So I just had an incredible chat with this lady. She blew my mind. There is an excess of things in the writing world I do not yet understand, and she revealed about half of them to me. You have no idea how relieved I am about this. As I finish up my first novel,… Continue reading Currently Reading: Madeleine Roux
Imagine this. You are ready for another long day of cleaning library materials. You have already alphabetized all of the carts to enable the pages to do their jobs more constructively, and counted the library book usage using the Millennium Circulation system. Then, the magical librarian appears and her face lights up when she sees… Continue reading Lightsaber School
Building Your Professional Profile This is crazy exciting. I have gained permission from my employers to do something that has never been a part of my job before--although, to be honest, that is not something new. Not only have I already expanded this job to create and control all of the official department social media,… Continue reading Building Your Professional Profile
A tea party! In November, two lovely Debbies at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Main let me decorate a room for an American Girl Tea Party. Neatly tied bows on every chair, curling banners over the ceiling, and few on people. And everything--pink! For each girl and doll, there were magnets and bracelets to make and… Continue reading Being an American Girl
Bugging Out Another fantastic volunteer project! This adventurous program involved managing over eight kids (and their parents) to decorate bug catchers and tell a bug robot what to do with snippets of programming code.
Back in November my volunteer work grew from just cleaning books to assisting in programs. The library brought a guest speaker from the Children's Museum and I was responsible for setting up the room and managing the children.
Right before the New Year, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Main Branch held its 12th annual Candyland Children's Event. For over three hours I had the opportunity to introduce the game to contestants and lead them through the wilds of this intricately decorated life-size board game.