Outdoor storytime Thursday, September 18


I’ve mentioned this, probably numerous times, but outdoor storytime is an age crapshoot. I never know what ages are going to be there. I had a good mix of guessing game books. Who Says Woof is best for younger kids (and it has fabulous pictures), and Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do was rhyming fun for all. Lastly, I had Guess Again! by Mac Barnett, which had worked really well with a kindergarten outreach group on Monday, but these preschoolers were just a little too young. The adults liked it, so at least that was something.  It was my last outdoor one for the year, since we only do our outdoor storytimes through the end of September, which is practically next week.

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And on that note, when you bring out the Rosh Hashanah display, you know what that means: fall is here. When the Rosh Hashanah books are accompanied by the Halloween books, you know that Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. Hard to believe, huh?

I put together the display along with our hard-working teen B, who was instrumental in cutting out the honeypots and Accu-cutting all those Apples.

Have a sweet new year!

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Links, yeah?

In the top spot: MacArthur Geniuses, and one of ’em is the immensely talented Alison Bechdel!

Who wants to go in on this with me?

From Friend D:

Worlds collide, eh?

A Q&A with Outlander author Diana Gabaldon.

I’d really love for my library to offer a dog-book-read-aloud… thing.



From Friend J: Sent with the subject line “Relevant to your interests.”

From Friend P: Hear Neil Gaiman talk about The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

From Mama Bear:

Matilda FTW.

For the love of libraries.

That is, indeed, a long list.

Not applicable to fast readers like me.

Isn’t Sendakiana a great word? (And doesn’t he look like Mr. Bean in that picture?)

1) We are all made of books and 2) Roxane Gay is the bomb.

A quick piece on Rebecca and shyness.

From Sister A:

More on Rebecca, this time on its relationship with Gone Girl.

In What’s Annabelle Reading, I was 50 pages into this and gave myself a pass to quit, because I didn’t care a rat’s fart what happened to Victoria.


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