childrens librarians


Emma, Regina, Red and Belle from OUAT in Disney style

I get excited when I manage to catch the likeness! That’s the easy part - it takes way longer to draw all the princess hair, ho boy.

4th of July, a normal day at work

Earlier today a young girl about 5-6 years of age, was in with her mum. They asked about some books in a series(books that the mum wanted to read to the girl) and I showed them some. Soon after that the little girl said that they had to go and find some books that were more fictional and made up and went away to the children’s section with all the picture books… Funny thing is that the books they had been looking at when I came around to help them was about a young girl hunting for supernatural creatures :)

What’s more made up than that, yes, you guessed it - picture books ;)

The government is dropping its case against the woman who laughed out loud during Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing in January.

Desiree Fairooz is an activist with the anti-war organization Code Pink. She said her laugh was involuntary, spurred by Sen. Richard Shelby’s statement that Sessions’ “extensive record of treating all Americans equally under the law is clear and well-documented.”

“I let out an involuntary laugh, or more of a chortle of disdain,” Fairooz told WAMU. “We were not warned not to laugh.” Fairooz, a retired children’s librarian, was with five other activists — all dressed in pink Lady Liberty costumes — during the attorney general’s confirmation hearing.

She was charged with two misdemeanors: disrupting Congress and unlawful demonstration on Capitol grounds. Each charge carries up to six months in prison and a potential fine.

In July, a judge threw out her conviction and called for a new trial. In September, Fairooz rejected a plea deal. The new trial had been set to begin next week.

“Just received this, ‘Governments Notice of Nolle Prosequi’ What a relief! Guess they’ve got enough 'laughing’ matters to deal with!” Fairooz tweeted Monday.

DOJ Drops Case Against Woman Who Laughed During Sessions Hearing

Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

tehhufflepuffinquisitor  asked:

Librarian AU where Yuuri works the reference desk in biographies and histories and Viktor is a children's librarian. Yuuri gets dragged into watching his section while Viktor does a baby class and is horrified at how messy the whole area is. Viktor insist on taking Yuuri out for dinner as a thank you even though Yuuri is "just doing his job" by helping his gorgeous co-worker out. Utter shenanigans ensue. And probably kisses in the stacks.

anonymous asked:

Single dad au?? Maybe it's not really a secret child but they are very shy and tony is totes mama bear protective so spawn is kept out of the media. Maybe tony takes spawn to parent/child group activity (like painting or cooking class) led by [bucky, Sam, tchalla, Nat take your pick] and spawn absolutely loves teacher and then they are big happy family 😄 or alternatively tony/spawn meet another parent/kid duo and hit it off

Oh. Oh. With every new AU I hadn’t considered, so many new doors open themselves… Also I love how you call Tony’s beloved child a spawn lol.

For Tony his child is the centre of the world and it doesn’t matter how busy work gets or how much Pepper yells at him, every Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, he’s at the tiny bookstore right across the street of his favourite coffee shop, where an employee–his name is Sam Wilson, he’s twenty-nine and Tony is not interested in him at all–reads to the children.

It was an accident when they first stumbled upon one such session, but Aileen fell heads over heels in love with Sam–thankfully in a completely I-makes-the-best-voices-daddy way. And well, Tony’s never been all that good at saying no to Aileen when it comes to these sort of things (he’s surprisingly good at not buying her endless toys though).

So they’ve come back ever since, Aileen to listen to a new story and Tony to stare at Sam dazzling a bunch of children into worshiping the grounds he walks on. They regularly stay behind too, and by some sort of divine intervention Tony always ends up chatting with Sam for a little while–who, aside from being great with children and amazingly hot, is also unfairly funny and great to talk to.

Alright, so maybe Tony has a small crush on the man. But he’s not a complete idiot, he won’t act on it. He’s not going to ruin this for his daughter, not in a million years. Besides there’s one advantage to admiring from afar: reality doesn’t get the chance to crush your dreams.

