Category Archives: Library

Friday Fun Link – Does New Movie “The Public” Have a Trailer That Instantly Makes It The Best Library-Themed Movie Ever?

There are a few choices out there but this trailer makes me think “The Public” might be the best library-themed movie ever, in part because it appears to address so many of the issues we deal with in the library every day – homelessness, community engagement and creating a welcoming space, the library’s relationship to […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Promoting “Library Behind The Scenes” on CTV (Two Weeks Ago)

Since I’m in the midst of a series of daily tweets about a big community event we’re having at my library branch this Saturday, I might as well double-up and use the same link I posted earlier today to also give me content for today’s #tbt blog post – namely, an appearance I did on […]

Music Monday – “She has tattooed tear drops/She don’t have to cry/Woman you won’t weep/Don’t you moan”

Always nice to get recommendations of bands you haven’t heard of from your patrons.  Here’s an interesting group I heard of today. From the band’s web site: The Stillhouse Poets are a roots duo from Regina, Saskatchewan, the heart of the Canadian prairies. Their influences are drawn deep from the musical well waters of the […]

Friday Fun Link – *All* of the Best Book Lists of 2017

Okay, maybe not *all* but pretty darn close! 🙂 (via MetaFilter)

“If every person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary – the world really would be a better place.” #choosekind

Pace got this book for Christmas last year. (One of my favourite things about being a librarian is being able to share books with him that I already love!) I briefly thought about writing a bit about how fascinating it is to see the different ways that Pace is learning about everything from bullying to […]

Music Monday – “I grew up like my daddy did/My grandpa cleared this land/When I was five I walked the fence/While grandpa held my hand”

I don’t think I’ve ever posted this song for Music Monday but it’s one of my favourites of all-time. “Rain on the Scarecrow” – John Mellencamp Although I knew fairly early that I was never going to be a farmer (my standard line on the subject is that, growing up, I was more into books […]

“I feel like an idiot. I vastly misunderstood how a library card works for years.”

This is a pretty funny /r/books thread on Reddit from a guy who knew that library cards were free but thought that there was still a charge for the actual lending of books! 🙂 It sounds funny but there are lots of examples where libraries don’t always do as good of a job as we should […]

Minister of Education Bronwyn Eyre Under Fire (aka “Don Morgan, I Miss You!”) #skpoli

When an Education Minister cuts funding so significantly that it puts the entire, century-in-the-making public library system at risk of shutting down completely, it’s not surprising that I’m not going to be a fan. Luckily, thousands of other people across the province felt the same way, then-Education Minister, Don Morgan, admitted his mistake and public […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Hippie Hippie Hooray (September 2016)

This isn’t from too long ago – about a year ago – but I was thinking about some of my favourite memories from my time as a Branch Head at Regent Place branch and this is one that jumped to mind – we had a “Retro Anniversary” party for the branch last fall to celebrate […]

Westeros’ New Power Couple?