Friday, June 27, 2008

Check out Wordle for wasting time creatively! Create word clouds with your own series of words.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Help us make a paper chain to surround the library! Stop by the reference desk and add a colored link with your favorite author, book, book character, movie, movie character, or website. We’ll be adding links all summer. The chain is about seven feet long after only two days—let’s keep going!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Job-hunting? Just starting out? Making a career change? The library has many books with career advice and ideas, including these in the VGM Careers for You series. See if one of them suits you:

Careers for bookworms & other literary types
Careers for film buffs & other Hollywood types
Careers for scientific types & others with inquiring minds
Careers for car buffs & other freewheeling types
Careers for kids at heart & others who adore children
Careers for fashion plates & other trendsetters
Careers for self-starters & other entrepreneurial types
Careers for good samaritans & other humanitarian types
Careers for patriotic types & others who want to serve their country
Careers for sports nuts & other athletic types
Careers for the stagestruck & other dramatic types
Careers for gourmets & others who relish food
Careers for computer buffs & other technological types
Careers for health nuts & others who like to stay fit

Suggested reading for those who like mysteries featuring cats, dogs, and the occasional dinosaur:

“The cat who…” mysteries by Lilian Jackson Braun, featuring Koko and Yum Yum
The Midnight Louie mysteries by Carol Nelson Douglas
The Sneaky Pie Brown mysteries by Rita Mae Brown
The Alice Nestleton mysteries by Lydia Adamson
Mysteries by Marian Babson
The Joe Grey mysteries by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

Dog lover’s mysteries by Susan Conant
The bloodhound mysteries by Virginia Lanier
The Melanie Travis mysteries by Laurien Berenson

The Rex mysteries by Eric Garcia

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

"Is there a celestial body called Andromeda? How do you spell it? Is it going to collide with Earth?"

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Librarians, like everyone else, like to know that their work has been useful. "Thank you for finding me that book on snakes. I had to force-feed my python and he's okay now."

Monday, June 2, 2008

Title catalog search

Catalog Title Search

From: monlib, 2 hours ago

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Author catalog search

Catalog Author Search

From: monlib, 2 hours ago

Short tutorial for finding books by author in the Monrovia Public Library catalog

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"What store used to be where the pet shop in Old Town is now? Do you have an obituary for a little girl who died in a car accident there? I saw her ghost."