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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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Just Another Day At Your Local Public Library

July 19, 2016
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We librarians are expected to check out your books and answer your reference questions, but we’re often called upon to perform other tasks. A Facebook pal recently asked her fellow librarians: “What has been your…

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WHO WANTS TO BE A VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE?

July 5, 2016
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by Janet Golden and Roz Warren Donald: Carly? It’s Donald. I’m sounding out possible running mates. If I asked you to run with me, would you say yes? Carly Fiorina: Grateful for the offer, Donald,…

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Leaping Librarian!

June 14, 2016
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For my last annual check-up, I had a bone density scan and got a nasty surprise. Like far too many women my age, I’ve got osteoporosis. “But I walk everywhere!“ I protested to my doctor.…

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Some Things The Homes In This Month’s Architectural Digest Have That My Home Does Not

June 14, 2016
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  Indoor basketball court. Inground trampoline. Screening room. Cooking pavilion. Acres of preserved land. Exercise pavilion for gyrotonics. I don’t even know what gyrotonics is. Maybe it’s a special exercise routine for very wealthy people?…

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Random Acts of Excruciating Annoyance

June 8, 2016
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“I hate people who use the automatic door opener when they don’t need to,” my co-worker Sara said recently. I always use the automatic door opener! I used to struggle to open the heavy doors…

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