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Video Sunday: She once created a pathfinder . . . to a woman’s heart

The mark of a good parody is when you don’t need to have seen the original.  A billion thanks to 100 Scope Notes for this one.  Never would have found it myself.

Well, it’s a beautiful Sunday morning here in New York City.  Daylight savings just granted me an extra hour to sleep and the New York Marathon appears to be ending, virtually, just outside my front door.  You should hear the happy music.  It’s kind of enchanting.

On that cheery note, let us watch a different kind of parody, only this time with cute kids.

Thanks to @khazelrigg for the link.

Before I show this next one, I should explain that the Robin Hood Foundation here in New York City has created what they call the Library Initiative where public schools can get beautifully designed library spaces.  Maira Kalman created a mural for one such school.!

Thanks to Children’s Illustration for the link.

I heard about this video at a recent Simon & Schuster librarian preview, and then saw it on Bookmoot not long thereafter.  It’s Scott Westerfeld interviewing Alan Cumming about doing the audio versions of his books.  Pretty much any excuse to show Alan Cumming, I will take advantage of.

Thanks to Bookmoot for the link.

Author Kathi Appelt is very good about letting me know when she’s interviewed her fellow author friends.  Ms. Appelt noticed that I recently reviewed Ms. Kimberly Willis Holt’s book The Water Seeker on the Katie Davis podcast Brain Burps About Books.  With that in mind, she let me know that she’d spoken to Ms. Holt with her Flipcam.  If you’ve ever been curious to see what Ms. Holt looks like, here ya go!

Thanks to Kathi Appelt for the link!

Okay.  I’m clearly having a particularly cheery day.  My favorite non-fiction book to booktalk is Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story of Brain Science by John Fleischman.  With that in mind, you’ll see why I appreciate this Hank Green song so very much.

Thanks to bookshelves of doom for the link!

I agree with Travis on this next one.  This is undoubtedly the best bookstore commercial I’ve ever seen.

Thanks to 100 Scope Notes for this video too!

And for our final off-topic video, it doesn’t get much more off-topic than the world’s smallest stop animation:

Big time thanks to Crooked House for the link.

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.