Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

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

Thursday, November 1, 2018

A Bob Trifecta

What's better than Bob at the library's circulation desk?  Try tripling, and you've got a Bob trifecta.

Three Bobs Better, by Amanda Farnsworth

Some of the library's staff dressed-up for Halloween yesterday, and so we had not one, not two, but three Bobs assisting patrons.  Click the photos (below) to bigify.

Will the real Bob please stand up?

Smarties can fix anything!

Certified Bob Tough

The Three Bobs consult their note cards

There are a few inside jokes here.  Bob Prime jots questions on note cards when he needs to consult colleagues or patrons.  He also distributes Smarties candies to our younger patrons visiting the circulation desk.  So Bobs two and three do the same.  It's like that thing where like electrical charges will converge upon the least resistant conductive pathways.  (Actually, I just made that up.  Or is it an actual thing?  Or not?  How would I know?  I'm no electrical engineer.)

A tasty treat, for sure

Since we now have three Bobs, there are some natural comparisons that come to mind.

Clip from the Three Stooges short film, Men in Black (1934)

By the way, this classic Three Stooges short was nominated for an Academy Award.  It was a parody of the movie Men in White (1934), starring Clark Gable.

Clip from the movie ¡Three Amigos! (1986)

The Sinking of the Reuben James, by the Chad Mitchell Trio

M.T.A., by the Kingston Trio

Pretty good company there, Three Bobs.  May you need a catchier name, though.  How about:
  • The Trio Bob G.
  • Three Bobs Better
  • Circulation Trifecta
  • Thrice Gillilands
  • Joyce's Worst Nightmare
The library's Miss Joyce can explain that last one.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

P.S.  Hold the phone!  Three-Bob (Miss Kathleen) has just called to tell moi that Two-Bob (Miss Catherine) already created their group name:  The Bob Squad.  Hmmmmmm....  Sounds somewhat famililar.

Opening & closing credits to the TV series, The Mod Squad (1968-73)

Copyright infringement?  Only if the Bobs are also Mods.

P.P.S.  Although the Chad Mitchell Trio's cover of The Sinking of the Reuben James is excellent, we still really like Woody Guthrie's original version.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Oliver Gives Paws Up to "Mouse's First Halloween"

Click Photos to Bigify

Oliver, Boss Cat at the Clinton (Indiana) Public Library (CPL), recommended a wonderful children's board book called Mouse's First Halloween, by Lauren Thompson (illustrated by Buket Erdogan).  Ashley Wolfe read the book aloud in an episode of CPL's award-winning Story Time Anytime! video series, available to watch below (and on CPL's YouTube channel).

Click (Above) to Play Video

This video was awarded (just now, as you're reading this) the coveted Cauli Le Chat statuette of feline excellence given in the category of best library educational video production.  There's a cute trophy and everything.  Well, there's a picture of a trophy.  Close enough for moi.

My minions and I are definitely looking forward to watching more installments of Story Time Anytime!  We enjoy readalouds, as you can see from our YouTube channel (click here and here).

Great job, Oliver and company!  Say, if you need any free music for your video soundtracks, we have our own composer who's willing to share.  Just saying.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat