Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hear That March Lion Roar!

In fitting feline fashion, March came in like a lion today.

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There was too much snow for moi to walk over to the Library--plus there were whopper trucks plowing the streets, which are noisy and scary to us kitties--so I visited Kindly Couple, who took these pix from inside their house.  (Actually, they didn't want to get the camera lens wet.)  I, too, did not venture out.  No fools, we.

I had a nice chat with Feline Enforcers XIV, minus Michaela (who, sadly, passed last year). We were all watching the many winged dinners and scurrydogs at the feeders.  Quality, affordable family entertainment, that.

Although my Library is closed today, we should be open tomorrow for regular hours (9 a.m. to 8 p.m.).  Don't expect moi there, however.  I'm not leaving indoors until all this snow melts.  At this rate, I'll see you in June.

Actually, we've had an extremely mild winter in central Indiana, at least as far as precipitation is concerned.  We've had more snow in the last two weeks than we had for all the rest of winter up to that point.  Nothing like most of the rest of the country has been experiencing.

Stay warm!  Curl up with your favorite feline.  Works for moi.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tober's Minions Banish Winter With Hoodie Hoo

Last Friday (February 20, 2015) was the annual Hoodie Hoo Day at Thorntown (Indiana) Public Library, when TPL staff and friends banished winter with a hearty "hoodie hoooooo!" Tober, TPL Boss Cat, has a video of all the excitement.

To Watch Video, Click Image (Above) to Jump to Tober's Blog

It was 12 degrees Fahrenheit outside when they recorded this video clip, so this was probably the coldest Hoodie Hoo ever.  The next day, central Indiana was hit with around eight inches of snow.  I guess Winter was a tad bit irked at being banished.

There's Some Chow Beneath That Snow Somewhere, Scurrydog

Still, TPL gave Jack Frost the proverbial business, so things should begin warming around here soon.  Not this week, when we'll once again have bitter cold, but these things take time.

Tober, of course, was inside the library, safe and warm.  We felines have some sense.  That's why we have minions to perform the necessary grunt-work.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Monday, February 16, 2015

Brownsburg Lures Another From Our Nest

Programma Mama is leaving MPL to work at Brownsburg (Indiana) Public Library (BPL).

Click Logo to Visit the BPL Website

For years, MPL and BPL have been raiding each others' staff rosters. They've lured several of our staff away, and then we've lured some of them back.  I've blogged about it before. With Programma Mama, BPL is now ahead on number of our staff scooped up.  We'll just have to make an appealing offer to one of theirs now.  Say, any of you BPL librarians want to work with Scowl-Face?  Wait, I said an appealing offer.

Okay, let's start again.  Hey, BPL staffers!  Join the MPL crew and work with moi.  It doesn't get any better than this.  They should be stampeding our way any time.

Seriously, we extend our congratulations to Programma Mama on her new position at BPL. It's a wonderful library, and she will surely enjoy working with her new colleagues and patrons.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

P.S.  In this episode of MEG-A-RAE (#29, March 13, 2013), Programma Mama bid a tearful farewell to Savvy.  Now it's Programma Mama's turn. Maybe Savvy will send us a video clip wishing her good fortune.  Fair's fair, after all.

What's All the Hoopla (Now With Promo Trailer)

Recently I asked what all the hoopla was about at my Library.  Guess I should watch this promo trailer to find out.

Hoopla Promo Trailer, by MPL

Hoopla is coming to MPL in mid-March 2015.  More details are available on our website.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

My Library Rewards Follow-up

Last month I blogged about our new program, My Library Rewards.  We've got a new promo trailer about it.

My Library Rewards Promo Trailer #2, by MPL

Thanks to T. Rex, we now have a dedicated computer at the circulation desk at which patrons may register their Evergreen Indiana library card numbers to earn library rewards from area businesses with each item checked-out from MPL.  We've got brochures, handouts, signs, and other helpful materials scattered all around the Library explaining the benefits you'll enjoy and providing step-by-step instructions to sign-up.

Click Logo (Above) to Register

Want to see some of the rewards you could be earning?  Visit the My Library Rewards website and type 46158 into the "Rewards Near" line.

Boss Lady said that MPL is the first Library in the United States (maybe even the whole world) that is piloting the My Library Rewards program.  They must have selected us because of moi.  Some things are just obvious.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat