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

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