Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The People I Have Found

Until you've seen this trash-can dream come true
You stand at the edge while people run you through
And I thank the Lord there's people out there like you
I thank the Lord there's people out there like you ....
And I thank the Lord for the people I have found
I thank the Lord for the people I have found

"Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters"
Elton John (lyrics by Bernie Taupin)
from the album Honky Ch√Ęteau (1972)

 As I have wandered the streets throughout my life, I have met many a feline and canine friend and foe, and for each and every one, I have been profoundly thankful, for they have taught me the joys of companionship, the strength of vigilance, and the stimulation of unexpected encounters that make life interesting.

But it has been the kind humans I have known, those who have sheltered and fed moi, that have made the greatest impact.  Street life for cats is dangerous and difficult.  We treasure freedom, but we also desire security and serenity.  My human friends have shared this with moi and so much more.  Some felines never encounter a human hand extended with love and kindness.  I have had my share of unpleasant human confrontations.  Ultimately, it has been people like Kindly Couple, who have shared my forever home, along with my colleagues and patrons of Mooresville Public Library, that I shall always cherish and remember.

 As I travel toward my next adventures, there are welcome faces purring and head-butting, barking, or making other friendly noises.  They may be simply hanging out, enjoying the companionship.  Together, we continue our journey.  I will miss those left behind, but there are many roads ahead, and I am confident that we shall once again cross paths and rub cheeks against ankles.  Hope to see you soon.  I have loved you all.

Cauli Le Chat

P.S.  Please enjoy this beautiful song by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

Friday, August 9, 2019

The Couturier Kid Joins Mad Scientists

My library's Miss Catherine, whom I call the Couturier Kid, has recently been published in the prestigious Mad Scientist Journal (Summer, 2019 issue).  Published by DefCon One, the journal is available in online and print formats (details are available on the Mad Scientist Journal website).  The print book is available to purchase or to checkout from my library's Evergreen Indiana catalog.

Click Images to Bigify

What do aspiring and discerning mad scientists read about in this journal?  Our book trailer elaborates.

MPL Book Trailer #537
Mad Scientist Journal (Summer 2019)
(Click Above to Watch Video)

The Couturier Kid is something of a mad scientist herself.  I've got some photos of her somewhere in a mad scientist costume and a steampunk costume from past Halloweens  at the library (2017 and 2016, respectively).  Minions, make with the file searching.

Astute readers of this blog know that costumes are the Couturier Kid's thing, as she designs movie costumes for the big screen.

I highly recommend you checkout Mad Scientist Journal.  If you want to rule the world, it's your best tool (short of being a feline, of course).

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

P.S.  Who doesn't like the Mad Scientists from Mystery Science Theater 3000?  Here are Doctor Clayton Forrester and TV's Frank talking to Joel and the 'Bots about "deep hurting" as part of their experimental regimen.  (There have been other Mads as well in the series.)  If you're unfamiliar with the show (and movie riffing generally), all questions are answered here.  My library has MST3K videos to checkout, as well as its spinoffs, Rifftrax and Cinematic Titanic.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Aliens Invade the Library!

It was only a matter of time before aliens invaded Mooresville Public Library.  As always, click the photos to bigify them.

Obviously an alien spacecraft

I wonder if those aliens brought moi any canned tuna-in-oil?  If they're of superior intelligence to humans (and who isn't?), they'll have some handy.  As THE highest intellect on planet Earth (well, felines generally, but, maybe, moi specifically), I'll serve as our representative in dealing with these invaders.
I claim your ship to sleep on

 I'm now being informed that the Decorinator and BizMeister created that alien vessel (as well as this cute spaceship below) for our 2019 Summer Reading program, the theme of which is A Universe of Stories (June 3-July 27).

Our Youth Services department has loads of fun programs scheduled for this summer to go along with summer reading, as you can see from our online events calendar.

If you're one of our young people patrons, you may climb aboard our special space capsule, also created by the Decorinator and BizMeister.

Climb aboard!

Space is a big place, so there's lots to explore.  Just like your favorite library!  Drop by and space-out a bit.  Like Hank and Willie (below).

Hank & Willie are all set for Independence Day

The boys don't say much, but they have cool hats and ties.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

P.S.  Our alien spacecraft reminded moi of the Jupiter 2, seen in the vintage sci-fi television series Lost in Space (1965-1968).   Scowl-Face loved that show, probably because he fit the target audience (he was 7-10 years old during the show's network run), plus he had the hots for Penny Robinson, played by actress Angela Cartwright.  He was a big fan of the Robot (voiced by Dick Tufeld), Will Robinson (played by actor Billy Mumy), and Doctor Smith (played by actor Jonathan Harris), too.  He had a battery-powered replica of the Robot.  Too bad he doesn't still have it; that might be worth a lot of money now. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

We're Well Beyond Books Here

Judging by my minions' latest promo trailer, I'd say we're well beyond books here.

Beyond Books Infomercial
by Mooresville Public Library

You may checkout any of these items (and many more) using your Evergreen Indiana library card.

Some of those things looked like they'd be fun for felines to play with.  So how come I wasn't invited to appear in the video?  Just asking.

Perhaps someone felt I might swat something off a desktop.  I would NEVER do such a thing, at least while anybody was looking.  Anyway, I categorically deny all responsibility for that thing that broke.  I didn't knock it off the circulation counter.  I don't care what the surveillance videos show.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Santa's Workshop in Our Elevator?!

The Decorinator and BizMeister were busy yesterday decorating up a storm at the library.  Click the photos to bigify them.

At our Youth Services entryway

You're the present!

That's a crawl-through box.  You're the present, you see.  Let moi demonstrate.

Who could ask for a better present?  Just saying.

Guess whose workshop is inside our elevator!

I can see you're skeptical.  So here's the proof!

Santa with two of his helpers, "Flat" Cauli and "Flat" Dovydas

It must be like the Doctor's TARDIS--bigger on the inside than the outside.

I don't think patrons are allowed to take the elevator to Santa's workshop.  It would spoil the surprises Santa will be bringing for Christmas.  So best to just imagine.

Of course, I've taken the elevator, but, then, we journalists have access to such things.  Power of the press, and all that.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat