Happy Library Lovers Month! Lily loves libraries, and so do we!
A library in the middle of a community is a cross between an emergency exit, a life-raft and a festival. They are cathedrals of the mind; hospitals of the soul; theme parks of the imagination. On a cold rainy island, they are the only sheltered public spaces where you are not a consumer, but a citizen instead.
The Onett Public Library features in the Earthbound video game. Ness, the main character, can find the town map and the Overcoming Shyness book in the library. Characters in the library provide info about various game mechanics.
If you return the Shyness book to the librarian, she will give you a kiss!
You’re right. No human being could stack books this way.
One of the student library assistants claims that every halloween there’s paranormal activity around the Q’s. Don’t worry everyone, I’ll be keeping an eye on it.
Happy Halloween, everyone.
(And no, my office isn’t haunted. I just like this movie.)
How does one apply to be the librarian at the liquor library?
American Libraries has an abundant Pinterest board describing hundreds of Libraries on Film
No one looks too closely at a librarian. People are afraid of going blind from the glare of ssss-ssso much compressed wisdom.
-Maggie Leigh, librarian at the Here Public Library from Joe Hill’s NOS4A2.
This is the third book that I’ve read this year that features the mystical/magical/catalyst librarian trope. I’m seeing it everywhere! Kami Garcia’s Beautiful Creatures, John Irving’s In One Person (not mystical or magical, but definitely a catalyst for this wonderful story), even Bob’s Burgers (see episode “Topsy”) all come to mind.
So is this becoming a new stereotype? Are writers replacing the rigid, unapproachable, spinster librarian with the source for wisdom on things natural and unnatural? Hill’s librarian is a spunky, quirky girl of twenty with purple hair, a fedora, and Scrabble-tile earrings made from the letters F and U (five points). A far cry from the old stereotype.
Where have you encountered this trope lately? And what are your thoughts on it?
I’m ok with new librarian tropes showing up in literature. I love the idea of librarians as mystical guardians of Things Man Was Not Meant To Know.(via cathylibrary)
Librarians are witches and witches are librarians. Some just don’t know it, yet.(via missrumphiusproject)