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On Display: Take a Ride DOWNTON
Photograph courtesy of Kate Moncrief.
Season 4 of Downton Abbey has returned to televisions all across America, and my library is celebrating it with a tea party and a book display!  I put together a display that shows off books that are set in Edwardian England, and I’ve already had to refill it a few times.  Love for Downton runs deep in my county, it would seem.
Suggested titles:
The House at Tyneford, by Natasha Solomons
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey, by The Countess of Carnavon
Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh
Below Stairs, by Margaret Powell
Summerset Abbey, by T.J. Brown

On Display: Take a Ride DOWNTON

Photograph courtesy of Kate Moncrief.

Season 4 of Downton Abbey has returned to televisions all across America, and my library is celebrating it with a tea party and a book display!  I put together a display that shows off books that are set in Edwardian England, and I’ve already had to refill it a few times.  Love for Downton runs deep in my county, it would seem.

Suggested titles:

  • The House at Tyneford, by Natasha Solomons
  • Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey, by The Countess of Carnavon
  • Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh
  • Below Stairs, by Margaret Powell
  • Summerset Abbey, by T.J. Brown

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Words Alive!

My library has a tradition of busting out its crafting skills at our staff parties.  Earlier this year, we started creating centerpieces inspired by books, and we just made some more for our holiday party.  These table toppers are all inspired by holiday-themed books, songs, or sentiments.  From top to bottom, we have:

  • Holidays On Ice, by David Sedaris
  • Everything On a Waffle, by Polly Horvath
  • "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
  • "The Holly and the Ivy"
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas, by Eric Carle (I made this one!)
  • A Wish for Wings That Work, by Berke Breathed
  • Santa Baby, by Jennifer Cruise
  • The Snowman, by Raymond Briggs

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This past Saturday, I and some of my fellow librarians got to be a part of a local Christmas parade along the Chesapeake Bayfront.  This year’s theme was Christmas around the world, so we represented Mexico and even did a little choreography as we marched with our book carts.  So fun!

This past Saturday, I and some of my fellow librarians got to be a part of a local Christmas parade along the Chesapeake Bayfront.  This year’s theme was Christmas around the world, so we represented Mexico and even did a little choreography as we marched with our book carts.  So fun!

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Chip Off the Old Block

NEPHEW:
Does everybody have to go to college?
ME:
No, not everyone does. Whether you decide to go really depends on what you think you'd like to do with your life.
NEPHEW:
Really?
ME:
Yeah, a lot of jobs out there require you to have a college degree. I had to have one to be a librarian.
NEPHEW:
Oh, then I'm definitely going to go to college so I can work in a library just like you!
ME:
Aw, that's a great idea!
NEPHEW:
And also I think you should teach me taekwondo, so then we can hang out all the time and be awesome.

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On Display: Pawprints in the Snow
Suggested titles:
Fox Tracks, by Rita Mae Brown
Snow Wolf, by Glen Meade
The Seal Wife, by Kathryn Harrison
Caribou Island, by David Vann
The Bear Went Over the Mountain, by William Kotzwinkle

On Display: Pawprints in the Snow

Suggested titles:

  • Fox Tracks, by Rita Mae Brown
  • Snow Wolf, by Glen Meade
  • The Seal Wife, by Kathryn Harrison
  • Caribou Island, by David Vann
  • The Bear Went Over the Mountain, by William Kotzwinkle

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While I was in Italy at the end of October, I got to visit the stunning Duomo di Siena (Cathedral of Siena), which is home of the Piccolomini Library.  Inside the library, which was painted in beautiful frescoes in the year 1502 in honor of Pope Pius II, we got to see old manuscripts in display, vibrant paintings on every surface, and a copy of The Three Graces sculpture.

It’s amazing how colorful and perfect the library still is all these centuries later, and I am glad that I got to see it in person.

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