What I learned from magazines this week The title of the overdue book returned to a public library in San Francisco 100 years after it had been checked out? Forty Minutes Late. (Readers Digest, 04/17) … Read moreJackie Kennedy, Marge Simpson & Longevity: What I Learned from Magazines This Week
I think of my car as my pocketbook on wheels, but I have a clean conscience about it. Have you ever noticed that when a friend offers you a ride and you get in their … Read moreMy Car Is As Clean As My Conscience
Cell Phone Echolalia may be spreading! I propose a new medical condition, which I’m calling Cell Phone Echolalia. Cell phone echolalia causes the sufferer to repeat everything a person who is talking on a cell … Read moreAre You Troubled by People Who Blather on Their Cell Phones in Public?
Reading magazines this week, I learned that: A British survey has concluded that consuming organic foods can extend your life… for three weeks. (Popular Mechanics, 3/16) The average caretaker in the United States is a … Read moreDrinking Beer and Eating Squirrel: What I Learned from Magazines This Week
Mystery or trashy romance? A colleague recently posted an intriguing question on my favorite Facebook Librarian hangout: “If you were being sold in a library book sale, which table would you be on?” She had … Read moreAre You a Mystery? Or a Trashy Romance?
Librarians do lots of things that aren’t in their job descriptions In the 15 years that I’ve worked at my local public library, I’ve learned that we librarians do plenty of things for our patrons … Read moreWould You Ask a Librarian for a Lap Dance?