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A Three Way With President Trump? No Thanks.

April 17, 2018
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My pal Dave has a problem with Stormy Daniels. Not because he’s a fan of Donald Trump. Just the opposite. Dave used to have a very special relationship with Stormy. He was a single guy…

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Ready For Adventure? Me Neither

April 10, 2018
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While looking at Match.com profiles recently, I was struck by how many men not only describe themselves as “adventurous” but are seeking women who are also adventurous. I’m not adventurous. Not even a little. I’m…

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Was It Brillig For You? It Was Brillig For Me

February 21, 2018
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After a friend told me that his girlfriend always starts reciting poetry when she climaxes (specifically, Lewis Carroll’s Jabbarwocky) I began to wonder just how unusual this kind of behavior was. So I asked my…

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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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