Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

So Long, Adieu!

When I'm not hanging around the Library, I live with a human family in the neighborhood. This is my "regular" home, because the food is good, and I have nice places to sleep and kind humans who serve moi.  I also visit some of my minions who work or volunteer at the Library (e.g., Kindly Couple), mostly to visit with their multitude of kitties, but also because the food is superb.

I've just discovered that my "regular" human family will be moving soon to a faraway land, which sounds quite exciting.  I've always wanted to travel more in this lifetime!  Anyway, I won't be able to hang out at the Library anymore, because it will be too far for moi to walk.

I'd like to extend a most heartfelt THANK YOU! to all my loyal readers.  In nearly three years (I began this blog on December 19, 2010) I've posted 1,183 articles to this blog, and they will remain online for anybody who wants to read (or re-read) them.  It has all been tremendous fun.

I've enjoyed working with my minions at MPL and will miss all the cool adventures we've had there.

It has been a wild ride.  


Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

P.S.  There are lots of goodbye songs.  Here's a music video featuring the original demo of "Too Much to Lose," by Gordon Lightfoot, which appeared in a more polished, slightly different lyrical version (a previously unreleased track) on the CD compilation, Songbook (1999).

P.P.S.  The Weavers covered "So Long, It's Been Good to Know You," composed by Woody Guthrie, which was included on the LP The Weavers Greatest Hits (1957).

P.P.P.S. "So Long, Farewell" was a sweet song performed in the stage and movie versions of the musical The Sound of Music (1965). Naturally, it was included on the movie soundtrack album (1965). Here's a music clip from the soundtrack, with the youthful troupe (portraying the von Trapp family) singing. Did you know the movie director, Robert Wise, grew up in Winchester, Indiana? True statement, as Broadway Gal (or Sammy the Toucan) would say.

P.P.P.P.S.  The Jayhawks performed "Sister Cry" live at the el Azkena Rock Festival (2008). The tune originally appeared on the group's CD Hollywood Town Hall (1992).  The refrain's final lyrics say it all.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Return to Understanding the Affordable Care Act

Learn more about the Affordable Care Act in Indiana at two seminars coming January 17 and February 21 (5:30-7 pm) in the Library’s Bonita C. Marley Community Room.  Click the image below for details.

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Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat
 P.S.  In 1975, Etta James covered "Take Out Some Insurance," written by Leon David Bonds.  The single looked like this.

Adult Winter Reading Program

Why should our teen patrons have all the fun?  Programma Mama also has a winter reading program for grown-ups.  Naturally, there are prizes.  Click you-know-where for details.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat
P.S.  "Older," by Klaatu, appeared on the LP Sir Army Suit (1978).  Let's just say it's a song about grown-up humans.

Upcoming TeenProgs

Programma Mama has released the Spring 2014 schedule for young adult programs at my Library.  Calling all teens!  You know where to click.
Yep.  Pretty Much.
Beginning in early January, our teen winter reading program will begin.  Details?  We've got plenty.
Prizes.  Just Saying.
 What's not to like?
Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat
P.S.  "Sweet Little Sixteen" (1958), by Chuck Berry, was a huge hit single that captured the imaginations of many teens, way back in the day.

Take the Tumble With Us

My Library is now on Tumblr.  It was bound to happen.
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Tumblr is another way you can keep up with what's happening at the Library.  Besides our website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs, and such like, how could you not know about our wonderful programs and resources?  You'd have to live pretty far off the grid, I'd venture.  West of the Dakotas, anyhow.

I'm kidding, of course.  Some of my best friends, such as Buffalo Gal, were born in the American West.  I love mountains but not poisonous slitherdarts.  Like so:

 Beartooth Butte & Lake
Near the Wyoming/Montana Border
(Click Images to Bigify)

 A Rattling Slitherdart
(Giving This Dude a WIDE Berth, For Sure)

"S/he's more scared of you than you are of him/her," suggests Scowl-Face.  What an idiot.

Anyway, you should take a peek at our Tumblr site.  Keeping tabs on my minions was never easier.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

P.S.  "Tumbling Tumbleweeds," by Bob Nolan, was composed in the early 1930s and became famous in the Gene Autry film by the same title (1935).  Michael Nesmith covered the tune on his album (with the First National Band), Nevada Fighter (1971).