This Is Halloween
A couple of the CWI Library student workers suggested Once Upon a Time as a theme for our Halloween decorations, and we ended up embracing it enthusiastically. I admittedly had to do some ahem “binge watching research” on Netflix, but our approach to the theme said that any fairy tale character would be fair game. I decided to go with Hook, even though I’m just now getting to his character’s introduction in the show.
Here’s the photo from Halloween day in the library:
And here’s a set of photos of library decorations (which I intentionally took without patrons):
Most of our students seem to have Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedules, so we chose to start dressing up on Wednesday. This meant that I got to teach my first library resources instruction session as Hook! It seemed to go rather well. We also did CWI’s Trunk or Treat, bringing a game of bag toss (that’s “corn hole” for you Midwesterners) that the children used steadily for a few hours.
Readings for This Month
Now that the move has mostly settled down, here’s a few things I’m hoping to read in the next month or so:
- Chantal Mouffe’s Agonistics: Thinking the World Politically
- Dee Garrison’s Apostles of Culture: The Public Librarian and American Society, 1876-1920
- Geoffrey C. Bowker’s Sorting Things Out: Classification and Its Consequences
We’ll see how rapidly I get through them, but I’m hoping to be able to chat about these soon enough since I’ve heard them praised or referenced repeatedly.