Friday, January 30, 2015

Case Study No. 1812: Staff of Mushroom Land Central Library

Do the Mario's library card expires

(Lou Albano, you will be missed.)
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YouTube Poop is a name used for videos posted on YouTube which are usually nonsensical and random. They are simply just randomly chosen clips from things such as cartoons, clipped, looped and remixed to make it sound really strange.

The definition of YouTube Poop and the style is always being altered, and viewers of it have different reactions. To some, YTP is an art, and to others, it is worthless and pointless, with no reason to exist.

The most common videos used are those from the Super Mario Brothers show, The imfamous Zelda CG-I games, the Mario Hotel, Sonic the Hedgehog and the Volvic water commercial.

The first YouTube Poop, "I'D SAY HE'S HOT ON OUR TAIL" by SuperYoshi, was created in 2004, using clips from the "Super Mario Bros. 3" cartoon, and since then, YTP has evolved into a community of more than 200 poopers.



The Mushroom Land Central Library is a place that is briefly seen in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 episode "Do the Koopa".

In the very beginning of the episode, Princess Toadstool and Luigi were searching for a map to the Doom Dancer Music Box at the library. Luigi eventually found it rolled up on a shelf, and the two brought it to Toad's House. The library has never been seen since.

Case Study No. 1811: Lani Yoshimura

Spice of Life - Woman of the Year 2011
A writer, artist, teacher -- and as we know her -- our community librarian, Lani Yoshimura shares a generous heart and a strong empathy for others. Her legacy will be the doors to independence she has opened for generations of life-long learners.

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NARRATOR: Two Thousand Eleven Woman of the Year, Lani Yoshimura.
[cut to sped-up footage of construction work being done on the new Gilroy Library building]
NARRATOR: In the spring of Two Thousand Twelve, Gilroy we will see the results of Lani Yoshimura's vision.
[cut to floor plans for the new library]
NARRATOR: A brand new library for the community of Gilroy, that will not only be a state-of-the-art facility, it will come in seven million dollars under budget and achieve the Golden Leed rating for its environmentally friendly construction.
[cut to a shot of the librarian (black hair, glasses, purple suit jacket) standing in the library]
LANI: [in voice over] I have one of the best jobs in the whole world, and I also have a great passion for the work that I do, and that is to bring a space into the community that is for everybody.
[cut to more shots of construction work being done on the new library]
LANI: [in voice over] I'm not just serving one particular group.
[cut to the librarian helping an older patron]
NARRATOR: Lani is a quiet leader, and since her arrival in Gilroy in Nineteen Seventy Five, she has contributed thousands of hours to helping people improve their quality of life.
[cut to several still photographs of Lani and other staff members in the library]
LANI: [in voice over] Great communities deserve great libraries, and I really do feel that way.
[cut to more shots of the librarian working and helping patrons]
NARRATOR: Literacy is an important focus, and the programs she has initiated have helped people of all ages progress personally and professionally.
[cut to a shot of the librarian in the children's room]
LANI: [in voice over] We have reached hundreds of people, giving them the gift of literacy. To read and write, um, but also we're looking towards a broader definition of literacy, which is not only reading and writing but also a certain level of competency in terms of learning to use equipment.
[cut to several shots of children using the library]
LANI: [in voice over] Learning to prepare for jobs, so it is a little bit broader, and it's much better.
[cut to more still photographs of the librarian]
NARRATOR: A writer, artist, teacher, and as we know her, a community librarian, Lani shares a generous heart and a strong empathy for others.
[cut to more shots of construction work being done on the new library]
NARRATOR: Her legacy will be the doors to independence she has opened for generations of lifelong learners.
LANI: [in voice over] This building would not have happened without this community.
[cut to more shots of the librarian working and helping patrons
LANI: [in voice over] I'm getting Women of the Year. Receiving this honor is, uh, is really a thrill! It, uh, it's totally unexpected, and it is something that ... well, usually librarians don't get that!
[she laughs]
NARRATOR: Two Thousand Eleven Woman of the Year, Lani Yoshimura.

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Let's Meet: Lani Yoshimura
Patch is profiling each individual recipient of the 2011 Spice of Life Awards.
By Michelle Fitzsimmons (Open Post) Updated February 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Lani Yoshimura, the 2011 Woman of the Year, works as the community librarian at the Gilroy Library. She's piloted literacy programs, sits on the board of the South County Collaborative and is watching her vision of a new library come to life downtown.

Patch wanted to know more about this Gilroy resident and her dedication to literacy and life-long learning.

Patch: How does it feel to be recognized as Woman of the Year? Was it an expected recognition?

Lani Yoshimura: I'm incredulous! Librarians seldom receive this type of public recognition. I am still speechless and flummoxed by the flurry of attention. It's wonderful to be paid to do something that you love and be rewarded with public thanks. What else can I say? It's a considerable honor.

Patch: What made you decide to become a librarian?

Yoshimura: Like many of us that grew up in the 60s, we believed in social change. At the time that I went to UC Santa Cruz, the Students for a Democratic Society and other radical groups were all active.

However, most of us in the class of 1969 were inspired by our college professors who told us to "go out and make a difference" not by overthrowing the government, but by working at ordinary jobs at the grassroots level. Some of my classmates went into the Peace Corps. Others became postal workers or bakers. I considered teaching but librarianship seemed the best vehicle for me.

I come from a family dedicated to service. My father, maternal grandfather and some of my aunts and uncles all believed strongly that you always give back to the community and leave things better than you found them. Libraries particularly attracted me because my father prized the freedom of speech above all. Libraries are embodiments of the First Amendment. Libraries change lives.

Patch: You've had an interesting journey to get to the Gilroy Library. Can you tell me about that?

Yoshimura: My real interest is in working with communities. My family lived right next to a farm labor camp and one summer, I asked my father to help me get a job picking crops from dawn to mid-afternoon so I could experience the migrant community and practice Spanish.

I worked in the library in the evenings. I eventually started to work in the San Jose Public Library where I learned about working with communities. I ran the tiny Alviso Library in a diverse neighborhood of boat-builders and Spanish-speakers. At the San Jose Public Library, I oversaw the community information desk where I learned to find answers for people not in books, but in the community. I was hooked.

Patch: What drew you to Gilroy?

Yoshimura: I was born and raised in Colusa, a farming community of 3,500 in Northern California. Gilroy reminded me very much of my small hometown although Colusa's population never expanded. I love the challenge of Gilroy—its diversity, its capacity for change and growth.

Patch: You were involved in the creation of La Isla Pacifica, a shelter for battered women and children, correct? What's the story behind that?

Yoshimura: In the late 1970s, there was an agency called OWL that was the precursor to South County Alternatives and then Community Solutions. One of the women who worked at OWL was Judy Gelwicks. She called me and a couple of other professional women working in local agencies and asked if we'd like to meet for lunch once a month to network. More women began to join the group, and we decided to take on a project.

We first called ourselves Council On Women's Services, but later changed the name to Women's Services Council when we discovered that the first name had the acronym of COWS! The group developed and implemented what was to become La Isla Pacifica.

Patch: Looking forward, what are some issues or projects that you are focused on and excited about?

Yoshimura: The first project is getting the new library established. Since it is a green building, we will be consumed with learning how to run the building. There are many programs to establish and to expand. Because the new library finally will have space, we will be able to sponsor more programs, partnerships and enhance services.



The Miracle on West Sixth Street
Lani Yoshimura, Gilroy Library
California Library Association 2012

I'm here to tell the story of how, against all odds, a group of average citizens performed a miracle. That miracle is the two-story, 55,000 sq. ft.library on West Sixth Street in Gilroy California.

The rural community of Gilroy is located 35 miles south of San Jose and is better-known as the garlic capital of the world. Its population which was 7500 in the early 1970s is expected to reach 70,000 by 2020. Gilroy's unemployment rate looms at 15%. Nearly 60% of its residents are Hispanic.

The Gilroy Library is a member of the Santa Clara County Library District. The partnership between each city & the District is a simple one -- The City builds & owns the library and the District operates it.

The journey the community took to build a new library was a long and winding one. We first started to consider a new facility in the late 1980s followed by years of determining community needs and gathering input through focus groups, surveys and discussions in the local media.

From 2001-2006, the City, the Library and the local school district made 3 unsuccessful bids for State Library Bond Act funds (Prop. 14).

When all hope seemed to be lost of constructing a new library, along came the 2008 Presidential election.

The old librarywas built in 1975. It was antiquated, inadequate,and seismically unsafe. As the economic crisis deepened across the nation, we wondered if we should even ask a struggling community, especially one with a history of failing to support public safety and school bond measures, to fund such a large capital project.

A local citizen's group had been strategizing how to convince the City Council to place a library measure on the 2008 ballot. In 1995 and 2005, this group of library supporters had successfully passed funding measures for library operations and collections. This experienced team believed that the higher voter turnouts during a Presidential election might be the key to success. They were confident that they could win!

The group decided to re-organize and chose to recruit new leaders, Jay and Vicki Baksa. Baksa had retired after serving as Gilroy city manager for more than 25 years. He claimed to know nothing about political campaigns, but he could run meetings, make tough decisions and he and Vicki were well-connected. With the Baksas to spearhead and refocus the project, the group gave itself a new name: Library4Gilroy (L4G).

Predictions about the possible outcome of the election were inconclusive, a 50-50 chance of success, the polling consultants indicated. Still Baksa and the Committee convinced the City Council at the 11th hour, a few days before the final filing date, to put the $37 million general obligation bond on the 2008 ballot.

Then with barely 3 months left until the November election, and less than $500 in the bank, the Committee had a daunting task ahead of them.

L4G eventually raised $35,000 to cover campaign costs for consultant fees, printing and postage, ads and lawn signs, and website development. The group hired a political consultant with a track record for success, and to stay within their shoestring budget, committee members divided the workload amongst themselves.

The campaign was low-key and community-based. L4G collaborated with labor unions, local clubs and college students, and shared costs whenever possible with the local school district campaign.

They also formed an alliance with a grassroots group called La Voz de la Gente which was educating new Hispanic voters about the election process. Voz did not tell these prospective voters how to vote, but gave them information on the issues and candidates and walked them through the voting process and called voters with deadline reminders.

Our consultant recommended that we remain focused on certain demographics which did not include the large Hispanic community. But we also listened to what we felt was right. We decided to work with Voz de la Gente, and eventually this effort solidified our win.

Voz's target group was 650 Hispanic voters. Coincidentally, it was about this same number of votes which made up the difference between 67% and 69% majority that was achieved.

Local businesses such as banks and real estate firms donated office space for a campaign headquarters and for telephone banking.

Social science and history students who needed to earn community college service credits worked with the campaign under the supervision of a prominent retired labor organizer.

The library message was carried to every local venue including club meetings, social gatherings and the local media. Tabling was done in front of the library, grocery stores, churches and at community events. Targeted voters and households in selected precincts were visited by volunteers.

For every positive contact that was made, supporter information was mined so volunteers could be recruited, endorsements secured and pledges collected. This information was recorded immediately into campaign databases then reviewed and analyzed by the campaign consultant.

A significant presence was provided by the dynamic and content-rich L4G website. It was attractive, interactive and updated almost immediately. Donors could make online contributions via PayPal. Posters could be printed off the website. A variety of relevant articles and interviews were featured. Key endorsements were listed daily. Unfortunately, the website crashed a day after the election was over so I have no examples of its features.

Timing was everything. Because of the volume of mail-in ballots expected and the limited budget, mailers were disseminated at carefully paced intervals. As we got down to the wire, the campaign focused on those who we identified who said YES and ignored those who were uncertain or said NO.

On Election Day, volunteers telephoned voters up until 10 minutes to poll closing time. It mattered, every vote counted.

Measure F passed with 69.04%!

The beautiful new Gilroy Library opened its doors on April 30, 2012.

The two-story, 55,000 sq. ft. facility
- Designed by Harley, Ellis Devereaux Architects
- Welcoming, light-filled, and airy
- "Green" constructed to LEED "gold" standard.

The comfortable surroundings include
- program and meeting spaces
- atrium and courtyard
- room for 250,000 items
- group and quiet study areas
- computer training room
- Friends' book sale area
- adult literacy office
- computers and other useful equipment
- lots of seating
- space!

Lessons Learned
* The right leader can make a difference
* A shoestring budget and a short time frame can be an asset
* Craft your message. Stay focused on it.
* If at first you don't succeed, try again....and again....and again!

Case Study No. 1810: "My First Memory of Librarians"

My First Memory of Librarians
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My First Memory (of Librarians)
by Nikki Giovanni

This is my first memory:
A big room with heavy wooden tables that sat on a creaky wood floor
A line of green shades - bankers' lights - down the center
Heavy oak chairs that were too low or maybe I was simply too short
For me to sit in and read
So my first book was always big

In the foyer up four steps a semi-circle desk presided
To the left side the card catalogue
On the right newspapers draped over what looked like a quilt rack
Magazines face out from the wall

The welcoming smile of my librarian
The anticipation in my heart
All those books - another world - just waiting
At my fingertips.

From Acolytes by Nikki Giovanni. Copyright (C) 2007 by Nikki Giovanni. Published by arrangement with William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Case Study No. 1809: Brenda

COOLEY HIGH - P(3) Dorothy's party.....edited
Original removed 4 MUSIC COPYRIGHT...... I replaced
that Audio with R.Kelly's BUMP&GRIND.
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[Leroy goes into the bedroom to put away his coat, where he finds Brenda sitting on the bed reading a book]
BRENDA: Why don't you get outta here?
[she tries to continue reading, but he sits down on the bed and takes the book]
LEROY: Wow, Browning! Yeah, I like "Sonnets From The Portuguese!"
[he starts reading]
LEROY: "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways" ... Yeah! This is dynamite!
[she gives him an incredulous look]
BRENDA: You like poetry?
LEROY: Oh yeah, this is pretty ...
BRENDA: I didn't know that.
LEROY: Oh yeah, girl ... But if you really like love poetry, you oughta check out a dude called Walter Benton.
[he laughs]
LEROY: Now, he got this poem called, uh, "Were I Pygmalion or God."
[he takes off his glasses]
LEROY: "I would make you exactly as you are, in every dimension. From your warm hair to your intimate toes, would you be wholly in your own image. I would change nothing, add or take away."
[they both stare into each other's eyes, then he nods and looks back down at the book]
LEROY: [whispers] Yeah, that's dynamite.
[he laughs]
LEROY: And that poem fits you too, y'know?
[she raises an eyebrow]
LEROY: It really fits you. Yeah. I'm gonna give you that ...
[he puts his glasses back on]
LEROY: As soon as I steal a copy.
[he smiles, and she smiles back]



Cooley High is a 1975 American film based upon the real high school located on the near north side of Chicago, produced and released by American International Pictures and written by Eric Monte (co-creator of Good Times). The film, set in 1964 Chicago, Illinois, stars Glynn Turman and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, and features a soundtrack made up primarily of 1960s Motown hits.

The film is considered a classic of black cinema, and its soundtrack featured a new Motown recording, G.C. Cameron's hit single "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday". That song was covered in 1991 by Motown act Boyz II Men on the group's first LP, named Cooleyhighharmony in honor of this film.

The story explores the adventures and relationships of Leroy "Preach" Jackson (Turman) and Richard "Cochise" Morris (Hilton-Jacobs), two black high school students at Edwin G. Cooley Vocational High School, in Chicago, during the 1960s whose carefree lives take a turn for the worse through several twists of fate, including violent carjacking friends, drugs, failing grades, and girls.

Preach and Cochise decide to cut class and go to the zoo, despite the fact that Preach has missed an entire week of school, much to the chagrin of his history teacher, Mr. Mason (Garrett Morris). Nevertheless, they gather their classmates, Pooter and Tyrone, and play hookey. On their way back, Pooter is hit with gorilla feces, Cochise teaches some young new "turkeys" how to shoot a basketball, and they meet their friend Dorothy at a diner called Martha's, where she invites them to a quarter party, while Preach slips inside to gamble with associates Stone and Robert. Cochise, knowing that Martha will throw him out for gambling, warns him, just as Brenda (Cynthia Davis) tries to get past them to get to the washroom. After she leaves to get Martha, Leroy makes a dollar bet with Richard that he will sleep with Brenda before they break up. Martha then comes with a large butcher knife, threatening Jackson and throwing him out of her shop.

At Dorothy's quarter party, Tyrone flirts with Dorothy to grant the guys access to the quarter party without paying her. At the party, Pooter tries to flirt with some other girls, but they all flock to Richard instead, leaving him alone. Leroy finds and tries to serenade Brenda with poetry. Outside, Cochise flirts with and kisses a girl during a slow dance in the dark. However, hotheaded Damon, a classmate, sees him kissing the girl, who turns out to be Loretta Brown, Damon's girlfriend.

Later, Preach, Pooter, Tyrone, and Morris are singing and drinking wine on a street corner.

Stone and Robert pull up in a Cadillac, and Preach and Cochise go along with them for a ride as they are eager to smoke with them. Preach claims to have excellent driving experience, and the others allow him to take the wheel. At an intersection, the group gets scared next to a police car, and they pull away, causing the squad car to give chase. The chase ends when they evade the police in a mostly empty warehouse, and then gently crash into the back of another vehicle. Everyone runs away from the car.

At school the next day, before their important history test, Preach and Cochise are taken out of Mr. Mason's class on a warrant for their arrest relating to grand theft auto.

Mr. Mason talks to the police, convincing them to go easier on his students, while Stone and Robert who have worse criminal records are not spared. When they eventually get out of jail, they seek vengeance on Preach and Cochise, perceiving them to be snitches.

When Stone and Robert get released, they go searching for Preach and Cochise and end up beating Cochise to death. Preach visits his grave after the ceremony once everyone has left and pours some wine on his grave and reads one of his poems out loud. After that Preach says good-bye and heads off to Hollywood and becomes a screenwriter.

At the end of the film, still images are shown of the characters with text describing how their lives wound up in adulthood:

* PREACH - Went to Hollywood and did become a successful screenwriter.

* STONE & ROBERT - Both killed in during a gas station hold up.

* BRENDA - A librarian, married, with three children, residing in Atlanta, Georgia.

* DAMON - A sergeant, U.S. Army stationed in Europe.

* POOTER - A factory worker in Muncie, Indiana.

* TYRONE - Killed during an outbreak of racial violence at the Democratic Convention in Chicago.

* Glynn Turman as Leroy "Preach" Jackson
* Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs as Richard "Cochise" Morris
* Garrett Morris as Mr. Mason
* Cynthia Davis as Brenda
* Corin Rogers as Pooter
* Maurice Leon Havis as Willie
* Joseph Carter Wilson as Tyrone
* Sherman Smith as Stone
* Norman Gibson as Robert
* Maurice Marshall as Damon
* Yvonne Johnson as Lillian
* Steven Williams as Jimmy Lee
* Jackie Taylor as Johnny Mae
* Christine Jones as Sandra
* Lynn Caridine as Dorothy
* Mary Larkins as Preach's Mother

Case Study No. 1808: Carol Peletier (Wannabe Librarian)

The Walking Dead 4x01- Don't Tell Your Father
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[scene opens in the prison library, as Carol is reading from "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" to a group of young children sitting around her in a circle]
CAROL: "The children fastened their eyes upon their bit of candle and watched it melt slowly and pitilessly away."
[cut to the entrance of the library (as Rick's son Carl peeks in), then back to a closeup of Carol as she continues reading]
CAROL: "Saw the half inch of wick stand alone at last. Saw the feeble flame rise and fall."
[Carl sneeks in and hides behind one of the bookshelves, as one of the parents silently waves to Carol before exiting]
CAROL: "Climb the thin tower of smoke, linger at its top a moment, and then ... "
[she watches the man leave, then (once she's sure he is gone) she slams the book shut and reaches for a large chest on the floor]
LUKE: Ma'am, should I take watch now?
CAROL: Yes Luke, you do that.
[the little boy gets up and leaves, as Carol opens the chest to reveal a set of hunting knives inside (showing the audience that her "story time" volunteer work is just a ruse to give her time away from the parents and train their children in the ways of killing zombies)]
CAROL: Today, we are talking about knives. How to use them, how to be safe with them, and how they could save your life.
PATRICK: Ma'am, could I be dismissed?
CAROL: What is it?
PATRICK: I'm not feeling very well.
CAROL: Sometimes you're gonna have to fight through it. What if you wind up out there, alone? You just give up because you're feeling bad?
PATRICK: No, it's just ... I-I don't wanna yak on somebody.
[the other children move away from him]
[he exits]
CAROL: Okay, today we're gonna learn how to hold a knife.
[she picks up one of the knives, as Carl moves closer]
CAROL: How to stab and slash, and where to aim for--
[she looks up and stops, as she finally notices Carl standing there]
CAROL: [pause] Please ... don't tell your father.
[he says nothing, and runs out of the library]



Carol Peletier is one of the main protagonists and survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. During the initial outbreak, Carol evacuated with her abusive husband, Ed Peletier, and her daughter, Sophia Peletier, to Atlanta. They eventually joined a camp of survivors. Following the deaths of her husband and daughter, Carol formed a close bond with fellow survivor Daryl Dixon.

Carol is a kind-hearted and soft-spoken woman, though often meek and defenseless (especially when it comes to facing her husband Ed Peletier). She has always remained extremely protective over her daughter Sophia, attempting to shield her from the various dangers of their surroundings. After Ed is beaten half to death, and becoming even stronger following his actual death, she begins to develop thicker skin and draws a new found boldness inside of her. Carol continues this development throughout the second season, standing up for herself much more and deepening her connections within the group.

She is shown to be a devout Christian, having constantly prayed for the well-being of herself and Sophia. She fervently holds onto her beliefs even after Sophia's death, insisting that her daughter is in heaven.

As opposed to her Comic Series counterpart, Carol in the TV series becomes stronger and more independent as the first season moves along. The inclusion of Ed as her husband, according to Robert Kirkman in The Walking Dead Chronicles, was to give her a solid foil to produce the strength needed to survive that the comic counterpart didn't have.

Before the outbreak, Carol lived down South where she eventually met a man named Ed Peletier. He was initially charming enough for her to date and eventually marry. However, his true nature would be revealed the longer they stayed together. She was a housewife, and fiercely looked after their daughter, Sophia, nurturing and providing her with comfort while Ed greatly neglected her (much to Carol's disgust).

Throughout their marriage, she was a victim of verbal and physical domestic abuse. Because of her shattered independence, she remained hesitant to inform any outsiders of the situation.

During the outbreak, she, Sophia, and Ed traveled toward Atlanta which was supposedly a safe-zone. They would later meet Shane, Lori, and Carl while on the road and eventually form a campsite outside the outskirts of Atlanta with other survivors sometime after the city was destroyed by the military.

In the first season, Carol was portrayed as weak and victimized by her abusive husband. In the episode "Tell It to the Frogs", when the survivors are resting around dimly-lit campfires, Ed attempts to make his fire bigger, stating that it's cold. Shane asks him to put it out, stating that the light and smoke may attract any walkers lurking around. Ed finally gives in and orders Carol to dim the fire to embers. The next morning, Carol is cleaning Rick Grimes' clothes for him, stating that it's the best she can do, especially without a real washing machine, and Rick thanks her. Later, Carol is doing laundry at the quarry with Andrea, Amy, and Jacqui, joking around about what they miss. When Andrea says she misses her vibrator, Carol looks at her husband then back at the women and whispers "me too", prompting laughter to explode from the women. The laughter draws Ed over, who orders them to stop and do the laundry. Andrea, fed up by Ed's attitude, says that if Ed doesn't like the way laundry's done, he can do it, tossing his clothes at him. Ed throws it back at Andrea roughly, starting up an argument. Ed demands for Carol to come with him. Jacqui then makes a remark to Ed, proving that she and everyone else know Ed abuses her in private. Carol is then submissive to Ed, but Andrea tells Carol she doesn't have to go. Carol then begins to resist, to which Ed responds with a slap to her face, drawing blood from her lip. Andrea and Jacqui, both upset, push Ed away, as Amy holds Carol in her arms. Shane, who was observing the situation from a distance, is enraged with what he has just witnessed. He approaches Ed and beats him senseless, threatening him to not ever lay a violent hand on his wife or daughter or he'll beat him to death. Carol is upset from the beating and tends to her husband, weeping and apologizing.

As the series progressed (and with both her husband and daughter being turned), Carol's demeanor hardened to the point where her weakness and timidity was completely subsumed into a "survive at any cost" mentality. This has been especially apparent in Season Four:

In the episode "30 Days Without an Accident", Carol (along with the other survivors and former Woodbury residents) have built-up the prison so that it's more fortified. She is seen talking to Daryl about the prison and the crescent raise in the number of walkers near the fences, comparing the situation to a month ago. Later on, Carol is shown in the library, reading stories to the children, however she is using 'storytime' reading as a cover to teach the children how to use knives, so they will have a better understanding of how to survive in the apocalypse. When Carl enters the library and notices this, she ask him not to inform his father.

In the episode "Infected", Carol is seen helping Karen in putting the children inside the cells after a zombified Patrick attacks the cell block. After Ryan Samuels is bitten, she is seen carrying him in one of the cells.She tries to cut his arm, only to discover he is also bitten at the back of his neck. Later she brings in his two daughters. After Mika and Lizzie say their goodbyes to him, she pulls out her knife and walks to Ryan, before she can end his suffering, Lizzie volunteers to do it herself. She ends Ryan's suffering after Lizzie suffers a emotional breakdown. Later she is seen telling Lizzie that if she wants to live, she has to be strong. After Lizzie walks away, Mika tells Carol that Lizzie is just messed up and that she is not weak. Later after a brief talk with Lizzie, Carol cuts a flower and puts it at the side on her ear. They both share a smile and Lizzie holds her hand.

In the episode "Isolation", Carol is first seen with Rick, Tyreese, and Daryl, examining the bodies of Karen and David. When Rick and Tyreese get into a fist fight, Carol tries to break them up. Carol is later seen talking to the group about isolating the Infected in Cell Block A. Later, she is holding the door for the infected walking in. As she closes it, Lizzie walks in and tells Carol she isn't feeling well. Lizzie begins to cry, and Carol comforts her, and assures her that she'll be fine. Lizzie asks Carol if she could tuck her in. Carol, not wanting to stay exposed to the virus, tells her that Glenn can tuck her in, saying he is the "best" at tucking kids in. Much later in the episode, Tyreese visits to Carol at the kitchen area and asks her to watch over Sasha since she has a natural mother instinct. Carol apologizes about Karen. After Tyreese leaves, she begins to cry and dumps some of the water. Afterwards she heads to the fences to pump water, knowing many walkers are nearby. She is close to being bit, but Rick comes to her aid. At the end of the episode, Rick confronts Carol and asks her how much she cares for everyone and how much she'd give. His final question to her is "Carol, did you kill Karen and David?" After a long pause, Carol responds "Yes" and walks away.

