Show Off What You Geek
Everyone is passionate about something—everyone geeks something. Share what you geek, see what other people are geeking, and personalize your Geek the Library gear! What does the library have to do with it? Get the story.
saldygeeksauditingI just passed the CPA board exam in my country and I am starting up my career, first stepstone, being an auditor.
kylenegeekssteampunkVictorian era + steam-powered high-tech gadgets = the coolest sci-fi I have ever read! It's exactly the kind of place I wished I lived.
karlageekslanguagesI have always been fascinated with other languages. Learning even just a little bit of another person's language makes me feel a little more connected with them.
debbiegeeksheirloomsewingChildren's classic clothing has always drawn me in because little ones and their imaginations remind me of how big the world really is. To sew is my way to create and what is cuter?
kathygeeksphotographyPhotography became my therapy after my divorce over 4 years ago. Finding God's fingerprints on nature and people calmed/calms my soul. Today I have a Facebook page for all my photos and enjoy the beauty of Holland.
diegogeeksanime&mangaI think that the art of anime and manga is beautiful. I have always loved cartoons as a kid and anime/manga is my favorite type of genre. I love the way the artist make each character look, and how much detail they can put into a story. If you look at the books I have checked out this year I can tell you that 75% is anime/manga.
danageeksmyjobI love my job! I'm the new public library director for Macon County, TN and I love it! Even though there has been some "You've got to be kidding me!" moments since taking over the directorship in the middle of a construction project, I have great support - not only from my staff, board, and regional staff, but from our community as well. I'm very blessed and I thank everyone for their patience and unwavering support!
mariageeksguardianangelsI strongly believe in angels. I am able to see little white and blue dots of light anywhere and anytime. That means that my guardian angel is watching over me.
reesegeekssingingI love to sing because every time I sing I feel alive and free and there's nothing better than singing.
katrinageeksbloggingI started blogging a few years back and I fell in love with it. I have always loved to write and it's even better when I'm writing about things that people enjoy reading. It warms my heart to bring enjoyment to others.
adrianageekshomeschoolingI did not think I would end up homeschooling my children, but I cannot separate myself from them for seven hours a day, five days a week. I could not breathe. So I looked into education at home. The library is where I started my offline research. They had an amazing assortment of how-to-homeschool books, which I had read about online. The librarians get me books I want through ILL and/or find me equivalent titles in their collections. We love our local library. I was on the board for six years (max term). :)
mrbarbergeekswordsAs a middle school English teacher, I love words, literature, word games, and the power of 26 little letters.
nataliegeeksballetI love everything about ballet and still take class. I am obsessed with pointe shoes.
ginnygeeksfantasyBecause what's life without a little magic? My dad also geeks fantasy, although he tends to go slightly more for the sci-fi than I do.
debgeeksknitting&craftingI like to knit, easy stuff, but I also like to do chalk painting and make my own Christmas tags. Upcycling is fun. I like unique and wacky things.
makaylageekstheaterMy life is reading and theater and when the two come together, it's better than any cherry on a cake.
chrisgeekschristianfictionI love to read christian fiction. Some of the authors I enjoy are Tracie Peterson Judith Pella.
jessiegeeksgleeGlee even though to some is just a silly musical show is everything to me. It helped me grow as a person and believe in myself. I love all the characters and creators of Glee and how they helped me find me.
pamelageekspreschoolI have taught preschool for fourteen years. My first class is graduating high school this year! We love going to the library every month because they have time set aside just for us! We feel so special to have Playschool Storytime at the Mineola Library each month with Mrs. Mary!
thomasgeeksdubuqueI love Dubuque, Iowa.
ginageeksmylibraryMy library is the best community meeting place. I can check out the latest book from my favorite author then meet up with my friends at a program and then go for a walk on the walkway or have lunch in the park.
pearlgeeksmusicMusic is in every walk of life. Christian music helps me connect with God and strengthens me, rock helps me to exercise, piano and bagpipe music helps me relax. I love music!
dorisgeeksoldfolksI love older people. They are so precious even if they have lost a lot of their faculties.
nikkageeksjohngreenbooksI've read every John Green book and you should too. END OF STORY.
karengeeksourgrandchildrenWe have a four year old grandson in HI and a three year old granddaughter and 10 week old grandson in TN. Seeing the world through young eyes makes life fun again and brings back wonderful memories of their parents' childhoods.
kyndrageeksgodBecause without him, I would be nothing. He has brought me through everything and he is my all and all!
clairegeeksshantiesNewfoundlander by birth; I miss the sounds of my childhood!
tonyrokogeeksartI was hoping to share my unique story with you that the media has referred to as The Detroit Fairytale. I started out in the assembly line at Ford at the age of 18, where they noticed my creative abilities & I became a resident artist; painting murals within the factories to boost company moral. Twenty-three years later, my efforts are focused on spearheading, what has been referred to by (art) critics, as a "post-industrial renaissance." I use salvaged architectural and industrial materials to create works of art that I believe are relevant to the times as well as region. These creations not only integrate raw, repurposed materials, but also incorporate applications such as floor stains, varnishes, enamels, and oils; materials that either survived or were designed for industry. This IS my life, if I am awake (even in dreams), this is what I'm doing. ;) My art has been receiving media support locally and internationally. PBS has begun production on a sort of documentary of my story and in 2011 I was the featured in Ford Motor Company's "Go Further" ad campaign. More recently, I have completed the official commissioned portrait for Lady GaGa, as well as a piece for Jay Leno's private collection.
nicholegeeksorchestraI started playing an instrument in 4th grade. Since then, music has been an important part of my life. I've made great friends and have had amazing teachers!
mollygeekssoccerI geek soccer because I have been playing since I was 4 years old.Since I was little I have been making the winning goals for my team and even now I'm still making them.
kathygeekslocalpoliticsIn addition to being a professional librarian, I am completing my second term as councilwoman for the city of Butler, PA and will be moving forward as I just won a third term in 2013 elections. Both passions are the perfect way of being a part of community solutions.
imogenegeekselectronicsI am an Electronic Technician. Ever since I was small I use to watch my dad repair all the electrical appliances in our house and I thought that was so cool. I said one day I wanted to be cool just like my dad!
luannegeekslabradoodlesI never knew I was a "dog person" until I adopted my beloved doodle Jack. He's been a great addition to our family.
allisongeekslgbtrightsI am a huge supporter of marriage equality! I like to see everyone comfortable in their own skin - no one deserves to be hated for who they love. Communities need to come together and celebrate all the diversity, rather than ignore it! I grew up in a family that did not embrace differences and some of my family is completely against gays. I want to do something HUGE for the LGBT community! Going to PRIDE events is such a great way to see and connect with the gay community and I want to do something myself that is huge and spreads the word about marriage equality!
lindageekscoffeeBecause it's the best.
melaniegeeksagoodbookI love losing myself in a good story. I find an author I enjoy, get a book list, and make a point of trying to find the titles in my library.
chandellegeeksthetwilightsagaIn 2011 I saw the trailer of Breaking Dawn part 1. I went to see the movie and from that point I was a twihard! I read every book of the saga and have seen every movie. I am totally in love with the Twilight saga!
janageeksfootballFeyenoord is my favorite club.
s.mariegeeksnursing&poetryI have always had a strong desire to help others because of my love and concern for people. That is why I love nursing so much, because it's hands on! In addition to nursing, I also love writing poetry, because you get to put all of those feelings on paper and share with others.
lanageekschristmastreesEvery year as soon as Halloween is over I am ready to celebrate the Holidays! I start putting up trees in every room of my house. By the end of November, I have up 8 trees, with only the family one left to decorate! I "geek" all the wonderful Christmas ideas I can find in my library.
robingeeksmath&artI love math and I wish to someday do something with math or with art. I just geek both. I bet everyone wishes they could be in a career that has to do something with what they geek. So hopefully I get to.
kaitlyngeeksanimationEver since I can remember i have been enveloped in the world of animation! Not just the TV shows but the art behind it too. My mom always tells me, "You're going to rot your brain," but the likelihood of that happening is slim to none. I love creating my own characters and letting my imagination wander.
kaysiageeksthepianoI love the piano. The pitches and the keys. I like to slide my fingers up and down the keyboard. Sometimes I listen to famous pianists like Beethoven,Chopin,Racmanioff, Franz Liszt and my favorite Mozart. My favorite song to play is Piano Sonata No.11 in A major, K 331 I. Andante grazioso.
kaysiageeksmysteriesI grew up in a mysterious world. I liked to look at everything that was bad and good. Like dead roses in the front lawn, I would say they will bloom some day. I turned everything into a mystery so I could some day solve it.
marygeeksresearchWhether it's aardvarks or ancestry, I love to research it! The library is the best place to start!
cartergeekshiphopMusic is my biggest passion, hands down. I have always had a DEEP appreciation for hip-hop especially. I listen to it everyday and write about it on my music blog genregardless.tumblr.com. Hip-Hop is a truly underrated art form, and I truly geek it.
