R ‘n R -Read and Recycle- By The Stereotypical Librarian - Recycling is one way to build a better world which is the theme of our summer reading program. This week I heard some fun facts about local plastic recycling thanks to R.O.W.L. spokeswoman Rosemary Kent. She completely explained that all my excuses for not recycling plastic are a result of my misinformation. I can take
What Is Going On? By The Stereotypical Librarian - When last I blogged I was reading short stories and that lead me to a couple of new authors with short novels. Universal Harvester written by John Darnielle besides having a catchy title has an interesting situation. Someone is taping over the movies at the video rental store and the inserted “show” is kind of
Short Story Solution By Stereotypical Librarian - Patrons come into the library asking for something different to read, they need a new author or a different genre. Here is an idea I just tried, read something you hate. I have never read short stories. If it was up to me story collections or books that say stories on the cover would not
WHY BIOGRAPHIES? By The Stereotypical Librarian - Here are a few reasons to read biographies. 1. You have an inquiring mind and find people fascinating. 2. Can learn from others mistakes so you don’t have to make the same ones. 3. See the world from a different perspective. 4. Feel better about yourself when you find no one else is perfect either.
HUMANS BEING By The Stereotypical Librarian - Curious minds want to know what other humans are doing and thinking, that is humans being human, I guess. When your curiosity is peaked you really shouldn’t eavesdrop or be a peeping Tom because that is just so creepy and possible breaking laws. Suffering from curious mind? No problem, read a book and here are