Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Sunday, October 19, 2014

OcTOBER 19 is Tober Finding Day

Today is Tober Finding Day.  Long-time readers know that Tober is Boss Cat at Thorntown (Indiana) Public Library, which is celebrating its centennial in exciting fashion. Although Tober is miffed about all the attention being focused on non-Tober activities, he gives a fine accounting of all the terrific things TPL has been doing lately.  Check-out his blog post for the four-one-one.

Tober enjoying a sun-patch at Thorntown Public Library
(in all his handsome man-catliness)

Although his colleagues seem to have forgotten to spring a huge celebration for Tober Finding Day, we certainly remember!  Let's reprise our Tober tribute video, which you may remember from my previous blog post:

Celebrating Tober Finding Day (October 19)
by Cauli Le Chat
(MPL Promo Trailer, 2012)

Alternate Soundtrack Version of Tober Finding Day video
(MPL Promo Trailer, 2012)

Thorntown should hold a parade specifically to honor Tober and his finding a forever home at TPL.  This is a good month for Fall parades, after all.  I hope there's at least a big party at the library.  Catnip cake for everybody!  N'yum, n'yum.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mind-to-Mind, Mind You

Here's another book trailer featuring an interesting read.

MPL Book Trailer #211
Breakthrough to Creativity
by Shafica Karagulla, M.D.

The book is available through interlibrary loan (ILL).  Pick-up an ILL form at our circulation desk.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Sunday, October 5, 2014

I'll Show You "Nevermore," Edgar!

Last Wednesday my Library was invaded by a winged dinner--an American gothic writer, no less.

Crafty Gal with Edgar Allan Crow
(Click Photo to Bigify)

Conference time, Boss Lady!  I have an employee grievance.  As we know, I, being of feline persuasion, am not officially allowed inside the Library (sneaking inside doesn't count against moi).  So why is this winged dinner permitted inside?  AND sitting with Crafty Gal at the youth services desk?  I could curl up in Crafty Gal's lap and take a much-needed snooze, or stretch out on the counter behind the youth services desk, or find a comfortable spot in a thousand other places around the Library, but, instead, I am banished to the outer regions while this--this--feathered entrĂ©e with writer's block is perched on the back of Crafty Gal's chair.  I surmise Edgar is the Library's new resident writer.  Something to "crow" about, I suppose? Well, it's an improvement over Scowl-Face's writing.  Just saying.

Need I remind anyone that I purr?  Rub against ankles and give gentle head-butts?  I am massively cute!  Edgar, on the other claw, just poops pretty much everywhere.  (Thank goodness we kitties have litter boxes!) He probably just squawks "nevermore!" repeatedly like a broken record.  No one is "raven" about this fellow, I can tell you that right now.

Showdown time, Edgar Allan Crow!  This Library's not big enough for the both of us!  High noon in the grand hall.  Your beak versus my claws.  Fair's fair.

Oh, so now Boss Lady says that we can't have an O.K. corral-style showdown anywhere on Library premises.  Figures.  We can't have any fun.

Just remember this, Edgar.  I was my Library's first mascot wearing black. You're a distant second.  You must know all about "pecking order," surely.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

P.S.  The Black Crowes had a huge hit with "Hard to Handle," a cover of an Otis Redding song, which was included on the band's debut album, Shake Your Money Maker (1990).

P.P.S.  Want to hear Otis Redding's original version (1968)?  Sure you do.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hope You Were There

Last Thursday, my Library hosted a program featuring world-famous Danville, Indiana author Philip Gulley.  The Decorinator and the BizMeister  created an amazing backdrop for his presentation in our Bonita Marley Community Room.

Philip Gulley Reads to a Spellbound Audience 
(Click Images to Bigify)

 Chatting With the Author

Hey, That's OfficeMeister (Right)

My minions took a few snapshots before the program so you could enjoy the wonderful decorations.

The Decorinator said that this was the best adult program our Library has ever had.  Hope (get it?) you were able to attend.  If not, you can always read Mr. Gulley's terrific, thoughtful, and insightful books, such as his latest.

Click Book Cover To View Our Online Catalog

We have his other books, too, in our Evergreen Indiana catalog, in all your favorite formats (print, audiobook, playaway, digital, etc.)  You know where to click.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

My Golden Ticket, If You Please

Fans of the children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl, will appreciate our Willy Wonka elevator.  It's magical, thanks to the wondrous work of the Decorinator and the BizMeister.  I know it's not glass, but, hey, it goes up and down to and from the library basement.

Willy Wonka Elevator
(Click Image to Bigify)

We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first publication of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964).  If you have a golden ticket, you could get a free ride in the elevator.  I'm not sure where you get tickets, however. Ask at our youth services desk.  If you have minions, as I do, just order them to find tickets.  It's grand being boss cat around here.

My Library has many Roald Dahl materials available to check-out with your Evergreen Indiana library card.  You know where to click.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat