Tuesday, November 26th is the 91st birthday of Charles Schulz, creator of Charlie Brown. Sadly, Schulz passed away in 2000, but his legacy lives on in the beloved characters that he created in his comic strip. The Peanuts gang has been taken into the hearts of people of all ages. Today, most kids are having their first taste of this adventurous group not through the newspaper, but through television.
Does anyone watch NCIS? November 5th’s show was about Leroy Jethro Gibbs and his dad. He and his dad have a strained relationship at times, like a lot of us. In this show, Gibbs’s dad needs to go see a dying buddy from the war. He wants his son to take him. Of course, Gibbs was busy on a case, but he reluctantly took some time. Gibbs had heard the war story many times in the past from his father. But did he really listen to all the details?
These days, there are a lot of varying opinions on how libraries work, what goes on, and what services they have. I’m here to bring you an insider exposé to reveal the inner secrets of library work. Let’s start busting some myths!
Library Myth # 1. I’m sure you get to read a lot.
Answer: Actually, most of our time spent at work is not spent reading, but we do a lot of other neat and fun things! To give you a sampling, here’s a short list of things we might spend our days doing:
I was browsing the new book section of my library and realized that a lot of the new books that we had were a sequel or part of a series. With the popularity of The Harry Potter and The Hunger Games series, this really shouldn’t have surprised me. When we become attached to characters and storylines, one just isn’t enough.
Once upon a time… This simple phrase takes us back in time to our childhoods when every story had a happy ending and a handsome prince. What if I told you that teenagers and adults can have their once upon a times, too? No matter how old you are, everyone deserves their version of a fairy tale.
As I was inside a book store recently (yes, we librarians still occasionally go to bookstores), they had strayed from their typical overhead music and were playing what must have been a collection of "Halloween Hits" on the overhead speakers. Thriller, by Michael Jackson, came on. I was instantly filled with energy as I heard this song again. I've heard it a thousand times, but never in a normally staid and calm atmosphere where the usual music repertoire consists of soothing classical music or soft jazz.
Want to know how to cook for hundreds of soldiers or sailors? While recently searching for a coworker whose grandfather was a Navy cook on the U.S.S. Missouri, I stumbled across these little gems online. Just Google "U.S. Army" or "Navy Cookbook," and you will find out exactly how much it took to feed a unit of hungry fighting men. With minimum portions of about twenty and usually around one hundred or more; the sheer amounts of ingredients are a bit hard to fathom.