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18th century chicken in trousers

Do0skf6W0AAZV2DThe staff of The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) call our attention to some pretty fabulous 18th century doodles by Richard Beale, including this chicken in trousers. Thanks, Tom Lovell!

October 19, 2018 at 4:05 pm Leave a comment

library shenanigans, 1893-style

Craig Conley of oneletterwords sends me these images from the 1893 issue of Cassell’s Family Magazine:


March 10, 2016 at 1:55 pm Leave a comment

Library Wars: The Last Mission



My friend Noah saw this Japanese film offered as an option for viewing on an international flight. The plot summary: “In a dystopian near future, a special police force protects libraries … A mission to safeguard a special book is actually a devious trap.” According to Noah, who saw bits of it over the shoulder of a fellow passenger, the film “looked to be one non-stop gun battle.” It’s based on a book series by Hiro Arikawa, Toshokan Sensō (図書館戦争), which has also been adapted for manga, television, and radio. Thanks, Noah Sobe!

January 13, 2016 at 1:21 pm Leave a comment

Hombre McSteez’s aug(de)mented reality

Hombre McSteez uses an unusual stop-motion technique to make wonderful short videos. Check out the library shenanigan at the 1:03 minute mark:

Thanks, Suzie DeGrasse!

June 12, 2014 at 4:12 pm Leave a comment

a Hulk statue at the library?

hulkstatueThe Northlake Public Library in Northlake, Illinois is hoping to raise money to purchase a nine-foot statue of the Hulk to promote its collection of graphic novels and comics. The perks for donating are pretty awesome, including, for just $20: “A librarian…will dress up as a comic character and take a picture of him/herself in random places in Northlake holding up a speech bubble. You send us what you want said in the speech bubble.” I wonder if the Incredible Hulk would get along with the Credible Hulk.

Thanks, Tom Mukite and ALA Think Tank on Facebook!

May 28, 2013 at 4:42 pm Leave a comment

A Professional Assessment of Twilight Sparkle as a Librarian

John Farrier apparently knows the importance of assessment in libraries! Here he critiques fictional pony librarian Twilight Sparkle’s skills at the reference interview and more. Thanks, BoingBoing!

August 22, 2012 at 4:50 pm Leave a comment

The Credible Hulk

ImageNew library superhero? Thanks, whoever it was who told me about this, which now I can’t remember (not very credible hulkish of me).

May 11, 2012 at 9:45 pm 1 comment

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