Friday, January 23, 2015

Happy Friday! Chances are high that Monday’s post will be skipped, but fear not – our intrepid readers have contributed a bonanza of links.

From Cassandra:

From Julie:

Swiped from Stacey:
  • Can an apprentice librarian save her town from The Crumbling? Come to the production and find out! 

From Zazoo:

Have a spiffy weekend, everyone! Back on Tuesday, most likely.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

My steampunk/librarian worlds are colliding: My local library is opening a MakerSpace!

Elegy For a Dead World is a computer game which encourages creative writing. I can’t tell you how excited I would have been by this when I was younger. I’m still excited by it now!

Did you know FEMA measures disasters via Waffle Houses? It’s true! There’s a Waffle House Index! 

One of Shakespeare’s First Folios has been (re)discovered in a French library. I love that we’re still discovering things.

What were the words/phrases/hastags of 2014? Here’s a summary. 

Digg has dug through the digitized documents (whee, alliteration!) of Project Blue Book, and has found the most interesting photos of possible UFOs.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

If you’re online: Haunted Scotland beckons! Also, there's Welcome to Businesstown, the Silicon Valley version of Richard Scarry’s “What Do People Do All Day?”

If you’re offline, don’t worry – Google Chrome has a game for you.With dinosaurs!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Well, this is a sobering start to the day. I was trying to calculate how many times I’ve driven over that bridge in the past, before the new construction made it obsolete. The number's somewhere in the thousands.

Newly digitized photos of NYC’s Chinatown in the 1980s are beautiful.

An essay on Edgar Allan Poe, written by Marilynne Robinson? How can I resist?

PrintSnap brings back the uncertainty and fascination of instant print photos.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Happy Friday! It’s also my birthday, and for a Spooky Librarians present to you, the readers, I give you these amazing (and somewhat terrifying) reimaginings of astrological creatures. For once, I really like the image of Capricorns!

From Nicole: What does it mean when Mercury goes into retrograde? Well… 

From Cassandra: The history of American dogs and how they've interacted with humans.

From Julie: All about maniacs! Not included: Animaniacs.

From someone on Facebook (sorry, I forgot who): the amazing black light murals of Bogi Fabian.  I sort of want an entire house with these designs.

Have a spiffy weekend, everyone! We’ll be back on Tuesday.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hello. Meet Jordan the Cat. Jordan has become the Library Cat of Edinburgh University. He has also received his own library card (although I’m not sure where he keeps it). Hooray for library cats!

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows now has its own YouTube channel. (Disclosure: I sometimes suffer from anemoia.)

Baseball players are gearing up for spring training. But, before their salaries rocketed into the stratosphere, they worked some odd winter jobs. Bill Lucey has the scoop.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

First off: Here, have a penguin parade to start the day. (One of them is named King Cobra. Hee.)

Next up, the big questions, like…how historically accurate is Skyrim, really? 

Could someone create a Choose Your Own Adventure game from Twitter? The answer is yes, and it’s great…although I died instantly.

The Occult Detective is a new discovery for me, and it’s a wonderful place, full of new authors and shows for me to find!