

A problem for penguins


Come hear National Geographic speaker, TED talker
and award-winning author of The Great Penguin Rescue,  

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September 12, 2019

Book reading and discussion


Springfield eye surgeon and novelist, Dr. Andrew Lam, discusses his new novel Repentance. Read about it in the Gazette here. Or better yet? Come hear the man himself at the Jones!

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