Toronto: Anne of Green Gables Novels to Get Big-Screen Treatment -
TORONTO — The 1908 Canadian kids novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery is getting a big-screen musical treatment. Canadian indie film producers The Film Farm and Side Road Media are to turn the long-running Anne of Green Gables — The Musical into a feature written by actor and playwright Kristen Thomson. The musical is based on the Anne of Green Gables character in the novels that have sold 50 million copies worldwide.
I feel like I should have been told.
Get To Know Your Tumblarians Tuesday: Favorite holiday treat? -
Thanksgiving is this week, some of us will be celebrating Hanukkah as well, and holiday fever will officially be in full swing. This shouldn’t come as a shock to most of you, but I love food. A lot. I can’t WAIT to eat the following holiday treats as soon as I get the chance:
1. Pumpkin pie…
Making pumpkin praline trifle right now (praline cooling) and my mom is queued up to make us a chocolate chip pecan pie later today.
For those of you Tumbl’ing for your own libraries, or those linked with their own libraries, do you have a social media code you have to follow? If so, what is the policy?
Good question and I’m curious too…
We don’t. But we are a six person staff and I’m the only one who understands Facebook, or so I suspect.
An actual picture book that actually exists. #mousetonabbey #books #downtonabbey
Christmas is coming for sweet Pippin.
VIPER WINE - Hermione Eyre
This is an historical novel with a twist. Its protagonists are two real historical figures, Sir Kenelm Digby and his wife Venetia. She was widely regarded as the most beautiful woman of her age, and the plot concerns her paranoia that she is losing her looks. Among the remedies she tries is a potent new tonic, Viper Wine.
There are startling and funny anachronisms throughout the text and a brilliant disregard for the conventions of the genre. The jacket design mirrors this with a pop art twist on a Van Dyk painting of Lady Digby (courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery).
Published by Jonathan Cape in March 2014
I don’t have anything to say to this except, dang, Hermione Eyre has to be like the best name ever.
Has anyone done standing or stool-height computer workstations for their teen rooms? I was talking with our TAB and envisioning a shallow, high table (almost a shelf) against one wall, with stools or cafe chairs pulled up against it. And we wouldn’t want it divided into carrels because the teens might cluster around a computer to collaborate.
Any ideas or resources?
Something a little like the image below (from Gaylord), but with a flat, rectangular, long table.
Anyone have experience with a small teen library event where one of the kids is gluten free and you’ve offered pizza as a draw?
(Limited budget, small town but near hippie locale, etc., etc.)
Carefully dress up for work meeting, realize you have what appears to be last year’s spit up on your good winter coat.
Toronto’s Kitchen Library Brings Appliances to All -
Patrons have long been able to borrow a cookbook from the library. In some places, they can even borrow a cake pan to go with it. But what if that cookbook calls for a pasta maker, food dehydrator, yogurt maker, or other specialized kitchen equipment they don’t already possess? Now, if they’re in in Toronto, they’re in luck, since the city is home to The Kitchen Library, a new non-profit kitchen tool lending library. For a $50 (Canadian) annual fee, members can borrow space-taking and often expensive kitchen appliances for three to five days.
Hey, pleasant news out of Toronto.
I want this in my personal life.
Does anyone have any experience circulating musical instruments and/or sewing machines? These are things we’re flirting with at my job.