Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

Like the author, an Indianapolis hidden gem

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kirstenin:

"A dinosaur was a reptile as big as a choo-choo train. It looked like this. It had two brains, one for its front end and one for its rear end. It was extinct. Both brains combined were smaller than a pea.”This is my favourite of Kurt Vonnegut’s drawings. It’s the only thing I’ve ever been sure of getting as a tattoo someday.

kirstenin:

"A dinosaur was a reptile as big as a choo-choo train. It looked like this.
It had two brains, one for its front end and one for its rear end. It was extinct. Both brains combined were smaller than a pea.”

This is my favourite of Kurt Vonnegut’s drawings. It’s the only thing I’ve ever been sure of getting as a tattoo someday.

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bookishdaria:

Laurie Halse Anderson (The Impossible Knife of Memory) picks her top 13 YA books for talking to teens about tough stuff

  1. Mexican White Boy - Matt de la Peña
  2. Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell
  3. Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie
  4. Please Ignore Vera Dietz - A. S. King
  5. Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of the Universe - Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  6. Beneath a Meth Moon - Jacqueline Woodson
  7. American-Born Chinese - Gene Luen Yang 
  8. The Rules of Survival - Nancy Werlin
  9. The Fault In Our Stars - John Green
  10. Bronxwood - Coe Booth
  11. Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
  12. Between Shades of Gray - Ruta Sepetys
  13. The Piper’s Son - Melina Marchetta

(via libraryjournal)

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polyphonyrocks:

Anita O’Day live at Newport 1958 performing ”Sweet Georgia Brown” and “Tea for Two”

I’ve never seen O’Day perform before; what a treat!

Kurt Vonnegut was an Anita O’Day fan, according to his son, Mark.

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