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fake library events from Obvious Plant

tumblr_o0lbnumC7c1u53c30o7_540Several excellent fake library events from Obvious Plant. The one about rough-housing with a dog is pretty close to reality, though. Thanks, Julie Grisham, Steve Lawson, and Eliza Lake!

January 8, 2016 at 11:57 am 1 comment

Flight of the Conchords plays a gig at a public library in New York City (“The Tough Brets,” Flight of the Conchords, Season 2, Episode 3). We find out at the subsequent band meeting that there were some complaints at the library about their loudness.

October 29, 2015 at 11:26 am Leave a comment

way, way overdue books

OldLibraryBooksweb_01Many libraries have stories of overdue books being returned decades after they were borrowed. Portland State recently received a book 52 years overdue. This beats Colorado College’s figures: in 2005, we received books 25 and 45 years overdue. (See the full story in the Winter 2006 issue of the library newsletter.) But we’re nowhere near the record: 221 years. The perpetrator? George Washington. I kid you not. See the full story here.

October 22, 2015 at 10:43 am Leave a comment

subtle protest

Sunny Purdin sent me this link and said “I like to be subtle with my protests.” Thanks, Sunny!

October 1, 2015 at 11:20 am Leave a comment

missing issue yields a monster

20150917_093404_resizedAs you may or may not know, Cosmopolitan releases each year’s worth of issues so that if you stack them in order you’ll see a bare-chested man. The Colorado College stacks are usually missing an issue or two, which means that instead of a man, we get a monster. Thanks, Diane Westerfield!

September 21, 2015 at 1:32 pm Leave a comment


college-gameday-blocking-libraryCertainly the best sign I’ve ever seen in the background of an ESPN report. Vanderbilt University students, we library shenaniganers stand in solidarity with you on this one. Thanks, Dina Wood and Diane Westerfield!

September 15, 2015 at 11:55 am 3 comments

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

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