Last night I had the pleasure of seeing long-time friend Jeremy Tankard launch his newest creation, Hungry Bird, at Vancouver Kidsbooks. As a library tech who does storytimes with preschoolers, I'm familiar with his other books. A favourite with the kids is Grumpy Bird, as you can read the book as an interactive with the … Continue reading Jeremy Tankard’s Hungry Bird Booklaunch
At noon today I'm doing a reading on a pop-up radio station called Leave Your Mark FM outside the Richmond Cultural Centre. In honour of the event, you can get the Kindle version of Rise of the One-Eyed King FREE. For more information on the pop up radio station, follow this link!
A workshop on action at the Cloverdale library.
As a library tech, one of my duties is to do an all-ages storytime twice a week. I generally gear this towards the 3-5-year-old age group as that is most commonly who attends. However, at the drop of a hat (as has happened) I have adapted for slightly younger/older. Being a male in an industry … Continue reading The Library Storytime Guy
Forks Washington is a town between the Olympic Mountains and the Pacific Ocean of just over 3,600 people. It's fame comes from the Twilight novels, as that was where Stephanie Meyer set her stories. Interestingly enough, she had never set foot in the town when writing her books nor did any of the movies get … Continue reading James in his Jeep Getting Java- Forks, WA (Classic Edition)
It's about that time of year when all those New Years resolutions start to fall apart. The diets, the workouts, the promises to take better care of yourself. Maybe you tried a fad diet or workout program and after a few weeks, when the promised results didn't happen, you felt like a loser and chose … Continue reading How to Live Longer and be a Better Writer/Librarian/Whatever
One of the perks of my new job as a library tech is that I get to do storytime twice a week with toddlers. The first one I did I was so nervous that I forgot the words to my first song! But I shrugged it off, and launched into the songs I hadn't forgotten. … Continue reading Storytime Parachute
Working in a library, I sometimes get asked by students to help with research. My favourite is a four-year-old who comes in regularly, and asks to help with her research which is usually something that she has become curious about that week. Today, it was if bears ever come into Richmond (to the best of … Continue reading Library Research
On October 1st, I participated in PechaKucha Night at the Richmond Public Library. A PechaKucha is a talk that is 20 slides that you can talk to for 20 seconds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHaAOzNZQ_o The 12th volume of PechaKucha, entitled "Words Words Words," took place on Thursday, October 1, 2015 and was hosted by the Richmond Public Library … Continue reading PechaKucha 12 at the Richmond Public Library