Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Kay and friend.

Kay and friend.
Originally uploaded by library.moose

Kay, shown with her new friend, at her retirement party last Friday. Which one is Kay you ask, why that is easy, she is the one with the good hair!

Kay has been a friend of The Library Moose, [how I've been invited to BV staff parties in the past] and I know that the Burbank Library will miss her. I do think that she missed the boat in going off on a vacation trip to hang around with Orangutans, given her good taste I'd've figured her for someone who'd go hang out with the most wonderful animals in the world...Moose!

Maybe she'll get it right on her next retiremen.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Originally uploaded by library.moose

Hi, I have just posted a whole slew of photos taken of my herd members. Check my Flickr page or take a look at the slide show of my photostream for some of the herd members in all of their glory.

This is dog who is the offical greeter of the Library Moose herd. He has special holiday hats and if you check some of my habitat photos you might see Dog wearing his hats or showing off his special holiday themed signs.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Party Moose.

Party Moose.
Originally uploaded by library.moose

Whew...sorry not have have posted this earlier, but me and the herd have been partying of late celebrating the owner's birthday. His big day was Friday, and combine that with a 3 day weekend, well, we've been hitting the "moose juice" a big hard if you know what I mean! So anyways, me and the herd wish the owner a belated Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Economic Stimooselus!

A good friend of The Library Moose, sent along a link to a fabulous website, http://www.mooseville.com/xcart/home.php where one can spend that "economic stimooselus" check when it arrives.

A shout out to Janet in Texas, thanks for thinking of me and the herd and sending the link on to us and we know all will be good for you soon, so get better, get back to work, the owner is worried about that drink he owes you, he's afraid one won't pay off his debt!

Friday, May 9, 2008

This habitat is Under Construction

Under Construction
Originally uploaded by library.moose

Here is a candid shot taken at the close of the day yesterday. As with all beautifully designed living spaces, the final results don't occur without much hard work. Cinco de Mayo is over and my fiesta habitat has been put away. What is next...well, I guess you'll just have to come back and see. Here I am reviewing the blueprints and about ready to get my work herd busy building and decorating. Do note that I am properly using safety cones, etc. in order to get the work done in a safe manner. Hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Guilty or Innocent?

Well the owner reports that thanks to the generous support of family, friends and library staff, he was able to post bail during last Wednesday's MDA Jail Break. This moose was very impressed with the staff's support of his jailbird owner. All together he raised $1730 for MDA which easily met the bail amount. The owner brought back garlic bread from the Smokehouse and this moose has never, ever, seen a food item [not even his Moosey treats] disappear so rapidly! As the photo taken when he was booked, the sign may say innocent, but we all know he's guilty of looking bad in prison garb!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Hola Amigos!

Happy Cinco de Mayo....or Cinco de Mooso depending upon your point-of-view!

Aquí está un montage de los últimos habitat de los alces de Cinco de Mayo.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Cinco de Mayo 2008

Cinco de Moose 2008 - Closeup
Originally uploaded by library.moose

Holá! Señor Library Moose here, and as you can see, my herd and I are ready to Fiesta as we enjoy our Cinco de Mayo [around here we prefer Cinco de Mooso] holiday. So get out your chips and salsa and have a margarita or two!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Help the owner raise bail!

Your local Library Moose, needs your help, well, that is my owner needs your help. From what I've heard the owner is going to jail on April 30 and needs to raise bail money. As you can see from the photo, this isn't his first brush with the law and frankly prison strips don't look good on him. The bail money is for a group called MDA and this is something the owner refers to as a charitable fundraiser. Well I too can support charity and so I the Library Moose, encourage my fans to help my owner stay out of jail or at least return after a short stint doing hard time. I worry that he might be strip searched....although the owner says that isn't possible. His jail time is to be served at a place called The Smokehouse, boy hard time sure has changed hasn't it, a chain gang it ain't...looks like a restaurant, and when it is mentioned at the library, everyone sure gets in a tizzy over stuff called garlic bread.

To help the owner out, please click HERE and go to his online MDA fundraiser page.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

New herd members!