mrswilsongeeksknittingbooksSo fun to pick up a knitting book or book that's filled with crafting ideas. If I love it, then I will find a way to buy the book - new or used.
jennifergeeksrandomlycreatingI love to find the most random things and re-imagine or re-purpose them. Showing younger generations that nothing is useless makes me happy happy!
annageeksbloggingBlogging is soul cleansing.
calebgeekscarsI like cars because I can push them around.
amayageeksreading&drawingI started reading in kindergarten. I find books very interesting. I read the whole Harry Potter series and I have read the tales of Beedle the Bard. I geek drawing because I can draw out my emotions.
mercedesgeekshappyendingsI've been reading books since I was a very little girl. They taught me to live, to dream, and to believe in happy endings!
falicitygeekszombies&books&moviesI love to watch zombies and I also love to read books and go to the movie theaters. :)
poorvageeksembroideryI like that working with needle and thread helps me relax and also creates a beautiful piece at the same time. I wish I had more time for it.
lisageeksaudiobooksIf you love to read, you will love audiobooks! Convenient and compact and you can take it with you everywhere! Audiobooks are my go-to so I can "read" a book wherever I am!
terigeeksfeedingthebirdsThis fall, my Blue Jays have been collecting peanuts preparing for winter. They are hilarious to watch, sometimes collecting a peanut and coming back to get another before eating or storing the first one. I really "geek" feeding them as it is very relaxing watching their antics.
keithgeeksscienceSomething about science has always fascinated me. Libraries (in person and online) help make knowledge available when people are ready to learn it.
ashleygeekspenguins&cheetahs&zombiesI like penguins, cheetahs and zombies.
jasongeekshockeyMy mom has been taking me to Knoxville Ice Bears games since I was three years old. I even won a fan photo contest and got my picture on the front of their ticket packs one year. I love cheering and singing along with other fans every time they score a goal.
meggiegeekshistoryI geek history because I'm passionate about learning where we come from, how things happened and how the future will form.
laurageekscemeteriesSince I was very small, I have always loved going to the family cemeteries with my mother, grandmother and great aunts on "Decoration Day" (Memorial Day). They would tell stories about family members and reminisce about days gone by. They are all gone now and my sisters and I have taken on the tradition of planting flowers on all the graves. Not long after my last living great aunt passed away, I became a member of our local historical society and library. The volumes of local genealogy were astounding to me. I traveled the back roads and found so much information in the little cemeteries and I owe a lot of my most successful cemetery searches to our little local library.
kandygeeksbakingI love using the recipes that my mother and mother-in-law gave to me for making family favorites, like stollen bread at Christmas. It reconnects me with that past. Being able to go to my public library and check out books on ethnic cooking allows me to discover new aspects of my own culture but also others. This is something I can share with my two sons.
kathygeeksflowersI can spend hour digging in the dirt planting or transplanting flowers. Also it's a joy to divide perennials and give them away. And the smell of a florist can make my day.
rachelgeeksknittingKnitting is my one true passion in life, and the library provides me with research into techniques and materials, historical background, and information on other mediums that help to craft my skill and design work. Without the library, I'd be stuck in stockinette!
melissageekshorsepowerI love cars. Old cars, new cars, small cars, I don't really care. I just love cars that go fast. I love the roar of a V8 in the morning. My Corvette makes my 45 minute commute a joy ride. Cogito Ergo Vroom. ;) My library system not only has books about cars, oh no, we go one better. We have a database with all the repair manuals for most (not Lamborghini's etc) cars made since 1984. Need the service manual for your car but don't want to plunk down a healthy chunk of change? Stop by your local library! They may have the same database. It includes printable diagrams! Which is how I fixed my passenger side window issues. Trip to library = $5 of gas, figuring out how to repair window motor with tools in garage = priceless!
emilygeeksshakespeareI have heard Shakeseare since I was a kid, thanks to my dad. After seeing Twelfth Night performed, I knew that I had found my obsessions. I read Shakespeare all the time and I have even memorized the All The World's a Stage speech (from As You Like It).
bevgeeksgeekingoutIf I like anything in life, I geek it. There's no middle ground for me, from Sci Fi and Fantasy to board games to Shakespeare. I also love being around other people who are just as passionate, even if I don't share there interest. Nothing is better than listening to someone talk about what they geek.
alexisgeeksmusicMusic has always been a thing I turned to no matter what. Through good times and bad, music is always there.
beccageeksreadingI got hired in a library in my late thirties and I started to love reading. I just can't stop.
bradleygeekscookingI geek cooking and trying new dishes and formats for cooking. Even more fun when you include it in a party and share the experience with others.
jedgeeksguitarI set up a "preferred search" in my state's library catalog for "guitar music," so that any time a public library in RI adds a CD, sheet music, book or video with that subject, I get an e-mail and can request the item to be delivered to my local library. How cool is that!?
maddigeeksuniversitylife&animesocietyI'm in love with studying abroad in the UK. There's so many people here - not all British, and I can't help but fall in love with the lifestyle around my Uni! There's people everywhere dedicated to getting a degree, and it's an atmosphere every geek should experience. Our Anime Society has a ton of members this year, and trying to get to know everyone has been a blessing. I geek this place!
alexisgeeksendingbullyingI'm so sick of watching people get bullied at school! I am on a mission to end it. I got with the principals and I'm starting my own Support group. It's time to cut the crap.
jonleegeeksmusictheory&musichistoryAs a songwriter I like to make the connections between music that is popular today and music of the past. The more I learn the "language" of music as it was written years ago, the easier it is to understand and share the language as it exists today.
katreneegeekscats&kittensI am an artist helping to save animals' lives in a kill shelter city.
elizabethgeeksfactstohelppeoplesucceedinlifeThe Public Library system, available to all US residents, has provided me with the greatest array of facts I can research and put together to give realistic and diverse information to the people that I have been "life coaching" and teaching for the last 30 years. The library has been a better friend to me throughout my entire life than some of the humans I have run into.
joelgeeksclassicalmusic&filmscoresI love classical music. I love film scores. Everything from Handel to Holst, from Webber to Williams. All my life I have been surrounded by excellent musicians, great teachers, and people who just love music. Some day I hope to compose and/or sing/play trumpet professionally.
laurageeksreadingI work in a small town library. I love to read and help others find what they want to read. I also love audio books and eBooks.
danielageekshistoryEver since the 4th grade I have had a fascination with history. It didn't mater what time period it just had to be old.
cindygeekslifeI am a mother of five and a grandmother of four. I enjoy family with all the blessings, drama, ups and downs. Spontaneous activities revolve around our way of life. The best things in life are free and so are the happy times and smiles that come our way.
karengeekstarotI'm a graduate student and professional Tarot reader from Providence. I geek TAROT!
jamesgeekscreativewritingI'm a library specialist at a community college in southern Louisiana. I love books, and I love reading. But even more so, I love writing. I love writing so much, that I geek it!
marissageeksliving&survivingSometimes I visited the library, though working full time most of my life, I often purchased my books. I was injured in 2009 and couldn't keep up my home computer, a laptop I couldn't carry. The local library, Woonsocket Library, saved my life. The librarians were friendly; if I made a dumb, sometimes really dumb mistake, they had someone to assist with the 10 computers. Sometimes it would take several hours to type a communication, then it went blank, they could rescue it from the taskbar, or would sometimes come over to remind me to "save" my work as I typed. I showed up in all conditions, clean though injured, my eye was cut, I couldn't see correctly, Sometimes my shoulder was distorted from operation, always I used a cane for help. It was essential to pay some expenses with the library computer, as paying by telephone incurred $30 expenses. They tried to assist me with the National Grid, I could never log on right. Often they slowly talked me out of literal panic and/or acceptance when I couldn't perform the task I was there to do. They would calmly ask, "what is it you're here for, what are you trying to do." It was a welcoming fashion, they tried to help. Asked me to wait ten minutes they'd be right over, sometimes it was two, three minutes, their expertise with the computer helped me enormously, so much, I am so very grateful. They could go in, access things I didn't understand, ask me the things I wanted, and complete tasks which require advanced computer tech knowledge. I did have computer courses, knew how to navigate my needs, though they went beyond in helping me in 2009, and 2010. I moved, and before I made a permanent home, I often go back to the local library, to set up my home accounts, to fax, to feel secure I can accomplish the things I need. The last move, National Grid kept rejecting my faxes to get the accounts in my name. By this time, I am slow, doggedly slow, persistent to a fault, in trying to fax, going outside to call, then going in again to fax. An elderly man, the father of the library's director, asked me "is there anything I can do?" I asked please, let me call National Grid confirm i am sending these faxes, getting a "ok, sent successfully" confirmation, then National Grid says they don't have the fax or it isn't the document I faxed. He went in, talked to the National Grid until his voice was an octave higher, he reviewed my faxes, finally asked if he could access my folders, which have the information, use his email, and personally/professionally email the documents. He also vouched for me, saying he knew me to visit the library for over two years, what was their concern. The weather here is very cold sometimes, I was weakened from the move, couldn't get the National Grid into my accounts. This man helped me, whenever I can, there is a collection "purse" at the counter, I can leave dollar bills with no problem, if I do have them, rather than get a latte, or treat myself, I do know using a computer at Kinko's is costly. Though I may not be where I was economically, the usefulness of the library, the economic integrity it allows, the humanness of the people who work, attend for their children, help people keeps communities surviving. I am very grateful for the libraries here in Rhode Island, I try to visit the same library, though right now I cant carry books home, I can stop in rest, knowing I have someplace where I started over successfully, with extra help, then normal concerned help, too. Thank you very, very much. If ever they settle this car crash, you will be the recipient of about 10 percent of it, thank you very, very much. I appreciate all you've done, my elderly mom helped me until she is now too old, with advice, home skills, my son was also injured, has begun his own family, thank goodness. He is embarrassed I am not as skilled, though struggling, he is a good dad. His injuries show at times, where I need to help him through parenting, he does like his local library, takes his 3 sons to it. He has two new sons, did have one, making a larger family for himself he says now with a smile, in case I didn't make it. Thank you, GRAZI, to you, the local library, I did.