In the episode "Indifference", Carol goes with Rick on a medical supply hunt for Hershel after the others do not return. They meet a couple named Ana and Sam and they ask Rick if they can go with them to the prison. Carol speaks in favor of them. After splitting up, they are in a house and Carol explains to Rick she did what she did because she believed everyone else would have gotten sick and died. Outside while finding food, Rick asks Carol why she never talks about Sophia, and Carol explains that she is dead. Later on while heading to the safehouse, they find Ana's dead body. They wait for Sam to return but he never does, and they assume he either is dead or he left. They head to the car and Rick makes a decision to banish Carol from the group. He gives her gas, food and other supplies, and they say their goodbyes. Carol gives Rick a watch that Ed gave her on their first anniversary, and then she leaves.



Season 4, Episode 1: 30 Days Without an Accident

Rick hoes a garden in the prison yard. He finds a pistol in the dirt, empties its magazine and tosses both into a wheelbarrow.

Nearby, a walker claws at the fence, its eyes, ears and mouth dripping with blood.

Carl joins Rick and asks what's wrong with their pig, Violet, who's lying motionless in the sty. Rick has no explanation and insists Carl refrain from naming the pigs. "They're food," he says.

In an outdoor picnic area, Carol jokes with Daryl about his popularity with all the people he's helped bring to the prison. Patrick, one of the young newcomers, asks to shake Daryl's hand.

Just across the field, a group of survivors stabs at walkers that are clawing at the perimeter fence. Carol tells Daryl there was a buildup of walkers overnight, and that it's getting worse: "They don't spread out any more," she says.

Meanwhile, Maggie nuzzles Glenn in bed. Fearing that she may be pregnant, Glenn urges her to sit out the supply run to the Big Spot! department store that day.

At the perimeter fence, Tyreese tells Karen - formerly of Woodbury - that he doesn't like killing walkers at the fence, and is therefore joining the supply run. She urges him to be careful and they kiss.

Zach, a young newcomer, helps Daryl load a truck and tells Beth that he's going on the run as well. Beth kisses him, but refuses to say good-bye.

Another newcomer, Bob, asks Sasha if he can join them on the run. She says no, on the basis that he's only been at the prison for a week. Glenn points out that Bob's Army medic training could come in handy. "You're a hell of a tough sell," Bob tells a skeptical Sasha, who eventually agrees to let him join.

Michonne returns from a search for the Governor and reports zero luck. She says she'll expand her search to Macon County.

Rick orders Carl to stay behind while he checks snares outside the fences for prey. Hershel tells Rick that the Council - himself, Daryl, Glenn, Carol and Sasha - wants Rick to bring a gun when he goes out. "I have my knife," Rick argues, although he eventually relents.

In the forest, Rick finds a woman foraging for food and offers her his own. She asks if she and her husband can join his group. Rick says he first has to meet her husband and then ask them three questions.

Back at the prison, Carl and Patrick find a group of children giving names to walkers at the fence. Carl reprimands them: "They're not people, and they're not pets," he says. "Don't name them." One of the children asks Patrick if he's going to join them in the prison library for "Story Time" with Carol later on. He agrees, then tells Carl that he wouldn't enjoy it because it's "kid's stuff."

At the Big Spot!, Daryl knocks on a window to flush out walkers. The group methodically kills the strays, then marches inside. But unbeknownst to them, scores of walkers mill around a downed helicopter on the building's rooftop.

En route to her camp, the woman, Clara, tells Rick she never would have survived if it weren't for her husband. "He showed me the things that I had to do, or be willing to do," she says. "If he wasn't still here, I couldn't be."

At the store, the team fills their carts with supplies. Glenn finds a billboard advertising baby photos, and grabs an instant camera.

Bob takes a wine bottle off a shelf and gazes at it longingly. With newfound resolve, he slams the bottle back on the shelf, causing the entire unit to collapse.

The walkers on the roof react to the sudden noise. The unstable roof starts to give way under their shuffling feet, and walkers begin crashing down into the store.

In the forest, Clara expresses hope that she and her husband will be able to answer Rick's questions satisfactorily.

Back at the store, walkers continue to fall through the ceiling and attack the team. A walker bites Zach and ravages him. The team evacuates just as the roof collapses, bringing the helicopter down along with it.

Meanwhile, Rick and Clara arrive at Clara's camp, where she immediately rushes to a nearby pile of supplies. "This is Rick," she says to the pile, "and he's going to help us." Rick looks on, puzzled.

Clara suddenly charges at Rick with her knife. He throws her to the ground. "He's starving!" she screams. "He's slowing. He needs something alive." Rick looks at a nearby burlap sack, which contains the remains of Clara's husband, now reanimated as a walker.

Then Clara turns the knife on herself. "I can't be without him," she says, stabbing herself in the stomach.

Dying, Clara asks Rick what his three questions were. Rick solemnly asks: "How many walkers have you killed?" Then "How many people have you killed?"

"Just me," Clara answers.

"Why?" Rick asks.

"You don't get to come back from the things you've done," she answers.

Meanwhile, Carl enters the library as Carol kicks off story time. After the parents of the children leave, she furtively opens a trunk full of knives and shows the kids how to use them for protection. Patrick, feeling unwell, asks to be dismissed. Carol sees Carl and asks him not to tell Rick about her lessons.

Out in the prison yard, Rick returns from his encounter with Clara and finds Violet the pig lying dead in a corner of her pen.

Tyreese, back from the run, joins Karen in her cell. "I don't like going out there, either," he tells her.

Glenn reports to Maggie about Zach's death. She tells Glenn that she's not pregnant. "Thank God," he says. She argues they could have raised a child. "I don't want to be afraid of being alive," she says.

Beth reacts matter-of-factly to news of Zach's death. "I don't cry anymore," she tells Daryl. "I'm just glad I got to know him."

As Rick cradles Judith, he confides in Hershel his fears of becoming as mad as Clara. Hershel reassures him that he was nowhere close to that. Besides, Hershel reminds him, "You came back."

That night, Patrick staggers to the bathroom, coughing feverishly. He drops dead in the shower, blood streaming from his eyes, ears and mouth. Moments later, his eyes open: He's turned.

Case Study No. 1807: Strawberry Librarian

Strawberry librarian
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Added: 1 year ago
From: Karen Miller
Views: 7

[scene opens with a picture of a strawberry with googly eyes and the mouth of a human being super-imposed over it, as she starts talking in a high-pitched voice]
STRAWBERRY: Hi! I'm Strawberry, and I'm here to tell you how to search the library catalog. Now, I'm feeling a little bit concerned that you're not gonna take me seriously, because ... well, because I'm a strawberry, and you're probably not used to taking advice from a strawberry!
[she pauses]
STRAWBERRY: But, I'm really good at what I do! I-I really am, and I hope that you believe me ... Please, please believe me!
["Made with Funny Movie Maker For iPhone and iPad. Photo credit: Koshyk" appears on screen]

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Case Study No. 1806: Hikaru Yamada and the Librarians

hikaru yamada and the librarians "genre music ? genre music"
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Added: 8 months ago
From: 2pereubu
Views: 530


Hikaru Yamada & The Librarians - Genre Music Genre Music [Japan CD] OTCD-3745

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Released: May 21, 2014
Label: Ultray Vybe Japan

1 Pianing - 3:43
2 Fall and Be Mine - 3:54
3 Tropical, Anti-humanity Party - 3:17
4 Watashi No Iyaku Bungyo - 2:54
5 Dress - 3:11
6 Eau (feat. ermhoi) - 2:36
7 Divide, Rule and Love - 2:41
8 Don't Throw Themselves Away - 3:03
9 Trance - 2:07
10 Shigoto (feat. Irie You) - 3:20
11 Paper, Ink, 0 and 1 - 2:38
12 Cleveland on Mars (feat. tones or sounds) - 3:00
13 It's Rainmaking Time! - 4:44
14 Candied = Saint - 3:33
15 Time (Bonus Track) - 4:12



hikaru yamada and the librarians 1st album
"genre music ? genre music"

6:20 AM - 20 Apr 2014

Case Study No. 1805: Unnamed Female Librarian (CreepyPastaSavie)

"The Librarian" (Request 4)
"Day 4" of the "7 day request upload week" Sort of. I missed two days of upload. Still going to do 7 requests, though. :)


Social Media:
Twitter: https://twit
Gaming Channel:
Livestream Channel: http://www.twit

Music Used:
"Impromptu in Blue" by Kevin MacLeod
0:08 - 2:13

Link to "The Librarian" story:
http://creepypasta the-librarian/
Requested by CPN user "shopkeep"

"The Librarian" Script:
She sat down in her chair. She looked at all the books that were returned. Late. She hated when people would return books late, she thought of them as hogs of information. She thought that books should be shared, not kept to one's self. Of course that's why she worked at the library.
As the day dragged on, more people came in with the books they borrowed. And turned in late. She'd always take the past-due book from the person, giving them an evil eye, then stamping the book with a loud CLACK.
Over the 8 hours she worked at the library, 12 people turned in books late in the first 7 hours. She was incredibly angry by the time the 12th person left. She sat alone for a good half hour, dwelling over how people could keep this information away from others. Then someone walked in the library. The door shut with a loud CLACK.
The stranger walked to the counter and handed the librarian his book. She saw there was water damage. All the book was ruined. She noticed it was "The Hobbit", her favorite book of all time. If books were ruined and or late at the library, there was a fee. She knew this. The stranger wanted to pay the fee, but the librarian wanted to take a toll.
She grabbed the stranger tightly on his neck and began to choke him. The stranger tried to scream, but to no avail. The Librarian took one hand off the stranger's neck and held his skull. She twisted his neck. And with that...

