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Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Monday, August 26, 2013

Our Latest Newsletter

Ivy Technigal (Miss Nora) has just completed writing and editing our latest library newsletter, The Bookmark (September, 2013), which is now available online and, for those fond of paper copies, at the MPL circulation, youth services, young adult, and adult reference desks.  Click the image below to read all about it.

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Excellent job, Ivy T.!  You have made us proud.



Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat



P.S.  "September in the Rain" (1965), by Chad & Jeremy, was released as a single but failed to chart on Billboard's Hot 100 Pop Singles charts or the U.K. pop charts.  Too bad.  It's a really nice song.



P.P.S.  Chad & Jeremy released "A Summer Song" (1964), which includes the lyric, "Autumn leaves must fall," which sounds more like October than September around here, but, still. The single was a top ten hit for the British duo.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Getting Inside Your Head

What's it like to find yourself inside someone else's head?  Ask Charlie Wilkes.


MPL Book Trailer #175
The Black Room, Part One: In The Black Room
(A Paranormal Mystery)
by Luke Smitherd

It's still better than being stuck inside Scowl-Face's head.  Just saying.

Although this book is targeted toward the young adult audience, the twenty-something crowd should also find it a riveting read.  It will hold your interest from start to finish.

I don't like to give away too many details in my book reviews.  I'm content to "hook" you with our book trailer.  There's further description available on Amazon.com, if you'd like.


Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat


P.S.  "Paint It, Black," by the Rolling Stones, was a number one hit single (1966) and was included on the U.S. release of the album Aftermath (1966).

Thursday, August 22, 2013

This Fantasy Read Pans Out

We've found a young adult fantasy novel from a decade ago that really pans out.


The Great God Pan, by Donna Jo Napoli
(MPL Book Trailer #174)

This book was the perfect vehicle for the MPL composer's A Day in the Life of Pan, for Flute, Cello, and Bass Trio (2013), about which we recently blogged.

The Great God Pan is recommended for readers in grades 7-10, so we're talking the younger end of the young adult spectrum.  It is available for Evergreen Indiana cardholders to check-out in our online Evergreen Indiana catalog.




Your Roving Reporter On The Go,
Cauli Le Chat


P.S.  Here's the complete version of A Day in the Life of Pan, for Flute, Cello, and Bass Trio (2013), composed by Daniel E. Buckley, MPL composer.

Crafty Gal's Latest Early Literacy Calendar

Crafty Gal's September 2013 early literacy at home calendar is now available on our website.  Just click the text below to read all about it.
Click Text Above to View Calendar

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,
Cauli Le Chat

Nursery Rhyme Time With Crafty Gal

Crafty Gal has a new early literacy video series, Nursery Rhyme Time. Parents and caregivers may follow along with the videos, reciting these Mother Goose (and other popular) nursery rhymes with their preschoolers.

Playlist for Nursery Rhyme Time With Miss Michelle
(Click the Play All Button to Start the Videos;
Click the Forward or Backward Buttons to Navigate
Among the Videos)



Your Roving Reporter On The Go,
Cauli Le Chat


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Day in the Life of Pan

The MPL Composer, whom I call the Music Man, has written a new composition for flute, cello, and bass trio called A Day in the Life of Pan (2013).  Have a listen.

A Day in the Life of Pan (2013)
Composed by Daniel E. Buckley
(Photo in video by the composer)

 We hope you enjoy it.


Your Roving Reporter On The Go,
 
Cauli Le Chat

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Translation, If You Please

My minions have added a Google translation gadget to my blog.  Now you can translate my discerning and delightful musings into many different languages!  I didn't see feline listed, but my kitty readers know what I'm saying.  Humans are the ones who need help understanding us cats.


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Does it work well?  Are the translations sensible?  Unfortunately, I only speak feline and English (well, I know a little French, as my name suggests).  Guess I should have hung out around our local high school language lab instead of the cafeteria dumpster.  Still, I've got my priorities.