gwendolyngeeksthebiblePassed down through hundreds of generations, the Word of God is awesome! Its history is overwhelming and the stories are mind blowing. I was raised in the church and I spread the message of our loving God to all I encounter.
shirleygeeksteachingI love to share information and encourage others. Everyone has something to share; we all have knowledge and sharing is caring. I love teaching adults in the GED program and seeing them grow.
jessgeeksrunningI came to running later in life but find it is a great outlet and opportunity to energize and clear my mind. I coach a Girls on the Run team at my middle school and enjoy sharing my love of running with my students, too!
teresageekshummingbirdsMy 'babies' have left my region for this year, BOOHOOHOO!!!! But I look forward to their return in the spring. Shreve Memorial Library has kept me well supplied with material while the 'babies' are gone.
kristingeeksknittingI love to knit and find most of the best knitting books and magazines at my local library!
ericgeeksnaturephotographyMy local library is not only a great resource for books on photographic technique and great photo books, it also has nice landscaping. I like to take photographs there, especially in fall.
lynngeekstheartsPainting, drawing, crafting, photography, theater, music, I geek it all. It has defined who I am.
niyyateneegeekslocsI have always had a fascination for locs and afro-kinky hair. In Spring of 2013 I founded Locs Revolution with the mission of erasing the stigma against dreadlocks and Black hair.
kristinageeksrapmusicG-Dragon or by his real name Kwon Ji Yong, is a South Korean rapper, singer, songwriter, dancer, lyricist, producer, model, endorser, fashion icon, and is the leader of BIGBANG - a Korean Boy Group
emilygeeksreading&singing&horsesI have been singing ever since I was a little girl, and reading earlier than that. When I was little I went to my cousin's farm about 5 times a year and rode his horses. One day I want to be a professional singer.
judygeekswritingI always love to write something, whether it be a children's book or a fantasy story. I hope to one day make people happy with my stories, giving them the joy of reading that I have always had.
My dream is to be a rescue swimmer in the United States Coast Guard. I "geek" them because they are a huge asset to the effort of Search and Rescue. The glamarous part of their job is jumping out of helicopters and rescuing people in severe danger out on the water. On top of that they have to be able to give medical care to anyone they aid. This is a tough job, and they do it for very little pay.
I grew up at sea level on Maryland's Eastern Shore and made regular visits to our town's tiny cinder block library. After a stretch in the city, I moved to the Hudson Valley where I now work as a ski instructor and serve as a volunteer (as a past trustee) at our little library. Libraries connect people, ideas and places. They are open and free. There's no possible downside.
I love God, family and reading!
I love programming and making things work, whether it be applications for mobile devices, web sites, or robots on embedded hardware.
I love anything that has to do with books, movies or TV.
When I first read it, I hated it! Then, I tried it again and it became a huge part of my life. I'm always making references to it, and I learned so much from it! I geek Harry Potter.
And I didn't see one this summer!
I geek words because I am fascinated how we use a couple dozen symbols to explain the myriad ideas we have in our heads to try to get them into other heads, and how each language has its own style and habits, so not everything translates, but we try. I'm so geeky about words I became a medievalist as well as a novelist.
I almost fell in love with a vampire once. Well, if vampires where real I would definitely fall in love with one, but that is just me...ha ha!
I've wanted to catch serial killers my whole life. I've spent hundreds of hours reading about the most famous ones and the many lesser known ones.
We have an artistic side and I express mine on paper through my poetry.
Books are the knowledge of the world, it tears me apart to see a book destroyed in any way. And the word bibliophile is a pretty cool word.
I love ride in new places. Just going out for hours to clear my mind and get some exercise!
Oh the wonders of the woods, but one cannot always access the woods. Finding fairy house books at my local library connects me to nature and creativity and inspires the sense of wonder in this kid at heart!
Game nights are a fun way for local adults to meet new people, have some great food, and learn to play new games for free.
I love music all different kinds of music. My family is the most important thing on earth to me. And I try to carry God with me always.
I work at my local library. In my spare time I like to read YA novels. In the past few years I have been writing YA with the hopes of one day being published!
The genre is a playground for people to share some of the most creative and exciting scenes in film history. The sheer ingenuity of special effects crews are always amazing!
I love being a mom and being able to care for and raise my children!
He is my soul mate.
I have love the Disney movie The Little Mermaid and have fantasized that I was a mermaid like her swimming free in the ocean and having many ocean friends. There would be no rules for me to follow and I could do whatever I wanted whenever I wanted. I write stories about sea creatures that are like mermaids and I simply love mermaids and the ocean. It is the greatest. That is what I geek at the library.
I greek music because it has always been a part of my life. Singing and listening to music is a pickup and get up to my spirit.
When I was a senior in high school I received a leading role in a musical called Hair Spray as Motormouth Maybelle. My choir teacher gave me the courage to not be ashamed of what may happen and just go for it.
I just started school and I'm truly excited about the things I'm learning. I share with my husband and son what new things I did in school. Learning makes me feel empowered and self efficient. That is something that I am happy to pass on to my child.
A lifelong geek, I always took photos of weather and nature from my geeky point of view. I am always amazed when what I saw came out on film.
I love to cook and am always on the hunt for a new recipe to try. Libraries are wonderful places to find just about anything that you are looking for!
With continual budget reductions and library staff cuts, more and more libraries are forced to operate on smaller budgets, smaller staffs and with less resources. It is my goal to provide knowledge through social media for my community all for the same low price of a library card...totally FREE! Your library card is Information, information is knowledge and knowledge is power!
I geek video games because I am good at any video game and I just like playing. I mostly like killing and driving games.
I like to draw pictures every day especially if I feel depressed and sad.
I feel like an important part of something, like I'm needed in band. It makes me proud, and feel like I have a talent.
Self taught in elementary school and still folding in college.
I help customers buy, sell and rent property in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.
samanthageeksretroI like old and different, I even like making my own stuff. Things that really pique my interest are things like streampunk, cosplaying and making all my outfits myself. Streampunk is a theme of the Victorian age with stream and gears; it’s fun because it’s just like cosplaying where I can become something else. With making outfits myself, there won’t be a copy of me anywhere. It’s my retro theme that fits.
I love to play music and dance.
I started writing poetry as a way to cope with mental illness and later shared it with my dad as we both coped with the grief of losing my grandmother (his mother) to Alzheimer's disease. Now it is how he and I connect with each other, it's our special thing.
I believe in supporting your local economy and we have lots of wonderful things made in Louisiana that most locals don't know about.
It's like exploring something that only a select special few get to see. Every dive is unique.
Whenever I feel sad, happy or angry, music is there; it helps me feel better.
Photography filled an empty spot in my life and became something that I love. I devote all my free time to this passion.
I love to play basketball whenever I can. The feeling when you don't let your opponent score is rewarding. But when I score it gives me more drive to play harder.
Geek, nerd, call it what you want, I love any form of doctor from the old ones to the new ones, it's all Whovian to me. David Tennant being my favorite of course, it's all very winnly, wobbly, timey, wimey stuff.
calebgeekscarsI love cars, they are my favorite thing. When I see a car parked, I check how fast it goes. And when I get older I want to own a Lamborghini.
I'm always looking to try a new recipe.
As a kid I was always the one to dance everytime a song played and I still do it to this day.
I am an assistant librarian in a small small town and I love to read. Fiction, nonfiction, young adult juvenile fiction and juvenile nonfiction and all the way down to easy readers. I like to look at encyclopedias, how-to books, cookbooks even the phone book.
I love reading! I wish I could do it all day long.
