Librarians on Vacation

Librarians on Vacation: I have a book problem

  • Posted on: 13 August 2018
  • By: Suzanne

Hi my name is Suzanne, I’m the Adult Programs Librarian at the Downtown Library and I have a book problem.

I love reading and I read fast, a combination which has caused me many difficulties. Mainly back pain from very heavy bags filled with books. If I don’t carry with me 25 books, how on earth will I survive a two week beach vacation?

Digital books are my new favorite thing. Now I can have all of the books I want in my pocket. I can read in line at the super market. I can read while I walk from one end of the building to the other (warning: this ability to walk and read has been cultivated over many years of practice; don’t try this at home!). I can read in the car while my husband drives and when I finish a book I CAN DOWNLOAD ANOTHER ONE WITHOUT STOPPING!

Book Review: The Shadow of Black Birds

  • Posted on: 19 July 2018
  • By: Shalis Worthy

In the fall of 1918, 16 year old Mary Shelley Black steps off a train in California and into a macabre adventure. Her story takes place as World War I rages, mutilated soldiers are shipped home from the front lines of the War to End All Wars, and Americans die in droves from the Spanish influenza. Death is a daily occurrence and Mary Shelley’s constant companion.

 

Tour of The British Library, London

  • Posted on: 29 June 2018
  • By: Kiran Badyal

My name is Kiran Badyal and I work as a library assistant at the Eleanor E. Murphy Branch in Huntsville. I greatly enjoy my work and particularly like helping patrons with their questions and research. My husband and I recently traveled to London on vacation. We spent time enjoying the customary tourist sights like the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. We also visited the remarkable British Library. It was fascinating experience that I would like to share with our patrons.

Reading in the Wild

  • Posted on: 6 June 2018
  • By: Amanda Campbell

Hiking in Fall Creek Falls State ParkWhen you think about working in a library, you might picture a typical day filled with books and reading. While we are technically surrounded by books, the public library is really about people. Whether it’s connecting someone to their next great read or helping with a job application, the meaningful interactions are why I love coming to work every day. 

So when it’s time for a vacation, I like to get out in the wilderness. I recently spent a week hiking and camping in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Fall Creek Falls State Park, and South Cumberland State Park. I found some great trail guides here at the library that helped me plan the hikes.