Happy Friday! We live in the ever-increasing information age with so much of the world right at our fingertips. I can type these words and fling them far and wide by hitting the “publish” button. But there was a time not so very long ago when information was not so easily accessible, when the local library was the depository of information. There the gatekeepers were the librarians and long before Google went to them seeking answers to our many questions. Perhaps you have been told that “no question is a stupid question” – you have been misled. here are some stupid questions that have been posed to librarians.
Is this the place where I can ask questions that I can’t get answers to?
Do you have a list of all the books written in the English language?
What is the copyright date of the Bible?
Can you tell me why so many Civil War battles were fought on National Park sites?
Do you have any books with photographs of Dinosaurs?
Why do so many 18th century painting have squirrels in them, and how did they tame the squirrels so they would stand still while posing for the painter?
I need to find out Ibid’s first name for my Bibliography
When writing to a sailor should one always spell the word “weigh” as in “Anchors Aweigh” out of courtesy, even when it is usually spelled “way”?
Do camels have to be licensed in India?
When one has guests, who kisses whom first?
What is the name of the person buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier?
Have you got any Shakespeare in proper English?
I don’t know the title or the author, but it had a number in the title. Where would I find it?
What is the life cycle of an eye-brow hair?
Is there a full moon every night in Acapulco?
What time is high noon?
Thought for the Week
A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them. ~Lemony Snicket