Monday, September 25, 2017

From the Sager Bowl to the Super Bowl

 The Archives case in the library celebrates Robbie Francois, Class 0f 2004, who came to Governor Dummer Academy from Texas as a 10th grader. In addition to playing football, Robbie was also an excellent basketball player and track athlete. While here, he played defensive back and was described by his football coach, Mr. Gerry, as physical....a force on defense." Because of his skill, Robbie caught the attention of Boston College. He committed prior to his senior year at Govs. While at BC, he played linebacker. After college, Robbie signed first with the Minnesota Vikings, then later with the Detroit Lions and eventually with the Greenbay Packers, where he was a special teams player and a backup linebacker. Robbie was playing for the Packers when they won the Super Bowl against the Steelers in 2011.

The photos in the case include the team photo from 20013, Robbie's senior year, as well as a close-up shot from the same season. The football was given to Governor's in honor of the role it played in producing a member of the winning Super Bowl team!

Friday, March 03, 2017

Teen Tech Week 2017

Next week is National Teen Tech Week!  We want to celebrate all things tech, so we created a little video.  We hope to hear from you on what kinds of tech excites you!  Are you a gamer?  A coder?  An app developer?  Do you have a favorite app?

We are hoping to have some Google Cardboard goggles here next week and we invite you to come in and help us learn more about Virtual Reality.  We will let you know more about this next week!

Check out our video! (You can also find this on our library's YouTube Channel!)

Friday, February 10, 2017

Spreading the Love

We hope you will join us in spreading the love this February at the library. How can you join us?  
  • Drop by the library and make a special Valentine for a friend - we have the craft cart full of materials you can use to show your creative talent.
  • Write a few words about why you love the Pesky Library to celebrate “Love Mass Libraries” and hang it up on one of our front columns.
  • Stop by and take a look at the “All you need is love” display.

If you haven’t heard yet, we are doing a reading challenge this year, “The Pesky Challenge.”  Read 12 books from a variety of categories and join us for a celebration.  If you are a Senior and have read 5 books by May, we will have a special celebration for you before you leave Govs.  Stop by and grab a bookmark with all the categories and simple rules.  There are also a display of books to choose from to get you started.

Related to the challenge, we wanted to have an online discussion and place to share what we are reading.  We are using Goodreads, an online network with other readers where you can track, share and rate books.  It is free, and easy to sign up.  Once you have signed up for Goodreads, under “Groups” you can search for “Take the Pesky Challenge” and ask to join our group where we are discussing and sharing what we read.

While it may be cold and snowy outside, there is a lot of warmth at the library!  Stop in today, check out a book or DVD or just stop in to say hello!

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Thursday, October 06, 2016

As the Leaves Turn

As the leaves turn color and we move into a new season, one thing remains the same - the great resources you can find at the Pescosolido Library!  We have geared up for the new school year with new materials and displays!  Last week was Banned Book Week.  Check out the mug shots of the library staff as they are “caught reading a banned book.”  Some of the titles are quite surprising - you probably have read one or two of them yourselves.

Are you a Junior working on your History Thesis Paper?  We are scheduling librarian appointments to help you get started on researching your topic.  Come on in or email us to book your appointment.  Early bird gets the worm, or at least a head start on resources for your paper!

Family Weekend is Oct. 14-15.  One of our favorite traditions is our book donation program.  There will be a cart of books to select from in the library with the cost of the book.  You can choose who you would like to honor and a special bookplate will be typed up and put in the book. This is a great way to support the library and celebrate someone at the same time!

Did you know we have a Facebook page, Twitter?  New books are also posted on the Flickr and LibraryThing.

Find us on Instagram and Snapchat  - we are PeskyLibrary!

Monday, May 09, 2016

May Updates

Greetings Pesky Library fans!

We have a lot to report from the library trenches this week! New displays are up, honoring two very different epochs in history. The first celebrates the centennial of our National Parks system. Founded in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson, the NPS Act has preserved more than 84 million acres in 50 states!
Our other display deals with an art and literary movement that changed the trajectory of art forever. Dadaism also celebrates its' centennial this summer and we are exhibiting some of Dada's most famous works and ideas. See how the aftermath of WWI redirected aesthetics around the world through these irreverent artists.

Beyond the splendor of our new displays, we have some other programs brewing in the library. You might be wondering why this blogpost began with the Muppets, for instance! Come in this week to test your Muppet knowledge base and receive candy for participating. You might think you know Muppets, but our community service kids have put together a rigorous quiz to test any Muppet aficionado.

Pesky Librarians also await our new student-built computer by the exemplary Misha Tollman! The unveiling will occur sometime in the next few weeks. Over the course of the 2015-16 academic year, Misha designed and built the computer while teaching fellow students the basics of PC development. We look forward to our new addition!

The countdown is on to our last Faculty Feed and Read. On June 6, we will discuss A Man called Ove, the heartworming story of "your bitter neighbor from hell"! Booklist says “If there was an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the Year,’ this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down”. Who knew horrible neighbors could reform, without fences?! Please join us for wine and cheese from 4-5 in the library, for end of the year collegial fun!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

This week's poetry contest!

We have a riddle for you:

What do you get when you mix an old newspaper with a sharpie and a bit of inspiration?



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Redacted Poetry, of course!

Our weekly poetry contest is in this homespun art form which is more a challenge of wit than mastery of iambic pentameter. Redacted Poetry is recycled, minimalist art at it's best! The objective is to create a poem from a newspaper article and black out the unecessary text. By eliminating many ofthe original author's words, the new poet creates a piece of art to tell her own story.

Some entries so far:

We will be accepting entries until Thursday, April 14, so it's time to see beyond the lines of that New York Times articles and show peers your inner Whitman! All supplies available at the circulation desk of your favorite library. Winner and prize will be announced at Friday's morning meeting!

Thursday, April 07, 2016

It's National Poetry Month!

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April is National Poetry month and here in the library we are planning some activities and contests for you! To kick off the month long event, we are having a book spine poetry contest. What is book spine poetry, you ask? It is a kind of poetry that involves grabbing some interesting book titles and arranging them in a stack to be read vertically. We have some great entries, but are still looking for more brave souls to tweet their work to us at #govspoetry2016. Winners will be announced on Friday and will have the opportunity to choose a book or book related item from our gift treasury. We are also handing out candy to those of you who refer a friend to participate!

Here's a peek at a few entries so far:




Mackenzie & Maeve


And don't let the cerative inspiration stop at our circulation desk!
Tweet your work on a national level at

Next week's poetry contest will be announced at Friday's morning meeting - Stay Tuned!

Literally Yours,
The Pesky Librarians