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Happy Valentine’s Day From Your Local Librarian

February 14, 2018
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Is every librarian a poet at heart? I don’t know, but a group of librarians just put their heads together and came up with these library-themed Valentine’s Day poems: Roses are red Your book’s overdue.…

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It’s A Taxing Time To Be A Librarian

February 1, 2018
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The seventeenth of April is on the horizon, and librarians all over the country are bracing themselves for the sea of patrons who are about to surge, tsunami-like, into our workplaces, demanding tax forms. Over…

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  ORSON SCOTT CART, MEET LOUISA MAY ALCART: TOP TWENTY NICKNAMES LIBRARIANS HAVE GIVEN TO BOOKCARTS

January 24, 2018
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 If you work in a library, you work with book carts, so naturally you give them nicknames. You could call your faithful book cart Bumpy, Squeaky, Rusty or Tipsy.  But surely you can do better…

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Retire! Dance! Die! But First, Pass the Chocolate. Boomers According to Google.

January 8, 2018
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Born in 1954, I identify as a Baby Boomer. But what does that mean, really? Who exactly are we Boomers? And how does the world see us? I decided to perform a quick Google Search…

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My Resolutions For You In 2018

January 1, 2018
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Every year I make New Year’s resolutions and every year I break them. So this year I’m trying something different — resolutions for other people. Hey world — here are the changes I’d like to…

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Mr. Creeping Hands, Gum-Popping Granny and Crabby Newspaper Guy: Welcome To Your Local Library

December 22, 2017
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At the library where I work, we have an incredibly challenging patron whose imperious demands, unpleasant attitude and relentless sense of entitlement annoy and depress us all so much that we’ve nicknamed her “Sunshine.” (Never…

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A Librarian By Any Other Name

November 27, 2017
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Library work has changed a lot over the years. Should our job title change with it? A group of librarians I know recently put their heads together and came up with this (not entirely serious)…

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Hey Old Lady! Want To Buy A Reverse Mortgage?

November 13, 2017
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Facebook just hit me with an ad for coping with memory loss, probably because I recently turned 63. As far as my favorite social media site is concerned, I am now an Old Lady. Curious,…

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I Just Took A Peek At My Ex-Boyfriend’s Online Dating Profile

November 8, 2017
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The first thing I noticed was that all of the flattering photos he’s posted of himself were taken by me. In the photos, Mike looks like the man I saw him as — clever and…

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Hug A Zucchini — It’s World Vegan Day!

November 1, 2017
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It’s World Vegan Day! I was wondering how my friends and family were planning to observe this momentous day, so I posted this query on my Facebook page: November First is World Vegan Day. What…

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