It’s been a lovely week-end. The weather’s been nice and spring-like. The birdies are singing. And so we’ll go 180 degrees in the opposite direction today and begin with a book trailer for manga. Book trailers vary in quality. Some look cheap cheap cheap and others resemble movie trailers. This one falls into the latter category, but you won’t see me complain. Pretty cool stuff.
Thanks to Galleycat for the link.
How very odd. I would think that a Monty Python librarian sketch would have appeared on a Video Sunday ages ago. Yet this is undoubtedly the first time I’ve seen it. Enjoy this delight then.
Get me in a small room. Give me a glass of wine. Ask me how I feel about libraries and how well they market themselves. Then sit back and watch me launch into a tirade about how libraries are missing HUGE opportunities these days in terms of letting the public know what we offer. We should have gigantic billboards on the highway saying, "Free books and DVDs! Get them now!" Some systems to it right, though. Here’s how the Cambridge Public Library deals with publicity. Ads.
Thanks to Outside of a Dog for the link.
And now it’s time to get weird. From Children’s Illustration I learned about this… well… there’s no other way to say it. I learned about this AWESOME Beany and Cecil cartoon called The Wild Man of Wildsville. I’ll offer it up to anyone who likes a little retro design in their day.
In New York City there is a veritable plethora of comedians, most of whom are not funny. Not funny at all. There are exceptions and one such goes by the name of Sarah Schaefer. Ms. Shaefer attending the same school as children’s author Jenny Han, by the way. There! That’s the connection/justification for posting this! Ms. Schaefer is also of my generation (children of the 80s) and knows how to make it clear that that time period was an ODD one to grow up in. Today’s example: The Etch-a-Sketch Animator. Remember these? Sarah sure does.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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