Video Sunday: Pregnant iguanas galore
This may sound a little crazy, but even though I’m on maternity leave for three months or so, this video made me nostalgic for my system. It’s the rather remarkable Why Libraries Matter short documentary from The Atlantic. Beautifully shot and LOOK! There’s Rita Meade again! Somebody give that gal her own show.
While we’re loving our libraries, let’s keep on keeping on. Here’s Brooklyn Public Librarian Alla Roylance on her own journey and time in the library. And yes, there are pregnant iguanas involved.
Oh, what the heck. One more. Here’s a piece on how popular our storytimes are. Shout outs to Danielle Kalan and Rachael Payne, who both appear in this piece.
I know he’ll soon be living in Brooklyn for a year, but I’d never had a chance to see the man behind Press Here actually speak. Et voila! Herve Tullet discusses his latest book.
Thanks to 100 Scope Notes for the link!
Actually, 100 Scope Notes had most of the good videos this week. Like John Green’s 47 Charming Facts About Children’s Books. Tell me this isn’t awesome.
Of course Fact #18 may be untrue. I did some research for my upcoming book Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature (how’s that for a plug, eh?) and though it didn’t make the final cut I have evidence that suggests that it was Potter’s MOTHER and not Potter herself who insulted young Roald. I do not, however, have any evidence to suggest that it wasn’t Ms. Potter who yelled at Diana Wynne Jones’s sisters for swinging on her fence. That story appears to be legit.
And for our off-topic video, a very amusing video for Les Miserables fans. It’s what happens when you run the lyrics to One Day More through a Google translator and back again.
Thanks to Marci for the link.
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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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