I love vampires. The different stories that people come up with is what got me interested in reading books. If it hadn't been for books, then I don't know if I ever would have been so passionate about reading. The differences in writing styles is absolutely amazing. Some say vampires just get weak in sunlight, others that if they don't wear a spelled piece of jewelry or sunscreen that they will burn up. And some vampires just can't stand it because it makes them ill. All of these different twists and turns is what makes vampires so amazing to me.
I love pretty much every fictional book I've ever read. If there's a chance for me to visit a world that I can't access anywhere else, I'm all in.
(Still being written) I geek Doctor Who.
I love the deer, the ducks, the herons, the eagles and the egret.
I love Lake Cadjaw in Honesdale, PA. Lake Cadjaw was formed by the D & H Canal Company that brought coal to NYC in the 1800s. It is a georgeous place to sit back and relax. Mother Nature at her best!!
Pottery, writing, photography . . . these are the things that get my geek on and make me feel creatively fulfilled and satisfied!
I just love studying it!
I love ordering books online at my new ocean view library in Encinitas. They email me when they are ready to pick up and I read all sorts of authors. My library can locate books from all libraries in California and it's great to see when I can look forward to receiving them. The pick up area is tagged by last name and really fast when checking out with their new computers. I love the drop box outside.
The more I learn about biology and the chemistry behind it, the more amazed I become! There is still so much more that we do not know - an entire frontier within our genes and inner workings.
I'm a hometown Oklahoma girl and I love anything creative...movies, photos, the written word, music, art. You name it! I share this love with my 6 year old daughter and anyone who will listen.
I take yoga at the library. I meet nice people at the library and can find all the books and DVDs I can check out at the library. Most mornings you will find me at the library doing something I geek so that is why I geek the library.
When I was younger I used to stand on stage a lot, mostly with a microphone in my hand. Still I feel the prickling feeling when I get near to one.
Anything that has to do with lovey-dovey-mushy happy endings are my favorite. Who doesn't love a good romance once in a while?
I love performing and expression as a mime!
I learned to knit by watching my grandmother and aunts. Across from my grandmother's house was a small rural library. I loved to go there as a kid and would habitually check out copies of The Magic School Bus and as I aged, I continued to scour the library for everything they had. That teeny library is responsible for my love of reading, I'd say.
I work at a few libraries in Rhode Island and I am loving promoting geekthelibrary! When I am not working, I find myself watching shows like Haven, Doctor Who, and Supernatural. As far as books go, I love Michael Crichton and Neil Gaiman!
Better than a vacation. Rain falling, snuggled in bed or some comfy clothes, phone off and a good piece of fiction. Ahhhh.
I start my day and end my night creating with polymer clay. I went to a week long summer camp and learned to use polymer clay and haven't stopped creating.
While I think our society is amazing and wonderful in its complexity, I also believe it makes us very vulnerable. I love making myself more self-reliant by learning to grow and preserve food, cook with a solar oven, and keep food, water, and fuel on hand "just in case". The family joke is, "After the zombie apocalypse..."
Not just any board game. There is a whole niche market of board games for board game enthusiasts which has largely been underground but has been growing of late. Board gaming stimulates the mind, provides outlets for social interaction, and unlike video games, they often don't lose their value with a new system. And they're fun, challenging, confrontational, cooperative, simple - whatever you're in the mood for. There is a game for it.
I just moved to this community a few months ago and quickly discovered the local library. I had opted not to have cable TV but do own a set which includes a built-in DVD player. The library has been a wonderful, friendly, helpful place to find great movies, TV series and documentaries for me to enjoy in my spare time. I also have discovered a love of painting and drawing and of course, find plenty of reference and instructional materials at the library. They know me on a first name basis, and I them...what a welcome to my new neighborhood!
I think it’s very important to learn about the history of your own country as well as the countries your nations had a war with over the years. I think we should forgive them for they cannot be held responsible for what their forefathers have done and not argue with each and not to look down on one and other.
The sun has always regenerated my spirit. I love everything connected to sunshine. The beaches, sand, water, warm air, swim attire, the families laughing and having a good time. The plant life that beautifies the planet during the seasons. The festivals playing all through the year. And just, laying out under the sun's warmth, and just enjoying this life.
When I prepare my own food, I know what I am eating. Therefore, I can be certain I am not eating processed food and it's also more economical.
As a new, online addition to the public libraries in Rhode Island, we're passionate about helping others geek what they geek!
I geek computers.
It's pretty legit.
I have no major league team loyalty, I just love everything about watching live baseball. I've even been known to keep a scorecard on more than a few occasions!
I love my library. They support me and know that I love to read. They all know me by name, and read there twice a week even though I take home five books. I love to read. I have also started volunteering there. My dream job.
It all started when I was in my high school's choir; I was an alto. When we would learn a new song to sing, I would write the notes. Later I would try and play them on the school's piano. When my parents saw that I had a interest in the piano, they bought me my own keyboard. Now I'm taking piano lessons and learning how to play sheet music.
Since I was a child, my fascination was with mimes and how they send a message with actions and movements. In college, my theatre major got a chance to see a famous mime do his performance...thinking maybe someday that's what I’d like to do! Now I'm a young senior baby boomer who does my own mime routine and continues to use the library as my geek source! You can find out more about AmyBeth and pictures at AmyBeth Parravano/Facebook.com.
With good tires, clear sunsets and great music, why not geek a relaxing drive!
In books, films and television, I love a good plot that makes me think about what happened and why. I guess it's the English major in me coming out; stories are a lens through which we view the past, present and potential future. Stories are a medium for philosophical discussions, warnings and hope. I geek them hard.
I read almost everyday. It's my chance to escape to my own little world. I become the character in the book and no longer remember about my everyday struggle. The public library gives me this chance to be someone else for a bit wheb I can't afford my own books.
The Cybils awards are given each year by bloggers for the year's best children's and young adult titles in various categories, nominated by the public. This year I'm the blogger in charge of the Middle Grade sci fi/fantasy!
I love tryng to solve them.
I drive one hour every morning to my teaching job and another hour home each night. I love the public library website where I can organize my reading list and request books on CD. I receive a phone call and then drive by and pick the book up—simple and no loss of valuable time. I'm sharing my love of listening to books with my students as well when I bring the books into class and play excerpts of our high school novels for them. The library has made reading come alive for me again. Yeah!
When I was little, I read my first Marvel comic and fell in love with all the superheroes. My particular favorite was Captain America. The goodness that was in him and his constant willingness to sacrifice himself for everyone else was a reminder that some people can still truly be good.
I find the tradition that began in Dartmoor, England, to be fascinating! The hobby has transformed in North America, and has just celebrated its 15th birthday! So carve a stamp, open your logbook, and go plant a lock and lock with them inside for others to find—in the woods, near the shore, or even at your local library!
Recently, I've become more and more intrigued by musicals—of new and old origin. The stories in them are just beautiful and they're gorgeously portrayed.
I recently fell in love with 'Doctor Who' and have been completely obsessed with the entire series. David Tennant and Matt Smith are amazing! When I was a kid, 'Harry Potter' was my escape from the bullies in school. Harry, Hermione and Ron saved my life. I have always had an obsession with felines and currently have five. And hopefully one day I will become a writer and get to share my own stories with the world!
Did you know the city's official Latin motto (written after a catastrophic 1805 fire) translates to 'We hope for better things; it shall rise from the ashes'? How beautiful is that?
I have been curious about my family's roots as long I can remember. I love doing customs like high tea and pulling christmas crackers. My friends like to tease me by calling me 'Lady York' because I know fun facts about the royal family, about England and about English and Celtic history.
Learning is important to me, and always will be. The libraries in my life have always been an invaluable source of research and entertainment for me, and I plan on working in them to pay back that favor!
I can't save them all, but in a country this great there is no reason why thousands of innocent animals should be euthanized every year. We as a country are better than that. I believe we must care for those you can't do for themselves.
janicegeekshorses&thewest&helpingpeopleI love Cimarron, New Mexico a small green community nestled into the Rockies at the beginning of the plains with streams, horses, bison and honest people. The mountains and horses give me gratitude to God for the gifts in healing I can share. I need horses, their smells, dark eyes and power to give me back energy to help those God gives me in their bodies.
Hello my name is Mike. I have an interest in ephemeral film, non-fiction films usually made for educational, industrial, or promotional purposes. I particularly like ones made between the 1940s and the 1980s The different ideas and issues in these films always turns me back to the library.
I love writing. However, with most writing I do there is an audience on the other end that is influencing how express myself. Not so with blogging. When I blog, I feel like I am writing into the limitless void. I do not know where my writing is going and I do not know what it does when it gets "there". But more importantly, I am awed by what treasures they pick up on their journeys and the souvenirs they bring back when ever they come back for a visit. As you can see, I feel like once I write them, my blogs take on a life of their own.
Ever since I was young I'd do flips and the splits. One day I stumbled into a dance class signed-up and I've been doing acro since (approaching my 4th year). I love performing and practicing acrobatics, it is the best thing ever!
