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|Sunday, January 21, 2007||The Unshelved Book Club presents "The Hustler" by Walter Tevis / [[Two men are playing pool]] / Dewey: When Fast Eddie Felson walked into Bennington's to play Minnesota Fats he was the best pool hustler in the country. When he walked out he was a broken man. And he hadn't hit bottom yet. Before he...|
|Monday, January 22, 2007||Dewey: I'm surprised to see you here. / Mel: I'm a manager. I have lots of paperwork. / Dewey: I understand your job. / Mel: Then what's so surprising about seeing me at my desk? / Dewey: Guess. / [[Mel sitting at desk in middle of library. Library users walking by and browsing shelves]]|
|Tuesday, January 23, 2007||[[Mel at a desk near the stacks speaking to Dewey]] / Mel: I've decided the way to deal with problem behavior is to put myself in the middle of it. / [[Mel holding a form]] / Mel: Now I'll be able to keep an eye on things. I'll know who is responsible. And I'll fill out the correct forms! / [[Dewey...|
|Wednesday, January 24, 2007||Mel [[bruised and rumpled]]: I don't know how anyone does their job around here! / Dewey: Well we don't usually put our desks in the middle of the library. / Mel: It's time for your shift. I'm commandeering your desk. / Dewey: Oh no you don't. this was your crazy idea. / Dewey [[at Mel's desk in middle...|
|Thursday, January 25, 2007||[[In the library]] / Mel: How does Dewey use this computer? The keyboard is full of corn syrup! / Colleen: I want my turn. / Mel: Pardon me? / Colleen: At your desk. It's the perfect excuse to get nothing done. / [[Tamara approaches]] / Colleen: Oh no you don't! I've got seniority! / Mel: Et tu, Tamara? / Tamara:...|
|Friday, January 26, 2007||[Dewey is lounging at a desk, his feet up on the desk. Mel is addressing him. In the background two children are playing in the shelves.] / Mel: Why aren't you stopping them? / Dewey: I'm at my desk. / Mel: *My* desk. / Dewey: Whatever. It's not my job right now. / Mel: Someone rubbed jelly donut into...|
|Saturday, January 27, 2007||Mel: What do you mean you won't help me? / Dewey: I'm not carrying your desk back to your office. / Mel: My plan didn't work! This is your chance to revel in it! / Dewey: Today you made me a babysitter and a security guard. I won't be a furniture mover too. / Mel [[to Dewey walking away]]: But you didn't...|
|Sunday, January 28, 2007||The Unshelved Book Club presents "WORLD WAR Z, An Oral History of the Zombie Wars" by Max Brooks / [[Dewey is backed against the wall by zombie versions of Colleen and baby, Ned, Grandma, Mel, Merv, Buddy and Tamara]] / Dewey: When the dead rose to attack the living, it sounded like a fairy tale. Disbelief...|
|Monday, January 29, 2007||Dewey: Still no computers? / Mel: The windstorm wrecked them. / Dewey: Will we be getting new ones soon? The natives are restless. / Mel: A few more days without computers won't hurt anybody. / Angry Patrons [[off-panel]]: *BURN IT DOWN! BURN IT ALL DOWN!* / Mel [[walking towards Angry Patrons]]: I'll...|
|Tuesday, January 30, 2007||[[Mel is talking with Dewey]] / Mel: Good news. I"ve begun the provisioning process. / Dewey: What does that mean, exactly? / Mel: Colleen is going shopping for computers. / Dewey: I'm not so sure that's a good idea. / [[Colleen enters, holding an ad]] / Mel: You underestimate her. She's learned a lot...|
|Wednesday, January 31, 2007||[[Colleen and Dewey are in a store, Colleen is holding a box]] / Colleen: I don't need help shopping for computers. / Dewey: Of course you don't. / Colleen [[looking at box]]: You think this is the wrong computer. / Dewey: I wouldn't say that. / Colleen: You mean I made a good choice? / Dewey [[looking...|
|Thursday, February 01, 2007||[[Mel and Colleen in the library]] / Mel: You're back! / Colleen: It's not my fault. / Mel: What's wrong? Didn't you get computers? / Colleen: He made me. I fought it every step of the way. / [[Dewey holds up a computer box]] / Mel: What have you done? / Dewey: Welcome to Macintosh!|
|Friday, February 02, 2007||[[Mel and Dewey are talking. Computer Victim is standing behind them, holding an iMac]] / Mel: Macs can't run our software! / Dewey: Yes they can. / Mel: They cost too much! / Dewey: No they don't. / Mel: They're not ugly enough! / Dewey: Give it a minute. / Computer Victim: I spilled hot fudge on the ...|
|Saturday, February 03, 2007||[[Buddy wearing Apple t-shirt, walking up to Dewey who is using computer]] / Buddy: Hi, I'm a Mac! / Dewey: Like that guy in the ads? / Buddy: What guy? I just want to be a Mac! / Dewey: Why? / [[Dewey and Buddy in background, Tamara in foreground hugging Mac monitor]] / Buddy: No reason. / Tamara: I LOVE...|
