Disco Dancing Tonite Blackford 1979 Submitter: It pained me to weed this relic of a bygone era from our collection, but I figured if I didn’t get rid of it now, I never would. Holly: It is quite groovy, but
Mandrell Family Album Mandrell, Collins 1983 Submitter: We’ve just weeded this 1983 biography of the Mandrell sisters, The Mandrell Family Album, by Louise Mandrell and Ace Collins. We were disappointed that, apart from the sparkly 80’s cover, there were no
Why Cats Paint: a theory of feline aesthetics Busch and Silver 1994 Submitter: I found this while looking though my local library’s book sale. I picked it up out of interest and I started laughing. Holly: Who knew cats could
Photography Basics: an introduction for young people Owens-Knudsen 1983 Submitter: I’m a school librarian at a K-6 elementary school. While weeding my 700’s this past year I found this book about photography: Photography Basics by Vick Owens-Knudsen published in 1983.
Favorite Songs of the Nineties
Submitter: I work in public library serving a Florida community with a mix of retirees and young families. I just ran across this book in our collection. The clash between the title and cover really stopped me. I started wondering if this was easy listening music from the nineties. Then I noticed that any songs I recognized from the cover predated the 1990s. That’s when I realized something that, based on the title, I doubt any of our patrons or librarians would have expected. This book is actually about the 1890s! Not that there’s anything wrong with period music, but consider that this book is older than I am, it’s maybe time to get a newer song book of turn of the (previous) century music.
Painting with Pixels: How to Draw with Your computer Wilkins 1999 Submitter: I checked it out a year or so ago solely to scan the cover, with no idea that there would one day be a venue in which it
The Entertainer and Others Winner 1979 Submitter: It is a collection of poems circa late 70’s accompanied by black and white photos. The poems are not very good but the discovery of this gem did bring a great big smile
Miracle: a Celebration of New Life Geddes and Dion 2004 Submitter: I picked this book out of our oversized collection, and was immediately terrified. My two least favorite things from the 90s – Celine Dion and Anne Geddes. Nothing could