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Video Sunday: She’s not your wife. She’s the princess.

Can you think of a better way to kick off?  Not I, said the fly.  Yes, the world’s most confused woman (not me) is celebrating her 50th birthday.  I am pleased to report that Harper Collins is allowing me to reveal this video today.  The strange thing about Amelia B is that she seems to just get younger as she gets older.  And naturally, I cannot go much further in this blog post before linking to my favorite Amelia Bedelia video of all time.  An all boy cast reenacts Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia.  I just love the star of the show.

And now, the heartfelt out-of-work librarian blues.  A little too familiar to some, I’ll bet.  Dead on with the “old ones are retiring” part.  They told me that in library school too.

Thanks to AL Direct for the link.

Though I had heard the Jarrett Krosoczka / Jack Gantos story before, I don’t know that it was captured on film until this moment.  Here’s a rather fabulous video that accompanied the NPR piece ‘Lunch Lady’ Author Helps Students Draw Their Own Heroes.

Thanks to Jeanne Birdsall for the link!

Finally, it’s a short week so let’s do our off-topic video.  This one’s been making the rounds and it’s fairly self-explanatory.  I look forward to more in the series.

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. I’m the princess now! Loved his heart necklace and hair barrette. LOL!

  2. While the Amelia Bedelia drew me in, I really enjoyed ALL of these videos! Thanks!

  3. Thank you for posting “The Out-of-Work Librarian Blues,” from this out-of-work children’s librarian and my friends who are out-of-work reference librarians, still paying off the student loans for those MLIS degrees.

  4. LOVED Amelia Bedelia, didn’t realize there was a whole world of those videos, wow. Thanks for the eye-opening, as usual! 🙂

  5. Ten years ago when I got my MLS, it was difficult to get a job. I volunteered for five years at the school where I work now before I got hired. You’d think that library science schools would have cut down on the number of students they accepted, but that would mean professors would be losing their jobs, and we can’t have that. Since I have to work until I’m 80 because of my years of unemployment, I hope no one is waiting eagerly for my job. Two year medical radiography degree. That’s my plan if my current job is cut!