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Fictitious Entries – Hunting for Paper Towns

How to Lie with Maps
1971 Boulder County
Fictitious Mount Richard

One perk of my job is that I’m constantly learning new things, usually thanks to being asked questions by library users. This week I had a really fun interaction that started with one of my favorite reference questions to date!

A summer writing camp group from the Metro Denver Promotion of Letters came to WH/G to talk about adventure and survival writing.

Weird Photo Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Weird Photo Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Happy Weird Photo Wednesday and Independence Day!

Today's Weird Photo Wednesday brings you a strange parade float, loaded with young ladies, flags, pennants, and elk heads! Our country has always celebrated July 4th, Independence day, with gusto.

We don’t buy fiction books for morbid people or for the sex-y minded!

We don’t buy fiction books for morbid people or for the sex-y minded!

We don’t buy fiction books for morbid people or for the sex-y minded!

Collection development for libraries has always been fraught with difficult choices. What do we buy so our customers can obtain the latest and greatest literature out there?

Wayback Weird Photo Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Wayback Weird Photo Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Wayback Weird Photo Wednesdays brings back old favorites!

We've had quite a few requests to bring back some of our (and your) favorite Weird Photo Wednesday images.

Weird Photo Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Weird Photo Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Do you think this is a weird dress? And would you wear it?

For today's Weird Photo Wednesday, we have a copy of a dress worn by

Weird Photo Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Weird Photo Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Are these women the precursors to the Keebler elves?

The women working in this cracker factory seem to be working pretty hard. Are they the precursors to the Keebler elves?

Weird Photo Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Weird Photo Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

What face do you see?

We can all see the profile in today's Weird Photo Wednesday, but what does the profile look like to you? George Washington? Your boss? Your high school teacher? Your mother?

Weird Photo Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Weird Photo Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Easter is coming and the bunnies are beginning to appear! Even creepy bunnies!

Since Easter is approaching, you may see more bunnies around. Keep your eyes open, because you never know when you might see one, even in your local library!

Weird Photo Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Weird Photo Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Is it a boat-cycle or a cycle-boat?

Today's Weird Photo Wednesday shows another entry in the

Weird Photo Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Weird Photo Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Blooming wheels!

Let's hope that this wagon doesn't get into a race with anyone! The paper flowers would go a'flyin!