Recommended Viewing: What actually happens when a book gets translated? Publishing Trendsetter has an infographic of a translated book’s life cycle complete with interviews with a foreign rights agent and a translator.
This collection of things overheard in the library comes from the amazing Happy Librarian. Enjoy!
"Where is your amazon.com section?"
"If, like, I have fines, do I have to pay them or can you just make them disappear like a magical elf?"
"Do you put GPS trackers in books? I lost mine!"
what’s on the netflick tonight honey
Is it cheaper if I only buy the one Netflick?
Hello, you beautiful tropical fish. What’s your library been displaying lately? Anything making your materials fly off the shelves? Want to share it with the world?
30+ new followers for libdisplays.tumblr.com today and not one new submission! C’mon, pals, show us what you got.
One of our book clubs is looking for a nonfiction title that a member heard about several years ago (he thinks on NPR) about a fleet of Japanese sailors who ignored orders and returned home before the WWII surrender. Haven’t been able to find it yet, any ideas?
Finally getting warm out, and road trip season is upon us! What’s your go-to road trip playlist?
If it’s sunny out, The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. If I’m heading south of Aurora, I fall back into my undergrad patterns and put on a country station. If I’m the only one in the car, I sing embarrassingly loud to whatever comes up on shuffle.
If I’m driving through the mountains or somewhere rural, probably Fleet Foxes or the Decemberists. Otherwise, Beyonce (and maybe the xx).
Pat Scales responds regarding a ‘conservative’ librarian who wants to keep “Wimpy Kid” and “Captain Underpants” out of the bookmobile that she mans.
Ballet at the library? Yes! Kids at the Prairie Commons Branch experienced a special story time yesterday. Ballet dancers from the DaySpring School read the fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk, then taught the kids dance moves to act out the story they had just heard. You can see more adorable photos from the program here.
Beanstalk Ballet is a part of SLCL’s Art @ Your Library series. The program is being held at multiple branches, get the full schedule here.
That first shot is the best.
The NYPL Milstein Division of United States History, Local History & Genealogy recommends our favorite, most readable, most memorable New York City nonfiction. These are the true stories of New York that engaged us, that intrigued us, and that we thought you might like to read as well.
I tend to get stuck in non-fiction ruts a lot, but now that I’m back in a library on a regular basis again, I’m much better at rotating genres. I know I don’t need to, but sometimes I need to force myself to try something new. I’ve been having a lot of luck with fiction lately. I would love to read more graphic novels and YA books, but I never really know what selections to make.
Is there a certain genre that you wish you read more?
I really need to read more romance. And probably horror, too.
Having submitted my letter of resignation, managed a decent phone interview, scheduled stop service of all my utilities, and booked a moving truck,...
- D, Brought to you by the letter
An extremely quiet man approached the desk.
Man [whispering]: “Can you extend my time on the computer?”