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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Summers are incredibly busy here at the library. What with children's programs and recreational reading, we really keep hopping! With only two days left we're having a record breaking month circulation-wise. As of 6:00 tonight we're at 19,602 items checked out for the month! We're sure to top 20,000 before we close on Thursday! A hearty congratulations to our staff for keeping up!

This is all by way of saying I didn't have time to blog today! So come back tomorrow! I won't leave you, though, without recommending a book. This is a fun one: Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six Word Memoirs by Famous and Obscure Writers edited by Smith Magazine [820.02 NOT]. This book has about 1,000 examples of a six-word memoir. Start reading one and you'll have to finish all 1,000! (Not quite as bad as eating potato chips--there are no calories in memoirs!) Here's a small sample:

Was big boy, now little man. Chris Cooper

Revenge is living well, without you. Joyce Carol Oates

God, grant me patience. Right now. Michael Castleman

If reading the book inspires you, you can contribute your own six word memoir at www.smithmag.net.

A word of advice: if you're planning a visit to the library, the air conditioning is out of commission--dress accordingly. And, beware, our regularly smiling staff members may morph into raving lunatics if the air conditioning isn't fixed by the end of the week!

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