You guys almost thought I wasn’t going to post this week, didn’t you? Take that, naysayers and Debbie Doubters.
This episode of ULWR is brought to you by The Edinburgh Evening News and my Brash Sidekick, Katy. The Evening news just reported on a pole dancing class at the Mayfield Library in Scotland to help kick off and promote Love Your Library Day on February 2nd. Read the article here!
Yes, you heard me right. Pole dance instructor Nikki Clark will offer a free, 90-minute pole fitness session on the day at Mayfield Library and is encouraging anyone over 16 who is keen to get fit and have some fun to take part. While not a librarian herself, Clark is a mother of two and said, “The library is a fantastic place – there’s not many places now where kids can go that is free and get books and use the computer. Anything we can do to support that can only be a good thing.”
There will also be arts, crafts, video games and something for everyone coming up. While pole dancing might be a little risque for your library, don’t be afraid to try new things! Start up a new program, bring in something a little different or unorthodox. Heck, even try having book club at your favorite bar! BE BRASH! If somebody complains, tell them to come see me!
(Brash Librarian assumes no liability for shenanigans incurred.)
Speaking of fun and different! If you are near the Gainesville area, come check out the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire this weekend (January 26-27th) and next weekend (February 2-3rd) at the Alachua County Fairgrounds! There will be jousting! Combat! Magic! Comedy! Horses! Knights! Maidens! Wizards! Turkey legs! Mead! Don’t forget the Bookaneer will also be singing with the wenches!
Justin Brasher, Brash Librarian