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Do you like Parrots? Muppets? Johnny Depp? You are Going to Love this Post

Posted on September 19th, 2012 by Mickie.
Categories: Events, Random Fun.

The pirate speaks,”Books and Fun about Pirates! Today be talk like a pirate day and we love pirates! Read about them, find your own pirate name, learn the lingo and sing a song o’ the high seas! Talk like a pirate day be about fun and if you don’t like it you can walk the plank!”

  • Need a good yarn? Read these books about pirates! (WPL is not responsible for your sudden desire to own a talking parrot)
  • Don’t have a pirate name? Find your name and insist that your parents call you by it! Like this, “Mother–you simple DO NOT command Captain Jane Squiddly Britches to clean her room.  Saavy?” (WPL is not responsible for groundings and/or lectures about respectful discourse)
  • Learn the lingo. Don’t Sprechen Sie the lingity? You can learn to speak pirate with our Mango Language program from our online collections.
  • Sing a pirate song! Here is a super mash up video from Pirates of the Caribbean and Muppet Treasure Island. Have you considered the life of a professional pirate? Maybe you should! (WPL is not responsible for angry guidance counselors or your sudden disinterest in attending business school)



Totes down with these abbrevs: Some new slang

Posted on October 14th, 2011 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Books, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

You guys! I was obvs so glad to see this list! I love words and slang, especially how it changes over time. If you look up the words I use, they probably have an asterisk* but it’s cool, right?

Want to know more about words and slang? Check out a book!

* words Becky uses have an 85% chance of being So Five Years Ago


Remember Where’s Waldo?

Posted on August 25th, 2011 by Mickie.
Categories: Random Fun.

Well this is where’s Wall-E? Remember what he looks like?

There are many many other famous robots here…who do you recognize? I recognize this guy and ohhhh this scary guy and him and Dorothy’s friend…oh man, who ISN’T here? (click the picture to make it bigger, yo.)

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Bear With Me: Caption This Picture

Posted on July 26th, 2011 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Caption This Picture, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

What do you think is the best caption for this picture? Leave it in the comments! And then, if you’re a fan of da bears, check out a book about ‘em.


More Domo…

Posted on May 11th, 2011 by Mickie.
Categories: Caption This Picture, Random Fun.

Caption this photo:

 Need more Domo funny?





Caption this picture

Posted on April 7th, 2011 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Caption This Picture, Random Fun, Words & Writing.



A Man, A Can(dle), a Plan…

Posted on March 16th, 2011 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Art & Craftiness, Books, Random Fun.

I just read (hat tip to Ypulse for the link!) that a teen boy from our very own Ohio has invented “manly” scented candles. Now, I’m not a dude myself, but I do turn up my nose at a flowery candle, so this caught my interest. Do you think you’d prefer a scented candle if it smelled like Pizza or Grandpa’s Pipe?

I thought this might interest those of you who are researching famous Ohioans right now — or anyone who enjoys fancying up your room!


Holiday hours (and what you can do if you have a lot of green books)

Posted on December 23rd, 2010 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Events, Random Fun.

The library is closing at 9pm tonight (Thursday, December 23) and will reopen on Monday, December 27 at 9am. Happy holidays, everyone! Stay safe and warm!

Image: Christmas Tree Made From Books


Today’s random tidbit

Posted on July 5th, 2010 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Movies, Random Fun.

In Back to the Future, Doc sets the time clock in the Delorean to a day 25 years in the future. Today is that day: July 5, %2010.



Posted on June 28th, 2010 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Music, Random Fun.

This is the world’s shortest survey. It only has one question.

If an alien ray blanketed the Earth making all iPods able to hold only one song, what song would be in yours?

Or to put it another way, if you could only listen to one song from now till eternity, what would it be?

Comment with your answer! The winning song will be posted soon!


Hello Kitty Librarian

Posted on April 26th, 2010 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Random Fun.

This just made my day, so I had to share! If you’re a Hello Kitty fan, check out what we’ve got.

Hello Kitty Librarian


The smallest library in the world?

Posted on April 15th, 2010 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Books, Guest blogger, Random Fun.

Teen volunteer novelwriter saw this post online and shared it with us:

As both books and classic red phone booths are becoming a thing of the past, a village in Somerset, England has merged the two rare commodities.

The bright red old phone booth was purchased for just 1 pound and remodeled as the smallest library in the world. Residents line up to swap their already read books for new ones left by other patrons. Over 100 books and a variety of movies and music CDs are available at this tiny library.

What do you think? Would you visit this phone booth if it was your only library? Would you like a tiny library like this right around the corner from your house?  

Smallest library



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Games That Give

Posted on September 22nd, 2009 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Gaming, Random Fun, Web sites to watch.

Fess up…you know you’re addicted to online games. All you have to do is start one and then it becomes a competition of unstoppable proportions…you just need ONE MORE TRY and you will WIN (err, maybe that’s just what happens to me when I play Solitaire!). So how cool is it that there is now a way to get your fix AND donate to a good cause?

If you’re not familiar with, I highly recommend checking it out, especially if you’re into helping others and making a difference. As they say here,

We’ve partnered with GamesThatGive, a new website that generates money for charity (us) when you play their free online games:

How does it work? Sponsors advertise on the games, and 70% of every dollar they spend goes to Do Something! Check out and tell some friends about this fun new way to help Do Something change the world.

Sounds cool, huh? I’ll be checking it out just as soon as I beat Solitaire… ;)


Guest blogger strikes again

Posted on April 13th, 2009 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Guest blogger, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

This post comes to you from guest blogger Obito99 at Write in the Middle. Thanks for sharing, Obito99! :)

FuFu is a Ghana dish. You can have it with any stew. Also, Bonku is wonderful.

Chuck Norris is too cool for school. When he went to school, he got an A%20 for roundhouse kicking, so he graduated from school at age 9.


Library decides “No books needed”

Posted on April 1st, 2009 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Books, Random Fun.

April 1, %2009

Today the Westerville Public Library decided to cease ordering and circulating books. “Ehhh…no one really reads them anyway,” said librarian Becky O’Neil. “People only ask me for movies, videogames, and computer help. We thought that this was the best way to address what people want.”

Of course, this decision raises the issue of what to do with the aisles and aisles of books currently housed in the library, as well as the many thousands of titles which, in spite of this current trend, seem to be checked out to people.

Several library teens were surveyed for ideas about what to do with the books. Suggestions included “build a fort,” “coffee table,” “drink coaster,” “foot rest,” and, in cases of extreme desperation, “sled.”

Other teens described why they won’t miss the books. “i nly spk n txt,” one girl said. “idk wuts a bk?” Another said, “If it hasn’t been made into a movie or a TV show or an online game, it might as well be written on a stone tablet.” Yet another chimed in, “The problem with books is they don’t work with my ADD, so — hey look, a bunny!”

The teens wished to remain anonymous.

To give your opinion on this decision, please comment below, being sure to include the text “I didn’t double-check what day this was posted, and therefore I fear you may be serious.”