Pew Research: Library services "in the wild"
Check These Out at the Library: Blacksmithing, Bowling, Butchering. (Wall Street Journal, 1/7/2013)
Excerpt: Alex Pope had no qualms about the ruckus one of his employees made on a recent afternoon at the Central Resource Library in Overland Park, Kan. The fellow in a black apron and baseball cap sawed around the joint of a 120-pound pig carcass and snapped off the back leg.
"It was a pretty audible crack," said Mr. Pope. "We like to start with that one because it's pretty dramatic."
John Helling/Johnson County Library
A hogbutchering demonstration at the Overland Park, Kan., library in November.
Mr. Pope, owner of Local Pig, a butcher shop in nearby Kansas City, Mo., was at the library to give a hog-butchering demonstration to about 100 people in an event advertised as "Books and Butchers."
Snark in this corner. Hog Butchering Demo Brings Patrons Back to Golden Ghetto Libraries!!! (Tony's Kansas City, 1/11/2013)
Excerpt: It's a bold new trend in attracting somebody besides hobos taking sponge baths in the public restrooms to local libraries.
River Forest Public Library, Librarypalooza! (3/30/2013)
Joliet Public Library, Star Wars Day. (3/30/2013)
Des Plaines Public Library, Wii bowling for seniors. (3/30/2013)
Waukegan Public Library, Early Learning Center. (3/29/2013)
Washington Public Library, Performers' Showcase. (3/29/2013)
Pasco County Library System, Rockus Maximus. (3/29/2013)
Manatee County Public Library, Mana-Con. (3/28/2013)
Jacksonville Public Library, JPL Oceanway Express. (3/28/2013)
Jacksonville Public Library, "Lost in the stacks". (3/28/2013)
Rangeview Library District; Hands-on, participatory programming. (3/27/2013)
Sacramento Public Library, alt-library. (3/27/2013)
Pima County Public Library, Bookbike. (3/27/2013)
Chambers County Public Library, Korean Discussion Group. (3/27/2013)
Pima County Public Library, .Catalyst Cafe. (3/26/2013)
Fishing rod loan program. (3/26/2013)
Temecula Public Library, Play and Learn. (3/26/2013)
Maine public libraries, telescopes. (3/26/2013)
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library: Recipe assistants. (3/25/2013)
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library: Red carpet service. (3/25/2013)
San Francisco Public Library: U.S. citizenship resources. (3/25/2013)
Orange County Library System: The Right Service at the Right Time. (3/25/2013)
Northern Onondaga Public Library: LibraryFarm. (3/24/2013)
Lopez Island Library musical instruments collection. (3/24/2013)
Scottsdale Public Library "Gimme Engine". (3/24/2013)
Contra Costa County Library "Snap & Go": (3/23/2013)