The 25 Most Beautiful Libraries In America: Critical Linking, March 22, 2019

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Libraries are magical places, filled with tales of faraway lands, adventure, romance and chivalry; inspiring the imaginations of generations and instilling a lifelong love of learning. But the excitement within and without libraries is not only found in the pages of books—the very stones and bones of the buildings themselves tell a unique and amazing story, in many cases inextricably entwined with the history of the surrounding community and the United States as a whole. Libraries serve as the architectural anchors and cultural centers for many of America’s downtowns, and it is not surprising that many libraries feature lavish exterior and interior design features. Here are some of the most beautiful libraries in the country.

The website this is on amuses me, but these libraries are gorgeous and feature a nice range of big and small. 


But The Very Hungry Caterpillar doesn’t just stop at the colors, numbers, healthy eating, and days of the week, Martin points out: It also offers a nifty lesson in elementary animal biology. “You do get a little bit of a lesson as the caterpillar goes into the cocoon and then comes out as a butterfly,” Martin says, and adds with a laugh, “How many 2-year-olds are conversant about metamorphosis?” Certainly more than might be otherwise, thanks to The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

A look at the enduring love for The Very Hungry Caterpillar on its 50th birthday


CNN anchor Anderson Cooper has signed a two-book deal with publisher Harper, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Cooper, the host of the CNN program “Anderson Cooper 360°,” will collaborate on the books with Katherine Howe, an author best known for her Salem witch trials-themed novels The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and the forthcoming The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs.

They’ll be nonfiction, but that’s all that’s known so far. 

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