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Winkle, Rip Van

I was sitting at my desk when a man of about eighty poked his head into my office.

Patron: “Hi there, I’m Rip Van Winkle.”

Me [slightly confused]: “Oh, hello.”

Patron: “Tell me, does Ruth still work here?”

Me: “No, she does not.”

Patron: “Well, what about Helen?”

Me: “No, they both retired some time ago.”

Patron: “Hmmm, I must have been asleep for a long time.”

The patron then turned and walked out of the library.

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What the hell, I’ll admit it. I’ve probably watched more DVR’d episodes of “Naked and Afraid” over the last week or so than I have live Red Sox games.

Yes, that’s a real show, not a euphemism for Allen Webster’s comportment on the pitching mound,

Chad Finn

Chad Finn knows how to make an Allen Webster joke.

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One of the things that happens to everyone who is grief-stricken, who has lost someone, is there comes a time when everyone else just wants you to get over it, but of course you don’t get over it. You get stronger; you try and live on; you endure; you change; but you don’t get over it. You carry it with you.
Edward Hirsch

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I’m speaking today on behalf of the children’s services at our libraries. When my daughter, who has Asperger’s syndrome, participated in a reading group last summer, the other children were completely mystified by her behavior. Two young librarians in particular, [Names], made every effort to include her using the same activities. They read the same books. Each question, no matter how off-topic or randomly thrown, was answered with true compassion. The kids began to see her enjoyment for Frozen, her sadness over any dog who passed away in any chapter book, and how much she loves the color blue. At the beginning, she was called a Freak, Retarded, Stupid. At the end the words were Funny. Loves the movies. Has a cute dog. For the first time, my daughter wrote letters about making friends while she was at the program in the library. Sirs and madam, this is a woman who will grow up in your community. It is because of your public librarians that the people who will be her neighbors, her high school classmates, and her co-workers are beginning to know and like her… just as she is. Why do you want to cut funding for public libraries in our community? These are the people who are helping create our community.
When a librarian has to take out the tissues at one young mother’s speech during the referendum on closing two suburban branches of the public library. (via whenalibrarian)

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I never thought we’d go from the World Series to seeing guys traded the next season. It’s kind of a shock. You wake up and a teammate you love is gone.
Mike Napoli (via mcgeek31)

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