“Hi, I teach ST6 on the Rikki Tikki Tavi team. Can you come talk to all 200 of our students in the conference room for 10 minutes during 3rd period on May 20? That’s a maroon day, so try to come before lunch.”
— scheduling summer reading class visits
3:37 pm • 17 April 2014
You know when you read something and you have to stop every other page because you want to read it out loud to the person sitting next to you?
This is like that. Only you’re the person sitting next to us and we can’t read it out loud because this book doesn’t come out until January!
Grrr. C’est la vie.
Holly Black’s The Darkest Part of the Forest marks her triumphant return to her faerie roots, and will be out January 13, 2015. Until then here’s a taste:
Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.
Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.
At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.
Until one day, he does…
As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?
And this cover! Beautiful, right?
2:41 pm • 17 April 2014 • 1,494 notes
I don’t know if what I’m about to rattle on about actually does involve cognitive dissonance, because I think the “contradictions” I have in mind may not be contradictory in a true sense.
I’ve been actively, genuinely participating in the ongoing diversity dialogue for the first time, and this…
5:37 pm • 16 April 2014 • 189 notes
Time to indoctrinate some incoming middle schoolers to the magic of the library.
6:04 pm • 15 April 2014 • 6 notes
Slang dictionaries: an essential tool in any class visiting teen librarian’s arsenal.
3:14 pm • 15 April 2014
Please stop saying there are not enough boy books
While at TLA this week I heard librarian after librarian say we needed more “boy books”. The thing is, I can name tons upon tons of what would traditionally be called “boy books”. There is no lack of them. There is no lack of books with male main characters. There is no lack of make authors.
9:22 pm • 11 April 2014 • 46 notes
Eleanor & Park is gonna be a movie. I just can’t… *cries happily* So I made this fan art to show how happy and proud I am for Eleanor & Park as well as the author, Rainbow Rowell. It’s really a fantastic news and I’m excited for it! Oh, I hope you guys like this fan art! :D
PANDA!!! THIS IS AMAZING!! Thank you!
5:28 pm • 3 April 2014 • 1,937 notes
Morning supply run for tomorrow night’s cosplay/Fandom Fest event at BCPL Main.
2:08 pm • 28 March 2014 • 3 notes
Fandom Fest (what we used to call NKY Cosplay) is THIS SATURDAY!
You do not need to register!
Costumes are appreciated but not required.
4:43 pm • 25 March 2014 • 1 note
Kat Rosenfield, Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone
Well hey, look at that.
4:38 pm • 19 March 2014 • 783 notes