Friday, August 26, 2011

I'm back in the library again!

Welcome back to school everyone, now that we've made it through the first week. Here is what was waiting for me on Monday:

Those are textbooks that were waiting to be distributed. And some other things that needed dealing with. Also, there were some new books waiting for me, which is much more fun!

Plus all the books I brought back from ALA and then another box of books came!

Earlier in the week, I had a couple of snafus keeping me from getting things done as quickly as I would've liked, but I was persistent and solved my problems and today we started getting the textbooks out. Yea! Also, I was able to do some cataloging of the new books and while I was doing this, I learned a new word. I had to write it down so I wouldn't forget it because I wanted to share it with you. The word is: epistolary. As in Epistolary Fiction. This is a subject heading for novels in which the story is told through a series of letters. If you would like to know what book carries this subject heading, go to the Marshall Lane Catalog, type the word 'epistolary' in the search window and click the 'subject' icon below that.

So, I bet you want to know when you can come in to the library and see all these new books. I know this because that's about all I hear from Marshall Lane students. They say "Hello Mrs. Richards! When will the library be open?" Even as they are getting their textbooks they want to know when they can check out library books! This pleases me. However the only answer I can give at this time is "soon." Unsatisfactory, I know, but, well, there it is.

Oh! One more thing. Check out this spiffy book mark I made:

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wow, that went quick!

Well, this is it. The last week of Summer. That sure went by quickly. I didn't accomplish as much as I would have liked but I did have some fun. I went to visit my mom and dad in Tehachapi. We caught up over quilting and knitting. My mom has become quite adept at quilting and is working on a beautiful quilt for her first great grandchild that she's expecting to come someday, but not soon. I worked on this Doctor Who illusion panel for Nerd Wars:When you look straight down on it, it just looks like blue and white stripes, like this:Pretty cool, eh?

After that, I paid a visit to my dear friends in Fullerton who had their first baby in June. Remember, I knitted a blanket for the baby back in May? The baby is healthy and happy as are her parents and I had wonderful visit with them.

Next, I flew to Portland to visit two of my highschool girlfriends and together we went to see The Go-Go's perform at the Portland Zoo. It was super fun and just like old times. One of them I see about once a year, the other I haven't seen in about 16 years but when we were all together it was like no time had passed at all. We promised each other that we wouldn't let that much time pass before our next visit.

And now school is about to start and here is what I did accomplish this summer:

As for reading, I've been busy with A Game of Thrones, which is long and not for children. I enjoyed very much so now I'm on to the next volume A Clash of Kings. There are 3 more books in the series so I'll finish these as fast as I can and get back to the kidlit soon! In the meantime, I have lots of terrific books to bring back to school and I have orders waiting for my return. I'll give you a sneak peak next time.

I am looking forward to getting back to school next week, partly because I'm out of money, but mostly because I miss everyone and all the books over the summer. See you all next week!