There was a loud CLACK.
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Added: 1 year ago
From: CreepyPastaSavie
Views: 1,006


I've been expecting you.
Que the music. *Clicks fingers and music plays*
Hello, I'm known as Savie, but you can call me Andy.
I do creepypasta narrations for your entertainment on this channel.
You may wonder, "what is a creepypasta narration?"
"Creepypastas" are essentially internet horror stories, passed around on forums and other sites to disturb and frighten readers. The name "Creepypasta" comes from the act of "copying" and "pasting" blocks of texts over the internet.
"Creepypasta Narrations" are the same thing except they come in audio form, read by a narrator with music and sound effects added in the background. Like this exact video.
My goal, is to narrate amazing stories and to provide an immersive feel to these pieces of fiction.
If during this trailer you enjoy listening to me or have become intrigued in the concept of creepypastas, then subscribe.
Subscribe today to be notified of any future uploads to this channel as soon as they are uploaded.
And then maybe you could share this to a friend or two. Or Leave a nice comment about my voice.
Until my next video...
*Clicks fingers and music stops playing*



Creepypasta is a popular subgenre of copypasta which consists of short horror stories and urban legends that are shared via message boards or e-mail. While the majority of creepypasta stories are meant to unnerve or frighten the reader, some authors have re-appropriated the genre into an effective form of bait-and-switch trolling.

While folklores have been an essential part of cultural traditions for many centuries, the term "urban legend" began appearing in print publications as early as 1968 and became widespread through a series of books written by English professor Jan Harold Brunvand in the early 1980s. Since then, the word has become closely associated with short horror or mystery stories set in modern day. Starting in the 1990s, chain letter e-mails quickly emerged as the primary medium for sharing such stories on the Internet.

"There are many forms of chain email that threaten death or the taking of one's soul by telling tales of other's deaths, such as the Katu Lata Kulu chain email, stating that if it is not forwarded, the receivers of the message will be killed by the spirit. Another involved an email involving a homicidal Mickey Mouse, who will intrude the recipient's domain to kill him or her unless sent to the number of recipients (25). Any lower they will suffer death, injury, paranoia, and bad luck."

The Internet slang term "creepypasta," which is derived from the word copypasta, did not enter the vernacular of the 4chan community until 2007, with the earliest known archived thread dating back to July 6th, 2007.

A TV Tropes page for creepypasta was created on December 3rd, 2010. A New York Times article titled "Bored at Work? Try Creepypasta, or Web Scares" was published on November 12th, 2010. A Facebook fan page has 9,277 likes as of October 28th, 2011. Creepypasta archives can be found on various sites including, the Creepypasta Wiki, Tumblr, the SCP Foundation, and Microhorror.

Video Adaptations
Several creepypastas are accompanied by video uploads on YouTube that help illustrate and provide addition depth to the story. Notable examples include Smile.jpg, The Grifter, Squidward's Suicide, Ben Drowned and suicidemouse.avi. The creepypasta video titled "The Scariest Picture on the Internet" was uploaded to YouTube on September 18th, 2010 and has received 366,823 views as of October 28th, 2011.

Case Study No. 1804: Staff of John Spoor Broome Library

Reference Librarian Infomercial
Added: 2 years ago
From: JSBReference
Views: 196

[scene opens with a student reaching in from off camera and placing various graded papers on the table ("F", "C", "C- More Sources"]
ELNORA: [in voice over] Are you tired of losing points on your research papers because your professor says you need more sources?
[cut to a female student staring at a computer screen, shaking her head in frustration]
ELNORA: [in voice over] Are you spending countless hours and hours searching for articles?
[cut to a still image of a young female librarian ("Elnora Tayag, Reference Librarian")]
NARRATOR: [in voice over] Then "Reference Librarian" is for you!
[cut to another female librarian helping a male student at the reference desk]
NARRATOR: [in voice over] We'll show you how to find those pesky peer-reviewed articles!
JANET: [in voice over] What else?
[cut to another female librarian helping another male student at his computer (although another student in the background seems to be watching professional wrestling on his laptop instead of studying)]
NARRATOR: [in voice over] No more countless hours searching Google for answers, when you only need one!
[cut to a closeup of various chemistry books stacked in a pile on the desk]
NARRATOR: [in voice over] We'll give you access to books!
[cut to several printed out articles ("Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning", "Information Literacy for a College of Nursing", etc.) laid out on the desk]
NARRATOR: [in voice over] Articles!
[cut to a closeup of the CSUCI Library's homepage, featuring an article on how to cite sources]
NARRATOR: [in voice over] And citation shortcuts for free!
["Free Free Free Free" appears on screen]
NARRATOR: [in voice over] For free!
JANET: [in voice over] Totally free!
[cut to another female librarian sitting with a female student at her computer, as she points to Wikipedia's article on Winnie the Pooh]
NARRATOR: [in voice over] Are you frustrated because Wikipedia has the answer, but your professor won't let you use it!
[cut to two female students holding books (with one on the table standing upside down) and shaking their heads]
NARRATOR: [in voice over] And how the heck do you cite your sources?
JANET: [in voice over] What does that even mean?
[cut to a still image of another young female librarian ("Janet Pinkley, Reference Librarian")]
NARRATOR: [in voice over] You need "Reference Librarian!" "Reference Librarian!" "Reference Librarian!"
["But wait ... There's more!!!" appears on screen]
NARRATOR: [in voice over] But wait, there's more!
[cut to a male librarian helping two male students, as "Interlibrary Loan, Getting you what you need from another library" appears on screen]
NARRATOR: [in voice over] Are you worried that the library doesn't have what you're looking for? That's okay! Along with "Reference Librarian" comes free interlibrary loan services!
["Call now!!" appears on screen]
NARRATOR: [in voice over] Call now!
[cut to a female librarian sitting at the front desk, talking into the phone]
NARRATOR: [in voice over] Reference librarians are standing by to help you!
["(805) 262-7788" appears on screen]
NARRATOR: [in voice over] Eight oh five, two six two, seven seven eight eight!
JANET: [in voice over] What's that number?
NARRATOR: [in voice over] That's eight oh five, two six two, seven seven eight eight!
[cut to another female librarian sitting at the front desk, texting on her cell phone]
NARRATOR: [in voice over] Can't call now? That's okay! You can text "Reference Librarian" at eight of five, two six two, seven seven eight eight!
[cut to another female librarian helping a male student at the reference desk]
NARRATOR: [in voice over] Don't have a phone? That's okay! You can come and get help in person at the reference desk!
[cut to another female librarian with her back to the camera, then spinning around in her chair to reveal a sign reading "reference dot librarian at csuci dot edu"]
NARRATOR: [in voice over] Don't wanna talk to anyone? We've gotcha covered! You can email your questions to reference dot librarian at csuci dot edu!
[cut to a four-way split screen featuring each of the four reference librarians]
NARRATOR: [in voice over] Call! Text! Email! In person! "Reference Librarian" does them all!
[cut to a female student ("Natalie Kelly, Junior at Channel Islands") speaking directly to the camera]
NATALIE: Using "Reference Librarian" is so simple! All I had to do was ask one of the friendly reference librarians for help, and it has saved me hours of time that would've been spent wasted and very frustrated! "Reference Librarian" can be conveniently found in the library, by phone, text, or email ... I just love how much time and effort it saves me!
[cut to a male student ("Kevin Knowles, Student at Channel Islands" speaking directly to the camera]
KEVIN: "Reference Librarian" is easy and simple to use! It saved me lots of time!
[cut to another female student ("Heather Dangler, Freshman at Channel Islands") speaking directly to the camera]
HEATHER: "Reference Librarian" saved my life! I used to spend three our four hours looking for articles, but with "Reference Librarian" it took me less than an hour to locate information, and then I was done! They made it that simple! So what're you waiting for?
[she points at the camera]
HEATHER: Get in touch with your librairan today!
[cut to another still image of the first female librarian]
ELNORA: [in voice over] Reference librarians are waiting to help you now!


