Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Study Break: Henri 2, Paw de Deux

Could this be the funniest cat video on the internet?Boing Boing thinks so! It is Study Break Week here at LibrarySpace. All week we are posting funny videos to relieve the exam stress. Laugh your way to an A! Writing custom papers is not a simple task for those who are not used in writing academic [...]

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Study Break: Philosopher’s Football: Germany vs. Greece

EXAMS HAVE BEGUN! The library will be open normal hours during exams. Come in for some peace and quiet. Study Break Week here at LibrarySpace; all week we are posting funny videos to relieve the exam stress. Laugh your way to an A! Today’s stress-relief is from Monty Python. To obtain ideal Instagram.com marketing and advertising [...]

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

What Matters in Jane Austen

January 28, 2013 marked the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Pride and Prejudice. Its author, Jane Austen, is as popular as ever. Pride and Prejudice alone has had at least four film adaptations. A search in the library database Literature Resource Center on Jane Austen yields 843 results. And now this statue of her [...]

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Oh My Bears!

Bear feeding at the Wildlife Center of Virginia on May 23, 2013. Spring 2013 has not been kind to the black bears in Virginia. The Wildlife Center of Virginia has admitted 19 black bears for treatment—a record number. The center, located in Waynesboro, cares not only for black bears but for all native wildlife—birds, reptiles, [...]

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

College Students Set World Record!

Last week two college students set a world record to promote summer reading at the Seattle Public Library. Their record? Knocking over books! Actually, the students and volunteers set up 2,131 library books as dominoes. I wonder who gets to put them back on the shelves? Hmmm…. Enjoy this video of their achievement:

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Listen to This!

Whew! After a week of dystopia it is time for the Dangerous Library Book Pushers to feature some (possibly) lighter reading fare. In fact, these suggestions are so light you won’t even have to pick them up! What I have in mind are e-audiobooks. What could be better for long car trips to vacation destinations [...]

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

For the Birds

Looking for an outdoor adventure that is both cheap and nearby? You might want to take a trip downtown to view the great blue heron rookery in the middle of the James River. Now is the best time to go before the trees leaf out and obscure your view of the herons’ nests. Parking along [...]

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Please, No Oreos in the Library!

Remember your elementary school librarian telling you to use your “soft voices”? In this Oreo commercial aired during last night’s Super Bowl the library patrons are doing just that—despite having a major argument over which part of the Oreo cookie is best. Remember to use your “soft voice” when you visit us at the John [...]

Friday, January 11th, 2013

(Non) Fiction Friday: Fairy Tales from the BrothersGrimm

A little over 200 years ago (December, 1812) brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm first published their collection of folk and fairy tales titled Children’s and Household Tales.  The Grimms continued to update their compilation over the next fifty years and amazingly the stories are as popular in the 21st century as they were in the [...]

Monday, January 7th, 2013

New Year, New Semester, New You

The Dangerous Library Book Pushers welcome you to the first day of classes for Spring Semester 2013! Is it time for you to make some resolutions for the New Year and new semester? Here are some suggestions for making this your best year ever: Did you know that sharing your goals can help you maintain [...]