Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Decorinator & BizMeister Get Spooky

The Decorinator and BizMeister get spooky with their new decorations at the library's youth services entrance.

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That bat looks like Batman's batarang.  Just saying.

Surely, I don't look like that

Be safe on Halloween, little humans (and felines)

One of the many ghosts that haunt my library

There's another one!

With a special crawl-through place for our kiddy patrons

While you're at the library, be sure to take a peek at our other Halloween-related decorations and displays.  We have loads of scary books to read!

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Friday, September 14, 2018

Recommended Spooky Reading

Is it too early to recommend some spooky reading?  Halloween is just around the corner.  Well, some corner, somewhere.  It might be forty blocks away, but the weather is fine, and the walking will do you good.

Take a peek at our early scary book displays at the library.  Minions, make with the digital snaps.

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What's in that glass-topped table?

The book covers include the items' call numbers and shelving locations, so finding these should be easy.  Ask our staff to help.  They could use the exercise.

We have lots of other spooky reads available to checkout.  Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.  Scowl-Face, too.  Well, probably.  You may always browse our book trailer playlists that feature horror/supernatural fiction or paranormal nonfiction.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Watch Where You're Standing

My library has a new display, even though October is still a couple of weeks away.

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Paranormal phenomena have occurred throughout the library, as our website and our online brochure explain.

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Of course, we have a video about it.

MPL Promo Trailer (2017)
Is the Library Haunted?
by Mooresville Public Library

During your next visit to the library, see if you can find all the haunted spots shown in the brochure.  Maybe something out of the ordinary will happen to you.  Only watch where you stand.  There may be a disembodied spirit taking up that space.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Help Reunite the NYPL Lions

The New York Public Library lions, Patience and Fortitude, have been greeting patrons since 1911.  When Patience disappears, Fortitude must search the library high and low before sunrise, when they both must return to their pedestals.  Can you help them be reunited?

MPL Book Trailer #464
Lost in the Library:  A Story of Patience & Fortitude
by Josh Funk (illustrated by Stevie Lewis)

This delightful children's picture book will entertain young readers while they help Fortitude search for his lost friend, learning about the New York Public Library along the way.

If you ever have a chance to meet the lions in person, you should.  They are quite an impressive pair!  I met them at the end of 2011, as I previously blogged.  Buffalo Gal took my picture and everything.

Moi with Patience (or is it Fortitude?)

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Power of Love Makes True Feline Heroes

In 1996, a mother cat gave birth to a litter of five kittens in an abandoned Brooklyn building.  (That's Brooklyn, New York, not Brooklyn, Indiana, which is just a few miles south of my hometown, Mooresville.)  While out foraging, Mama returned to find the building engulfed in flames.  As firefighters battled the blaze, Mama entered the smoke-filled, burning structure and retrieved her kittens and carried them to safety.  She was severely burned and injured but survived, as did her entire family (although one kitten later succumbed to an illness).

Called Scarlett by workers as the North Shore Animal League, she was adopted by Karen Wellen, and two other families adopted her surviving kittens, as this video below explains.

"Scarlett the Cat" (2013) by Khai Darulnaim

Several books were published about Scarlett and her heroism, including Hero Cat (2006), a children's picture book written by Eileen Spinelli and illustrated by Jo Ellen McAllister Stammen.  Our book trailer gives a brief summary.

MPL Book Trailer #462
Hero Cat, by Eileen Spinelli
(illustrated by Jo Elen McAllister Stammen)

Scarlett passed in 2008 from natural causes.  She represented the finest feline qualities, demonstrating that the power of motherly love can overcome any obstacle.  I never had the privilege of meeting her or her kittens, but her example shines as a reminder that there is a hero kitty inside us all, to be called upon in our times of crisis.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat