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Mug – Handle = Vase

Please Note: I failed to take before photos, so you’ll need to imagine those. Yes, this post is the first of my Home Time blog, and I’m aware that this was for my office. That’s okay – this idea works well at home, too. One day, while rearranging my desk, I realized

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A New Blog!

Welcome To My New Blog Now that Hafuboti has been updated, and is in decent shape, I thought it was about time to make a clear delineation between library posts and home posts. This means that librarians and booksellers can find all of that relevant content within the Library Time option under

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#LAFE Quechua

This Quechua LAFE translation exists because of two awesome people. First, there’s librarian Sarah Prokop. She’s the founder of Librarians Unite and is an all-around badass human. Second, it turns out that Sarah’s brother-in-law is musician Tayta Bird! He was able to provide me this translation through Sarah. Check out

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#LAFE Dakota

I am so excited that an Indigenous language is the first new set of signs for 2021!!! You may also notice that a few more signs have been added to my traditional set. This is a result of checking my color contrasts using WebAIM. I knew that some of my

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Storytimepalooza!

While going through thousands of files in my quest to rebuild my blog, I came across one of the very first images that I created when I began overseeing our Children’s Library in 2013. This was either one of my earliest Photoshopped images, or it was built with either Word

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Where Is HAFUBOTI?!

Due to a series of very unfortunate events, I’m needing to recreate Hafuboti from the ground up. Currently the only thing available on this site is the #LAFE Library. Until things settle back down, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or requests: [email protected] I truly

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Cat Fans

Before last year’s Kitty Café I had an idea. You see, it tends to get pretty hot in our small meeting room during this event, even if we pump up the A/C beforehand. So it’d be nice to have fans to give to people. And, in the way my mind

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#BlackLivesMatter at Libraries

If you missed my post featuring an explanation of why #BlackLivesMatter, then take a few minutes to give it a read. Please feel free to download, modify, and/or share any or all of these images. As always, you don’t need to credit me on these – and please don’t on

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For Your Consideration

Several years back, a white woman took me aside and explained to me the why of #BlackLivesMatter. It’s my hope to reach out to my regular readers, as well as to anyone else who cringes when hearing the reply of “all lives matter,” but isn’t sure why. Simply put, let’s

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2017 Children’s Library Themes

This post is designed to be a fast ‘n furious update about what we’ve been up to at our Children’s Library this past year. If you have any questions whatsoever about anything you see here, there, or anywhere on my blog, then don’t hesitate to ask me! Either on social

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The Golden Library Card

Several years back (10-12-13 to be exact) was when our library first participated All Hallows Read, I had collaborated with my husband Bruce to make a very short comic story to give out to trick-or-treaters based on an old folktale. I wrote about it extensively at that time, and will

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Kitty Café Revisited

Two years ago I first shared with y’all our Kitty Café event. Now that we’ve had our third annual event, it’s time to revisit this program and share updates. Here’s this year’s video: General Updates: It is still my favorite event of the year. It helps that I’m a cat

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Family Fandom Festival

Have you made it through all of my holiday postings? If your answer is “yes,” then you know what you should do? I know that I will! While working on all of my holiday posts, I kept debating whether or not to create foundation programs for pop-culture-based celebrations. The thought

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First Nations’ Celebrations

With over 500 federally recognized First Nations in the United States alone, I can honestly say that trying to create a respectful Native American holiday storytime was intimidating. By far, this post required the most research of all the holidays – and even now, I feel incredible pressure to get

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Let the Sunshine In

All-inclusive holiday programming and displays would not be complete without the roots of modern Christmas celebrations: Yule! The Pagan Yuletide consists of 12 days of celebrating with feasting, gift giving, and special rituals dedicated to each day or night. I honestly fell down a bit of a rabbit hole while

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