Daniel “Lemony Snicket” Handler and Maira Kalman want you to know a few things about libraries.
"I’m 86. And that’s about enough. I’m ready to go."
“Aren’t you afraid of death?”
“Why would I be?”
“Isn’t that sort of a natural condition of living?”
“Not when you miss your husband as much as I do.”
I spy NYPL!
Gina Sheridan’s I WORK AT A PUBLIC LIBRARY, the humorous stories from the front lines of the public library, from the Tumblr of the same name.
As you can imagine, I am super, super excited about this! A Tumblarian book deal!
"Paranormal activities seemed to increase in 1998 after Dutch elm disease claimed a 300-year-old tree on the grounds. The building was bequeathed to the borough of Bellevue in 1912 by Amanda Bayne Balph, who stipulated that no trees were to be removed from the parkland on the property.”
Bookish ghost stories! Spoopy, creppy, true!
Today at BEA! Molly McArdle from Library Journal, Erin Shea from Darien Library, Angela Montefinise from NYPL, Kate Tkacik, The Lifeguard Librarian, and li’l old me will spill all our Tumblr trade secrets for connecting readers and writers, promoting events, online readers advisory, community building, and more!
Room 1E09 at 1pm. See you soon!
So Victoria made this awesome awesome poster. And Choc O Pain (The newest and awesomest bakery in Jersey City. I’m addicted. It’s a problem.) is sponsoring bread to go with the delectables we’re making to sell at the show!
More to the point, that image is a public domain piece by Arthur Rackham. It’s about Midsummer, and it’s for a fairy playing a double bass, and another one playing percussion. Not quite marimba and cello but HOLY CRAP HOW DID I NOT FIND OUT ABOUT THIS THING YEARS AGO!
I saw a version of this when it was at Brooklyn Public Library because I am extremely predictable. It’s beautiful. Go to this one, even though it’s not at a library.
My golly-donuts, you don’t know how much I missed you! *hugs* all around!
So, maybe you’ve noticed that Annual Conference is looming on the horizon? Srsly!
So, we’ve changed our Tumblr clothes and we’re ready to start dishing about conference, and Chicago and shoes, and cats, and Tumblr, and fandoms, and OMG! - did you see this weekend’s episode of Doctor Who????!!!! That Oswin - she’s a pip!
So, sorry to have been away. I’m back at the keyboard now and I’m all freshly caffeinated and alert, so let’s get this Tumblog started!
The ALA Annual conference has an Official Tumblr! Which is pretty great, as me and some of my favorite Tumblarians will be all ovah that biz. See you there??
That moment when you fan-girl because one of your favorite libraries responded to your Tumblr post. ^.^