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As librarians, maybe we’re more aware of these things than others. 10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling. 

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Winter Programs!

Our Winter Program schedule has just gone out…and we have plenty of interesting things to do as the weather gets colder! You can drop in and pick up your own copy, or download and print this version to put by your calendar. Most of the events require registration, unless indicated, so make sure to follow the registration dates so that you don’t miss out. We’re going to be busy!

 

Awful Sci-Fi Books Covers

As tastes change, so do book covers. Put an old Nancy Drew book in front of a kid who loves to read mysteries, and we can almost guarantee the young reader will choose something else, simply because the cover design is so dated. Kids really DO judge books by their covers, and if they’re not appealing, they’ll pass, regardless of the quality of the story.

Recently, I came across a fantastic blog that posts the worst fantasy/sci-fi book covers you could imagine. And while they may not entice you to pick the book up to read, you’ll most certainly get a chuckle from the covers. Take a few minutes to drop by Good Show Sir. You won’t regret it.

Local Author Visit

We’re getting ready for a local author visit this week! Join us on Thursday night at 7pm for a reading and discussion with Wendy MacIntyre. She’ll discuss her latest book, HUNTING PIERO, which has a very interesting backstory related to the art world. You won’t want to miss this.

No registration required, but get here early to get a good seat!

Frivolous Friday!

For some truly frivolous information today, we’re talking about cheeseburgers–specifically the cheeseburger emoji!

Recently, Google came under fire for their cheeseburger emoji, and the controversy went viral. Apparently, the world’s emoji users thought the Google version—with the cheese BELOW the meat—just wasn’t right. They demanded that Google update the character to show the cheese above the meat. And they were taken seriously.

The original tweet by Thomas Baekdal: (cheeseburger images from Emojipedia)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai responded in a tweet:

 While it seems like a ridiculous argument, the idea of putting the cheese below the meat would mean a soggy, cheesy overflow on the bottom bun, which in the culinary world, just won’t fly. Apparently, Google had a previous issue with a search result for caramelized onions that nearly broke the internet, so the people at Google are taking this (somewhat) seriously.
What will the new cheeseburger emoji look like? We’ll have to wait and see. It should be available in an update and on new devices soon.

I SPY

As the weather gets colder, we’re expecting bus cancellations. If the buses are cancelled, don’t forget, we’ll be having a special I SPY day at the library! Drop in anytime with the kids for some searchable fun!

And while we could have I SPY at the library every single day of the year if it were up to our young patrons, we know how popular this type of activity can be. We’ve even been caught searching through some of our new I SPY books to find the requested items while prepping the books to go out. They’re addictive!

We have a few new I SPY books at the library… I SPY 123, and I SPY ABC. These books combine the fun act of searching for tiny objects while teaching numbers and letters. What could be better?

I spy with my little eye, something that is hours of fun!