Needful Things

The EduPunks Atlas of Lifelong Learning will give you access to a ton of online and offline courses.

Over 200 books on woodworking, metalworking & related subjects, free PDFs, some modern.

Ernie Pyle's WWII Columns -- some of the best combat journalism ever written.

Larger Than Life is your tourism guide to The World's Biggest Whatever roadside attractions.

11 Incredibly Important Photos Of A Baby Covered In French Bulldog Puppies. The cuteness! It buuurrrns!

Encyclopedia Mythica is a definitive reference for myth and folklore of many cultures.

Krulwich Wonders. You will, too. And then you'll find out. And you will be amazed.

American English Dialects in a gigantic map. Youse all come back now, eh?

Tip of My Tongue will help you find that word you've been thinking about all day but just can't seem to remember.

Florida's Lost Tourist Attractions takes you on a tour of our defunct wonders.

8 Websites You Need To Stop Building.
Yes! Whoever made this, thankyou-thankyou-thankyou! THANK YOU!

The Industrial Resource is a manufacturer's portal for quickly locating parts -- any kinds of parts.

Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools has thoughtful reviews of the best tools & gadgets.

WiseBread is a personal finance and frugal living blog.

Seth Godin has daily insights to make you better at business and... well, just living.

Futility Closet is "a collection of entertaining curiosities in history, literature, language, art, philosophy, and mathematics, designed to help you waste time as enjoyably as possible."

Craftastrophe. Because handmade isn't always pretty.

The Everlasting Blort is... uh...
Librarians On Camera
Videos  Thursday, August 29th, 2013

In this week's Library Videos, first we have Reina del Cid singing "Library Girl". Then there's Librarians in Movies, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.


Blogs by Librarians, Yet Again
Interesting Reads  Sunday, July28th, 2013

Library Stuff is "dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development".

Tame The Web. Libraries, Technology and People.

The Merry Librarian. True Stories from a Library Near You... No "Shh!"


Ground Control to Major Tom
Interesting Reads  Friday, July 12th, 2013

Free E-books from NASA on subjects like space, aeronautics, science and the history of science. Available in PDF (desktops & laptops), EPUB (Sony Reader, Nook & iPad) , MOBI (Kindles) and iBOOK (iPad & minis) formats. Finally! Your tax dollars paid for something good.


Blogs by Librarians, Redux
Interesting Reads  Friday, July 5th, 2013

Awful Library Books, where "hoarding is not collection development."

Librarian.net has been putting the rarin back in librarian since 1999.

Library Link of the Day. Just what it says on the label.


Know Your Feathered Friends
Reference Tools  Monday, July 1st, 2013

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's NestWatch is a great birder's visual reference. And check out their YouTube Channel.

Unplugged: Percussive Acoustic Guitar
Musical Interludes  Friday, June 28th, 2013

English guitarist Jon Gomm's hauntingly beautiful Passionflower uses a single acoustic guitar to create drum sounds, bass lines and melodies simultaneously.

How To Walk Across A Parking Lot
Hack Your Brain  Thursday, June 27th, 2013

No, you're probably not doing it right. This is one man's suggestion. And there are plenty more great self-improvement how-to's on David Cain's Raptitude Blog.

Blogs by Librarians
Interesting Reads  Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Shushie can quote Shakespeare, Churchill, Caddyshack and is fluent in Sassmouth. She can recommend good books while wearing platform heels.

Swiss Army Librarian, or, The Hitchhiker's Guide to Fear and Loathing at a Public Library Reference Desk.

In the Library with the Lead Pipe. The murder victim? Your library assumptions.


Your Cerebral Wake-Up Call
Hack Your Brain  Monday, June 24th, 2013

How much of "reality" do you even see? Take this very short Selective Attention Test. When you're done, check out some mind-blowing visual demos of the science behind Counter-Intuition.



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