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About shortlibrarian

I am a woman working in the Twin Cities as a programming Librarian.

State Fair Haiku


Knee pain from walking, Sweat-drenched from oppressive heat; Fun at the state fair. Lil Bub, Henri and Grumpy Cat make me say “aww!” Seen at #catvidfest. Passing all these cars – Must check my speedometer. I am not speeding. . … Continue reading

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Letter From Fred


A Letter from Fred is a documentary about a 96 year old man who entered a singer-songwriter contest sponsored by a music studio. His wife of 70+ years had died shortly before, and his entry was a love letter to … Continue reading

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Too Much Fun Haiku


Loving family Visit with seven children; How does she do it? Cool aquarium, Awesome zoo and busy mall – these are what we do. Recovering from having so much fun means I need more weekend time! Summer gone so soon; … Continue reading

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Book Review: Safekeeping


When Radley returns to the United States after volunteering abroad, she comes back to a country under military rule with strict travel restrictions, and she must find her way back to her Vermont home through the New England woods. Title … Continue reading

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Fines & First Impressions


The cartoon to the left was created by Bill Watterson, artist of the long running Calvin and Hobbes cartoon. I found it via Pinterest which led to to a fun new-to-me blog: Small Review. The blog author, an American woman … Continue reading

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Classification of Book Lovers


Time for another infographic! I believe that I can be classified as a Reader –> Book Lover –> Compulsive –> Immersive Reader / Library Lover. What about you? What type of reader are you? Do you agree with these classifications? … Continue reading

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Airplane Haiku


Herons and eagles, Conveyed by lofty breezes – Boeings and Cessnas. Look up, commuters! Flying behemoth of steel. Floating on zephyrs. So close I could touch Smooth metal belly of beast, Plane roaring above. Hobbyists’ aircraft Buzzing roof of apartment, … Continue reading

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Rapunzel is a Cat Lady


Cat Versus Human is a popular web comic about a woman who is the very definition of Crazy Cat Lady – but with a boyfriend and a family dog. These comics usually feature her rolling around and covered in cats, … Continue reading

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Good vs. Bad Librarians


Fun video time! This video comes from the awesome people at the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library. This library is known for its fun and experimental approach to advertisement and their embrace of social media. This video is a satirical … Continue reading

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Grateful Haiku


People to see and Assignments to accomplish Grateful for my job. Special projects teach Workplace culture to new staff Job’s microcosm. County Fair begins Soon; Library featured there. T-shirts, stools, and shifts. End of busy week- No meetings or service … Continue reading

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