Monday, November 15, 2010
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Thursday, July 29, 2010
Time has flown! Last week our daughter turned eight months old. Although infants change a lot over the course of their babyhood, one thing has remained consistent: she has ALWAYS resembled a classic Kewpie doll! However, at this time she particularly echoes the doll because of her size and shape. Judge for yourself--she even has the little topknot curl!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Found today: online comic strip "Hark! A Vagrant" by Canadian historian-turned-humorist Kate Beaton. Sometimes headscratchingly funny. Where else can you read illustrated humor featuring Nicola Tesla, Robert Peel, and the Headless Horseman all in one place?
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The Times Online has a link to this fantastic website that posts global information on a world map. Check out International Number Ones (Because Everyone is Good at Something). Spoiler Alert: the US is number one in Serial Killers.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
For all you folks that remember the '80s with a little fondness, the group Improv Everywhere has restaged "Ghostbusters" at the NY Public library. Lots of pictures and some memories!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Though they began this festival after my graduation from the program, as an alumna of the UT Graduate School of Library & Information Science (now known as the iSchool), I still follow some of the quirkier events. The Edible Book Festival is one of them. What a way to eat your words! Some look truly appetizing. Others, just clever. Nonetheless, they make great browsing! Check it out!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Having not worked in a public library for almost 10 years, I am thankful that I don't have to deal with the not so fun aspects of library work (angry ranters, disgusting mess cleanup). However I've truly missed the serendipitous encounters with odd books. Two librarians in Michigan can help fill that void with their blog “Awful Library Books.” For anyone who thinks all books are sacrosanct, remember, sometimes you’ve just gotta toss the trash to make room for treasure. Yes, bad books do exist.