Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"52 Ways to Use Your Library Card" Challenge: #9 Tailless Monkeys and Online Databases


It happens to all of us. You wake up in the middle of the night with a keen urgency to research "tailless monkeys." You can't get back to sleep until you discover whether or not tailless monkeys ever inspired restaurateurs to open "South Sea" styled nite clubs in Los Angeles during the 1940's.

Well, Zamboanga!! You're in amazing luck if you follow through with #47, "Learn how to use a database or computerized catalog" on the ALA's "52 Ways to Use Your Library Card" list.

It just so happens that the library in my own backyard, L.A.P.L., carries a "Menu Collection" database online. Whew, no more insomnia! I can follow the trail of tailless monkeys 'til the cows come home, all with my handy-dandy library card.

Characters for my next picture book? Hmmmm........

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