Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

R.I.P., L.E.D.

Rest-in-pieces, library outdoor light-emitting diode sign.  Yesterday's car crash may have knocked you down for the count, but a new, improved sign will arise from your ashes.  Talk about mixing metaphors.

Ouch!!
(Click Photos to Bigify)

Picking Up the Pieces Today

So Sad!  Still Had Many Good Years Left

Where Will My Digital Image Be Displayed Now?

Boss Lady says that we will soon begin the process to replace the outdoor sign, but that will take time, of course.

Come inside, and we'll tell you all about what's happening at the Library. It won't be all nice and flashy, like on the outdoor sign, but we'll do our best to make it bright and shiny.



Your Roving Reporter On The Go,


Cauli Le Chat



P.S.  "A Sign of the Times" (1966), by Petula Clark, topped out at #11 on Billboard's U.S. Hot 100 Singles charts.  The song debuted on The Ed Sullivan Show (February 27, 1966 broadcast).


P.P.S.  "Signs" (1971), by the Five Man Electrical Band, reached #3 on Billboard's U.S. Hot 100 Singles charts.  It was included on the group's album, Good-byes & Butterflies (1970).

Monday, December 15, 2014

MPL Signing Off

Looks like my Library is "signing off" for awhile.

MPL Outdoor LED Sign Takes a Hit

That's what's left of our outdoor LED sign.  Fortunately, no one was seriously injured.  But our electronic messages will be out-of-commission for some time.  Scowl-Face will have his work cut out for him (he programs the outdoor sign) once it's replaced. Meanwhile, visit the MPL website and social media to keep up with what's happening at the Library. You could also subscribe to our email newsletter.

Here's how the sign used to look:

 MPL Outdoor LED Sign (March 2012)

Summertime View of the Outdoor Sign (June 2010)

Luckily, my supper dish was safely far away from the accident.  You may recall my supper dish played a role in another close call for the outdoor sign.




Your Roving Reporter On The Go,


Cauli Le Chat

Four Years Roving & Reporting

This Friday (December 19, 2014) will be the fourth anniversary of my blog. From my first blog post to the present, minus my six-month hiatus, I've written 1,254 posts.  Many thanks to all my loyal readers.  I hope you've enjoyed reading my roving reports about what's happening around the Library and elsewhere.

Now that I live on the other side of town, I don't rove around the Library as often as I did when I lived in the neighborhood.  But you can still keep up with all the excitement at the Library by following MPL on our social media:  FacebookTwitterTumblr, YouTube, and Pinterest.  Of course, there's always the MPL website.

I'll continue to rove and report, but I'm really semi-retired now.  Hanging around the house with my humans suits moi as I advance toward my senior kitty years.  In fact, I'm ready for a nap.

Thanks again, everybody, for following my blog!  It has been a grand four years.




Your Roving Reporter On The Go,


Cauli Le Chat

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Victorian Christmas at the Library

Yesterday's Victorian Christmas celebration at the Library was a huge success.  Over 400 patrons queued up to see the Silly Safaris Animals of the North Pole program, and many enjoyed the music of the Central Indiana Folk Music & Mountain Dulcimer Society's concert.  Dozens had pictures taken at the holiday photo booth (thanks to MPL Teen Council for running that event), and several families enjoyed making holiday crafts during Saturday Crafternoon.  I didn't see the final door count, but it must have exceeded at least 800.  I couldn't even get near the building because of the crowds, and my minions found it difficult to move around to take photos, but we snapped a few.  As always, click the images to bigify.

 Sweet sounds from the CIFM&MDS


 Saturday Crafternoon was family fun

Patrons queued up out the front entrance into the parking lot
awaiting Silly Safaris Animals of the North Pole program


Members of MPL Teen Council (center) conducted a
popular holiday photo booth in the Young Adult Zone (YAZ)

Countless other patrons visited the Library, too, for "ordinary" services, such as checking out (or checking in) items, using the computer lab, conducting genealogical or local history research, browsing the stacks, receiving reference assistance, or handling accounts at circulation.  What I found most amazing is that all of these hundreds of patrons were being served by five MPL staffers.  Christmas bonuses, I'll venture.  Just saying, Boss Lady.

Special kudos go to Crafty Gal, who orchestrated the day's festivities.  She was everywhere at once, handling last-minute adjustments, solving problems, encouraging enthusiasm among waiting patrons, and keeping everything moving smoothly.  Crafty Gal is truly made of awesome.



Your Roving Reporter On The Go,


Cauli Le Chat


P.S.  Since the MPL community room was totally packed with patrons, Scowl-Face had to take photos through the windows, standing outside in the MPL courtyard. Furthermore, since he's a lousy photographer, we couldn't get any decent pictures of the star of Silly Safaris Animals of the North Pole, a real-live elkenfroster (humans call them reindeer).  So here's a photo from the Ghost of Christmas Programs Past.  (That's "Flat" Dovydas standing on the elkenfroster's back.)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Climb the Book Stairway to the Center of Your Mind

The Library's seasonal reading programs give children the first step toward a lifetime of literary pleasure.  Our program trailer elaborates.

Library Children's Reading Programs Promo Trailer
by Mooresville Public Library


Drop by our youth services desk to sign-up for our children's reading programs.  Winter reading runs until January 31.  Don't be (wait for it . . .) left out in the cold.  Climb aboard a good book today.  Check-out our tens of thousands of cool reading with your Evergreen Indiana library card.



Your Roving Reporter On The Go,


Cauli Le Chat


P.S.  The Amboy Dukes released "Journey to the Center of the Mind" (1968), which became a top 20 hit single on Billboard's Hot 100 Pop Charts, peaking at #16.  Every book you read is a journey to the mind.