Everyone's A Hero in Their Own Way
May 16, 2013
If you are familiar with Joss Whedon’s catalog of work, Nathan Fillion is singing that very song to you right now. Before he graced the small screen as Castle, Fillion portrayed the hero we loved to hate, Captain Hammer, in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog. In fact, the sequel starts filming this summer, too!
That song, though at times tongue-in-cheek and sarcastic, speaks to the notion that everyone is, in fact, a hero. It resonates with me because I think that we can equate librarians to heroes, nay, SUPERHEROES. If you are an avid library user, I thank you, and I probably don’t have to tell you about all of the cool things that MCPL has to offer. I don’t have to talk about the 250+ databases that MCPL offers for free or the plethora of computer classes we hold at many branches. I don’t even have to mention how we have print and eBooks that veil numerous adventures in quaint packages just waiting to be uncovered.
Why do I think we’re superheroes? Think about a time when you had a report due the next day and you couldn’t find any sources. Think about when you didn’t have a way to the Library and they came to you. What about that time you received a new eReader for Christmas but couldn’t figure out how to get free books? There’s also a chance that you needed to create and submit a resume for your dream job but had no idea where to start. We may not have helped you specifically with these tasks, but rest assured that we have helped many, and we will strive to help many, many more. See, we are doing our jobs every day, and our jobs consist of helping you access the resources that you need.
As Captain Hammer so eloquently sang, "It’s not enough to bash in heads, you’ve got to bash in minds." I hope that we have helped bash knowledge into your minds! (Yes, I really just said that.) I’ll see you on your next adventure here at the Library. Until then, farewell, good citizens! -–runs off in a dramatic saunter—
Red Bridge Branch