Friday, August 14, 2009

Crazy Library Customer

A story from Stephanie about a crazy lady who came in a year or two ago. More stories as they become available.

In reference to a couple comments I have had on the nature of this video: One of the great things about Libraries, and there are many, is that anyone can come and use the Library. Libraries get the whole of society including the homeless, mentally ill, socially tactless, and generally clueless. They are all welcome. But, sometimes, bizarre and inappropriate behavior is part of the package. This incident occurred in the center of the Library in front of staff and several customers.

Remembering this incident is not intended to belittle the lady but to laugh about the situation and the whole event. My intent was not to mock a someone with a mental illness. The customer is entirely welcome to return and use the Library.

Four Large Print Novels

All our large print novels are bought on two subscription services from Gale/Cengage and Center Point Large Print. I don't actually select the titles.

Large Print

Storm Cycle by Iris and Roy Johansen. Computer genius Rachel tries to rescue archeologist John who is trapped in an Egyptian tomb. John may have discovered a secret to cure Rachel's dying sister.

Loving a Lost Lord by Mary Jo Putney. Opening to a random page: "Not yet." The cook eyed her severely. "You never mentioned that you had a husband."

Hello Goodbye by Emily Chenowith. Abby travels to northern New Hampshire with her parents in the summer. Her mother has just been diagnosed with malignant brain tumor and visitors come to see her mom for the last time.

Below Zero by C.J. Box. Box's novels are supposed to be quite good. Sheriff Joe Pickett's oldest daughter Sherry is convinced that Pickett's foster daughter survived a massacre and has been calling on the telephone.

CJ Box is confirmed to attend the Murder and Mayhem in Muskego conference on Nov 14, '09. The conference line-up for this year looks great. Well, the list looks great to me because I have read several of the authors. Heck, I already signed up.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I Returned And Found These


Dexter the Third Season starring [actors]. Evil guy does evil things.


Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child. 12 CDs, 14.5 hours. Jack Reacher fights evil.

Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich. 7 CDs, who knows how long. New Jersey bounty hunter fights evil.

Still Life by Louise Penny. 8 CDs, 9.5 hours. Quebecois cop fights evil.

Relentless by Dean Koontz. 8 CDs, 9.25 hours. Author fights evil book reviewer.


Shoot the Lawyer Twice by Michael Bowen. Milwaukee lawyer and his professor wife fight evil.

Blindman's Bluff by Faye Kellerman. LAPD homicide investigator fights evil.

Intervention by Robin Cook. Doctor fights evil.

Large Print

Diamond in the Rough by Diana Palmer. Library Director fights evil by fighting against ugly book covers.

The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand. Married couple drowns in evil ocean.

Sweeping Up Glass by Carolyn Wall. Lady in Kentucky finds that something evil is killing wolves.

Penny Pinchers Club by Sarah Strohmeyer. Kat becomes obsessive about cutting costs to fight evil.