Thursday, June 28, 2012

Well THERE'S your problem

I found an asthma inhaler by the print station and made an announcement for the person to come pick it up.  Pretty soon a young woman showed up and said "Oh my gosh, thank you!  I'm always losing things.  I've lost two packs of cigarettes in the last three days!"

Mysterious book of the day

A lady came up wanting the book A Kindness to Birds by Preston Brooks.  I looked everywhere; in our catalog, in our consortium catalog, even on Amazon...nothing.

Turns out it's actually a made-up book from the novel How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hely!  I'm not sure how she heard of it, since she said she hadn't read the Hely book.  She walked away before I could ask!

[I have read it and it's hilarious but kind of ruins "literary" fiction for you for a while.]

Kids love us

Toddler, whining loudly to his mother: "Leaving is NOT ALL RIGHT!"

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Off to ALA!

I'm off to Anaheim while Amy holds down the fort at Branch Z. 
Email me at marianlibrarian at gmail if you want to invite me to any scandalous librarian parties!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Things that were in the Lost & Found last week:

sunglasses (about 10 pairs)
keys (lots, and lots never claimed)
cell phone
various pieces of clothing (that I don't want to touch)
umbrella
backpack
sleeping bag
purses (2)
stethoscope

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Overheard near the catalog PC


Dad, it’s time to ask the real people who work here.

Returns

Man comes to the desk with a dripping wet book and claims it was like this when I got it.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Unsurprising Question of the Day

Guy in cowboy hat and LONE STAR STATE t-shirt: "Where are the Louis L'Amour books?"

Monday, June 04, 2012

Get out the map!

Woman asks me to look up where the travel books would be on Eastern Europe.  I start to type it in to see what's available.  Apparently it takes too long.   She says--  type in Sweden... I'm going to Sweden!