Magic: The Gathering librarians and archivists

phyrex card2 card3 card4 People who play Magic: The Gathering will know that one of these cards comes from a “silly” card set rather than a regular one. People who don’t play Magic: The Gathering will probably consider all the cards equally silly.
Thanks, Steve Lawson!

June 26, 2015 at 4:10 pm Leave a comment

Forbes Library staff shenanigans

The staff of the Forbes Library in Northampton, Massachusetts have put together some shenaniganny videos:


Thanks, Jonathan Caws-Elwitt!

June 19, 2015 at 2:06 pm Leave a comment

shenanigans shenanigan

Not library related. Thanks, Steve Lawson, for calling the whole purpose of this blog into question.

June 18, 2015 at 11:33 am Leave a comment

check-out card socks

socksA must-have for all library-lovers! Thanks, Jennifer Resnick (who first sent me the link) and Steve Lawson (who reminded me about it).

June 18, 2015 at 11:13 am 2 comments

snogging dogs sculpture

dogsJanine Ashbless has kindly provided a photograph of this sculpture of “snoggin dogs” at the Leeds Central Library in England. Thanks, Jonathan Caws-Elwitt!

June 18, 2015 at 11:04 am Leave a comment

fun with encyclopedias, part 3

boobdickSome clever high school student has discovered that the spines of the World Book encyclopedia can be rearranged to spell out “Boob Dick.” (As you may recall, “Dork Bowl” is also a possibility.) Thanks, Steve Lawson!

June 18, 2015 at 10:56 am Leave a comment

the yeti returns!

yetiA yeti was spotted in Tutt Library twice in the spring of 2015, but we have no photo documentation of the events. (The photo at left is from a previous sighting.) On at least one of these occasions, the yeti wore a pink felt heart on his or her chest stating “YETI [heart] LIBRARY” and tried to check out Where the Wild Things Are and a picture book about monsters, but was unwilling to provide a gold card.

The zine for the 2015 Tutt Library Annual Haiku contest, available in the Colorado College Zine Collection, contains two yeti-related haiku/senryu/non-haiku. The first, by yours truly, reads: a yeti visits / its heart says it loves this place / yeti, we do too. The second, attributed to the yeti, reads:


June 18, 2015 at 10:20 am Leave a comment

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