14 11 / 2013

01 11 / 2013

bookish:

elysemarshall:

penguinteen:

We are unbelievably excited about Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Van Van Wagenan. When Maya was in eighth grade—and low on her school’s social ladder—she came across Betty Cornell’s Glamour Guide for Teens and decided to conduct a social experiment: what if she followed all of Betty’s 1950s-era advice in her thoroughly contemporary high school? Popular is the result.
As this great TIME article points out, “Betty Cornell book’s ultimate advice was about “being open and honest, and kind” and that paying attention to the social niceties of her school taught Van Wagenen that everyone, no matter how popular, had similar insecurities.” We can’t wait for everyone to meet Maya, and to read the funny, smart, and compelling Popular!

Slightly obsessed with this one, and if you read the TIME.com piece (long read, but totally worthwhile) you’ll understand why. Lily Rothman, from TIME, pulls clips from the 1940s and 1950s and draws parallels to the PSA campaign that Bloomberg is running to boost young women’s self esteem.
And you only have to wait till April 15, 2014…

Really fun cover!

bookish:

elysemarshall:

penguinteen:

We are unbelievably excited about Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Van Van Wagenan. When Maya was in eighth grade—and low on her school’s social ladder—she came across Betty Cornell’s Glamour Guide for Teens and decided to conduct a social experiment: what if she followed all of Betty’s 1950s-era advice in her thoroughly contemporary high school? Popular is the result.

As this great TIME article points out, “Betty Cornell book’s ultimate advice was about “being open and honest, and kind” and that paying attention to the social niceties of her school taught Van Wagenen that everyone, no matter how popular, had similar insecurities.” We can’t wait for everyone to meet Maya, and to read the funny, smart, and compelling Popular!

Slightly obsessed with this one, and if you read the TIME.com piece (long read, but totally worthwhile) you’ll understand why. Lily Rothman, from TIME, pulls clips from the 1940s and 1950s and draws parallels to the PSA campaign that Bloomberg is running to boost young women’s self esteem.

And you only have to wait till April 15, 2014…

Really fun cover!

11 8 / 2013

We have a newish patron that I just call “Bicycle helmet guy” that loves to get you stuck in conversation. He’ll start it off with a terrible joke about libraries or books. What he really loves to do is point out the color you’re wearing by saying something such as: “Excuse me, you have something pink on your dress.” But his favorite thing to do is to hold up his flash drive and yell “YOU’VE BEEN FLASHED.” He also likes to repeat it a few times to make sure you really get it.

Today, while walking down the stairs, he “flashed” three women. One of them he “flashed TWICE.”

03 8 / 2013

21 7 / 2013

mittyesque:

People need to learn what libraries can DO for them and for their community.

20 7 / 2013

mittyesque:

Midnight story time! #scarystories #books #scary

mittyesque:

Midnight story time! #scarystories #books #scary

15 7 / 2013

bookish:

bookriot:

The Cleveland Public Library is home to a giant reading nest—13 feet tall, 36 feet in diameter—intended to give readers a quiet escape. 

OK, this is an excellent idea. Except maybe they could put some more beanbags inside?

12 7 / 2013

20 6 / 2013

mittyesque:

Tonight’s read: #Batwoman Elegy.

mittyesque:

Tonight’s read: #Batwoman Elegy.

16 6 / 2013

knitmeapony:

Miso Head: Smaller Books

karnythia:

deducecanoe:

librarean:

sunshinegames:

Today I helped a family new to the United States get library cards. After giving them the rundown on what a library membership means, I showed the kids the children’s…