We’re highlighting our favorite finds of the week. Check out these “can’t-miss” links:
Keira, president and CEO:
- 7 Delightful Beverly Cleary Quotes – in celebration of her 100th birthday.
- Poets! Read about Silicon Valley’s next hot job.
Kristen Fuhs Wells, director of communications and development:
- In honor of National Library Week, here are 7 gorgeous new libraries that aren’t just about books. I love to see how libraries are re-inventing themselves to stay relevant in the 21st century.
- What’s the best way to get sucked into a novel? Read the first sentence. (Don’t get me started on people who read the last line!) Here are 19 of literature’s best first lines. Are your favorites on the list?
Leah, director of programs and community engagement:
Edwin Way Teale, the Hoosier Pulitzer winner who inspired Next Indiana Campfires, grew up in the Indiana Dunes; his memoir Dune Boy was one of books distributed by the tens of thousands to US soldiers during World War II. Learn more in this fascinating guest blog post by our friends at the Indiana Historical Bureau.
The finalists for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction have been announced; this is one of those literary prizes whose “tastes” often line up with my own, so I’m excited to dig into them. I’m also waiting for the day this sweet Baileys swag arrives in the mail.
Historic preservation (!!!), good restaurants and bike friendliness are all part of the recipe for making your city a start-up hub. I’m on board. Good stuff from Silicon Valley pioneer and start-up funder Paul Graham.
Jacqueline Cromleigh, communications manager and program associate:
- Literary doodling’s step into the future. Take a look at the new way to take notes.
- Yes! Yes! Yes! A lovely look at the inventor of Ramona, Henry and Ralph S. Mouse. Celebrate Beverly Cleary’s 100th birthday.
Nancy Conner, director of grants and Novel Conversations:
- These War Relocation Authority photographs were used to promote life in Indiana to Japanese Americans in WWII internment camps.
- Read about how America’s source of immigrants has changed over time.
Do you have any humanities highlights from this week? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.