I Have The Awesomest Job In The World!

So, I know you have all heard my spout this over and over again. BUT IT’S TRUE!

It was reinforced this past Friday when I went to visit with Scott Nicholson and his Gaming Guild at Syracuse University. THIS WAS SUCH AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE.

So, context. I am working on a International Games Day @ Your Library, which is November 15, 2014. I’ve had a few good ideas, but I really wanted to do something MIND-BLOWING! (Warning, I’M LIKING CAPITAL LETTERS TODAY!). I talked with Claire, our awesome PR, Marketing, Programming person and we were both thinking Scott might be a good person to contact to get some ideas or see if he was available to do something. And he invited us to brainstorm with this group.


We’re talking….Battle of the Universes….Kids will pick a Universe to represent (Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Hunger Games, etc.) and create a team to compete in multiple gaming competitions at the Manlius Library on Saturday, November 15th. As I iron out more information about events and such I’ll post them here. Maybe some of my kids will get savvy and check out my blog for special tips! I CAN’T WAIT!


I’m Back….I Think

So I’m going to give this one more shot. I really do want to blog more often about my job, my life, and see if there is any advice or information I can spread to the many communities that I am a part of.

To get the ball rolling, I have to share a fun story. I was just going through some book reviews, starting to create my wish lists for 2014, since I have nothing left in my 2013 budget. For those of you who don’t know, I’m a Children’s Librarian at a fantastic library in Syracuse, NY.

So, I’m going through book reviews, mostly kids stuff, but I enjoy browsing the young adult and adult books (giggle, adult books) as well. I get to this one “adult” book called 1001 Movies You Have to See Before You Die. On the cover is an image from the movieLife of Pi.” Great book, by the way. But the movie….well let’s just say, I got a good nap out of that one. I decided I wanted to find out more about this book, though. I went to of course AMAZON! I love Amazon. I use it multiple times in a day, particularly when a patron is like “The one with the dog on the front cover and the little kid sitting on the ground. What’s the title of that book and where would I find it? Can I put it on hold?” Sure, wait, let me use my cover recognition software, in put that description, and we’ll have your answer….hahahahaha, NOT!

So, anyways, I start skimming through some of the titles that it has listed that you can see in the Amazon preview. And then I really started to wonder something, what are my daughters 1001 Movies to see before she dies going to be? Because if it’s High School Musical, or Radio Rebel, I may put her out of her misery now. I mean, every couple years they come out with these lists, and there’s always the Godfather movies and The Usual Suspects, fantastic movies. But Life of Pi, I don’t know, maybe it’s because I took a nap, but that tiger would’ve taken him out within 5 minutes on that boat. The book was so much better, as it usually is.

But, seriously, what do you think our kids 1001 Movies to See Before They Die is going to be? I hope Tangled is on that list, and Up, those are some good movies. Maybe the Hobbit movies, but I haven’t seen those yet (I know, I have failed in my geekery!).