Friday Finds: Youth Media Awards, local music, and museums

Books:

  • The biggest thing in the kidlit/library world right now are the Youth Media Awards.  The big announcement is on Monday morning, and the kidlitosphere is abuzz with predictions.  My colleagues and I posted our picks on Books in Bloom this week, and A Fuse #8 Production has her Newbery and Caldecott picks here.  I will be among many other librarians who will wake up early Monday morning to see what books from 2011 will be honored this year.  It’s my Oscars. :)

Music:

  • The Local Current blog is  the latest project from Minnesota Public Radio. Among the first features is this post about Communist Daughter front man Johnny Solomon’s road to recovery.  I mentioned Communist Daughter in this post after seeing them at the Loring Theatre last June.  I’m a huge fan of the music, and Solomon’s story is remarkable.

Family:

  • The Minnesota Children’s Museum has a new exhibit opening this weekend based on the book Grossology by Sylvia Branzei, which is all about the icky parts of being human. I imagine kids will love it.  We are hoping to go in the near future!

Minneapolis:

  • As I mentioned in this post about graphic design, the Now in Production exhibit at the Walker Art Center ends this weekend.  If you haven’t yet had a chance to see the exhibit, I recommend taking it in before it is off to New York.

 

For more interesting stuff, find me on Facebook,  Twitter, and Google+.  Have a great weekend!

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