Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

An Angel Kitty Flies

My library has recently completed a book trailer featuring a wonderful children's picture book called Angel in Beijing, by Belle Yang (Sommerville, MA :  Candlewick Press, 2018).

Angel in Beijing, by Belle Yang
(MPL Book Trailer #447)

Through most of the book, the white cat is named "Kitty," but by the end, her name is Angel, because, as it turns out, she can actually fly (with the help of a huge kite).  I became quite distressed when the little girl couldn't find Kitty after she disappeared over some trees holding onto the kite's tail (Kitty, not the little girl).  But all ends well.  This book showcases the beauty of Beijing in delightful drawings, and the story shows how love and kindness are best when shared.

Checkout the book from our Evergreen Indiana catalog to read to your young human(s).  If you don't have a library card, you could always buy a copy from your favorite bookseller.  We felines (and slobberdogs) will enjoy the readaloud, too.  But don't read to kittens--they're too scatterbrained to pay proper attention.  If you know Harley Quinn, my "cub" kitty reporter, you'll know what I mean.

The Lady With the Red Hair Tries to Read to Harley Quinn

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

P.S.  Want to see The Lady With the Red Hair read that book aloud properly?  Sure you do.

Donkey-Donkey, by Roger Duvoisin
(MPL Readaloud #2, by Miss Janet)

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Local History Puzzles Ol' Scowlly

Anthony Woodside wrote a nice article in the Mooresville-Decatur Times (Wednesday, June 27, 2018, pages A1-A2) about the library's local history quizzes on Facebook and Twitter. I bet Scowl-Face hurt his back taking all those bows.

Besides hogging the front page of our local newspaper, Scowl-Face has blogged (of course he has) about using social media (particularly Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube) to promote local history.

For moi, local history is largely a matter of remembering where and from whom I can get extra free meals and how often those meals will be served.  My library's people patrons, however, seem to really enjoy reminiscing about the way things used to be.  They call that nostalgia.  As long as it doesn't interfere with my din-dins, I'm okay with that.

Boss Lady will probably need to hire more staff just to carry around Scowl-Face's swelled head.  Honestly, how he gets that thing through doorways is a minor miracle.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

P.S.  Want to watch some of the library's local history videos?  Sure you do.  Click the player above to start.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Couturier Kid Hits the Big Time

My library's Miss Catherine, whom I'm now calling the Couturier Kid, has hit the big time.  She served as a costumer in the movie Submerge: Echo 51 (2017), written and directed by Demetrius Witherspoon.  She made the front page of our local newspaper, as you can see here.  There's more to see below, if you click the photo (to bigify).

The Couturier Kid works on costuming during
shooting of the movie Submerge: Echo 51

There's a movie trailer that will give you a sneak peek.  You can also watch Red Carpet Interviews recorded at the premiere (June 26, 2017).

Submerge: Echo 51 TV Spot (2016)

Want to watch the movie?  Thanks to my library, you can checkout a copy, if you have an Evergreen Indiana library card.  The film has gotten high ratings (4.8 out of 5 stars) from reviewers.  Learn more about the movie and the creative folks behind it by visiting the DV Entertainment Pictures website and Facebook page.

That's a pretty fine gig, I'll venture.  It must have been plenty exciting to have worked in a motion picture production.  Maybe she will drop my name if any of her future cinema projects need to hire a cat to play a role (lead, I'm thinking).  Central casting, you know where to reach moi.

If any of Miss Catherine's upcoming movies need a music soundtrack, I know a composer who has a master's certificate in movie and television music soundtrack scoring from Berklee College of Music.  He composes original music for my library's YouTube videos.  He has his own website, and he's on Facebook, Reverbnation, and Soundcloud.  Some of his compositions have been performed publicly in the United States and Europe, and some have been recorded by various European musicians.  If you need music for your film or TV show, he's your dude.

Congratulations (or, as Summer would say, Concatulations) to the Couturier Kid for her success.  I see a great new career blossoming for her, and I'm never wrong.  (Mistakes are for minions.)  Once she's a famous Hollywood designer, I hope she remembers all the "little people" (and their felines) back at the library.  They can play extras, you know.  I see them standing around talking all the time (joke!).

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Not Such Bad Cats, I'll Venture

This week a charming new children's picture book arrived at my library.  I think that title's misleading, however.  Those seven cats were never so bad!  At least, not from their point of view.

Seven Bad Cats, by Moe Bonneau
(MPL Book Trailer #435)

The book's available to checkout from our Evergreen Indiana catalog.  It is a wonderful readaloud that human kids (and cats) will enjoy.  The book is written in rhyme, so that's how we did the book trailer.

Remember, cats having fun are never bad.  That's our story, and we're sticking to it!

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Crank Up That Juke Box and Dance!

The Decorinator and BizMeister were trying to think of some eye-catching decorations for the entrance to the library's youth services department that would dovetail nicely with the 2018 Summer Reading theme, "Libraries Rock!"  Queen Settler came up with a true winner:  If libraries rock, then why not display a jukebox?  So the Decorinator and BizMeister fashioned one out of cardboard, paper, plastic, and, well, you know, decorator stuff.

Click Photos to Bigify

That's a Cool Jukebox!

Which Band Made That Record?

Scowl-Face discovered a design flub, however.  He crashed his head into the big black note hanging over into the passageway into youth services.  So, watch out, tall patrons!  Duck!!!  Queen Settler demonstrates.


Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

For all you youngsters out there who don't know what a jukebox is, there's a video for that.

Click Video (Above) to Play

Obviously, since our jukebox is only a decoration, you can't actually play records on it, but you can crawl beneath it through the bottom passageway into (and out of) youth services.  But that's only for youngsters.  Adults don't get to have any fun.

Congrats to the Decorinator, BizMeister, and Queen Settler for this fantastic display!

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

P.S.  The intro to the TV show Happy Days (1974-1984) featured a jukebox.  Here's the Season One intro (1974).  Kids--ask your grandparents who Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, et al., are/were.