Saturday, April 12, 2014

QR Hunt Clues

HUH?! Do you have absolutely no idea what this is about? It's part of our QR Hunt, which starts tomorrow (Sunday) at the Collinsville Library and on Tuesday at the Fairmont City Library! Stop by the Main Desk to register. One lucky competitor will win a Chromebook next Saturday!

Monday, April 07, 2014

Top Ten Reasons Why We Will Miss Jessica

Adult Services Librarian Jessica Lawrence will say goodbye to the MVLD on April 15th, as she prepares to start a new job in her home state of Indiana. In honor of her departure we have compiled a list of the top ten reasons our library will miss Jessica.

#10 - Kyla's new husband is not named Kyla.
#9 - We only have the other kind of Hoosier on staff now.
#8 - Patrons really enjoyed discussing The Mentalist with her.
#7 - PNG Turkey Shoot - Cancelled.
# 6 - That's $10 less for Theo to win in our annual Oscar pool.
#5 - A sump pump may be the only practical remedy for some wet basements, particularly those where water is forced up through the floor by a fluctuating water table or during severe storms.
#4 - She made all of her subordinates refer to her as Priscilla the Hardcover Librarian.
#3 - Three words - SUGAR CREAM PIE!
#2 - Now who is going to dress like Stevie Nicks?
#1 - Obviously, the ladies.

Posted by Grahm Underwood, Library Clerk

Saturday, April 05, 2014

On This Day In 1994...

Grunge rocker Kurt Cobain committed suicide on this day in 1994. His body was not discovered until April 8th however, when an electrician came to his house to install security lighting. The electrician promptly called 911, right after contacting a local radio station to inform them of the situation. Cobain had attempted suicide a month earlier in Rome, and released songs like "I Hate Myself and Want to Die" with his band Nirvana, so news of the suicide was not exactly shocking. Still his wife, the ever tasteful Courtney Love, thought that it would help fans process Cobain's death if she publicly read his suicide letter, while adding her own color commentary. The letter itself focuses quite a lot on empathy, although it is never really clear if Cobain feels that this is a quality of which he has too much or not enough. Of course, most people who commit suicide are probably pretty confused, but very few sell over 75 million records.


Key Library Checkouts:

Kurt Cobain: About A Son - This documentary is both revelatory and haunting. Cobain himself provides all of the film's narration thanks to over 25 hours of audio-taped interviews that writer Michael Azerrad compiled when working on his book "Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana".

Nevermind by Nirvana – 20 years of modern rock ubiquity has certainly taken a toll, but this record still sounds pretty great. 

Posted by Grahm Underwood, Library Clerk