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In 1979, when the minimum wage was $2.90, a hard-working student with a minimum-wage job could earn enough in one day (8.44 hours) to pay for one academic credit hour. If a standard course load for one semester consisted of maybe 12 credit hours, the semester’s tuition could be covered by just over two weeks of full-time minimum wage work—or a month of part-time work. A summer spent scooping ice cream or flipping burgers could pay for an MSU education. The cost of an MSU credit hour has multiplied since 1979. So has the federal minimum wage. But today, it takes 60 hours of minimum-wage work to pay off a single credit hour, which was priced at $428.75 for the fall semester.

- The Myth of Working Your Way Through College - Svati Kirsten Narula - The Atlantic (via infoneer-pulse)


William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago this month, in April 1564, and to celebrate Oxford Scholarly Editions Online is testing your knowledge on Shakespeare quotes. Do you know your sonnets from your speeches? Find out with our Shakespeare quotes quiz!

William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago this month, in April 1564, and to celebrate Oxford Scholarly Editions Online is testing your knowledge on Shakespeare quotes. Do you know your sonnets from your speeches? Find out with our Shakespeare quotes quiz!

(Source: oupacademic)

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Quote Reveal June 10

Duct Tape Craft June 17

Divergent Trivia June 24

T-Shirt Workshop July 1

Steam Punk Jewelry July 15

Poetry Contest July 22

Spoken Voice Poetry Night

I had a patron suggest a spoken voice poetry night and I think this is a great idea. She was inspired by Project Voice - http://www.project-voice.net/ In order to make this happen, I need participants and an audience. If you are interested, please contact me at HaeliT.WGRL@Gmail.com

Don’t forget about our Authors on Monroe event happening today at the Wythe County Public Library. Several of our spectacular local authors are going to be in the library, signing, talking, and sharing their books. Don’t miss it.

Don’t forget about our Authors on Monroe event happening today at the Wythe County Public Library. Several of our spectacular local authors are going to be in the library, signing, talking, and sharing their books. Don’t miss it.

It’s still National Library Week. You should be especially nice to a librarian today, or tomorrow. Sometime this week, anyway. Probably the librarians would like tea. Or chocolates. Or a reliable source of funding.

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Neil Gaiman (via ala-con)

Funding please

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Reader, it’s Jane Eyre - Crash Course Literature 207

In which John Green teaches you about Charlotte Brontë’s classic coming of age novel, Jane Eyre. Look, we don’t like to make judgement values here, but Jane Eyre is awesome. By which we mean the book is great, and the character is amazing. When Jane Eyre was published in 1847, it was a huge hit. It really hit the controversial balance beautifully, being edgy enough to make news, but still mainstream enough to be widely popular. It was sort of like the Fight Club of it’s day, but not quite as testosterone-fueled. You’ll learn a little about the story, learn about Jane as a feminist heroine, and even get some critical analysis on how Bertha might just be a dark mirror that acts out Jane’s emotional reactions.

But I don’t want to go among mad people.”
“Oh, you can’t help that. Most everyone’s mad here. You may have noticed that I’m not all there myself.” - Alice in Wonderland

‘Eleanor & Park’: DreamWorks picks up film rights to Rainbow Rowell novel — EXCLUSIVE | EW.com

The incredibly sweet, Eleanor & Park, is going to be a movie. Here’s hoping they do it justice.