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Liqueur Company Starts Virtual Book Club

The liqueur company Pomp & Whimsy has started a 10-week virtual book club, beginning April 2, at 8 p.m. EST. The first book chosen is When Life Gives You Lululemons and of course the book club hosts will be making an accompanying cocktail. It’s totally free to participate, and you can donate $10, which will go to New York City food pantry. Cheers!

Amazing Librarians

A lot of focus during the COVID-19 pandemic has been on the shortage of supplies, including protective face masks. Enter Columbia University librarians: Columbia University Cardiology Fellow Dr. Pierre Elias contacted Librarian Madiha Choksi about using the library’s staff and 3D printers. “Dr. Elias provided a design for a face shield visor posted by Budmen Industries. Choksi took the Budmen design and optimized it, cutting the printing time by one third.” And now there’s a guide for quickly making face shields using 3D printers and household items.

Books Move Over For Food

People are stocking Little Free Libraries with nonperishable food and goods for those who may be in need. Little Free Library’s executive director Greig Metzger, who used to be a food shelf executive director, supported the idea and even reminded members that this could be the first step in also helping food banks in their area. Keep being amazing helpers, you beautiful bibliophiles.