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11 Amazing Facts About the Authors of Your Favorite Children’s Books

From champion beaglers to real-life James Bonds, the stories behind these authors are equally as fascinating the books they wrote.

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J.K. Rowling Has Complete Creative Control Over the ‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff

While J.K. Rowling is one of the biggest selling (and richest) authors in the world, she has never written a movie screenplay. But, when you're the creator of the billion dollar 'Harry Potter' franchise, even a first time writer can make some creative demands.

Rowling will write the screenplay for the forthcoming 'Harry Potter' spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' and her contract with Warner Bros. stipulates that her script cannot be rewritten, doctored or polished without her explicit permission.

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Boonslick Regional Library Offers New eBook Options [INTERVIEW]

The Boonslick Regional Library in Sedalia is working hard to help people keep reading. For a lot of kids out there, books themselves can be kind of passe, especially since so many of them have smartphones, computers, and tablets.  So Boonslick, wanting to keep the kids reading, has embraced this new technology. 

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West Central Missouri Genealogical Society Researches Family Trees in Missouri [INTERVIEW]

A lot of people these days are very interested in learning about their family tree. With the show "Who Do You Think You Are?" and scrapbooking events, people find that looking back in their past is something very important to them. Preserving history and finding connections to long gone family members can become something very intensely important for these folks. There's a group in our area that have been working on that very thing since 1968.

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Elmore Leonard, Legendary ‘Jackie Brown’ and ‘Out of Sight’ Writer, Dead at 87

Very sad news to report, especially for fans of crime fiction and wonderful writers in general: Elmore Leonard, the author best known for books such as 'Get Shorty,' 'Out of Sight' and 'Jackie Brown' (all of which were adapted into fantastic films, of course), has died at the age of 87.

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Rolling Stone Cover with Boston Marathon Bomber Causes Controversy

 

Alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhohkar Tsarnaev will be on the cover of next month's Rolling Stone. The decision has sparked a great deal of controversy, with many condemning the magazine for glamorizing the suspected terrorist.

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Boonslick Regional Library Plans Fun and Education this Year [INTERVIEW]

When I was a kid, the libraries here in town were some of my favorite places to be.  I'd walk down Third Street and stop by both branches and spend hours reading magazines,  browsing books and listening to records.  I don't know if that's something kids do these days, but there are a lot of great things that are in store for the kids and the adults at the Boonslick Regional Library.

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NY Judge: Apple Conspired to Raise E-Book Prices

NEW YORK (AP) — The judge at a New York civil anti-trust trial has found that Apple Inc. conspired with publishers to raise electronic book prices.

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Books With a Letter Missing Are Better Than the Originals

Remember that time that #BooksWithALetterMissing was trending on Twitter, and it was hilarious? No, because your life consists of more than clicking around the internet all day searching for meaning in your life that you're never going to find? Well, let us tell you -- it was indeed hilarious.

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“Shady Ladies” Party Coming to Bottom’s Up in Sedalia

Join us on Saturday, July 20 at Bottoms Up Nightclub, located at 200 Industrial Ave. for our Shady Ladies party! Don't miss the dancing, games, free hors d'ouerves and shopping booths featuring great "toys," jewelery, accessories, giveaways, demonstrations and more!

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