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TGI…Tuesday…Minute Mystery!

Posted on December 2nd, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Minute Mysteries, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

Whoops, I messed up my usual schedule and haven’t been blogging as much last month — so here I offer you, along with my apologies, a special Tuesday edition of TGIF Minute Mysteries.

First, the answer to our previous mystery: The man has hiccups; the bartender scares them away by pulling a gun. No one quite guessed it…although I liked the theory that it was a water gun!

And today’s mystery: A man is holding a box. Though he cannot see into it, he knows exactly what’s inside. How is this possible? Leave comments with your theories!


Joke of the day

Posted on December 1st, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Random Fun.

Brace yourselves…this is a cheesy one:

Q: Why did the librarian slip and fall on the library floor?

A: Because she (or he!) was in the non-friction section!


Judge a book by its cover

Posted on October 30th, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Books, Random Fun.

You’ve all been told “don’t judge a book by its cover,” meaning don’t assume you know what someone is like by how they look. But here at the library, well, we sometimes DO judge actual books by their cover design! Have you ever done this — picked up (or avoided) a book because of its cover? I have…a lot!

This site lets you look at different book covers and give them a star rating, then see if your rating matches the stars that the book has received from others on See how many you get right — you may find out it *is* possible to judge a book by its cover!

Do you have any favorite or least-favorite cover designs? I love this one for Wildwood Dancing:


TGIF Minute Mysteries

Posted on October 24th, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Art & Craftiness, Books, Events, Minute Mysteries, Movies, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

After a looooong break (sorry about that!), the Friday Minute Mysteries are back!

A man walks into a bar and asks for a drink. The bartender pulls out a gun and points it at him. The man says, “Thank you,” and walks out.

What happened? Leave a comment with your theory!

(If you happen to be old enough to remember the last mystery I posted (yeah, it was a while back), the answer is: The room is the ballroom of a sunken ocean liner. The rays are manta rays. The man ran out of air while scuba diving in the shipwreck. al guessed it! Go, al!)


A peek into dsquare’s mind

Posted on October 23rd, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Guest blogger, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

Guest blogger dsquare shares the following thoughts and links. Fans of the random…enjoy.

August 5 should be National National Holiday Day! – A tranquil alternative to your daily Google – A sunny alternative to your daily Google

Random Word Generator

(For more addictive word fun, have you tried I can’t…stop…playing!! Thanks, dsquare, for the links! -Becky)


Fav superheroes and supervillians

Posted on October 22nd, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Guest blogger, Random Fun.

Guest blogger preetycrazybabe conducted an informal poll during our writing club Write in the Middle. Here are the winners!

Superheroes: Superman, Underdog, Supergirl, Batman, Green Lantern

Supervillains: Joker, Venom, Green Goblin, Two-Face, Mystique

Who would you vote for? Check out some of our Marvel Comics and additional giant selection of graphic novels, comics, and manga to make sure you haven’t left out any options. Thanks, preetycrazybabe, for the post!

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What’s happening in this picture?

Posted on October 17th, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Caption This Picture, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

(this picture via The Red Green Show)


World’s Smallest Postal Service

Posted on October 15th, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Art & Craftiness, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

Check it out — with the World’s Smallest Postal Service, you write a short letter (up to 6 sentences), and it will be transcribed onto tiny stationary and put into a teeny, tiny envelope! It costs a little more than a stamp, but still, imagine getting one in the mail!

World's Smallest Postal Service



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More Chuck Norris…because there is never enough

Posted on October 10th, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Guest blogger, Random Fun.

Note: This post was written by guest blogger Novelwriter65, a Library teen patron! Thanks, Novelwriter65! And Chuck Norris thanks you, too.

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Go to Google, type in “find Chuck Norris” in quotes, then click “I’m Feeling Lucky.” See what comes up.

If paper beats rock, rock beats scissors, and scissors beats paper, what beats all 3 at the same time? Answer: Chuck Norris.

Chuck Norris can touch M.C. Hammer.

Chuck Norris knows where Carmen Sandiego is.

Chuck Norris counted to infinity…twice.

If you can see Chuck Norris, he can see you. If you can’t see Chuck Norris, you may be only seconds away from death.

The Great Wall of China was originally created to keep Chuck Norris out. It failed miserably.

For more, check out and


Chuck Norris

Posted on October 9th, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Guest blogger, Random Fun.

Note: This post was written by guest blogger Anonymous, a Library teen patron!

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Chuck Norris doesn’t need a watch; he decides what time it is.

Chuck Norris doesn’t leave messages, he leavs warnings.

Chuck Norris makes snowmen out of water.

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Got any favorite Chuck Norris jokes? Post ‘em in the comments! Thanks for the tips, Anonymous!


“Random” facts, by Sarah

Posted on October 7th, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: Books, Guest blogger, Random Fun.

Note: This post is written by guest blogger SarahJJJ, a Library teen patron!

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Napoleon Bonaparte had an itchy chest, due to the rash on his chest.

It is indeed possible to lick your elbow.

Mimbowyo means doorknob in Japanese.

You can’t sneeze with your eyes open, without your eyes rolling back.

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What do you think of these random tidbits? For more fun facts, check out a book like Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Thanks for the post, SarahJJJ!


You know you want to.

Posted on March 11th, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Random Fun, Technology, Web sites to watch.

This one’s just for fun. Click here and wait to see what happens.


Duct tape prom

Posted on March 10th, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Art & Craftiness, Fashion, Random Fun, Web sites to watch.

Duct tape couple

Duck brand Duct Tape has a “Stuck at Prom” scholarship contest, and %2008′s just began! Check out the past entries and the rules, then let your creativity loose!

For me, the most amazing part is a) all the colors (neon green?!), and b) making a guy’s suit out of tape!!


Pencil Art – not like you’d expect!!

Posted on February 22nd, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Art & Craftiness, Random Fun.

Seethe (pencil art)

If you haven’t seen Jennifer Maestre’s pencil art, take a look! It’s definitely NOT “drawing with pencils”! These are the kind of sculptures I want to touch and avoid at the same time.

What do you think? Have you seen any other cool art made from something ordinary (maybe gummi bears)?


Peeps Ahoy!

Posted on January 17th, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Books, Random Fun.

Peeps Ahoy cover

For those of you who so enjoyed the marshmallowy goodness of Peeps: A Candy-Coated Tale, I thought I’d let you know that there’s a sequel!

Get your library cards out and reserve Peeps Ahoy: A Candy-Coated Adventure on the High Seas. I’m already imagining a tragic photo involving a Peep who dissolves in the ocean…