Sookie has a gift: she can read minds. She considers her telepathy a disability because many of the townspeople consider her crazy. She doesn’t date much because of her gift (or curse). She stays with her grandmother, and works at a bar called Merlotte’s. Her life is routine until Bill Compton steps into the bar one night, a vampire more than a century old. The events of the night take an unexpected turn for the worst for the vampire. Sookie rescues him from a couple who are trying to drain him for his blood to sell on the black market.
Gwen Cooper had every intention of saying no to the veterinarian who asked her to adopt a three week old stray kitten with no eyes. She was fresh off a bad breakup, working a low paying job, and living rent free in a friend’s bedroom. She already had two cats, and was afraid another addition would make her the ‘crazy cat lady’ of the neighborhood. However, it was love at first sight, and the kitten was named Homer.
Things I've Learned While Working at the Library: I Need a Jeeves
One of the things that makes working at the library such a great job is that one thing I find in the library may lead me to discover something new. I find an author or a book I knew nothing about, and end up going off on a voyage through the library to find out more. Let me give a recent example, wherein I learned that there is nothing more valuable than having a "Jeeves".
I recently had an opportunity to appear on KCPT’s locally produced program "Check, Please!". On this program, viewers are asked to nominate their favorite restaurant for review, visit two other restaurants nominated by other guest reviewers, and then we meet to discuss all three restaurants on the air. If you are a Parkville Branch customer, you have probably driven by my favorite restaurant, Nick & Jake’s. My fellow reviewers nominated the Avalon Café in Weston, and Grunauer in the crossroads arts district.
It's story time again, and Squeaker the storytime mouse is having a good time sharing books with the kids. He just loves to make them laugh. Silly Tilly by Eileen Spinelli was a laugh out loud story. I wonder what he will come up with next Thursday?
Are you trying to find the retail value of your used car or truck?
The library's Reference Section has the most current edition of N.A.D.A. Official Used Car Guide. This publication references the values for vehicles (passenger cars and light duty trucks) from 1991 through 2010.
Since I work at the library, and I'm here the majority of the time, I had to step back and put myself in the shoes of our customers. I wondered if I would continue to use the library as a primary resource, or if I would rely solely on the power of the internet to solve all my information quests? I love the ability to dream from my living room, and pop into any area that the internet can take me. But, I think I love the library more for giving me solid resources that are accessible for free with my library card.
Today while I was helping a teen looking for a book, I overheard her brother telling her that she could get the book's audio version by purchasing it with "Mom’s account and she’ll pay for it". He had recently purchased one and paid $10. Wow, I thought to myself, they could benefit by using Overdrive. I apologized for over hearing their conversation, and told them about our Overdrive database.