Friday, October 31, 2008

The Halloween Blog Post

Here is my costume! I slept in rollers to assure my hair was authentic. I am very proud.

Here is a link to information on haunted libraries

We held a "Librarians Go Goth" program as part of our Teen Read Week festivities. When the teens voted for the Teen's Top Ten, we added a spot to nominate a librarian to go goth! We took some before photos and the teens got a big kick out of this. Here were our results:
The winners:
Mrs. Valerie runs our Printz Club and works at the Youth Services desk.

She became "V", our angst-y goth.

Mrs. Honey is our Youth Services Manager.

She became our perky goth.

Mrs. Mary is famous for her family story time.

She became our sexy goth!

These ladies got into the part and did a fantastic job. I highly recommend this program idea.
I think it would have been a bit better if we had the teens dress up the librarians with their clothes, make-up etc.
This cost no money to do. The prep involved creating the voting display, finding victims, er, um I mean volunteers and arranging days for them to dress up.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Barack the Casbah

Today Barack Obama came to Raleigh. I happened to have the day off so I decided to walk the two blocks down to the rally. I was really excited because this was the first rally I had gone to. I think I read that 25,000 people were at the event. Everyone was smiling and there was a great energy surrounding the whole affair.
Everyone was pleasant. There was no pushing and shoving and everyone remained in the lines they put us in. I always have a problem with lines. I feel herded and controlled.
The crowd's energy was great and people of all kinds were represented. His speech was inspired and passionate.

I am thrilled that I had the opportunity to participate in this landmark event.

Amazingly there was only one protester. He had a large sign and on the back of it he had printed FREE SPEECH in large letters. Although I didn't agree with his sign I knew that he had just as much right to be there as we did. I was glad he was permitted to silently walk with his sign.
I was also obsessed with the security. It was crazy to spot guys in the crowd and on top of buildings.
Another crazy aspect of the rally was the "vendors". I would much rather give my money to the campaign itself and not the guys making their own version of merchandise. I did enjoy the stencil artist in the cool bus. Kudos for actually making a buck on something that isn't just a cheap imitation.

I also thought this was cool. Look closely and you can see where someone drew Obama's face in the dust on the glass. Pretty cool.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Where has the Dark Faerie Librarian gone?

I am still alive. I promise. I am just adjusting to a new life. I promise to return with great things.