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Ring In 'Lemony Snicket' On Netflix With A Series Of Unfortunate Recipes
In the children's books, food is practically a supporting character. So why not welcome the poor Baudelaire orphans with a delightfully miserable repast while binge-watching the new show?

The rather unfortunate Baudelaire children cooked and ate some interesting meals throughout the Series. Enjoy the Netflix series with tastier versions of what the Baudelaire children would eat (and yes, this includes Aunt Josephine’s chilled cucumber soup).

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 ;) 

I really hope you enjoy!

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little library assistant things <3
  • that feeling of ultimate power that comes from being able to waive all your own overdue book fines
  • sweet little old ladies borrowing huge piles of erotic fiction
  • finding a colleague you didn’t even know was working today behind a book shelf three hours into your shift
  • *mobile phone rings* “HELLO!!! YEAH I’M IN THE LIBRARY!!!”
  • accidentally squashing someone in the rolling stacks
  • deliberately trying to squash each other in the rolling stacks to see if it would be possible to murder someone that way
  • the secret librarian art of sneezing completely silently
  • two secret magic words to make the eye of any children’s librarian twitch: Daisy Meadows
  • restraining your seething rage when a parent tells their child they can’t have a book they picked out because ‘that one is just for boys/girls!’
  • “I’m sorry that new book is so popular there’s a long waiting list!” (every single copy is on loan to a member of staff)
  • customers sidling up and putting ‘50 Shades of Grey’ of the counter upside down in a futile attempt to hide what they’re borrowing
  • “I’m looking for a book.” “…um, could you possibly be a little more specific?”
  • petition for James Patterson to STOP ALREADY
  • assuring customers that we don’t judge them based on what books they borrow
  • judging customers on what books they borrow
Advice from Librarians

…should be more of a thing. Or maybe I just like telling people how to live their lives. HARD TO SAY.

A high school senior came in today and had a long talk with one of the other librarians about not knowing what she wants to do with her life.

I wanted (but didn’t interrupt) to say that the best advice I ever got is not to decide what I want to do with my life, but to decide what I want to do FIRST.

Most people go through a major career change four or five times in their lives because none of us are equipped to make one big decision that affects us for decades.

I taught English first. It was terrible. I’m a children’s librarian now. It’s fantastic. But I’m not going to spend the next thirty years doing it. What’s next? Maybe something else in my field. Maybe politics. Maybe law school. Maybe award-winning, bestselling novelist. Maybe telemarketer. 

Maybe all of those things and a dozen more. 

anonymous asked:

Things you expect to deal with as a part time children's librarian : books, kids, sucker sticks, toys. Things you really don't expect : cleaning guinea pig poop and your coworker having to stick their finger in said guinea pigs butt

Heading to Star Wars Celebration in Orlando? Bringing a youngling along? Visit the family room for STAR WARS STORYTIME! Featuring in-universe parodies of popular children’s books, songs, and rhymes. All ages welcome!

Date: Every morning during Celebration

Time: TBA! Check your program guide for more details.

Presented by @thelibrarina, a real-life children’s librarian and all-around geek girl.