Friday, June 26, 2020

Happy Friday, everyone! Hope you’re all well and safe. 

The Spooky Librarians will be off next week, but we’re not actually going anywhere, so there may still be some random updates. Back to regular posting after July 4th

MoMA has a planned fall exhibit on home movies, which is completely my jam. I hope I get to see it, but if not, at least some of it is online. 

Kate Pierson of the B-52s has rental cabins and Airstreams in New York. Now she has Airstreams available in California’s desert, too! 

You may remember Pepper the hedgehog warrior from earlier posts. She has a companion, Tuck, who has joined the challenge! Also, hedgehog bowling has begun. 

An American ambassador to Great Britain is going to start another war between the two countries if someone doesn’t instruct her on the proper way to make a cup of tea. This is…not the way to do it! 

Have a safe and spiffy weekend and week and following weekend, everyone. See you in July!


Thursday, June 25, 2020

Hello! 

One of the bigger issues facing librarians at the moment is if/when/how to long to quarantine books. The latest studies seem to say 72 hours. 

Meanwhile, coins are becoming scarce. No, seriously. 

Also, a Saharan dust storm is on the way across the Atlantic. (Apparently this happens, to a lesser extent, nearly every year? But of course 2020 is extra.)


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Hello! Some bits and pieces for today, in very short sentences. 

Travel may not be that easy right now, but you can engage in some virtual tourism, at least. 

Thanks to paleomusicology, we may soon be able to hear what the music of Teotihuacan sounded like

MakeZine reports on how the Black Lives Matter street murals were created. 

Grave goods are the items left on tombstones, and they can be all sorts of odd and fascinating things. 

Atlas Minor is a new discovery. Hooray for weblogs!


Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Hi again. Still kinda swamped here. Back soon, honest!

Monday, June 22, 2020

Hello and happy Monday. Running late today; check back tomorrow for some links! Thanks.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Happy Friday, and happy Juneteenth! 

From Zazoo: “There's a petition in Tennessee to replace confederate statues with statues of Dolly Parton. Yes, please!” 

Also from Zazoo: Weird towns in the United States. There’s a lot of weird stuff out there, that’s for sure. 

Random news tidbit: Did you know hummingbirds can see colors we can’t?

My new favorite website is Drive & Listen, which takes you all around the world and lets you listen to the local radio. Right now I’m in Oslo!

 Have a safe and spiffy weekend, everyone. See you next week.


Thursday, June 18, 2020

If you’re in America, you can track the COVID-19 infection rate by state over at rt.live. Place your bets! 

As libraries reopen, there are lots of changes afoot, especially in public libraries. From this story, I found libraryworkers.net, which is definitely worth a look. 

Meanwhile, a huge Mayan monument has been discovered, thanks to remote sensing technology.