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Video Sunday: The Return

Whew!  Been a while, hasn’t it?  I hardly know where to start.  Might as well begin with my place of work, eh?  You see my library enjoys making little movies about itself from time to time.  When you’ve got an iconic set, how can you resist?  In my building (big stone lions, etc.) my Milstein Division conjured up this little video.  Probably the sexiest genealogy vid I’m ever likely to see on this good green earth.  More info on it here.

Now it seems to me that there’s room enough in this world for a fine bit of psychedelic middle grade.  And when you’re dealing with something like Dan Boehl’s Naomi and the Horse-Flavored T-Shirt . . . well, honestly this is preeeee-cisely the kind of video you would hope for.  To the letter.

Couldn’t stand in sharper contrast to this next video, and yet the two work as very good examples of how sophisticated book trailers are becoming these days (Flash animation has a lot to do with it, of course).

Aw, heck.  Just one more.  You’re going to have to stick around for the credits.

Clearly I’ve been sitting on a lot of videos for a while, but I doubt that it’s too late to put up this one.  Recently Matthew Kirby (Icefall & The Clockwork Three) emailed me the following:

Here in Utah, we have the Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers Workshop, run by Carol Lynch Williams. It’s an intensive week-long workshop, taught by amazing writers and illustrators. I attended back in 2007, and in combination with SCBWI, it’s where I “got my start.”

Now the people running the conference have created a little promo video of their success stories to encourage folks to attend.  Smart cookies.  Least I can do to show it, eh?

Finally, for the Off-Topic Video of the Day, I’ve many piled up but this is the one closest to my heart today.

Thanks to my cousin Peter 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.


  1. David Ziegler says:

    Thanks for sharing the genealogy video – very cool! Also liked the Haunted Library one.