Elnora Tayag as Reference Librarian 1
Elliott Perez as Student 1
Heather Dangler as Student 2
James Chambers as ILL Student 1
Janet Pinkley as Reference Librarian 2
Jay Sharma as ILL Student 2
Kaela Casey as Reference Librarian 3
Kevin Knowles as Student 3
Laura Worden as Reference Librarian 4
Linda Carroll as Reference Librarian 5
Marco Ruiz as ILL Librarian
Natalie Kelly as Student 4
Jason De Castro as Narrator

Pinkley Productions



John Spoor Broome Library CSUCI
February 13, 2012

From the talented mind of uber-Librarian Janet Pinkley and featuring some of your favorite JSB students and staff, here is: REFERENCE LIBRARIAN INFOMERCIAL. Share, share, share. And Like, like, like.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Case Study No. 1803: Pedro

Mientras Llega El Dia (Trailer)
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http://www. venevision dvd/ acciones.php?id= video&cod=124

Quito 1809. Las tropas reales llegan a la ciudad desde Lima con el coronel Arredondo a la cabeza, el proposito es sofocar la rebelion de los insurgentes contra la Corona española. En medio de estos acontecimientos surge el amor entre Judit, una joven quiteña, con Pedro Matias Ampudia, el bibliotecario de Quito, quien por avatares del destino termina relacionandose con personajes que protagonizaron los actos independentistas del 10 de Agosto. Esta es la historia de un amor que transcurrira en medio de la guerra.
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Added: 4 years ago
From: venevisionint
Views: 5,913


"Mientras Llega El Dia" (2004)

Amid the turbulent backdrop of Ecuador's bid for independence from Spain in 1809, a romance blooms between local librarian Pedro and the beautiful Judit. Will the couple help usher in the revolution, or will their voices be forever silenced?



"1809-1810 mientras llega el dia" (2004)

This historical melodrama is set in Ecuador during the early 1800s. When a young librarian in love discovers his connection to the independence movement against the Spanish Empire, he gets swept up into revolution and tragedy. How will he manage to follow his heart in a world turned upside-down by war and rebellion?

Directed by Camilo Luzuriaga

Pedro ... Aristides Vargas
Judit ... Marilu Vaca
Col. Arredondo ... Gonzalo Gonzalo
Manchego ... Aitor Merino
Pintor ... Victor Hugo Gallegos

Case Study No. 1802: Sandy Bradley and Elsa Pendleton

"Long Overdue Library Book" book trailer
Paperback: 274 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (July 30, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1490572430
ISBN-13: 978-1490572437
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
Tags: long overdue library book trailer
Added: 3 months ago
From: ToonLib
Views: 7

What tales can be told?
What secrets may be revealed?
What stories are just waiting to be told in the life of a ...

... librarian?!

A collection of vignettes about librarians in atypical situations ...
Ranging from funny to sad, to even a little strange and quirky ...
All proceeds from the book sales go to support public libraries.



Long Overdue Library Book: Stories Librarians Tell One Another
by Sandy M Bradley (Author), Elsa Pendleton (Author)

The Cake Pan Library
Running a bookmobile in South Korea
Peyton Place and Mom
Blessing of the animals

These stories and more can be found in this lively collection of "stories librarians tell each other". The co-authors have gathered vignettes of different kinds of library service -- their own and colleagues from past decades and present them to you for your entertainment. Funny, sad, or a little strange and quirky, the one thing that all of the stories have in common is that each one involves a library or a librarian.

You will also find photo-sketches of libraries from all over. You just might see your local library between these covers. You might also recognize yourself as the subject of one or more of the stories. But not to worry: no actual names of characters were used, so your secret is safe.

Please enjoy this book and share it with others. The proceeds from sales will be distributed by the authors to deserving libraries to further their mission of public literacy.



We are two librarians with a lifetime love of libraries. We have worked in a wide variety of libraries, and have visited many others. We rejoice in their survival but mourn the fact that, just as in the wider economy, there is an immense distance between those that are well-funded and those -- often public libraries in smaller, more rural communities -- which struggle to continue to provide services. We are dazzled by the new technology but also amused by the well-loved holdovers from decades past, from newspaper sticks to flannel boards.

Our book, The Long Overdue Library Book, is a collection of memories and tales and pictures contributed by the two of us and our friends and colleagues. We want this book to be the means of raising money for Friends of the Library. Currently we are supporting the Friends of the Ridgecrest Branch Library in California. You can buy copies from them by writing Friends of the Ridgecrest Branch Library, 131 E. Flores Avenue, Ridgecrest, California 93555, or you can purchase a paper or e-book copy through

We've started this blog because we continue to hear news about libraries that we want to share with our friends. We hope you'll send us pictures, notes, stories or anything else that might apply.

Elsa and Sandy Bios

Elsa Pendleton received her bachelor's degree with Oberlin College and her master's degree in library science from Louisiana State University. She has written two other books, Pinyon Creek, California: A Novel of the California Water Wars, and Death by Chocolate, a library mystery. She and her husband have traveled widely and created a website, with photographs, travel writings and family musings. They have two children and five grandchildren of which they are inordinately proud.

Sandy Bradley received her bachelor's degree from Occidental College and her master's of library science from the University of Southern California. The Long Overdue Library Book is her first. She and her husband, Jerry, split their time between the desert and the beach in California. They have four great children and two exceptionally wonderful grandchildren.

Elsa and Sandy have over 80 years of combined library experience in every type of library. They are selling this book to promote libraries and literacy efforts. All proceeds from the sales of the book go to support public libraries. They have created this blog where people can share their own library stories and concerns.



"When I got my library card, that's when my life began."
-Rita Mae Brown

My older sister and I were in ninth and tenth grade when Peyton Place was first published. My mother had never initiated censorship in our reading and we were among the first of our group to understand the "facts of life." But we didn't know how she would feel about the book with its scandalous sex. So when we bought a paperback copy from a newsstand we didn't tell her. We liked the book and bought Return to Peyton Place when it came out too. When we found our mother reading her own copy of Peyton Place we confessed that we had the sequel and she asked to borrow it when we were done. We all agreed it was not great literature, but fun to read. We laughed about it at the time, and it paid off, because when I was reading more adult titles in the eleventh and twelfth grade some had the "adult only" red stripe on them, and my mother could assure the librarian in our small branch library that she approved of my reading those books.

The issue of a request to remove or ban a book is so often raised that most libraries have a standard process to deal with it, and forms to complete to initiate that. To be prepared, libraries have also wisely made public their selection criteria for purchasing books and other materials. The issue is often based on sexual or religious content and usually is raised if parents or teachers believe that youth should be protected from such material. The process begins when a parent registers a verbal complaint. We ask if the person initiating the complaint had read the entire book, since many passages are problematic taken out of context but wouldn't upset the reader if the entire book was read. Often they had not read the entire book; once they had read it they would not follow through with the request.

Today the issue is often enmeshed with technology. As libraries become centers for the public use of computers, the censorship issue is often raised with the decision to install filtering software on the computers, or whether to permit children to use computers – they might stumble onto the "wrong sites." Without filtering software, the public is often exposed to the odd individual who uses the public computer for his not so private pornographic journeys through cyberspace.

The story I relate is from a simpler time, when computers were not part of the daily life, and the library had only books and a few videos. I was the children's librarian of a medium-sized public library, and I had already had a few experiences with censorship. I had dealt with parents whose concerns led them to initiate a protest against a book. I was feeling pretty confident about my ability to handle these attempts to remove books because all of the parents who were given the forms to complete failed to return them, and the protests died before they began. The forms were not complicated or difficult to complete, but it often gave the complainer time to reflect upon the book and change his or her mind.

I was used to individuals who felt that some of the material in the "hygiene" (the words sex education were never spoken) books was too explicit for their child. They often agreed that the more unfortunate child whose parent or clergy did not provide enough guidance might actually need the information in the book. Often they found an adult book that their child had brought home which we could show was intended for adults. They then understood that they had the ability to shield their child themselves if they accompanied him to the library to select books they felt were appropriate.

Having deflected many complaints, I was feeling pretty confident until a patron brought up a picture book and told me that it was dangerous for children to have it on our shelves. I asked the patron the usual questions, and she had read the entire book, as she had read it to her four-year-old. She did not take the book out of context and was sure it was going to cause harm some time. I gave her the usual forms to complete and hoped we had heard the last of it. I was wrong.

She returned with the forms the following week and brought the book to me at the desk, requesting that I remove it from the shelf. I took the book from her and kept it off the shelf pending our inquiry into her request to remove it. I admit I was puzzled by the entire thing but felt some responsibility because I was the children's librarian and I was supposed to know the collection. I had read this book, which was pure fantasy, and I didn't see that it would endanger a child.

The book was titled The Steamroller: a Fantasy. It was written by a noted children's author, Margaret Wise Brown, and illustrated by Evaline Ness, another well-known children's book favorite. In the story, a young girl, Nancy, mysteriously receives a single Christmas gift – the steamroller. She takes the gift out for a ride and flattens many things along the way, one of which was human, as I recall. I believe the human popped back up, unrealistically. The complaint was that it was too violent and that a child might believe it was possible to flatten someone without any lasting consequence. It was really intended for a child older than four, but since it was a picture book, it could easily be picked up and read by a preschooler.

