Random Thursday: Library Potluck

As you can imagine, friends and family send me a lot of library related links and videos. I’m thinking of creating an online library out of them . . .  

Meanwhile, my bookmark folder is getting unwieldy, so here’s a random assortment:

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Up in the  305.906s*

This section includes Stephen Fry’s Giraffe Mating Rituals in the Ancient World, Abraham Lincoln biographies,  The Tall Book by Arianne Cohen,** and Gheorghe Muresan’s new self-help book, How to Duck.

epic win photos - Serving All Customers WIN

Yeah, right, like I’d ever know what they put up there.

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funny pictures history - YEAH, MY LIBRARY BOOKS ARE LATE.

Try it, Lady.

We revoked your card the minute the warrant came through and have orders to hush you on sight.

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Monty Python’s Flying Librarian

C’mon, man—they were buying it!  How can you pass up the opportunity for some  Board-sanctioned rending?

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Damn Skippy

Man, they're serious  at this  library!

And turn off your cell phone, too, while you’re at it.

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Better share this one while it’s still relevant and/or funny:

Funny Captions - 1% of the semester holds 99% of the stress. OCCUPY LIBRARY

Whew. Just made it.

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Size Doesn’t Matter

Because a library is a library . . .

epic win photos - Library WIN

. . . No matter how small.

epic win photos - Tiny Library WIN

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This is so on my Bucket List

Think they’d spot me a handicap?

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*The IM conversation behind that obscure, throwaway classification joke:

Me: Psst—What’s the Dewey for books about tall people?
Grace: seriously?
Me: Yep
Grace: I don’t think there is one…I suppose you could class it as a special group…honestly I’d give the books their normal number then add a prefix for the physical location…
Me (sending link): But if you had to, how would you classify these?
Grace (after a pause): Would you consider height a social status?
Me: Oh, yeah. I’m 5’4″
Grace: 305.906
Me: Which is what?
Grace: 3XX = Social sciences
305 = groups of people
305.9 = People by occupation and miscellaneous social statuses; people with disabilities and illnesses, gifted people
305.906 = miscellaneous social status (except for victims of crime which are in 362.88)
Me: You rock.

She really does, y’all

** This, like the Lincoln biographies,  is a real book. But unlike most of the Lincoln biographies I’ve encountered,  it’s fun. Unless your library has specialty shelving, a whimsical view towards cataloging, and a ladder, you’ll probably find it around 612.661.

***But I still wonder if that first one is hiring—I’m pretty sure they provide unicorns to shuttle staff from the parking lot to the front gates.