My husband bought me my first dirt bike in January 2013. I'm hooked! At first I was scared, but after practicing every weekend I really enjoy riding. It forces my mind to focus on just one thing and I find that to be very therapeutic. We took the bikes on vacation and had a blast! I can't wait for more adventures in the future!
I have a fascination for the language and have been teaching myself for years.
My sisters read anime, so I picked one up and I just love them. It doesn't really matter which type they are, anime is just so fun to read.
I LOVE Harry Potter!
I'm mainly interested in the history of NYCs Five Families and Sicilian heritage.
I love to learn how to do new things from crafts to technology to fixing the sink. There isn't much you can't do with a little knowledge and the will to try.
I am a teenage otaku who fell in love with Japan when I was 10 or 11. I have learned a few words in Japanese, and I love anime and manga. I am a fanfiction authour for the things I love and I like to meet other otakus (Japanese for geek/nerd) like me.
When I was eight, me and my older cousin would go skating at a roller rink. I was horrible at it and I thought I would never get the hang of it. But I pushed myself to the limit for six years. Now I'm like the best skater ever. I love skating so much it's like addiction.
I went to my friend's house and met her chickens while I was there. I instantly fell in love with them and started begging my parents for chickens as soon as I got in my mom's car. Now I have four beautiful chickens (Kiki, Lola, June and Sumer) that I love!
While I am a dog person, I recently discovered parrots and just cant get enough of these wild, beautiful, comic creatures! We now have 3 parrots living in 'our flock' and every day is an adventure with these special birds!
My mom had got me into braiding hair and I enjoy it so much I decided that is what I want to do for a living. Braiding everybody together.
I was once a person left for dead, no one believed that I would ever have a purpose. I've found that I can help others to recognize that with a little help they can do anything. Even read! Adult literacy tutoring makes a difference.
Lobsters & steamers & corn on the cob & sailing & waterskiing & swimming & saltwater taffy & beautiful sunsets & beaches all on the one island where I grew up.
I have been teaching and performing piano for over 40 years and have been able to learn something new every day when I read a piece of music.
It's something that my whole family enjoys and we do together!
As a young man, I got into Tae kwon do for the challenge of it all. It became apparent to me early on that it would be my true vocation in life; to become a master instructor. With over 28 years of teaching this empowering art form to thousands of students, I have learned as an instructor that your students are the reason you can continuously better yourself. The student forces you to learn how to grow and be better. Helping students, both young and old alike, learn how to empower themselves to realize their own dreams and achieve their own goals, is the best gift you can ever hope to receive out of life. It is the greatest give and take.
The Harry Potter books became a phenomenon as I was growing up. My father and I would read the books in a single sitting, and discuss them for hours on end, until we had made "official" predictions for the series. These books piqued my interest in fantasy as a genre. Rich in symbolism, character-development, magic, and lyrical prose, fantasy epitomizes great literature. Soon, I learned to write my own stories and read critically. I finished college with my B.A. in English, and started working at the library. Currently, dad and I are discussing "The Song of Ice and Fire" series by George R. R. Martin. I hope we never stop sharing those magical tales with each other.
This is not so much a story as an ongoing challenge. For a "super senior" type person (way over 65) I am constantly amazed by the weird and odd things computers do AND can do; I’ll never learn even a quarter of it. However, I geek talking computers with geekers far more advanced than I in how to get around and foil the idiosyncrasies of computers while cursing computers and their crashes, blanking outs, warnings and just their foibles. Thus, do I the Captain of my Compu-Ship claim my geeking spot as, El Camino Real geeks geekers! Ho-le!
I'm a huge vampire fan. The Silver Kiss was the first vampire novel that I ever read and it gave me the love for vampire books I have today!
Years ago I took up running. Among other things, I loved the feeling of euphoria I received from the release of endorphins. Older now, not wanting to tax my skeletal structure and inspired by both Bryson’s book "A Walk in the Woods" and the movie "The Way," I have begun hiking. I must admit the slower pace was a little difficult to get used to; however, the multifaceted benefits are there. I especially love being out in nature for long periods of time in all kinds of weather.
For as long as I could remember I had a passion for music. Now that I'm older I found a violin class at my school and instantly fell in love with the orchestra. Now I have my own violin and I will always play the violin.
I started writing poetry when I was ten years old.
I am been in love with horse. I have ridden a horse more than 40 times.
I love to write. I have finished one novel and I'm in the process of trying to publish it. I am also a teenager.
I stumbled on to Sudoku puzzles. I have solved other kinds of puzzles and I love numbers; Sudoku’s contain both. I can do various types of puzzles. I do puzzles daily, whether they are in books, in newspapers or online. I introduced these puzzles to my family and they do them regularly as well.
I received my first preserved butterfly several years ago for Christmas. It was a Charles Darwin butterfly. I was enchanted by such a thing as I am a lover of the natural world and butterflies.
I began decorating cakes several years ago when my children were younger so that I could bake them beautiful and creative cakes. Then the whole cupcake craze kicked in and I was hooked! I love how one little hand held sweet can put such a big smile on faces. The flavor combinations are endless and I can show my creative side! Every day I look at Pinterest for ideas, and I have closets full of sprinkles, cupcake wrappers, candies and decorating tools. About two years ago I made a French toast flavored cupcake and my sister-in-law gave me business cards with my new nickname, The Cake Architect. The library is a big resource for cookbooks, design inspiration and guidebooks on how to photograph my cupcakes and make them tastier. I geek cupcakes!
I have loved books for as long as I can remember and have always had a library card. I don't know what I would do without my books!!
I fulfilled a life-long dream when I moved to the country. I wanted to try my hand at raising farm animals, but didn't know where to begin. A rural library program helped me realize I was not ready for the expense of horses. The conversation at the library's coffee hour introduced me to the idea of goats, small, docile, and great eaters of unwanted brush and brambles. I borrowed every book I could find on goats, narrowed my preferences down to Tennessee Fainters, and now thoroughly enjoy raising goats and spending time in the fields while they munch down the poison ivy.
I'm not old enough to have experienced Radio's Golden Age from 1930 to 1950. I can however discover CDs of the old time shows like Superman or Suspense by checking them out at the library. I can also read about the radio stars and how the shows were put together, especially the great sound effects that motion pictures still use today.
Ever since I was little I always loved the anime lifestyles of every single character I came to know.
I am an aspiring writer that will be getting a book published very soon. I am also a teenager.
I've been fond of stories about magic ever since I was a kid. Places filled with powers that you could call upon and save yourself. I later found that my magic was reading.
After watching a few soccer games and seeing the energy both on and off the field, I WAS IN LOVE. I found more than a sport; I found a passion. I saw that passion in the fans more than any other fanbase of any other sport. That passion and intensity flows through anyone involved, whether playing or watching. If I had to compare it to anything, I'd compare it to finding a religion. Something touches you, you find it healing, and you start to base your life around certain foundations of that religion.
It's not called "The Beautiful Game" for nothing. The sport itself is beautiful. Beautiful plays, beautiful goals, and yes, beautiful players and (some) fans. Nothing has demonstrated the equality sports can provide more than soccer. Anyone can play the sport. It doesn't matter if you're scrawny and 5'2", or muscular and 6'5". You don't even need proper equipment. You can play anywhere with any particular round object! You can play by yourself, just by juggling the ball. I have seen soccer break down the barriers of language, race, politics, creed and color, that we otherwise buildup.
In the past century, there have been governments that have burned books, outlawed certain literature, and even closed all libraries. Even in America, there are uncountable cases of schools banning books, even classics like Huckleberry Finn. Despots recognize that literature, and the reading of it, is one of the most powerful tools for spreading ideas, public awareness of issues, etc. I geek the liberty our forefathers promised us. The liberty to read and promote the ideas that are important to me, and the values I hold dear, without censorship or monitoring. The library is one of those liberty links that cannot allowed to be broken.
My whole life, since the day I was born, I have loved to learn and explore. Every day I am acquiring new skills! I am always bursting with questions about the whole world around me; I want to unlock the world's mysteries.
I have always been interested in technology and computers. From a young age I was always tearing things apart to figure out how they worked. This severed me well in my ten years as a United States Air Force and the library was always a place I could go to lean more.
Blogging is a real place where you can express yourself and let out what is on your mind without feeling like you're bothering someone.
When I was seven, I found the old Boxcar Children series in my library's kids' section. I WAS HOOKED! I think everyone has to find one series in their life that they love and the library can help with that.
I love letters, words, communication, the beauty and power of typography and design, and everything we can build and bridge with letters as our building blocks. Letters are the fundamental particle of our emotional, intellectual universe.
I've always loved comics, books, cartoons/anime, and costumes. I went to my first convention in 2003 and was blown away by everything, especially the costumes. Several years later, I bought a costume to wear and became addicted to costuming/cosplay. Not long after, I taught myself how to sew and now make my own costumes. I've even made a few for others! It's become a way of life!