I had mixed feelings about the book. It was not a classic like Goodnight Moon, the author's most famous contribution to children's literature, nor did it have a great message that all children would benefit from hearing multiple times. It was fantastic and pretty macabre if you looked at it that way. I had never seen a parent say how wonderful The Steamroller was or have a child laugh delightedly while reading it. I could see the parent's point of view, but I frankly disagreed with her assessment that it was dangerous. But what was the principle here? What right was I trying to protect?

I was feeling guilty because I had erred in the past with an event where this same woman and her child were in attendance. It was a Halloween themed story time, and I had shown a children's cartoon video that had a scary witch in it. The witch was not scary in the book version, but the film version did frighten some of the younger children. We turned it off and went to a less scary book, but I felt bad that I had not previewed the film first, because I was familiar with the book. I should have known better but it did occur and I remembered the woman was justifiably not happy.

I was truly confused, so I asked others. I spoke to the branch supervisor and to the county head of children's services. Neither of them had strong feelings about the book, but neither felt that a single complaint was enough to warrant removing it from the county system. If the issue had been that the content had been too sexual or too anti-religious, I would have had stronger feelings. But my job was not to respond to a complaint if I agreed or disagreed, it was to resolve it according to our process.

The process moved the book from my hands to the branch supervisor and the county head of services, both had already stated that it was a selected book and was clearly marked as a fantasy, so what was the problem? Meanwhile, the parent asked me what was happening each time she came in, and I replied that the book was being reviewed – which was true. I wanted to have a strong belief and conviction that we were "right" in our decision to not remove the book from the shelf, but I was also aware that a parent has every right to protect their child from danger or harm, which she clearly believed the book represented.

So I punted. I didn't remove the book from the county system or ban it outright, I simply sent it to another branch. With almost thirty branches in the system and only four copies of the book, the odds were that we would not see it again, and the parent would be satisfied. I did tell her the book was gone, but didn't elaborate. She didn't press and seemed happy that the process "worked." I was never sure if I should feel that I won one, or lost one, or more importantly, if censorship had hurt a potential reader's opportunity to embrace the story. I tried to imagine a troubled six-year-old boy who wanted to flatten a tormentor and could do so safely through the pages of the book. It would be a form of bibliotherapy.

Ten years later the Flat Stanley books appeared, but I never heard of any of those causing a parental complaint.

Case Study No. 1801: Muriel Lektor, Titus Andronicus, and Staff of the Crystal Ballroom

