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Summer To Do List

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I will always consider fall to be my favorite time of year but there's something so nostalgic and wonderful about the summer months. Waking up with the sun, rushing through breakfast and running from house to house to escape the heat, hopping the fence to go swimming at a friends and long afternoons for movie marathons made for an excellent summer day. What's on your must do summer list?
1. Make s'mores and listen to scary stories.
2.  Try a new hiking trail.
3. Make homemade fruity popsicles.
4. If you can't take an extended vacation, take a day trip somewhere new.
5. Go to the beach in the middle of the week.
6. It's been forever, take a dance class. 
7. Get tickets for a baseball game. 
8. When was the last time you went to the water park?  (I'll be in the Lazy River if you need me)
9.  Go wine tasting.
10. Host a dinner party for the opening ceremony for the Olympics.

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Weekend Wrap Up...

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sundays are for relaxing and game of thrones.  first time to snow monster.  homeland, aka los angeles public library.  mushroom and potato pizza from scratch. a little bit of sketching and coloring.
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Quote of the Day

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"Do it or don't. It's amazing how many things in life are that easy."
-Henry Rollins
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Friday Showing

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I've been in a bit of a fairy-tale mood, lately. My book shipment of these came in last week and I scored this gem from the book nook inside the library the other day, so something Cinderella-y seemed appropriate for a weekend viewing. I haven't watched Ever After in forever and I loved this movie growing up! Who was your favorite Cinderella of the 90s, Drew Barrymore or Brandi? Don't you think Angelica Huston makes the perfect evil stepmother? What is your favorite live action fairy tale movie?

Friday Morning

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After downing a few bottles of cold/flu medicine, I'm feeling much better now that it's the weekend. In anticipation of the new Harry Potter bound script, a coworker and I will be working an event this evening that I'm totally psyched for. I'm leaving work a little early so I can properly dress for the occasion. If you have already sorted yourself and you're a proud Ravenclaw, I'm sending you a high five! There's a day trip planned for the weekend and I will be continuing the massive clean out of my apartment after rereading sections of Marie Kondo's book, The Art and Magic of Tidying Up.  What do you have planned for the weekend? 
The Best Beach Towns
The Story Behind Monopoly Pieces
How Smartphone Light Affects Your Brain
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this week's favorites...

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Since this year's Summer Reading Program is all about the Olympic, I chose to go my own way with programming instead of following the manual's suggestions. I worked around 90's teen game shows and changed them around to make them fun for kids today. As far as the movie line-up, I decided to stay with the 90's sports theme, and this is what I came up with!  Even though Heavy Weights is not really sports related, it fits in with the fitness theme. You know you loved these movies growing up!!! 
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What My Day Looks Like

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Now that I have more than five minutes to myself after spending the last eight years in college and grad school, I don't want to waste a minute of my time. Although I'm getting rest and enjoying down time, it's hard to go to sleep knowing I have all this free time to do whatever I want. This is what my day looks like in a nutshell: 
5:30 a.m. - Get up and go on a walk.
6:45 - 7: :30 a.m. - Put on makeup, listen to music, do a little dance and get ready for work.
7:50 a.m. - Eat breakfast, make tea for the week and grab my already made lunch. (Sundays are for food prep)
8:30 - 6 p.m. - Head to work: email, network, collaborate, take notes in meetings, create programs, collection development and of course catch up on podcasts on my lunch break. 
6:55 p.m. - Start dinner, which by the way loving my free month of Blue Apron recipes. 
7:35 pm. - French Lessons
8:30 p.m. - Get inspired with half an hour of a few TED Talks. 
9 p.m. - Tending to my long list of books to read. …

Weekend Wrap Up...

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nearly six years of blogging deserves a treat...  anthropologie find of the week.  hotter than hell outside...  a massive kitchen cleaning was in order :) sick means in bed with a gilmore girl marathon  and chicken noodle soup.
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Friday Morning

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How are you all? I'm getting straight into bed when I get off work this evening, I did not anticipate the amount of people who came to all of my events this week. It's been insane to say the least, so I'm looking forward to a super low key weekend. Excuse me for a short post, I hope you have an excellent weekend and see you all next Monday :)
Eating Around the World
Understanding Music Genre
Kindness

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this week's favorites...

