Last week, my son asked about the origins of Halloween. He said he had heard it was 'evil' and wanted to know more about it. In my quest, I came accross an excellent mini-site from the History channel: The History of Halloween at History.com
I know you all work at a library, but this tip may help others who have difficulty remembering to return library books.
I bought a special basket that stays in the living room. This is now the home for all things library. The kids learned very quickly to return books to the basket- even the 2 year-old. Now when it's time to return items, we just dump them back into the library bag and we know we are returning everything we borrowed.
Book cataloging web site LibraryThing's new tool, called UnSuggester, recommends books to you based on the books you dislike.
For example, if you hated the book Eragon, the #1 suggestion is Please kill me : the uncensored oral history of punk. After running it through the paces, I'm not sure how useful or accurate it is, but it's an interesting idea.