Thursday, September 27, 2012

Gangnam Style!

My friend who is head of Young Adult programming for our library system just received this email:

Good Day. I am interested in holding a gangnam style young adult event with people reading horse themed fiction and non-fiction books and Kettle Corn concession in the parking lot.  Who would I speak to about getting started?  I have ready number for a fantastic Kettle Corn person and can demonstrate the dance moves.  Would love to get going.  Thanks.
This sounds like the best program EVER

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Where is it?

When we opened @ 10am all of the computers were taken.  There weren't any complaints.  In particular, the guy on #12 didn't complain about the mouse.

When the next person for #12 sat down, there was no mouse to be found.  The original guy on this computer was still standing around, so I asked him if he knew where the mouse went.

OG:  It wasn't working.
Me:  So do you know where it is?
OG:  It wasn't tracking.
Me:  Where is it?

He wouldn't answer me, but we found the mouse at closing-- way on the other side of the liberry where the magazines are.

So ridiculous.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Circular conversation about a service we don't provide

Woman who needed my help to type in her liberry card number so that she could use the computer:  What's the password?

Me:  You've already typed in your password to use the computer.

Woman:  So is the internet down today?

Me:  No.

Woman:  Then what is my password to the internet?

Me:  What are you trying to do?

Woman:  Check my email.

Me:  Only you would know your email password.  It's not something that anyone else would know unless you shared it with them.  Have you tried turning the caps lock off & on?  

(Side note: Guessing your password is not a service we provide).

Woman:  So the internet must be down.


Old Man: What does the B mean before someone's last name?
Me: B is for biography.  The biography section is right over here.
OM:  They have a whole section of biography?  Has it always been like that at this liberry?
Me:  Yes.
OM:  Then I must have been out of town too long.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012


As I am rushing across the library with several things in my hands, a lady says "Excuse me, ma'am, can you help me over here?"
Her t-shirt is printed with: "Oh yes, let me just drop everything and deal with your problem."

Later: a GIANT man in a t-shirt that says FUCK! comes up to me at the children's desk and asks if we have "At the End of the Sidewalk" by Shel Silverstein.