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    It's cute 🙂

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    Lots of shelving.

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    Magical Mystery Tour & All You Need Is Love is almost exactly 6 minutes, but the latter can be replaced with I've Just Seen a Face if you want 5.

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    Lex Wilson has very impressive 3D typography art: http://www.lexwilson.co.uk/3d-typography

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    The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission has an online gallery of temporary public art: http://www.sacmetroarts.org/Programs/Public-Art/Public-Art-Temporary

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    #SupportPRCsUnderAttack

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    I found the Habitat for Humanity page for a local chapter easier to navigate. It said I could join the Lunch Bunch, providing nourishment for construction volunteers. I would do that.

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    Explore volunteer opportunities at the library and beyond!
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    BOOK: Animal Farm
    AUTHOR: George Orwell
    SYNOPSIS (FROM GOODREADS): As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals, and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published. As we witness the rise and bloody fall of the revolutionary animals, we begin to recognize the seeds of totalitarianism in the most idealistic organization; and in our most charismatic leaders, the souls of our cruelest oppressors.
    WHY YOU SHOULD READ:
    It's a quick read yet hard hitting. There are many characters but you can keep track of them easily.

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    BOOK: The 101 Dalmatians
    AUTHOR: Dodie Smith
    SYNOPSIS (FROM GOODREADS): Pongo and Missis had a lovely life. With their human owners, the Dearlys, to look after them, they lived in a comfortable home in London with their 15 adorable Dalmatian puppies, loved and admired by all. Especially the Dearlys' neighbor Cruella de Vil, a fur-fancying fashion plate with designs on the Dalmatians' spotted coats! So, when the puppies are stolen from the Dearly home, and even Scotland Yard is unable to find them, Pongo and Missis know they must take matters into their own paws!
    WHY YOU SHOULD READ:
    It's very interesting to see the differences between this book and the Disney movie. Perdita is a combination of two characters from the book. Cruella has the trait of adding pepper to everything. The puppies have more personality.

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    BOOK: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
    AUTHOR: L. Frank Baum
    SYNOPSIS (FROM GOODREADS): Dorothy thinks she's lost forever when a tornado whirls her and her dog, Toto, into a magical world. To get home, she must find the wonderful wizard in the Emerald City of Oz. On the way she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion. But the Wicked Witch of the West has her own plans for the new arrival – will Dorothy ever see Kansas again?
    WHY YOU SHOULD READ:
    I heartily recommend ALL of the Oz books by Baum. The first book is good, and has stuff you can't get from just watching the movie, but it's the following books that I reread over and over as I grew up. There are so many fantastic female characters: Ozma, Jinjur, Polychrome, and villainesses such as Princess Langwidere and Queen Ann Soforth.

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    BOOK: The Book Thief
    AUTHOR: Marcus Zusak
    SYNOPSIS (FROM GOODREADS): A story about, among other things: A girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul
    WHY YOU SHOULD READ:
    This is the only book I can remember crying at. And not just crying, full on sobbing at 1:00 am (I had stayed up late to finish). Just – EVERYTHING. It's amazing.

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    BOOK: An Abundance of Katherines
    AUTHOR: John Green
    SYNOPSIS (FROM GOODREADS): Katherine X just wanted to be friends
    Katherine XVIII dumped him in an e-mail
    K-19 broke his heart

    When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type happens to be girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact.

    On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun–but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl.
    REVIEW:
    This book is one that is worse upon reflection. Little things I didn't like while reading add up when you write them down. The road trip is much shorter than expected, there's a weird running joke that isn't funny at all, most of the characters are flat as pancakes, and a problem that was introduced has no resolution at the end. It's not a terrible book but I don't recommend reading it.

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    BOOK: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 1
    AUTHOR: Ryan North
    ARTIST: Erica Henderson
    SYNOPSIS (FROM GOODREADS): Wolverine, Deadpool, Doctor Doom, Thanos: There's one hero that's beaten them all-and now she's got her own ongoing series! (Not that she's bragging.) That's right, you asked for it, you got it, it's Squirrel Girl! (She's also starting college this semester.) It's the start of a brand-new set of adventures starring the nuttiest and most upbeat super hero in the world!
    WHY YOU SHOULD READ:
    Firstly, squirrels. Secondly, the power of friendship. Thirdly, cute art. Fourthly, footnotes. I'm a sucker for footnotes. And did I mention squirrels? This collection also includes responses to fan letters, which is nice.

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    BOOK: Cinder
    AUTHOR: Marissa Meyer
    SYNOPSIS (FROM GOODREADS): Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder's brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it "a matter of national security," but Cinder suspects it's more serious than he's letting on.

    Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder's intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that's been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter's illness, Cinder's stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an "honor" that no one has survived.

    But it doesn't take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.
    WHY YOU SHOULD READ:
    It's a clever and interesting retelling that kicks off a great series. Plus the author lives in Tacoma, so she's a fellow Washingtonian!

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    BOOK: This Alien Shore
    AUTHOR: C.S. Friendman
    SYNOPSIS (FROM GOODREADS): Sheltered all her life in a corporate satellite in Earth's outer orbit, Jamisia must face the truth about her origins and her role in the power struggle between the Guerans who dominate intergalactic transportation and the rest of Earth's far-flung and genetically mutated colonies who are trying to break the Guera Guild's monopoly.
    WHY YOU SHOULD READ:
    One thing I love in science fiction is fleshed out alien species and worlds. This Alien Shore delivers with the Guildsmen. Their society and history is so interesting I don't mind reading pure exposition on them.

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    BOOK: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
    AUTHOR(S): Seth Grahame-Smith, based off the text of Jane Austen
    SYNOPSIS (FROM GOODREADS): Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield. Can Elizabeth vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you’d actually want to read.
    WHY YOU SHOULD READ:
    Zombies! Ninjas! Butt kicking! This book is a fun read. And it might very well ignite interest in the original novel.

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    BOOK: A Tale Dark and Grimm
    AUTHOR: Adam Gidwitz
    SYNOPSIS (FROM GOODREADS): In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. As readers follow the siblings through a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind (and beyond) the bread crumbs, edible houses, and outwitted witches.
    WHY YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK:
    This book is HILARIOUS. It pokes fun at those original Grimm fairytales and revels in the excessive amounts of blood like a 10 year old boy trying to freak out his sister. But it's not all teasing. There are tender moments as well. It also makes use of several obscure fairytales (compared to something like Snow White or Red Riding Hood) which I can always appreciate.

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    BOOK: The Girl Who Could Fly
    AUTHOR: Victoria Forester
    SYNOPSIS (FROM GOODREADS): When homeschooled farm girl Piper McCloud reveals her ability to fly, she is quickly taken to a secret government facility to be trained with other exceptional children, but she soon realizes that something is very wrong and begins working with brilliant and wealthy Conrad to escape.
    WHY YOU SHOULD READ IT:
    The writing is so very good. You get sucked into the book, breezing right through it yet still getting hit by every emotional moment.

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    Pretty much everything from A Tale Dark and Grimm.
    "Once upon a time, fairy tales were awesome."
    "No, of course it can't. The moon can eat children, and fingers can open doors, and people's heads can be put back on. But rain? Talk? Don't be ridiculous. Good thinking, Gretel dear. Good thinking."
    "You see, Hansel and Gretel don’t just show up at the end of this story. They show up. And then they get their heads cut off. Just thought you’d like to know."

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