As good a time as any to get back to blogging. I’ve had some great programs and storytimes lately, so I do have lots to post about. I just need to make the time for it. I also have a lot of reading to catch up on and I’m going to try to write some actual reviews. I always feel so self-conscious about writing reviews – like why the heck do I feel like my opinion matters, right?

My plan for this month is to blog about storytimes, Kid’s Club programs and crafts at the library, books I am reading, training sessions I attend, displays at the library, and collection development, as well as any other things that come up related to librarying. I will probably bore the pants off of you, hypothetical reader, so thanks for being there in my imagination!

To kick things off, this is a Catrina Doll that I made in last week’s Kid’s Club program. We had the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council come and do a workshop with our tweens to teach them about the history and cultural significance and to make our own Catrinas.

Funnily enough, the week before this program, I told the group what we were doing and all of the boys grumbled things about “dolls?!”, but when we did this program ALL of the participants were boys and they made the most amazing and creative Catrinas! They were so into it!

And here are some of the Catrinas the boys made – aren’t they awesome?!

I love my job.