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I Heart Out of Print…

I’m a sucker for Out of Print! This is my third shirt from them (just got it in the mail today- and I only ordered it a few days ago!) I am friends with them on Facebook and they had a 20% off code the other day for the Wuthering Heights t-shirt. I got another one at BEA this year – The Great Gatsby – which I love, but the eyes on the cover fall in very unfortunate locations on my chest. I probably should have realized this before I bought it, but oh well. I don’t really think it looks that bad on me, but whatever. (By the way, that is not me in the picture!) I also have the gray Pride and Prejudice tee. They have all kinds of great items with the classic book covers. Just waiting for them to make a cover for my iPad mini!!

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The Great Gatsby tee from Out of Print

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Lucky Girl

I really am the luckiest girl – I have some amazing patrons! One of my favorite families brought me this beautiful necklace from their recent trip to Hawaii. I found it waiting for me on my desk when I came back to work on Monday. It’s a silver flower – the kind they use when making leis. Who thinks about getting their librarian a gift while on vacation? In HAWAII?! So very touched and honored 🙂

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Happy Friday!

Cheers,
Miss Molly*

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Blerg

So apparently my last post was in April. Blerg. I guess between working on my house, my direct sales job, and my REAL job at the library, I just keep forgetting. Sorry.

I just returned from a week on Martha’s Vineyard which was relaxing, though quite hot. I am tan, but only in the sense that I look more like a normal human being than usual. I wasn’t thrilled about going back to work on Monday (yesterday) but I thought that maybe a week off would have given me a better perspective on things and straightened out my brain a bit.

I was wrong. Then, today, I was even more wrong. Summer Reading program confusion. (my fault.) Scheduling conflicts. (my fault.) No staff. (not my fault, but may as well be.) Double blerg.

However, Monday did have it’s perks: I drove a lovely elderly woman to her house because she locked her keys in her car in the library parking lot. I now have a free pass to swim at her house on the lake on my lunch break any time I want. 😉

Also, our amazing MOMs club in town gave me a check for $500 to spend for the children’s room! They are awesome. 🙂

Looking forward to a better day tomorrow. Perhaps I will do that eye-bombing thing and stick googly eyes on things in the library. That might be fun.

Cheers,

Miss Molly*

I want this tee shirt.                             https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.goodjoe.com/images/images-design-image/design/35251-blerg-gallery.png

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Mini

So I know this is weird but I am afraid to open the box……

 

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Keep Calm and Get Tattooed

every librarian should have one! love mine 🙂

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New Addition to the Family……

Meet Marla

because our bernese mountain dog wasn’t quite big enough….

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Eric Carle Signing & Meeting Oliver Jeffers!

I have been completely delinquent about posting – ugh. And I still haven’t posted about my trip to BEA! Planning my summer reading program combined with changing over to a new catalog and circulation system = zero extra time.

However – I did have an amazing day at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art with my friend and co-worker, Ali. As a graduation present for Ali, I planned to take her to the museum for the Eric Carle signing. We were both so excited to meet him! I can’t believe I took classes for my MFA program for 2 years and never met him – I did visit his studio once though. Very cool.

So we met Eric and got some books signed. I had two signed for the library – one will be a summer reading prize for a lucky kid!

   

    

But what Ali didn’t know, was that I had some secret inside info about another author/illustrator who was going to be there to meet Eric Carle….Oliver Jeffers! We are both huge fans of all of Jeffer’s amazing picture books (see my paper on on of his books.) So when I told Ali she should buy Oliver Jeffer’s new book and she said she probably should, since she was going to marry him and all, and I said she could propose to him right now since he was standing over there…..the look on her face was priceless! It was pretty funny. So we stalked him for awhile and when he came into the book store (managed by the amazing Eliza Brown) we asked him to sign a few books for us! He was so nice and he signed our books (with little drawings!) and chatted with us. I think we were both walking on air when we left the museum! All in all, a successful day in the life of two children’s room librarians 🙂

       

I just found this picture on Oliver’s tumblr page 🙂 How cute are they? Click HERE or on the image for more on Oliver Jeffer’s Diary.

Oliver Jeffers & Eric Carle – two incredibly talented guys (http://oliverjeffers.tumblr.com/)

This is my cat Charlie asleep near the books and looking very cute.

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