Links: Movie Games, Public Libraries, & More

Workspace with computer, journal, books, coffee, and glasses.Welcome back to Wednesday Links!

I’ve definitely lost track of my days. My brother visited last week and we had a lovely time. I can’t wait to see him in April. Now we’re in the countdown to the holiday rush. I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week. NEXT WEEK!

My partner and I have decided that we’re just going to make a bunch of sides because, to be honest, that’s the best part. I also don’t want to fuss around with cooking a chicken or turkey.

Toast update! I was able to pet him three times in the span of a week. It’s never for too long. Just a couple pets before he walks away or I stop.

Awhile back, we posted about how Toronto allows people to name snow plows. Our city is allowing people to adopt storm drains and name them. One of my current faves is “Drain The Rock Johnson.” There’s also “Catherine the Grate” and “Insane in the Memdrain.”

What would you name your storm drain?

Need something more than doing Wordle or Framed? I was introduced to this movie grid game that is very tough, especially since you have 9 guesses to fill 9 squares.

From Steph: It’s a story about love letters from the French navy from 1757-1758.

This link is from Lotti, who sent us an Ask A Manager post on how to protect your local library.

And speaking of public libraries, Janel asked us to check out the Milwaukee Public Library instagram account. I grabbed one of my favorite videos to share:

Don’t forget to share what cool or interesting things you’ve seen, read, or listened to this week! And if you have anything you think we’d like to post on a future Wednesday Links, send it my way!

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  1. DonnaMarie says:

    I don’t know what I’d name a storm drain, but these were the winners for the city plows last year.

    1. Mrs. O’Leary’s Plow
    2. Da Plow
    3. Salter Payton
    4. Sears Plower
    5. Sleet Home Chicago
    6. Holy Plow!
    7. Jean Baptiste Point du Shovel

  2. Laurel says:

    Here is a gift link to an article in the New York Times about the 100th anniversary of the publishing of Emily of New Moon, by L. M. Montgomery.

  3. Cristie says:

    @Laurel thank you for the link to the Emily article. I loved the books when I read them as a kid and consider the series one of the most intense reading experiences of my life. The only other book that affected me like that was Villette. Knowing what LMM poured into writing it helps me understand why it felt that way.

  4. trefoil says:

    @Laurel thank you so much! I love the Emily books so much that I named my much younger sister for her.

  5. Sue says:

    They have a blooper reel for the MPL outreach van video!

  6. JenC says:

    @Laurel, thank you! I love the Emily books. I’m an editor and recently realized that my drive to remove almost all italics from manuscripts likely stems from Emily’s teacher’s last words to her, “Beware of italics”, which I first read when I was 12.

  7. Jennifer says:

    @Laurel, thank you for the Emily article. Emily meant so much to me growing up–my original copies are battered. And reading the comments in response to the article moved me to tears. To borrow a phrase from L.M. Montgomery’s more famous heroine–there are certainly lots of kindred spirits out there (and here, too, based on the replies in this thread).

  8. MirandaB says:

    Not that you’re required to cook a turkey, but if a turkey breast will do, you really want one, and you have a slow cooker, here is the world’s easiest turkey recipe:

  9. EC Spurlock says:

    Thanks for the link, I had so much fun with the storm drains! My favorites were Last Drain to Clarksville, the Drains of Castamere and Parable of the Sewer

  10. Sue says:

    I recently decided I need to start attending library board meetings. The next one is Monday and I intend to be there!

  11. FashionablyEvil says:

    In a “my worlds have collided” moment there is a funny letter about the dangers of recommending romances to colleagues at Ask a Manager today, specifically, Freya Marske. Naturally I had to chime in on the fact that book 3, in particular, is definitely on the steamy side even for a seasoned romance reader.

  12. Melody Prime says:

    Thanks for the link about French love letters. It was fascinating to see that no matter the time period, mother’s can still guilt trip their children for not writing (calling)

  13. Celia Marsh says:

    I was like, “OMG, my city also names storm drains how is this some new fad!” and then I clicked the link and it is my city.

  14. a traveller says:

    The Rapid City Library instagram account does this book description challenge with its employees competing with each other that I am *obsessed* with

  15. MichelleG says:

    @fashionablyEvil,I read AAM, too, and immediately went to see if my library had the recommended series – it does and I have a hold on Book 1!

  16. Zuzus says:

    Pennywise, and I would tie a red balloon to it on Halloween. I love Pinky & the Drain and Emotionally Drained. Such a grate (sic) idea.

  17. Amanda says:

    @Celia Marsh: Small world!

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