I did my first storytime in December 2021 right before my library went on a winter programming break. I was still a library assistant, in the middle of finishing my last papers of grad school, and had no idea that a few weeks later I would be hired as a full-time librarian. I themed my … Continue reading Adventures of a First Time Storytimer
I attended ALA Lib Learn X in January and had a great time at the virtual sessions I was able to attend. I learned about mindfulness-based storytimes, passive library programming, international games week, and much more. I also took some time to look around at the virtual exhibitor booths and signed up for a few … Continue reading First Impressions: Simon and Schuster Spring Books
The best school assignments (in my opinion) also make for great blog posts. For my Science Fiction and Fantasy course, we were tasked to choose a book and argue why it was either fantasy or science fiction. While I could have made things easy for myself and picked a book on our syllabus, I decided … Continue reading What even is Diary of a Wimpy Kid?
In the not too distant past, I explored two modern day Little Women graphic novel adaptations in the post Drawing Little Women: Graphic Novel Adaptations of Alcott. Both Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy and Jo take Alcott's characters and place them in a modern day setting exploring sisterhood, life, love, and growing up in ways … Continue reading Little Witches: Another Little Women Graphic Novel
This past weekend, Jake and I went with his grandparents to western Massachusetts to see the Boston Symphony Orchestra perform at Tanglewood (featuring Yo-Yo Ma as a soloist). We had beautiful weather, I managed to avoid getting sunburnt (a true feat if you know me), and I got to experience my first professional orchestra concert … Continue reading Three on a Theme: Music