June 27, 2019

Beowulf in the bath??


This NPR article tells you just WHY you should read Beowulf to your kids. 

Noli timere, Friends.

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/22/734753642/why-were-reading-beowulf-in-the-bathtub?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20190627&utm_campaign=books&utm_term=artsbooksculture&utm_id=11592790

June 25, 2019

A literary tube map of London


This tube map replaces stations with famous novels based on the area they were set in London. How many have you read?

https://www.inthebook.com/en-gb/literary-tube-map/

June 18, 2019

My Father's Stack of Books


Perhaps you can relate to Kathryn Schulz's dad in 
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/03/25/my-fathers-stack-of-books

"When he was a child, books were gifts. 
For his daughters, he made sure they were a given."

Make a space helmet!


If you've ever read Officer Buckle and Gloria or Wonder, you'll know the value in a good helmet. Come make one for yourself at the Jones.

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June 14, 2019

Yoga for littles!


See a real child doing a real child's pose!

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June 13, 2019

11 Travel Destinations Bookworms Need to Go to Before They Die


"The road of the traveling book lover is fraught with hardship: while the carefree traveler traipses from one destination to the next with a light carry-on and a spring in their step, the travels of the fretful book connoisseur are typically weighed down by questions such as “How many books can I fit into my carry on?” and “Should I pack more underwear, or more books?”

While we can’t offer answers to these real-life dilemmas, we can share with you eleven destinations where you certainly won’t be judged for having packed more books than clothes in your suitcase."
https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/11-travel-destinations-bookworms-need-to-go-to-before-they-die

June 11, 2019

Andiamo!


A Book&Bed hotel, where you can  

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2019/06/05/naples-first-book-hotel/

No, Friends, no you're not dreaming.

Those plucky Kiwis


In case you haven't see it, Air New Zealand has offered to host Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin on a vacation to help him finish his latest GOT book in peace. If you've got a couple minutes, watch their funny video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H45DN1ml4iA&feature=youtu.be

If you've got a couple of months, read the books.

June 7, 2019

A History of the American Public Library


CityLab’s visual storyteller Ariel Aberg-Riger shares the story of how America’s public libraries came to be, and their uneven history of serving all who need them.

https://www.citylab.com/design/2019/02/american-public-library-history-cities-visual-journalism/582991/

June 3, 2019

June 2, 2019

Only two weeks til Father's Day!


Here's an idea for what to get the dad in your life: Hearth and Soul: A History of the Jones at One Hundred. Pick up a copy at the Jones for $14 when you're next visiting.

 
A book and breakfast in bed will win you Favorite Child status for quite some time, Friends.