I love to coupon! My passion began during my graduate school years when a classmate of mine introduced me to the couponing world! I saw how much one can save and being a student with loans...I needed to find out how to save! This has been a great hobby of mine and I enjoy it! Every Sunday I look forward to the newspaper and even search online for coupons.
I geek Pretty Little Liars even though most adults see it as merely a form of entertainment for youth. I see it as an outlet for teens to gain more confidence in themselves. They're also more likely to pick up a Pretty Little Liars book on the go and compare it to the show.
I love to take pictures of the smallest flower to the biggest mountain.
sarahgeeksukulelesI picked up my first uke at a pawn shop and couldn't put it down. Learning how to play was fun and exciting and it has only gotten better!
I am eleven years old, and love to write! I am a huge geek for it. Writing is my escape, and whenever I can I make up stories. I hope to be published!
As a kid I always loved riding my bike around. When I learned to drive, my bike was forgotten until I started dating someone who liked to stay fit. We bought bikes together and I rediscovered my love. I no longer am with the person I dated, but still have the same bike frame and have added more bikes.
I think everyone should have a passion whether it is reading or excercise or helping others. Find what moves you and MOVE THE WORLD.
My library is a great source for finding out about different breeds of horses, stories about horses, how to work with horses and different training methods. It's my one stop reading place about horses!
I started playing and my dad said let's go to the library and check out the books that you need for school. When I got done checking out and got to get a bookmark and found this website, that's how I got here.
I love animals, they are so cute. I would love to ride a horse one day!
My grandmother was an artist drawing illustrations for department store catalogs. She has always been my inspiration to be an artist. Using her inspiration and my love for art I try to pursue my dreams as well as acknowledge others.
I have loved helping people since I was a little girl. I became a nurse because I like to help people. Every day I know that I am helping some living a happy life. Putting smiles on faces and seeing laughter makes my day.
Worked as a proofreader for over 5 years now, love reading and grammar, linguistics and research! On my way through library science now!
I love shoes. "Love" would be an understatement; a problem is would be the right way to put it. Food makes you to fat, clothes get worn out, but shoes always fit and they always look good. I love inexpensive shoes even more than brand names, colors and styles. Shoes are fun and look nice and they are what I geek.
I have loved photography since I was eight years old and wanted a camera for my 9th birthday. I got a cheap $1.00 camera from the Dollar Tree. Then I gave up on it for a while until it came to my 7th grade year. I started 4H and one of the clubs was a photography club and that restarted my interest in photography. I entered three contests – after much encouragement from my mom and grandpa – and won second place on three of my entrees.
I am passionate about crocheting with all kinds of threads and fibers. I saw my grandmother crochet and know it's a great way to express creativity. I started crocheting when I was a child. I feel that every fiber of my being revolves around it; I'm lost with out it. My life flows when I feel productive and can produce something of beauty. I hope I inspire others to crochet. The library has so many books to teach you how to get started. They also have the advanced and more creative books as well, which show new teachings and innovative ways to use crochet. Some books even have free patterns. What else could be better that getting free patterns? Peace, love and crochet.
I love Joseph Gordon-Levitt and all of his movies and TV shows.
I have a cat while all my friends have dogs.
I have been a fan of horror novels and movies since the age of three. I've been called weird and accused of being obsessed with horror and death. As for the supernatural, I also love those kinds of books, movies, and TV shows. I love ghosts, hauntings, stuff like that. Oh, and I also absolutely LOVE anything to do with vampires!
I love fonts. I love the shapes of letters and how SIZE and s p a c i n g change the message. I love how a typestyle can evoke a feeling and alter the weight of a word. Letters, l e t t e r s, LETTERS!
I love to take melodies--any melody, classical or current--and work them in jazz, blues or straight performance. A favorite composer is Borodin. It's fun to play his melodies straight, then gear them up to jazz, blues or even Caribbean rhythms.
I listen to books at work while others are listening to music.
I am six years old and I love animals. We have cats at home and my friend Debbie has dogs and horses. I can read about all kinds of animals at the library and sometimes they have a programs and bring animals to the library to touch and learn about. Miss Heather at the library helps me pick out books sometimes.
I love everything scrapbooking. I love the paper, flowers and family memories. I know that someday my grandkids will look back at these photos to enjoy the art and story of our family. I do it to preserve our family history and express my creativity. My kids love looking at themselves and remembering the fun we are having during this thing called life. The library has scrapbooking books and cricut cartridges you can take home and return. The average cartridge is $39.00 in the store. Free is a great bargain during these economic times.
If you geek genealogy, the library is the best place to be. As more and more records and indexes get digitized, it becomes very expensive to keep private subscriptions to all of the database providers. The library subscribes to multiple databases which you can access for free. Also, the staff helps with guidance on sources online and in print.
Quite a few years ago, I took a Zumba class at my local YMCA and loved it. However, I could no longer afford membership there and missed my Zumba classes. Years later, one of my friends posted on Facebook that she was going to a Zumba party in a nearby town. So, I decided to 'crash' it. I had a great time and after the party, I met the instructor and she informed me about when and where her classes were held. I've been a regular for years and I geek Zumba because it's fun. I love socializing, dancing, and it's stress relieving! I take classes five times a week now!
I'm obsessed with music. I'm the only 19 year old I know who listens to NPR for fun and travels over two hours to hear Mahler's 2nd symphony performed live. My library has a great CD section! I've also spent much time in their music reference section. I've gained so much knowledge there. I'm sure I will continue to utilize my library's resources my whole life.
I have just started quilting in the last few years and the library has provided me with contact info for local quilting guilds, the best videos and books that teach different techniques. I could never afford all these items on my own, and with my library card the library supports my love of quilting in different ways.
This summer has been very exciting. First we find a baby duck, which got stuck in a tangle of weeds and didn't know how to get out. We obviously couldn't leave it there so we had to get it out. After two hours of trying he finally got out. We then called my mom to come pick us up and to help figure out what to do with this duckling. We decided we had no other choice but to keep him until he can defend himself. We have housed him for about two months now. He is happy and loves following our dog around. He is now fully feathered and is learning how to fly. Our Dino duck is ready to go to the local pond with all the other ducks to see a lady who feeds them every day. Dino, like most mallard ducks, is going to fly south for the winter. Maybe, after his flight south he might even pay us a visit!
I'm a freelance artist, I just love reading comics and making art.
I don't worry too much about where I am or who sees me; I'm a guy and I love to work with yarn, whether it’s knitting, spinning, or the occasional crochet project. I love yarn's tactile qualities; it can be soft and sensual, it can be rustic and a bit 'granola,' it can be vibrant or soothing, it can be pliable and shaped into anything I decide, and at times it can be a challenge to use convincingly. Yarn inspires me with both its simplicity and its possibility. It teaches me about the process behind the things that we buy and own, and connects me to different segments of society I never would have imagined – teachers, retailers, designers, farmers, bloggers, artists, fashionistas, biologists, mathematicians – men and women of many backgrounds, children and elderly alike. Working with yarn has made conversations with complete strangers possible, even for this shy guy. Yarn allows me to multitask; it has even helped me sit still long enough to read a few books. It connects me to my world, as well as giving me my own little place to go and hide. I love that my local libraries make some excellent knitting and spinning resources available when I need them.
In high schools, community groups and in libraries. I love open discussions were people talk, listen and learn from reading books.
I geek Harry Potter. I've gotten so into the story that I listen to the books on tape now. The copy I borrowed from the library was subsequently eaten by my bulldog, immediately after I had put in an application for employment. They did hire me, but I of course had to replace the copy.
I am a nurse and I love helping the ones that come into my life. I love helping all my family and friends when they need me.
I have always enjoyed the library. I take my nieces and grandson there now. I have even read the "Box Car Children" to my adult child and my grandson. They loved it. A good way to spend quality time with kids, build reading skills and it opens a child's mind.
My name is Francis and my story starts about a kid born and raised in Ireland. I grew up by the ocean and my best memories where fishing and camping and these memories tie me to my beliefs. I believe the best things in life are free. If you look back to your best childhood memories chances are nature was part of it. Back to my story, I left Ireland at the age of 13 kicking and screaming as I loved Ireland and missed my childhood buddies. In Ireland I owned the block and there was not one person that did not know the Smyth family. I got lost as a child when I came to Canada and due to a learning disability I lost my voice. That being said, I was not always welcomed by others and for those that took the time to know me, I compensated with humor and love. My mother was a gifted writer and loved reading and my father was gifted with self pride, stood his ground for what he believed. He was a strong minded stubborn person and it took me to the age of 42 to totally understand why standing for what you believe takes a strong man.
