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Samantha Colwell
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Travel Series Story Time My travel series of story times were developed as a seven week course spanning the June & July summer months. It kept our weekly story time routines interesting; the travel theme provided a more unique summer-programming…
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Feels like: if The Princess Bride were a reality television show starring the whole cast of Peaky Blinders and Jersey Shore. Sounds like: “Hung Up On You” by Tate McRae  Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLO REVIEWS Playlist Why? Roving adventure tales set in…
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Q. Is there a Pepsi company in Tokyo, Japan? This query comes from a collector of world-wide Pepsi products. When asked if he also collects Coca Cola memorabilia, he was quick to say “No freaking way. They’re nothing alike.” A. Yes, yes there is. PepsiCo…
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Feels like: flipping through a family photo album at a Salvation Army; that sinking feeling of realizing they’ve probably all passed on. Sounds like: “Berenstein” by The Band CAMINO  Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLO REVIEWS Playlist I want to be sensitive…
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Feels like: when you watch a movie that you know was directed by a woman because you can honestly say “That’s what it looks and feels like to be in this body.” Sounds like: “Pray” by duendita  Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLO REVIEWS Playlist Jillian Tamaki…
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Travel Series Story Time I’d like to think the best part about being a children’s librarian is the level of rock star fame you achieve with three year olds—it does wonders for the ego—but really, the best part is witnessing a child’s curiosity be stoked…
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Q. Why are my houseplants dying?   This query comes from a young woman looking for books on houseplant healthcare. Probing further, we found out her spider plants (a weird, scary name for a type of indoor palm plant) were growing dark tips on the ends of…
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  Feels like: V.C. Andrews is alive and well, writing disturbing, gothic-victorian literature for a modern audience. Sounds like: “Me and the Devil” by Adia Victoria Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLO REVIEWS Playlist There’s a couple of really important…
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Feels like: reading the LACMA information placard that explains the purpose of the performance art piece you’re already eye-rolling at. Sounds like: “Hush” by Liv Dawson Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLO REVIEWS Playlist Woman No. 17, though enchanting and…
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Feels like: Dave Eggers’ The Circle meets World of Warcraft, narrated by that friend of yours who’s really into Second Life. Sounds like: “Arisen My Senses” by Bjork “And that’s the true test, I realize–the one that reveals who’s human and who’s not. Real…
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