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Attention Grabbers

April Meeting

Book Prom Dress

Bookish Places to Visit

The 11 Most Bookish Places on Earth
BookBub Blog

Two of the selections are in places really close to us--Kansas City and Iowa City.

Giant Siberian Unicorn

Independent Bookstore Day in Seward--April 30

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at Chapters Books & Gifts in Seward.  Events include special offers, author meet-and-greet in morning (11 a.m. to noon) and afternoon (1 to 2 p.m.) sessions, and one-day discounts.
For more information, including which authors are available at what times, see the Chapters site.
What You Need to Know to Attend:
Saturday, April 30, 2016 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Chapters Books & Gifts 548 Seward Street Seward, Nebraska

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The small text at the bottom reads:  "Or when you are reading the book and finally happy with the story, but you are actually only in the middle, meaning EVERYTHING IS GOING TO FALL APART AND BE TERRIBLE."

Most Valuable Books

The Most Valuable Rare Books in Existence
The Telegraph

Wish I had one of these sitting around in the attic.

April Book Club Meeting

Date:  Thursday, April 14

Time:  5:30 p.m.-???

Location:  Contact Maria for the name of the restaurant

Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

Beverly Cleary, the beloved children's author and creator of memorable characters like Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins, turns 100 today.  Learn more about the author at her site.

The Reading Project

The Reading Project involved leaving stacks of books in public places around New York City.  Each book included a bookmark with an e-mail address and request to drop an e-mail after finishing the book.  E-mails have come from 30 different countries.

What a fun way to interact with other people from around the world while encouraging reading--not to mention finding a new home for your books.

Omaha Reads

Bookends:  Omaha Public Library announces five finalists for Omaha Reads
Omaha World-Herald

Voting continues through April 20.  The five finalists are:

All the Light We Cannot See--Anthony Doerr

Between the World and Me--Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Hound of the Baskervilles--Arthur Conan Doyle

Kitchens of the Great Midwest--J. Ryan Stradal

Station Eleven--Emily St. John Mandel

Herculaneum Scrolls

Lead ink from scrolls may unlock library destroyed by Vesuvius
New Scientist

Exciting possiblity of using X-rays to read scrolls buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.  Hope they're successful!

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Nurse Executive to Medical Mystery Author

Triolo, P.K. (2016). Creative careers in retirement: nurse executive to medical mystery author. Nurse Leader, 14, 144-146.

Interesting article about career change from Pamela Triolo, author of Death Without Cause:  A Health Care Mystery and The Imposter:  A Medical Mystery.  Just let me know if you want to read the full article.