Librarians in Comic Books... Muriel Lektor!
From: Nexus (1987) #34
Tags: librarians comic books nexus mike baron titus andronicus readers are bleeders libraries are cemeteries
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[the first panel shows Horatio's ship docking with a gigantic rainbow-colored space station]
ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN: [from off camera] Greetings, Horatio V. Hellpop. You are cleared for docking at the blue port.
[the second panel shows Horatio's ship entering the Crystal Ballroom's "parking garage"]
[the third panel shows Horatio and his female companion entering a large ballroom, where a robed figure is sitting in the middle of the room]
HORATIO: Greetings, I am Nexus. I come in peace. This is Sundra Peale.
ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN: On behalf of the head librarian, welcome.
[the fourth panel shows the robed figure standing up and handing Horatio a red card]
ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN: A card has been issued.
HORATIO: Can you get Sundra a card?
ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN: That can be arranged.
[the fifth panel shows the robed figure lowering his hood, revealing a blue-skinned humanoid with a bald head and white bushy eyebrows]
ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN: Please feel free to wander. If you need help, ask any assistant librarian. You will know us by our robes.
[the sixth panel shows Horatio and Sundra walking around a crystalline room filled with alien beings doing research while robed assistant librarians offer their help]
SUNDRA: This place is so big, it's ridiculous.
HORATIO: Where do we start?
[the seventh panel shows an overhead view of the two, as Horatio turns his head to look at someone shouting off camera]
SUNDRA: All these books make me feel ignorant.
HORATIO: Afraid.
TITUS: [translated] Horatio!
[the eighth panel shows a bearded man in ancient Roman robes and carrying a walking stick, as he walks up to Horatio]
HORATIO: [translated] Titus Andronicus!
TITUS: [translated] We both haunt the same libraries!
[the ninth panel shows the two embracing]
HORATIO: [translated] How come you here?
TITUS: [translated] The Caesar did not like my dissertation on municipal land use, and I was to be served up to the lions in the Coliseum ...
[the tenth panel shows Titus giving an animated description of his predicament, while Horatio and Sundra watch]
TITUS: [translated] Minutes before my command performance, a gleaming cylinder appeared before me!
SUNDRA: Is it Greek?
[the eleventh panel shows Horatio smiling and speaking with Titus, while Sundra turns to look at something off camera]
HORATIO: [translated] Well, we had to make our own way. The library has powers we do not know ...
OBLIVOID SLAVE: [from off camera] Readers!
[the twelfth panel shows Horatio and Sundra looking up at a shadowy figure standing on one of the structures high above the room]
OBLIVOID SLAVE: Readers! Are bleeders! Libraries are cemeteries!
[the thirteenth panel shows a closeup of the alien creature (simian in appearance with a duck-billed face) holding a ray gun]
OBLIVOID SLAVE: The Oblivoids are coming! The Oblivoids are almost here--
[the fourteenth panel shows the creature firing his ray gun at one of the tables below, causing the patrons to scatter while the books burst into flames]
[the fifteenth panel shows more patrons running in panic, as the creature jumps from his perch]
[the sixteenth panel shows the creature continuing his freefall]
[the seventeenth panel shows the creature just as he's about to reach the ground, pointing his gun at something off camera]
[the eighteenth panel shows Horatio reaching his hand into the shot and effortlessly zapping the creature with an energy beam from his fingers]
HORATIO: [from off camera] Who gave him a library card?
[the nineteenth panel shows the creature suspended in mid-air (as Titus pokes the energy field emanating form Horatio's hand with his finger), while assistant librarians rush to the scene]
ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN: We will take him. You must go to the head librarian.
HORATIO: Is there a crisis?
[the twentieth panel shows two members of the library staff standing on either side of the creature, as one injects a syringe into his neck]
ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN: The Oblivoids are upon us.
HORATIO: Who are they?
[the twenty first panel shows a closeup of the assistant librarian's face]
ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN: A mindless race ... a race that uses technology to destroy knowledge. They have tracked us for 500 Earth years. They will use the library to build weapons ... then destroy the library.
[the twenty second panel shows the creature being dragged away, as the assistant librarian pulls up his hood and beckons for Horatio to follow him in the opposite direction]
OBLIVOID SLAVE: Readers are bleeders ... Learning is burning!
HORATIO: Lead on.
[the twenty third panel shows the three talking]
HORATIO: What is your source of energy?
ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN: Cosmic rays. The entire library is a receptor.
[the twenty fourth panel shows the three walking up a large flight of stairs]
HORATIO: Do you live here?
ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN: Yes. We spend our lives in learning. The head librarian is chosen by lot every twenty years.
[the twenty fifth panel shows the assistant librarian opening the door to a large room, where inside a female human (grey hair in a bun, glasses, long Victorian-style red dress) is dusting some figurines on a shelf]
ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN: Miss Lektor, Nexus is here.
[the twenty sixth panel shows that the librarian is standing on a ladder, dusting more knick knacks on the top shelf of a large book case]
MURIEL: Welcome, Horatio V. Hellpop. I am Muriel Lektor, head librarian.
[the twenty seventh panel shows Horatio holding out his hand to help the librarian down the ladder]
HORATIO: Then my coming is not a coincidence?
MURIEL: Yes, but it is also a matter of faith. When you gather knowledge, you stretch invisible lifelines throughout the universe ... We did not expect the Oblivoids to find us.
[the twenty eighth panel shows an expanded view of the room]
MURIEL: We will need your help to survive. The Voids are many times stronger than the last time we met.
HORATIO: The crazy person?
[the twenty ninth panel shows the librarian removing her glasses and rubbing her eyes]
MURIEL: The Voids radiate a sort of malicious despair ... it is a form of radiation we do not yet understand. The weak feel it first ... They have already begun their assault. Will you help us?
[the thirtieth panel shows an exterior shot of the Crystal Ballroom floating in space]
HORATIO: [from off camera] As long as I breathe, they will not harm this library.
[the thirty first panel shows the room suddenly shake violently, with a loud "Boom!" emanating from outside]
MURIEL: They are here!
[the thirty second panel shows Horatio putting on his mask]
HORATIO: Be careful. Stay with Titus.
SUNDRA: I'll be fine.
[the thirty third panel shows Horatio flying out of the room]
SUNDRA: Miss Lektor, may I see the original plans to the library?
MURIEL: The original plans?! If we can find them ...
[the thirty fourth panel shows an overhead view of Sundra and the librarian running down a hallway]
MURIEL: We must travel to another part of the library. What do you have in mind?
SUNDRA: I believe this library is not as defenseless as you believe ...
[the thirty fifth panel shows the two in a darkened hallway]
SUNDRA: Have the Voids been chasing you long?
MURIEL: They are as old as the library itself.
[the thirty sixth panel shows Sundra standing over a computer panel]
SUNDRA: Darn! I thought I had it! Aren't your systems all compatible?
MURIEL: No, there have been so many additions and moves over the years, it's a filing nightmare!
[the thirty seventh panel shows Horatio flying through space towards the fleet of Oblivoid ships approaching]
HORATIO: [to himself] What am I doing here? I don't ... I can't be in another war!
[the thirty eighth panel shows a closeup of Horatio flying towards the ships]
[the fortieth panel shows a closeup of Horatio's face]
HORATIO: [to himself] What if something happens to Sundra? To Ylum?
[the forty first panel shows a red energy beam striking Horatio and knocking him backwards]
[the forty second panel shows Horatio holding his head in pain]
HORATIO: [to himself] Psychological attack ... Malicious radiation. Horrible.
[the forty third panel shows Horatio regaining his composure]
[the forty fourth panel shows Horatio firing a beam of energy from his hand towards the ships]
[the forty fifth panel shows the energy beam striking one of the Oblivoid ships, shattering its hull to pieces]
[the forty sixth panel shows Horatio flying into the damaged ship]
HORATIO: [to himself] Shells within shells, like Chinese boxes ... but where are the people? This craft is huge.
[the forty seventh panel shows Horatio sorting through the debris]
HORATIO: [to himself] Another door. Figures.
[the forty eighth panel shows an exterior view of the ship, as Horatio uses more energy beams to penetrate deeper within]
HORATIO: [to himself] This is taking too much time ... This has got to be the final capsule!
[the forty ninth panel shows Horatio blasting his way into the core of the ship, where a creature obscured by shadows is waiting]
[the fiftieth panel shows a closeup of the insect-like creature (one yellow eye, green skin, four arms, tusks)]
OBLIVOID: Hsssss ...
[the fifty first panel shows the Oblivoid point its ray gun at Horatio, who nonchalantly sticks his finger into the barrel]
HORATIO: I feel no empathy for you ... Adios.
[the fifty second panel shows the Oblivoid's lifeless carcass smoldering on the floor, as Horatio flies back out of the ship]
[the fifty third panel shows Horatio emerging from the ship, back into space]
[the fifty fourth panel shows Horatio staring out into the inky blackness]
HORATIO: [to himself] The library is gone! The Voids are gone!
[the fifty fifth panel shows a closeup of Horatio's face]
HORATIO: [to himself] I can detect it nowhere ... The Voids have weapons beyond imagination. The universe is so vast, and I am so insignificant ...
[the fifty sixth panel shows Horatio floating helplessly in space]
HORATIO: [to himself] I have deluded myself, thinking I could strike a deal with Satan ...
[the fifty seventh panel shows Horatio's limp body as he floats farther and farther away from the camera]
HORATIO: [to himself] He tricked me, but I was so willing to be tricked ...
[the fifty eighth panel shows Horatio as almost an unrecognizable speck]
HORATIO: [to himself] Best if I do not return ... Best if I just stay here ...
[the fifty ninth panel shows Sundra and Muriel back in the library]
NARRATOR: Deep in the Crystal Ballroom ...
MURIEL: Oh dear ... The Voids have added the stasis fold to their arsenal. They have surrounded the library and removed it from the time stream.
SUNDRA: Miss Lektor, where else could the blueprints be?
[the sixtieth panel shows Sundra and the librarian in silhouette]
MURIEL: You know, they could be in the keystone room, but we'll have to move some files. No one's been down there in ages.
SUNDRA: Let's go. Those things are getting closer, can't you feel it?
[the sixty first panel shows the librarian wagging her finger at Sundra, with an angry look on her face]
MURIEL: Don't get snippy with me, young lady! I've been head librarian here since before you were born!
[the sixty second panel shows an overhead view of the two (as the librarian buries her face in her hands)]
SUNDRA: The radiation is affecting you, Miss Lektor ... Please, the keystone room. Will you take me there?
MURIEL: Well, I ... Yes. Follow me.
[the sixty third panel shows the two standing in another room, as Sundra looks at a large computer screen on the wall]
NARRATOR: Long moments later ...
MURIEL: Oh my, this room is filthy! It hasn't been cleaned in thousands of years ... Any luck, dear?
[the sixty fourth panel shows Sundra with an intense look on her face]
SUNDRA: Yes! The original prints! The ballroom's defense is controlled from the tower! Where is that?
[the sixty fifth panel shows a closeup of the "scheme scan" on the computer screen]
MURIEL: The tower? Oh, no one's been there--
SUNDRA: I know! I know! No one's been there in ages!
[the sixty sixth panel shows a closeup of Sundra's finger as she pushes a button on the control panel in front of the computer screen (while the librarian can be seen cowering in the background)]
SUNDRA: The blueprints say that the keystone room leads directly to the tower.
MURIEL: Wait! Don't push that button!
[the sixty seventh panel shows an exterior shot of the keystone room, as it shoots up a transparent tube]
MURIEL: [from off camera] We're moving!
SUNDRA: [from off camera] Yes! The keystone room is an elevator.
[the sixty eighth panel shows the two emerging from the elevator into another room under a glass dome, filled with musical instruments (along with several Oblivoids clinging to the glass and trying to break inside)]
MURIEL: This is the tower. What have you learned?
SUNDRA: The Crystal Ballroom absorbs cosmic rays ... Its defenses are sonic- and light-based.
MURIEL: Look! Look! They're crawling all over the library!
[the sixty ninth panel shows the librarian cowering in fear as she looks up at one of the Oblivoids making cracks in the glass, while Sundra stands over what appears to be an extraterrestrial xylophone]
SUNDRA: The sonic defense should shatter the stasis field ... Cover your ears, Miss Lektor!
[the seventieth panel shows Sundra bring down the mallets hard upon the xylophone, producing a loud "Boonnggg!"]
[the seventy first panel shows the Oblivoids recoiling from the noise, letting go of the glass dome and falling backwards into space]
[the seventy second panel shows Sundra continuing to play the xylophone, singing along as the Oblivoids continue to retreat]
SUNDRA: Love is like a heatwave!
[the seventy third panel shows the librarian covering her ears in pain, while Sundra (now wearing eighties-style sunglasses) moves onto the "piano" in the middle of the room]
MURIEL: This is a library! Stop! Stop!
SUNDRA: The stasis is cracking! Cover your eyes! I'm going to the lights!
[the seventy fourth panel shows Sundra bringing her fingers down hard upon the keys, producing a loud "Binggg!"]
[the seventy fifth panel shows an exterior shot of the Crystal Ballroom "exploding" in bright light, as the Oblivoids and their ships are flung back out into space]
[the seventy sixth panel shows Horatio still floating in space, as the light from the "explosion" reaches him]
[the seventy seventh panel shows a closeup of Horatio's face]
[the seventy eighth panel shows Horatio suddenly snap out of his funk and look towards the source of the light]
[the seventy ninth panel shows Horatio flying towards the source of the light]
HORATIO: [to himself] I've been asleep.
[the eightieth panel shows Horatio flying towards the Crystal Ballroom, just as the Oblivoid fleet is flying away]
HORATIO: [to himself] The Voids are fleeing! This light is deadly to them!
[the eighty first panel shows Horatio getting closer to the Crystal Ballroom]
HORATIO: [to himself] But it washes me in warmth and generosity, for it is the sweet light of reason]
[the eighty second panel shows Horatio inside the keystone room, as he applauds Sundra (slumped over the piano in relief) while the librarian lays unconscious in the corner]
[the eighty third panel shows the three sitting at a table in another part of the library]
HORATIO: How could this knowledge have become lost in the first place?
MURIEL: Poor administration. It had been so long since their last attack. There have been so many head librarians since then ... Obviously, it is time for me to step down.
[the eighty fourth panel shows a closeup of Horatio and Sundra]
MURIEL: [from off camera] Now, Sundra, you might make an excellent head librarian ...
SUNDRA: No thank you, Miss Lektor. But I do know how to use a library, I admit.
MURIEL: [from off camera] Would either of you consider joining us permanently? Or even temporarily?
HORATIO: No, we must return. But we'll be back.
[the eighty fifth panel shows a closeup of the librarian's hand, as she hands Sundra a yellow card]
MURIEL: Sundra, here is your card. Use it wisely.
[the eighty sixth panel shows Sundra staring at her reflection in the card's surface]
SUNDRA: This card is blank. It's like a mirror.
[the eighty seventh panel shows the librarian standing up from the table]
MURIEL: Use it wisely.
[the eighty eighth panel shows the librarian disappear with a "Ping!" before their eyes]
[the eighty ninth panel shows Titus entering the scene with a big smile on his face]
TITUS: [translated] Hello, my friends!
TITUS: [translated] They have just asked me to become head librarian!



Baron, Mike. "The Crystal Ballroom" Nexus #34 July 1987.
A library-space station, the "Crystal Ballroom," is threatened by the Oblivoids, who want to use the library to build weapons, and then destroy the library. When one of the citizens is asked if he lives there, he replies "Yes. We spend our lives in learning. The head librarian is chosen by lot every twenty years." The current head librarian is an elderly woman with her hair in a bun. The Oblivoids end up being defeated through the use of sonics - i.e., noise. This predictably provokes a "This is a library! Stop! Stop!" reaction from the head librarian.