Keeping Track of What I Read: July

1. Takio, Vol. 2 by Brian M. Bendis, Olivia Bendis and Michael Oeming (Graphic novel).

2. “The Library, After” by Shira Lipkin (Poem).

3. “The Curator Speaks in the Department of Dead Languages” by Megan Arkenberg (Poem).

4. The Humans by Matt Haig (Audiobook).

5. Watson and Holmes: A Study in Black by Karl Bollers (Graphic novel).

6. “Lunch with the FT: Junot Díaz,” by John McDermott (Online article).

7. Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great by Bob Shea (Picture book).

8. The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara (Picture book).

9. Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe & Roc Upchurch  (Graphic novel).

10. The Radleys by Matt Haig (Audiobook).

11. Carl Goes to Daycare by Alexandra Day (Picture book).

12. “Why the Beach is a Bummer” by Roxane Gay (Online article).

Seven Bullets and a Bubble

Bullet points, I feel like using bullet points, especially since nothing much is going on in my library world outside of summer reading club.

P.S. I was inside of a bubble.

bubble librarian

It’s Like Time Travel

Without school to worry about for the summer, I’ve been able to become more acquainted with the databases my library offers. One in particular that I found interesting was Access Newspaper Archive. I’m not sure I’d ever have a personal use for it, but I can see how a patron might find it useful for a genealogy search.

Some of these newspapers go back to the 1800s, browsing through the headlines felt like I was traveling back in time. The further back you go though, the harder it is to read, so I looked for the news in Bakersfield – because Fresno wasn’t available – on the day my mother was born, and here is what I found:


Try it out and see what you find.

Keeping Track of What I Read: June

1. Is this Panama?: A Migration Story by Jan Thornhill (Picture book).

2. Grandmother Ptarmigan by Qaunaq Mikkigak and Joanne Schwartz (Picture book).

3. Mister and Lady Day: Billie Holiday and the Dog Who Loved Her by Amy Novesky (Picture book).

4. “Talking with An Untamed State Author Roxane Gay” by Jay Grabiec (Online article).

5. An Untamed State by Roxane Gay (Novel).

6. “Child Burial” by Paula Meehan (Poem).

7. “Allegro” by Tomas Tranströmer (Poem).

8. “A Blessing” by James Wright (Poem).

9. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Vol. 2 by Brian Micheal Bendis (Graphic novel).

10. Unexpected Stories by Octavia E. Butler (Short stories).

11.“I Go Back to May 1937” by Sharon Olds (Poem).

12. “A Green Crab’s Shell” by Mark Doty (Poem).

13.“Making Love to Myself” by James L. White (Poem).