So why join the geek club at 43? Well, because I am on a journey that does not have an agenda and it involves a motorcycle, a hammock and nature. As a kid from a family of 4 boys and 1 year growing up with little money we were blessed with freedom and nature. From tree forts to homemade kites we learned to use our hands and imagination and everything we learned was from trial and error. With that said, my motorcycle has taken me to places in nature that reminds me of my childhood. Today I sit at the Zion Public library in Utah and for the first time in my life (my mum will be smiling) I have realized that libraries are amazing. A peaceful place that promotes healthy living and again like best thing in life it’s free. My last stop was in Sedona and every morning I would go to the Holy Cross Chapel for prayer. Now that I am in the Zion Canyon I will go to the public library to read in silence.
Let me leave you with a prayer from my grandmother whom I miss dearly. If you have food on your table and a roof over your head let you pray you have nothing less and let you pray you ask for nothing more. Thank GEEK for taking the time to allow people to share their story.
I love to learn about our world through the words of other world travelers. Go beyond the ordinary life - read books from your local library.
Lived in Sitka, Alaska (from NY) on an internship for my Art History degree, where I got my first tattoo, a Tlingit raven. I camp every summer, read like crazy, travel as much as I can, and can't live without music.
I love theater because it's a great outlet. I don't have to be myself for a couple hours and I get to hang out with outgoing fantastic people with whom I share the same interests. I love theater because it's live entertainment. All the magic is happening right then and there. I love theater because I can relate to a character when I'm down or sad. I love theater because there is something for everyone. Whether it's acting, singing and dancing onstage or working with lights, music, costumes, scenery, makeup, hair and more backstage. I love theater because it has brought me out of my shell and made me discover what I want to do in life and what makes me happy.
I like to read, a lot. I read science fiction, and I read fantasy, and I read mystery novels, and I read romance novels, and I read adventure novels, and I read adult contemporary novels. I read non-fiction. I read YA fiction. I read picture books. If I owned all of the books that I have read, or wish to read, I would quickly run out of money and then space. As a result, I love libraries. Access to a library, for me, is not a luxury, but a necessity.
I love salsa dancing with a passion because it is exciting, riveting, romantic, passionate and much more. I'm learning Spanish also to make me more one (if that is even possible) with the dance.
I geek a bunch of things: music, books, LOTR, Firebird, Starwars, mysteries, sci-fi, poetry, writing, dancing, my siblings, my friends, knitting, crocheting, Finding Nemo, and many more. I love listening to music any time of day. LOTR, Firebird, and Star Wars are my favorite series. I love reading books, especially sci-fi and mysteries. All the rest of the things I mentioned are thing I love. To be truthful, I think that everyone has more that one thing to geek about. They just need to stop and realize it.
I love to cook because it is the most important job in the world. I love to cook because I love food. I love to think about combining textures, flavors and colors; I think about it a lot. I get ridiculously excited when I come up with an idea for something new to make. Cooking dinner is one of my greatest pleasures in life. I believe cooking is like creating art, you use your imagination and creativity.
I love to take pieces of fabric in various colors and watch as they transform into a beautiful quilt. It's really relaxing and it makes me smile.
I love to listen to music. I visit the library every day and grab a CD. I even listen to music while I read!
My husband volunteered at our local library teaching computer classes. I had always been a book lover, but thought of libraries as dated and "fiction only." Now I work at the library because I love being there so much!
I love gardening, canning and the idea of a self sustaining homestead! My husband and I help our aunt and uncle with their small farm. We raise cows, pigs and chickens (both for meat and eggs) and have vegetables galore - plus fruit trees! I'm learning what it takes to care for our own bees so we can not only enjoy the honey but also assist our garden in producing its best fruits and vegetables. Now, if we only had time to add a dairy cow or two I could make my own cheese!
I am a writer and I read the dictionary by keeping bookmarkers in 4 or 5 different letter sections; i.e., words beginning with the letter "S" and that way it is not a daunting task. It's interesting to learn word derivatives and I enjoy reading vocabulary books because it's learning via osmosis--the words just pop out (usually appropriately) as intelligent, articulate conversation.
I am a mechanical engineer working with robots in factories. I also enjoy getting kids excited about technology and engineering!
I love working a piece of polymer clay in my hands and transforming it into something fun and whimsical that will make people smile.
I love to read them because they are so easy to get into.
I love getting tattoos and piercings. My first piercing was when I was 16 and once when I was 18 when I acquired five more piercings. I got my first tattoo when I was 18 and after it healed I continued to visit my favorite shop in Cadillac, Michigan called Perfect Tattoos. I now have seven tattoos I want and need more, but it costs money to do them. That’s my story.
I love spending time in the 582.16 section of the nonfiction collection at the library. It's fun to learn to identify trees and find out how they are so important to our lives. Trees symbolize strength, courage and endurance to me. I try to encourage others to care for trees too.
I am a nurse and I love to help people who are sick become well from the medicine and comfort measures that I provide. Helping healing hands.
I love being a mother. I feel guilty about working so much and not being available to send quality time with my daughter. We have mother and daughter day and that seems to help with spending quality time together.
I love painting and I like to read about all kinds of art. Recently I have become interested in Salvador Dali and everything about his life. I also like movies and I believe I have seen all of Brad Pitt's movies, he is my favorite actor.
I love salsa dancing! I go out salsa dancing at least three times a week. As well as teach private lessons and sometimes group lessons. It's a great way to express yourself, let off some steam, meet people and have fun with friends. One of my favorite things about salsa dancing is that regardless of what language you speak we can understand each other on the dance floor!
I'm obsessed with the gym. I love to workout seven days a week. I once weighed 65 pounds heavier and now I'm a healthy new person. I love the feeling and sense of accomplishment leaving the gym sweaty, but strong. Whenever I feel like skipping I look at an old picture of myself and I'm off to the gym again!
Everything about the ukulele, from its warm tone to its vibrant sound evokes feelings of love and happiness. I have been playing for just under a year and already know almost all the chords and can play anything I want.
I geek music because it has a lot of different beats and you can also make your own kind.
I geek designing; my dream is to one day become an interior designer. I want to create new spaces and transform them into unique and different spaces. I love drawing; it is one of my biggest passions in life. I love to express myself and play with colors, textures and different materials used to designing something new! Drawing also relaxes me and develops my imagination to create new spaces and experiment with new ideas in my art. My dad has a small construction company and my dream is to be a great designer so that he and I can start a company.
I love Urban Style Ballroom Dancing. I participate in the dance at least two to three times a week. I usually dance at Al's Place which is for mature adults. It's good exercise, you meet great people and have loads of fun. See you on the dance floor!
I am three and a half and I geek making up my own stories since I could talk. My mom would make up bedtime stories for me and now I make up bedtime stories for both of us. It is a fun way to learn new words and use my imagination.
Beanie Boos have been my passion since I was six. I've always liked them and I now I have 15 Beanie Boos. I care a lot about them.
I love the feelings of being a mother. Since I was very young, I always hoped to be a mother especially since I have no brothers or sisters. Now I have two daughters and I love caring for my daughters. I give them everything they need without expecting anything in return. They do not need to say “thank you mother” because they are part of me and I always advise them to do better in their lives. I geek being a mother and these feelings often overcome me and happy tears fill my eyes. Hearing my daughters say “I love you” to me and seeing kindness in their hearts every day with honest feelings are the most pride I expect in my life. Being responsible for whom they are become and their value fills me with confidence. It is a wonderful thing to be a mother because my daughters are the lights of my life.
I love to learn everything that is useful in my life because every time I learn something new, I feel like I am the happiest person in the world. Therefore, I love going to school every day because it has many subjects that I have to learn about such as history, math, science and etc.
I love to crochet and tat for charity projects like the 1st Covenant Church Hat and Mitten Pantry, Project Christmas, and Northern Lights Church. I also make baby blankets for friends.
Most people wouldn't be able to tell by my appearance, but I absolutely love anime and video games. I'll leave out copyrighted names but in the last month alone I've watched over 200 episodes of a particular anime. I used to pick on my older brother for his love of this stuff but sure enough the more I watched it the more I loved it.
I've always been infatuated with vintage trinkets, not like 90s vintage, but like 40s and 50s vintage. I hope to have a vintage inspired wedding one day.
The Lord of the Rings movies has brought my dad and I closer. I love the movies so much that he and I have a movie marathon every month were we watch all three movies and The Hobbit.
If you want to learn about tractors buy one. Then get some books from the library about that tractor and don't be afraid to get your hands dirty. There is also a lot of information on the internet, which is also available at the library.
I am a sucker for designs, especially clean, minimalistic designs. The use of white spaces always catches my eye because it makes you focus both on the vastness of the white space and the space occupied by the main subject. Nothing is neglected in a minimalistic design. You appreciate the nothingness and the existence of the whole piece. Simply brilliant!
The first time I watched a kid was when I was three years old. At the age of twelve, I volunteered at a day care. I have been caring for children all of my life. I enjoy spending time with kids as they make me laugh and I learn from them.
I will admit that I like a lot of things, but I absolutely LOVE being a mother. Bringing my son into this world and nurturing, teaching and watching him grow is amazing. He is the greatest gift that I have ever be given; and for me, giving and getting unconditional love from my son is the most awesome thing ever!