There are moments where he almost thinks that maybe his interest isn’t so one-sided though. When Sam laughs at one of his jokes, even though it’s kind of a dumb one for example. Or when Sam smiles at him over the top of his excitable daughter’s head. Or when–yeah, well, whatever. Tony’s good at seeing things the way he wants them to be instead of how they really are, so what does he know.

The real problem is that having a excitable five year old daughter who loves fairytales. Because one day, near the end of the reading, Aileen suddenly speaks up. Which is unusual, she gets too caught up in the stories normally. But when Sam reads about the marriage of the prince and the princess, suddenly her hand is up in the air and she starts talking (she still forgets sometimes that she’s supposed to wait until her name is called).

“Why does she marry the prince?” she asks.

“Because they love each other,” Sam explains, radiating nothing but gentle patience in the face of the interruption.

“So when people are in love they marry?”

“Not always but yes, a lot of them do,” Sam agrees.

Aileen frowns and Tony edges closer towards her, wants to remind her that she can still ask her questions after Sam’s finished the story, but her next words stop him dead.

“But then when are you and daddy gonna marry?” she asks, turns towards her frozen father in confusion. “You’re in love, don’t you wanna marry? Daddy, you can have my green dress if you wanna!”

Tony is blushing so hard, he’s sure he’ll pass out any moment. (He also can’t help but feel a tiny bit of sappy happiness at his daughters’ willingness to lend him her favourite dress). It helps a little that Sam is flushed too, but Tony still has to fight the urge to grab his kid and make a run for it right there and then. Thankfully the children are distracted by the ending of the story, and if Sam has to clear his throat three times before he continues reading it out, that doesn’t have to mean anything.

The parents give them a couple of very long (in some cases very judging) glances though.

(They’ll figure it out eventually but what would life be without a little awkward pining?)

Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Little guy was babbling to himself in the bath the other day, and I catch a snippet that I understand: “Bear? What see?”

I started reciting the text from Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle, a book we don’t have at home and haven’t read together, but which I know from work, and which he obviously heard at daycare because when I started saying it, I had his complete attention. I’m pretty sure he thought I have superpowers.

anonymous asked:

Thanks for being awesome about answering requests. Can I get a Mama Baird and son Ezekiel fic where Ezekiel gets really into a case and he massively overworks himself and Eve finds him like 3 days later and he hasn't eaten and he's exhausted and she has to mom him to get him to go to bed? Thanks so much.

This was such a cute idea so thank you! Also, thanks so much for your sweet words <3 constant reassurance that I’m doing at least okay keeps me going, lol ;) 

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Now on Netflix Streaming: The Boxcar Children

The animation is simple, the story is bare bones, and the CG is anything but photo-realistic. Yet I’ll be damned if I didn’t get totally sucked into The Boxcar Children.

The Boxcar Children made me think back to when i was a little kid. I grew up in a pretty shitty home, and I used to be OBSESSED with the idea of runaways and running away. This film’s portrayal of a family of 1920s orphans who create their own small world in an abandoned train car in the woods would’ve been like cartoon crack to me! I can only imagine how enchanted I would have been watching the Alden kids figuring out how to live on the outskirts of society. It would’ve easily made it onto my ‘favorite films’ list at the time.

There’s something quite special about the way that directors Daniel Chuba, Mark A.Z. Dippé and Kyungho Jo bring Gertrude Chandler Warner’s classic children’s books to life. The film’s lo-fi aesthetic matches that of the orphans’ make-shift boxcar home. And like the boxcar, the film’s antiquated appearance actually serves to enhance its hominess and warmth. Animation students and low budget cartoonists would do well to study the film’s engaging characterization and pitch-perfect pacing. These, accompanied by the filmmakers’ deft use of their limited animation budget, will surely serve as inspiration and encouragement for anyone struggling to create their own cartoons.

What The Boxcar Children lacked in funding, it more than makes up for in heart. It truly is a charming film!