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Problems of an Overworked Librarian #21

What you want to say when a patron starts talking on their phone loudly..

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Reading Aloud to Big Babies

I had an interesting experience in June when I was doing our annual summer reading booktalk visits. When I told the kids (boys and girls alike) that I was going to spend a little bit of time reading to them, they got REALLY excited. 375 more words

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TRAVELLING LIBRARIAN with Ms Herlinger

The travelling librarian – France and Germany – Or how many ways can a family holiday?

Last holidays, I left cold and dark Sydney behind me for the warmth, sun and light of France and Germany.  904 more words

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WHY OUR STAPLERS HAVE NAMES by Ms Herlinger

So, why DO the library staplers have names?

As we welcome our latest stapler, Desdemona, it’s timely to ask the question – just why do we name our staplers? 492 more words

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Year 8 Micro-Fiction Competition

Micro-Fiction Competition

Last week, over two afternoons, the Year 8 cohort (who would ordinarily be jumping, swimming, running or throwing things at their various sports activities) instead came to the Arthur Holt Library to apply the same energy and competitive spirit to the process of writing creatively. 209 more words

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Hello, my pretties

So much has happened in the two years since I published my first post. My dreams have died, incinerated with the remnants of American Democracy in the charred chasm that divides The Rich (who deserve to live) and The Poor (who do not). 770 more words

NGV: Hokusai Exhibition

Last weekend I  visited the glorious (but cold) city of Melbourne. During her trip she stopped by the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) to check out the Katsushika Hokusai Exhibition. 406 more words

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