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Poplar Library in Beijing The Library of Muyinga in Burundi The Public Library in Duluth, Minnesota The Tree House Library Singapore The Central Public Library in Vancouver, Canada
Since we've made it through our first week of the annual Summer Reading Program, these are some of the libraries on my bucket list to check out. These children's rooms are out of this world!!!
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Book to Screen

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What are your five favorite book to screen adaptations? 
1. Matilda
2. Harry Potter
3. Pride and Prejudice 
4. Jurassic Park
5. Bridget Jones' Diary
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The Librarian Suggests

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What I'm Reading: In the last few months, I've been reading a lot. Although I've been going to school to be a librarian for the last three years, I haven't had a lot of time for pleasure reading, so I'm working on getting in the habit of reading before bed. I know I'm a little late, but I'm having a moment with Marie Kondo's book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. It's exactly what I needed after spending the last eight years in college and grad school. Discarding the old and reinventing my space. Even though it's a work in progress, I already feel so much better. Another book I'm way behind on is the mega hit Me Before You, at least I didn't have to wait five years for the sequel. By the end of the day, I can't wait to get in bed, settle in for the night and dive into this book. I saw the movie before I read the book, I know what a bad librarian, right?
What I'm Watching: So I saw Me Before You over the weekend with my sis…

Weekend Wrap Up

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friday morning is for a glass of tea and podcasts.  pre-ordered this months ago, so excited to read!  bando wall art :)  super excited to prepare my blue apron recipes. the perfect summer day with my sister includes shaved  ice, the water park and an afternoon movie.
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Quote of the Day

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"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self." 
-Ernest Hemingway
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Friday Morning

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Happy weekend readers!!! While this week has been pretty tame considering our summer programming kicks off next week, the inside of my mind is going crazy. There is still a million things to do and I'm trying to get use to the new approach for this year's program, I am also mentally preparing for the hordes of people coming into the library next week. This heat wave is exacerbating and I'm not sure I'm ready to handle 70+ people every Tuesday mornign. Although I'm looking forward to everything I'll be putting on, it's going to be a long summer. I'll be working on work related projects all weekend in preparation, so we'll catch up next week. And I promise regular posting will return within the next few weeks. 
Why Steve Jobs Wore the Same Outfit Everyday
Have Poise
Perfume inspired by Historical Ladies
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this week's favorites...

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I've ordered so many new books in the last few months, it is impossible to pick a favorite. I love every fairy tale that illustrator, Sarah Gibb gets her hands on. I highly suggest Rapunzel at the moment. The detail in the castle, the horses' mane and forest scenes, simply to die for! Also, Alpha Bravo Charlie is an excellent book for kids, it teaches Morse Code, Signal Flags and the Phonetic Alphabet. I could list a lot more great titles but these five are standing out this week. :)
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A Letter to My Grandmother

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Last fall when I started my last year of school, the first month was really hard, emotionally and physically. The coursework was a lot to handle on top of working full time and I was insanely busy in every aspect of my life. With the combination of stress, anxiety and fatigue there was this big elephant in the room that I wasn't dealing with, a secret I wanted to keep buried at the bottom of my gut. But now that school is over and I'm just waiting to hang up my diploma, I want to say out loud that I did this all for my Grandma Dorothy. She was the most voracious reader and my best friend, she went too soon and I never got to say goodbye. Unfortunately, I never had a relationship with any of my other grandparents, two passed away before I was born and my grandfather who deeply resembled The BFG (he had the kindest soul, he lived an extraordinary life and was the most beloved human being in our small town) was taken from me when I was eight years old.

Now that I'm older and…

Weekend Wrap Up...

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thrice show after a four year hiatus, stoked...  the beauty habit.   ready for the show...  yes way to this very pink and very cute mug.  lazy sunday.
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Quote of the Day

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"Happiness is not a station to arrive at, but a manner of traveling." 
-Margaret Lee Runbeck
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Friday Showing

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I've never really been a talk show kind of person. While I was in college with friends who watched Stephen Colbert and Saturday Night Live religiously, I was usually asleep or studying while they were having fun joing around and making pop culture references. As a Netflix junkie, I was kind of excited when I heard about Chelsea Handler taking on a talk show on Netflix. Turns out, I love Chelsea Handler. So in it's third week, I strongly advise to stay in Friday night, grab take out and binge all nine episodes. What are you watching this week?

Friday Morning

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Can you believe it's already June?! I'm gearing up for summer programs, hitting the pool more frequently and planning out vacations for the fall, so I'm in pretty good spirits this week. I'll be heading to the coast to see my guys favorite band and enjoying a quiet and relaxing weekend. I know I've been absent a little longer than I intended but the the break has been nice. I'll be back soon, believe me I'm working on a lot of fun projects for the coming months for this blog, so regular posting will be back before the summer ends. How are you? What are your summer plans, any trips planned or a enjoying a nice staycation? See you all next week :)
9 Types of People at Airports
For the Art Lover
Tech Company Headquarters
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this week's favorites...

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Spectre - Tycho  Hey I Won't Break Your Heart - Corinne Bailey Rae  One Love - Drake  Stand Under My Love - Diane Birch Cool - Alesso 
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