Library News

Back at Snell

After a week in (not so) sunny California with my family, I'm back here in snowy Boston and in Snell Library. The break was good. It was nice to be able to walk outside without a coat on. It's good to be back here though too. Next week the semester will start and things will get crazy but for now it's still quiet. (I'm currently typing this at the Circulation Desk because there are no patrons to help.) Soon we'll all be running around like headless chickens but for now I can enjoy the peace and quiet.

ALA Celebrity READ Posters

If you’ve ever ventured into a public library, you’ve probably noticed celebrity READ posters. I’m always intrigued by the stars chosen, and their favorite books. Some seem obvious, such as Orlando Bloom with The Lord of the Rings. Some seem more surprising, like Shaquille O’Neal with Undying Glory.

How do you think the poster subjects are chosen? Do you have a favorite literate celeb you’d love to seem emblazoned on your library’s wall?

Snow, Snow, Snow

This extremely snowy day has me thinking about the weather.

Where’s your favorite place to be when it snows? How does Boston rank?

I actually quite like both my apartment and so far, Snell Library, to be able to look out and see the snow coming down. But I’m also someone who (as long as it’s not too cold) likes to be outside in the snow—skiing, either downhill or cross-country.

Do you know of anyplace that’s particularly transformed when it snows? Where do you like to be? Or when it snows, would you prefer to be somewhere far away?