The weirdest ‘bookmarks’ librarians have found tucked into returned library material. When you work in a library, you soon learn that patrons can make use of some rather unlikely things to mark their places as … Read moreFrom Bacon to Meth: The World’s Weirdest Bookmarks
Is there a right place and a wrong place to do things like Tai Chi, Yoga and Snake Poses? When I was in high school, I had a good friend whose boyfriend did Tai Chi. … Read moreSnake Poses on a Plane
Dating dealbreakers, an informal poll A man I met for coffee recently told me that he didn’t date women with small fluffy dogs “because women with small fluffy dogs are too high maintenance.” This inspired … Read moreMighty Ducks, Small Fluffy Dogs and Other Dating Dealbreakers
Sure, you can find “The Great Gatsby” in your local library. But may run into a lot of interesting food items as well. Library patrons often bring coffee, candy or chips to the library where … Read moreCome for the Great Gatsby, Stay for the Sardines
Three way with Trump is porn star fan’s worst nightmare My pal Dave has a big problem with Stormy Daniels. Not because he’s a fan of Donald Trump. Just the opposite. Dave used to have … Read moreA Three Way with President Trump? No Thanks!
Ever had a partner who said or did something odd as they climaxed? After a friend confided that his girlfriend always starts reciting poetry when she climaxed (specifically, Lewis Carroll’s Jabbarwocky), I began to wonder … Read moreWas It Brillig for You? It Was Brillig for Me!
So you don’t want to name your dog something ordinary — what, then? So you don’t want to name your dog something ordinary like Fido or Spot. And you love books. So, naturally, you turn … Read moreWould You Name YOUR Dog Voldemort?
Orson Scott Cart, meet Louisa May Alcart: Here are the Top Twenty Nicknames librarians have given to book carts. If you work in a library, you work with book carts, so naturally you give them … Read moreTop Twenty Nicknames Librarians Have Given to Book Carts
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
Top Fourteen Replacements for the Word “Librarian” 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 … Read moreA Librarian By Any Other Name