Saturday, May 18, 2013

Advanced Card Magic

If this were 30 years ago I could make a terrilbe pun about card catalogs. Aren't you glad that library technology has evolved!? Anyway, this is a refgrunt from an evening at the Children's Desk.

Do you have “Super Why: Attack of the Eraser”?

Do you have the movie “28 Days Later”? Two kids ask for this together and then have a conflict over who gets to be higher on the waiting list.

Phone: Do you have the book My Dyslexia in stock?
Me: Not here, but we have it at another branch and we could have them send it over to us for you.
Phone: I’ll call back and let you know.

Indiana Jones movies. He thought there was only one and when I tell him there are eight or so he is SO excited.

Clifford books.

National Geographic’s “Weird but True” books. All checked out : (

Books on “advanced card magic.”

We have too many fines to check out! Can we leave these with you while we get one of our parents to pay for us?

I can’t find the movie “Cars” on the shelf.

The card trick books in the kids’ section were no good so we try the adult section. He says “while we’re at the computer, I should probably tell you what else I’m looking for: optical illusions. Lastly, Greek myths.”

Crystals. Cats. Power Rangers.

Find a DVD that has a wrong spine label. If I ever make it all the way to the back offices I will send it to technical services, but for the next hour I’ll be accosted by patrons every time I try.

The Dingo.

Where is the book Holes?

Help printing coupons—not a success.

39 Clues series: Which is the first book and where is it?

My Weird School.

Have you seen Freddy?

I downloaded a program onto this computer and now I don’t know how to make it go away. Can you help me?

Is this a bookmark?

Girl who I helped remove Google Chrome from her computer comes back to say thanks, it worked. I don’t want people to see my stuff.
You are so information-aware, you are awesome! Favorite patron of the day so far.

Same girl: A dictionary that shows the origins of words. I introduce her to the coworker who knows these things off the top of her head. Success.

“Adventure books with pictures.” After some discussion he seems happy with the fairy tale section. Good luck I guess.

Coworker: Do you know what happened to the cart that is normally here?
No, sorry.

Freddy comes by. Where is Chris?

Do you have “the panda movie” i.e. Kung Fu Panda 2?

¡Mira! ¡Angry Birds!

Bonus from today: I went to this Wikipedia page as part of my job. Note the disambiguation notice at the top.

1 comment:

  1. I like it that people are still reading Holes! and the kid who wanted optical illusions and Greek myths sounds like a keeper.