Your Roving Reporter On The Go,
Cauli Le Chat


P.S.  In one of my previous lives, the first song I heard with "foreign" language lyrics was "Michelle," by the Beatles, from Rubber Soul (1965). All languages have interesting sounds, and hearing Paul McCartney singing in French made the song seem more emotional--even passionate--to moi.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Check Out Our Auto Check-In

Check out our automated check-in system.  "Flat" Cauli V has the scoop.

MPL Promo Trailer
Auto Check-in @ MPL
By "Flat" Cauli V
("Flat Five" For Short)

Flat Five has had some previous experience using this nifty machine.  This time, things went more smoothly.

You should give our auto check-in a try on your next library visit.  Check something out first, though.  Why not some of those books Flat Five was checking-in?  By now, they're probably reshelved and available in our Evergreen Indiana online catalog for lucky E.I. cardholders.

Quiz time!  Can you name those books Flat Five returned in the video?  I've got helpful hints:
Good reading, I'd venture.




Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat


P.S.  Speaking of checking items in and out, here's John Mellencamp performing "Check It Out" live at the Farm Aid concert (2010).

Cover Blues? Not For Moi

CircMaster and Q-lady designed a clever new book display, based upon an actual reference question that we receive from quite a few patrons.

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I noticed one book right away.


Naturally, we've got a book trailer for that.

MPL Book Trailer #100 
The Mystery of the Buried Crosses, by Hamlin Garland
(Click Image to Play Video)

If you have an Evergreen Indiana library card, you may check-out this book.  You know where to click.

We've got thousands of blue books.  Drop by, and we'll show them to you.



Your Roving Reporter On The Go,


Cauli Le Chat


P.S.  "Blue," by the Jayhawks, was the opening track on the CD Tomorrow the Green Grass (1995).

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Our Teen Summer Reading Winners

Our teen summer reading winners are (drum roll, if you please):
  • Ashlyn Ricketts, who won the $50 Amazon.com gift card;
  • Elizabeth Johnson, who won the iPad;
  • Maggie Brown, who won the Kindle Fire HD
 
Ashlyn Ricketts_135wElizabeth Johnson_135wMaggie Brown_135w
 L to R:  Ashlyn Ricketts, Elizabeth Johnson, Maggie Brown

Great job!  Reading has its own rewards, of course, but it can pay-off big in prizes.




Your Roving Reporter On The Go,


Cauli Le Chat


P.S.  "Number One," by the Rutles, was a parody of "Twist and Shout," as covered by the Beatles (on Please Please Me [1963]).  The Rutles were the comic brainchild of Monty Python's Eric Idle, who was a close friend of George Harrison, and Neil Innes, who also appeared in Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969-1974) and subsequent Python movies (and was a musician in the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band).  The Rutles were a brilliant and hilarious parody of the Beatles.  "Number One" appeared on the soundtrack LP The Rutles (1978), which accompanied the television special All You Need Is Cash (1978).

Monday, August 5, 2013

Travelling Dress Moves Front & Center

Broadway Gal's travelling Caldecott button dress moved front and center today from the Library's Youth Services Department to the Grand Hall. Caldecott Medal award-winning books are on display, too.  Naturally, we have photos, which you should click to bigify.  This time, we took pictures of both sides of the dress.










 The dress still looks better on Broadway Gal.  Just saying.




 Your Roving Reporter On The Go,


Cauli Le Chat


P.S.  "Little Black Dress," by Sara Bareilles, is about the difficulty in "showcasing your authentic self in the world of entertainment," so the singer/songwriter told VH1.  The song was featured on the CD The Blessed Unrest (2013), which was just released last month.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

MPL Bookworm Makes the Hit Parade

The MPL bookworm float made the "hit parade" this afternoon during the annual Old Settlers parade through downtown Mooresville on its way to Pioneer Park (and the Old Settlers festival itself).  Boss Lady and OfficeMeister led the way with the MPL banner.  Click the images to bigify.








Since the bookworm was facing left (and Scowl-Face was on the right-paw side of the street), you can't see the bookworm's face very well. Fortunately, we have other photos from a previous blog post.




Great job, Decorinator and her float team!

Be sure to visit the Library's booth at the Old Settlers Festival.  There's bound to be some great giveaway stuff.  The festival is open from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m.



Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat