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Lewd In The Library

February 17, 2017
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The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue just came out, and all over America librarians are flipping through its pages and rolling their eyes. The swimsuit issue, which isn’t actually about swimwear at all, but, is, instead,…

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Roses are Red, Violets Are Blue, Here Is The World’s Weirdest Valentine For You

February 7, 2017
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For Valentine’s Day, Bob sent my college roommate Lydia a unique home-made gift. It was beautifully wrapped, in an elegant gift box, nestled in a froth of tissue paper. Lydia reached into the tissue paper…

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My Car Is As Clean As My Conscience

January 9, 2017
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Have you ever noticed that when a friend offers you a ride and you get in their car, they usually say, “Sorry about the mess,” even if the car’s interior is so pristine you could…

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Checking Out Love At The Library

January 3, 2017
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I’m 62 and newly single. How to find Mr. Right? “That’s easy!“ I’m told. “You work at a library. There’s nothing sexier than a man who reads. You’ll have your pick of terrific guys!” The…

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Periodic Table of The Schmucks

January 2, 2017
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Is the man in your life a schmuck? Consult this easy-to-use guide and see! Bd “Brooding Dude” “You’re the only one who can truly understand me. Don’t enjoy the party! Spend all evening trying to…

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Decluttering With Tigers

December 24, 2016
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The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up is a wildly popular book by Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo about decluttering. Given how shallow and acquisitive our culture can be (Kardashians, anyone?) the fact that a book…

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Thanks For Trying To Ruin My Day!

November 28, 2016
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If you work with the public, you’re stressed. Unreasonable customers. Demanding bosses. Reduced staffing. I love my job, but the workload is tough and getting tougher. What can we do to keep our spirits up?…

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Don’t Call Me Baby!

November 22, 2016
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I’ve worked at my local public library long enough to be on a first-name basis with many of our patrons, and the rest greet me with the courtesy and respect that, as a trained professional,…

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Here’s Swearing At You, Kid!

October 28, 2016
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After graciously coping with a library patron who began screaming at me when I told him there was a fine on his card, I logged onto my favorite Librarian Facebook hangout and asked: Have you…

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NOT SURE IF YOU’RE ACTUALLY HAVING SEX? I CAN HELP.

August 17, 2016
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When I stumbled upon evidence that the man I’d loved and trusted for 20 years had a secret girlfriend for the past 10 of those years, he tried to deny it. “We never had sex!”…

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