|Sunday, February 04, 2007||The Unshelved Book Club presents "Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City" by Kirsten Miller / [[Six women are gathered in a library, four of them standing around a table with a map on it]] / Dewey: Ananka and Kiki team up to map the Shadow City beneath Manhattan, keep it out of criminal hands, and maybe...|
|Monday, February 05, 2007||[[Female patron, accompanied by Dewey, faces bookshelves]] / Patron: Oh my goodness! / Dewey: They're just books. Libraries are full of 'em. / Dewey: Audio books. / Patron: Oh my gosh! / [[Dewey stands with hand on an unhappy Mel's shoulder, facing patron]] / Dewey: And this is our branch manager, who...|
|Tuesday, February 06, 2007||[[Mel introduces a patron to Tamara]] / Mel: And this is Tamara, our children's librarian. Tamara, meet the only lady who can outhappy you. / Patron: Oh my! Pleased to meet you! / Mel: She'll love anything you show her. / Tamara: [[showing patron felt board]] Have you ever felt a felt board? / Patron:...|
|Wednesday, February 07, 2007||[[Dewey, accompanied by female patron, opens door to meeting room]] / Dewey: Okay Miss Delighted-by-Everything-She-Sees, this is where we caught two teens in the throes of passion / Patron: Oh my! / [[Dewey is now holding a book, pointing to a stain]] / Dewey: This spot? Blood. / Patron: Oh no. / [[Dewey...|
|Thursday, February 08, 2007||[[Computer Victim stands, weeping, with his hands over his face. Dewey has his hand on his shoulder and is facing Mel who is standing nearby.]] / Dewey: I just told him his MySpace "friends" aren't really his friends.|
|Friday, February 09, 2007||Tamara: I can't get this poster out of its sleeve! / Dewey: Stand back! / [[Dewey blows the sleeve like a balloon]] / [[The poster is now in the middle of a balloon]] / Tamara: That helped me HOW?|
|Saturday, February 10, 2007||Library Tip #34: Understand the technology / [[computer area]] / Computer victim: I thought it was a touch screen. / Dewey: It's not. / Computer victim: I though I could draw on it. / Dewey: You can't. / Computer victim: Actually I could. / Dewey: You used a permanent marker. / Merv: Ohh, nice smiley...|
|Sunday, February 11, 2007||The Unshelved Book Club presents "Strangers in Paradise: Highs School" by Terry Moore / [[Drawing of Francine and Katchoo hugging, sitting on the floor below an open window.]] / Person one: Don't leave me. Please don't... leave... / Person two: Okay, okay. I'm here. I won't leave you. I won't leave...|
|Monday, February 12, 2007||[[Dewey and Mel are standing behind a desk with a chicken standing on the desk nudging Mel's hand]] / Dewey: Not again / Mel: This is Nancy, the reading advocacy chicken. / [[Mel pats the chicken.]] / Mel: It took tens of thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours, but a team of consultants was able to...|
|Tuesday, February 13, 2007||Mel: While we're lucky enough to have Nancy you won't be doing storytimes.
/ Tamara: But- / Mel: They're inefficient. You require prep time. All Nancy needs is corn!
/ Nancy: <
|Wednesday, February 14, 2007||[[Tamara and Dewey are watching Mel show Nancy the Reading Advocacy Chicken to Apollo]] / Tamara: I think I hate that chicken. / Dewey: How much? / [[Dewey holds up a friend chicken leg]] / Tamara: It will take more than one annoying fowl to change who I am. / Dewey: I have original and extra crispy....|
|Thursday, February 15, 2007||Mel: Our chicken has more people reading than ever! / Dewey: Checking out books is not reading. / Mel: She's pushed our circulation through the roof! / Tamara: But we're not talking to people like we used to. / Mel: Did you miss the part where I said our numbers are up? Success! / Tamara [[to Dewey]]:...|
|Friday, February 16, 2007||Dewey: How much longer are we chicken sitting?
/ Tamara: The whole delightful summer. / Dewey: Are her feathers falling out? What's that smell?
/ Tamara: I think she's a little stressed. / Nancy: <
|Saturday, February 17, 2007||Nancy: <
|Sunday, February 18, 2007||The Unshelved Book Club presents "The Big Book of Irony" by Jon Winokur / Dewey: You are a very sincere person. You take things at face value. I respect that. But our world is steeped in irony. You need to understand it. / Tamara: I understand irony. / Dewey: For instance...? / [[Tamara points...|
|Monday, February 19, 2007||[[Mel is reading a book]] / Mel: Did you know that people agree with you more when you repeat their words back at them? / Dewey: I didn't know that people agree with you more when you repeat their words back at them. / Mel [[looking up]]: I think it's fascinating. / Dewey: I think it's fascinating, too. / Dewey...|
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