Friday, June 25, 2010

A Tentacular Good Time!

130 people toroughly enjoyed our visit with Roland Smith yesterday, and he enjoyed us too:

My favorite moment was when Roland was done speaking and I said folks could have their book signed. Everyone shot up from their seats as if suddenly lit aflame and launched themselves toward poor Roland. I thought he might be trampled. But he's a pro and an all around stand-up guy, so he took it all in stride.

Next up is Spanish Family Movies on Saturday and our Game Sharks Game Fest on Thursday, July 1. Don't miss it. I tested out Beatles Rock Band on the Xbox, and my was it fun. Did you know that I am not only a librarian, I also get to be a game tester on a semi-frequent basis? Mrs. E says, "Don't be a fool! Stay in school."
P.S. Check out the shape of the wrinkles above Mr. T's nose. Wow. How does he do that? If I could do that, I wouldn't have to tell anyone to turn off their cell phones ever again.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Saving for College?

This summer the Oregon College Savings Plan and public libraries throughout the state are teaming up to bring you the Dive into Saving for College program. You could win a $1,000 Oregon College Savings Plan account.

What do you have to do? Sign up for Summer Reading at the library! Look for entry cards for Dive into Saving for College. Fill it out and drop it in the mail for a chance to win! Fifteen lucky winners will chosen at the end of the summer. Find out more here or stop in the library for the entry form and rules. Entries must be postmarked by August 20, 2010 and received by August 24, 2010 to be eligible.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Hoop It!

School's (almost) out for summer. Kick off your summer fun with our hula hoop workshop. Learn a few hooping tricks while you're at it. Compete to see who can spin the hoop the longest! And yep, you'll be able to create your own fabulous hoop while supplies last.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Lost in Translation

So, I was ordering books for our Young Adult Spanish collection today and I came across this description of E.D. Baker's The Frog Princess. Seems this publisher used translation software rather than an actual bi-lingual person to try to convince librarians like me to buy this book. Bad idea with hilarious results:

"Emerald Princess is a rare: DUCKS and it looks like a donkey when laughs. One day you come across a frog speaker, said to be the prince of Montevista eadric Alta and asking him a kiss to undo the spell that made him a witch. Emerald is what gives, but...Is she who is transformed into a frog! Together they must go in search of the witch who spells to Eadric to get back to people."

That is an exact quote, punctuation and all. DUCKS!



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