Boy was the owner suprised when he returned to work on Monday to find two new herd members waiting to meet him. One was sitting in his mailbox, the other one, [quite the large fellow isn't he] was perched up top of the mailboxes in the library. Being a Moose myself, I didn't know that we could climb to such heights. Well anyways, welcome to the herd boys!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Awwwww Nuts!!!

Originally uploaded by library.moose

My owner went to Detroit and all I got was nuts...and leftover Southwest Airline nuts at that! Not that I don't like nuts but really, wasn't there a handoutor give away from the vendor exhibits at his SirsiDynix Superconference that would have made a better souvenir for his loyal friend...namely me?

From what he confessed, the pickings were slim and the nuts were about as good a goodie as there was.

The owner said that many attendees have noticed a decline in such handouts, SirsiDynix used to have neat coffee mugs, one year cups, another year glowing pens as give aways. Company gets bigger, goodies disappear. Unfortunately, this is pretty much the case with most of the vendors. Maybe next year in Dallas will be better.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Owner update.

The owner has been in contact with me, he is back in town and will be back at work on Monday, although he will be found helping out at the Burbank READS program featuring retired astronaut, Vance Brand.  He does say that he brought me back some goodies from his Detroit, SirsiDynix Superconference trip...I wonder what he got me?  I love gifts, and as you may recall, when he went on his baseball trip last summer I got an autographed Moose Skowron baseball, I hope that this goodie is as good.  But what does one get at a conference?  Particularly a ILS conference, do you get a new server? A new piece of software? Time will tell but this Moose is very curious.
The owner is also quite happy in having finally found some Moose Drool beer at the local BevMo store.
I will let everyone know about my conference goodie as soon as I can...

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Be careful, beware the "Evil Librarians"

Sssh, a quick update while the owner is in Detroit at a conference. I have come across and just read an amazingly frightening book that details that our world is ruled and governed by a class [not Dewey or LC either] of Evil Librarians. Well that would explain a lot of things to this moose that is for sure.

Read Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson for yourself and draw your own conclusions. Librarians will claim that this book is "juvenile fiction", I tell you it is the truth.
Be afraid, be very afraid.

My herd and I will try and do our best against this threat to society.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day.

A quick wish for a happy and safe St. Patrick's Day to all of my moositers!

I am spending the day at the Buena Vista Branch Library where I'll be attending the staff's St. Patrick's Day luncheon. Yes, I'm wearing the green today and I hope to post some pictures of the event later on this week.

Above is my official Paddy O'Bunny portrait by Louise, she has redeemed herself a wee bit with this lovely portrait.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Happy Paddy O'Bunny Day!

'Tis the season to celebrate Paddy O'Bunny Day! Yes it is a rarely celebrated holiday and one that only comes around now and then and never too often! It is a celebration of Leprechauns and Easter eggs, pastels and green, shamrocks and baby chicks. You know something else...I checked Chase's book on events and funny there is no listing for Paddy O'Bunny Day. You don't suppose that that owner of mine is just too lazy to do a quick change from St. Patrick's Day habitat to Easter habitat do you? He wouldn't just save himself some work and just toss the habitats together when he finds St. Patrick's Day and Easter bunched together on the calendar...he wouldn't do that would he?

In some other holiday news, I have received permission to attend Monday's St. Patrick's Day staff luncheon over at the Buena Vista Branch Library. I remember the fun party that I attended a year ago for Valentine's Day so I am going to put on some green and bring plenty of Moose treats to hand out. Rumor has it that the staff is doing a shamrock decorating contest and that my owner was one of the first to submit an entry. I know I will enjoy looking at the artistic endevors and wonder if I can figure out which one belongs to my owner. Hopefully I can get some photos from the party and will be able to post them post party.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Belated Happy Valentines Day.

Well they say better late than never, so we shall test this right now. Here is my owner's photo of last month's Valentines Day habitat. Yes I know that I have been rather quiet of late, but I will say that my owner had to spend 2 weeks attending to his family and he wasn't around to find out why my "Official Photographer" never took a photo. That is what I was waiting all this time to post...talk about unrequited love!

Hello Mr. DeMille, I and my herd was ready for my close-up!

Guess I will have to press ahead and never depend on humans for too much help. Oh well, "The Moose of Love" belatedly sends his hugs and kisses to all of you moose lovers and I promise that I shall write more soon.

