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

Roz Warren

Giving difficult patrons funny nicknames is a “library thing.” 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 … Read moreMr. Creeping Hands, Gum-Popping Granny and Crabby Newspaper Guy: Welcome to Your Local Library

I’d Be Happy To Date You When Hell Freezes Over: Online Dating Turnoffs

Roz Warren

One single librarian’s collection of online dating turnoffs Shirtless pics. Headless pics. Bathroom selfies. Gym selfies. Anything camo or Trump-related. Any photo of a guy with a fish or a dead deer. Spelling mistakes and … Read moreI’d Be Happy To Date You When Hell Freezes Over: Online Dating Turnoffs

Fat Cats, Happiness and Laptop Love: What I Learned from Magazines This Week

Roz Warren

What I learned from magazines this week The Utah State Attorney General’s office recently stated in a court filing that there is no constitutional right to marry a laptop. (Time, 6/19/17) Smartphones are spreading head … Read moreFat Cats, Happiness and Laptop Love: What I Learned from Magazines This Week

Bookmarks from Hell: A List of Unsavory, Alarming and Downright Nasty Things Librarians Have Recently Found in Library Books

Roz Warren

Stuff you don’t usually find in library books, and definitely don’t want to. A dead frog A used band-aid A squashed and leaking Ketchup packet Bedbugs A tampon Toe nail clippings Dozens of baby roaches … Read moreBookmarks from Hell: A List of Unsavory, Alarming and Downright Nasty Things Librarians Have Recently Found in Library Books

Is That a Banana in the Book Drop … Or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

Roz Warren

Librarians began posting the items they’d found over the years in their own book drops Life holds plenty of surprises, especially when you work at a public library. Last week, for instance, we found a … Read moreIs That a Banana in the Book Drop … Or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

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