Originally uploaded by library.moose

Friday, February 8, 2008

Love is in the air!

Your friendly, neighborhood Library Moose (like you have another) has
been receiving a number of valentines in his valentine's mailbox.
This year my admirers are noted film directors. Such noteworthies as
D.W. Griffith, Frank Capra, John Ford, Stephen Spielberg and the two
local Burbankians (Ron Howard and Tim Burton) have all left me notes
of admirmation and affection. Funny though, they are all on Harley
Davidson valentines. Bet they must have gotten a bulk purchase, with
the Writer's strike they must all be hurting financially! No offers
to turn my life's story into a major blockbuster film yet but you
never know.

Visit my habitat at http://librarymoose.blogspot.com/

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Son of Moose Drool

Well really good news for all of us Burbankians (Moose and Human
alike) as the owner reports that he went by the new BevMo store in The
Empire Center and found that they carried "Moose Drool". Alas the
store was sold out but he has promised to migrate to BevMo regularly
and check for when more becomes available. The owner, in a show of
brewery solidarity did by some "Scape Goat". We all know that it
won't be nearly as amoosing a bouquet as "Moose Drool" but let him
keep his delusions.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Upcoming holiday.

The owner has been gleefully stating that this year will soon see a rare holiday, something called "Paddy O'Bunny Day".  I guess I will have to wait and see what this is, as I don't have a recollection, and no habitat photographs exist to document this holiday.  Sounds a bit unusual one Moost say.

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

What an Moosetacular Event!

As you can see, Thursday's preschool storytime, that's PSST in human librarian speak, was quiet the moosetacular event. The books read included "Looking for a Moose" by Phyllis Root; "Moose Tracks" by Karma Wilson and "The useful moose : a truthful, moose-full tale" by Fiona Robinson.

PSST also featured a Moose craft [there was enough moose for everyone!] and the following poem by Arlo Guthrie.

Mooses Come Walking

by Arlo Guthrie

Mooses come walking over the hill
Mooses come walking, they rarely stand still
When mooses come walking they go where they will
When mooses come walking over the hill
Mooses look into your window at night
They look to the left and they look to the right
The mooses are smiling, they think it's a zoo
And that's why the mooses like looking at you
So, if you see mooses while lying in bed
It's best to just stay there pretending you're dead
The mooses will leave and you'll get the thrill
Of seeing the mooses go over the hill

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Cleaning and primping.

Wow the owner took down the Christmas habitat and has now put of
Valentine's Day or as we call it here, "The Moose of Love". Turns
out, from what the owner said, that me and the herd are having
visitors tomorrow, hence the cleaning. Mr. K, a Children's Librarian,
is doing the first ever Moose themed preschool storytime and will be
bringing the little ones by to visit me and the herd. Quite an honor,
so we clean and primp to look our best and put our best hooves
forward. Hopefully one of the library herd members will take
photographs to document this historic event! I'll let you know how it

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

A Brief Word to support my humans.

Hey there, it is time for this moose to get up upon his pulpit here to drum up some awareness of what his humans in the library will be involved in. Yep, it is soon time for Burbank READS 2008. A great program to bring people together reading the same book, sharing, talking and just having a good time. You can keep up to date on the various moosings about Burbank READS at their new blog http://burbankreads.blogspot.com/. What is that curious reader, you want to know what book everyone in Burbank will be reading, well that is a secret until February 5 when it shall be revealed. I will give you a hint though, despite my efforts at lobbying, this book doesn't feature us noble moose. I must confess, I fear this is a terrible mistake after all, what is more unifying and popular than everyone's admiration and enjoyment of Moose?

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Gotta question...Ask Wiki!

My owner showed me a new library website, those clever humans have put together what is called a Wiki. All this Moose knows is it contains some good and useful information on where to find out about things. Visit it and take a look! http://burbank.wikidot.com/ The library humans promise to add more information to it all of the time. I will say, it does have room for improvement as it does not have one bit of information about Moose. Seems like a glaring ommision in this Moose's book, but maybe as they make improvements...but I do think that I shall visit the Wiki to see what I can learn about and you should too!