I started reading (my geek) when I was in sixth grade. I was a nerdy kid, and reading was my escape from the 'not so kind' teasing from other children. I read so much that I ended up with a 12th grade reading level in sixth grade, which was impressive to me and my family. My love of reading started with the book, "The Indian in the Cupboard", by Lynne Reid Banks, a book recommended by one of my sixth grade teachers. After that book, and the other ones in the set, I couldn't wait to read more books.
My favorite hideaway in school when I was a student was the library, and the librarians were my good friends, which is still the case today. My passion for reading is as strong today; I love to lose myself in a good book, and I am always looking for any good book suggestions. My friends know that, wherever I go, there is always a book tucked under my arm. You never know when there will be an opportunity to read. I feel sad when I finish a good book because it becomes like a good friend.
I now have a one year old daughter, and I am taking her to story time at the library every week to show her the wonderful world of books. My daughter and I have reading time at home, where we look at the pictures; and I hope she grows to love books as much as me. If anyone has any suggestions for a good book to read. Pass it along and Happy Reading to all.
My geek is extremely broad. I am not a religious person, I am possibly more leaning toward the spiritual climb to enlightenment; encouraging and motivating those near to me to understand that we are all a part of the 'Divine' from which we came, but have forgotten. As I once heard a man say, “I am not a guru or anything of the kind, just an old friend that you have forgotten about''.
I am also interested in the food and restaurant business because I love to cook with my whole heart. I also happen to love learning about conducting business and treating staff. And that brings me to the subject of life-coaching, a daydream of mine because when asked to do so, I seem to channel some sort of wisdom that I had not even known about prior to these requests. I do enjoy long periods of solitude, although I live with family members. I am unconcerned with financial wealth, but I would be delighted to attract more of an income because I could be of much more assistance on many different levels.
Travel is another one of my geeks, although this is only because of my cultural motivations and my desires either to live by the ocean, or in the mountains, but of course very far away from the United States. My geek is also in gardening and the laws that govern the universe, such as those found in The Hermetic Principles. This is all I wish to disclose, I do so hope this is helpful.
I have been playing basketball for as long as I can remeber. It is a big part of my life. I love to compete against other teams to win or lose, but that doesn't matter to me, I just love playing this awesome sport!
I've been fascinated by the 1920's for years. I am drawn to that era and all it's ups and downs. It was modern with a wild side yet it was a simpler time with fewer automobiles and horses still made deliveries.
I geek Game of Thrones...just one of the best stories...ever!
Summer camp has been in my blood for 15 years, and this summer I've been blessed with a job as a Camp Director. It's the most exciting thing I've ever come upon and I'm so excited!
I love sport cars of all kind, they can be all makes, used or old. I love the sound of the engine rubbing and the smell of the burning tires. Driving and testing sports cars is my passion.
Traveling is the best way for me relax. Every week I go to school for two days, go to work for four days and one day at home do my homework. I think that routine is boring and makes me hard and tired, so I like to travel when I have a vacation because I can forget about everything. There is no homework, no exam, no stress, no worries and I can enjoy every moment. Therefore, I geek travel.
National Novel Writing Month gives me a chance to fully express myself and push myself to the max! I love writing and this gives me a chance to write a novel in a month, when otherwise, I know I couldn't do it.
The native honey bee population is facing rapid decline due to Colony Collapse Disorder. Bees are hugely important pollinators for farms and orchards everywhere. I like to do what I can to help sustain the bee population in my area. I plant a bee garden every year full of plants that bees love. No effort is too small to help the bees!
I love my family. I am so thankful that God picked my husband and I to raise our kids. My husband is awesome and we are a team. I would not change my love for this family for anything in the world.
I have lived in Rio Grande City most of my life and love my town and everyone in it!
I love crafting and all things DIY! If I could craft all day I would.
I started writing lyrics at the age of 10. By the time I was 13 I had done numerous amounts of showcases and talent shows. I write lyrics to express myself, what I see, how I live and as inspiration to the people who feel the same way I do. Writing music takes me out of this world and into my own. Performing makes me feel like a whole new person and that I’m free of my past life. All of my songs are a timeline through a journey, from a girl searching for the answers of life. I have met a lot of industry representatives and even performed opening act for some of today’s top selling artist. Music makes everyone feel something. I just want you to feel good when you hear my music.
Comic books delight me. I'm specifically fond of the characters in the Tales of Riverdale. I love colorful pages and the stories they tell. The shortness of each adventure makes them enjoyable at anytime!
I wasn't supposed to get out of high school as a youth, and had 2 disabilities; asthma and ADD, and had limited support as to what I would be able to do with my future. I was very blessed to have been able to get two doctorates and realize that i could pursue my passion; writing. I have now published two books and am working on the third.
I needed a new hobby and realized I have a passion for photography. I am a beginner photographer and I love learning as much as possible about my new found hobby.
Libraries are where I go to get away from everyone! I go to read and I love exploring new worlds through books. XD go libraries!
I recently took a cake decorating class at the technology center near me. I learned that I love all things related to cake decorating and it’s so fun to make something amazing out of icing.
I have been obsessed with books every since I learned to read. I used to stay up at night with my flashlight just so I could finish another chapter. It was my favorite weekend activity. And now as an adult, I always have a book or my nook in my purse.
I am a book addict. I enjoy all sorts of reading material, but I treasure reading fantasy/paranormal fiction the most. It is my most favorite book genre to read. My summer mainly consists of me sitting down with at least ten books and completing them cover to cover before the end of the summer. I am a book addict and I geek books.
I used to live in Traverse City, Michigan, and have always loved being on the water. Swimming, skiing and tubing have all been great enjoyments of mine. Nothing beats a hot summer day on the boat with a good group of friends. Good beer never hurts, either.
I am not the best singer, but I love to sing. Whenever I hear songs that I know the lyrics to, it puts me in a really good mood. I sing in the car, shower, work or in any public place. Singing brings out many emotions; it makes me happy and warms my soul. Singing has become one of my favorite hobbies.
I am infatuated with geeks. Who wants the girl dancing on top of the bar when you could be with the mysterious librarian. Geeks have interests that geek my interest.
I started taking a salsa dance class two months ago and it helps to manage stress and build confidence. I wasn't sure how I would feel starting this dance class since I don't really come out of my shell, but I look forward to the class each week!
Writing is something I am incredibly passionate about. The ability to create a world with nothing but my own words and thoughts is extremely enticing and powerful. Eventually the characters almost become real! I hope to become a professional writer someday, and totally change people through my stories.
Anime is something I've grown up watching ever since I was little. There are so many types of anime, whether it is for kids or adults, if it is action or romance, there is always a type of anime for someone. I will still love it even when I'm old and wrinkly.
I love young adult literature! I'm following my dream of becoming a YA librarian because when I was a teen, my YA librarian made a huge impact on me. She kept me supplied with great YA lit and inspired me in many ways. If I can make an impact on just one young adult, I'd be happy!
Whether it is through playing it or listening to it, music brightens my day. I've played the flute for five years, and I'm learning the guitar and piano. I have Pandora playing constantly, and anytime spent outside of class I can be found with my headphones in. I couldn't do without music.
My passion is learning about my family's history, and helping others to discover the stories of their ancestors. Libraries are the place to start the search, take classes, learn new techniques and sources, and network with others searching their genealogy! My library provides access to genealogical databases I couldn't begin to afford on my own. Thanks to libraries, my family tree keeps growing!
I am in love with ebooks. For a voracious reader it has made me a very happy camper. I am thankful the Miami Dade Public Library invests in all kinds of "books". As a business traveler my format of choice is the ebook.
I really enjoy taking a piece of wood and bring it to life. I make anything from grandfather clocks to little crafty things.
I like finding new authors to read and there are so many of them. Sometimes they will only have one book and mostly what they've written is really good. Makes you wonder why they don't write more.
I absolutely love to bake! And I've been told I'm very good at it too. I bake sweets like cakes, breads and cookies. My family loves them. I'm even thinking about going to culinary school.
I started gaming when I was 4 years old and played San an Dreads and Sims. I never stopped gaming online and on console.
Books are so fun to read. Authors can make you feel like you are in a different world, it's amazing.
I love theater and drama! It is so amazing, when I act I feel like I can do anything.
I strongly believe everyone should love themselves and everyone around them without expecting anything in return. Love even if people hate because love is the only thing that can overcome the hatred.
Ever since I was young, I was into the series Yu-Gi-Oh. After collecting the series, I started to explore more with other graphic novels and manga. Six years later, I now have over three hundred books and the collection still grows today.
There is just something with the old black and white movies that today's movies don't have. The music was made for the movie, there is little violence and no swearing.
Most people dread school, but I LOVE it! I like all my subjects, English, history, math, etc. I especially like art and music; math is not exactly fun, but it's not too bad!
I've been reading since before my third birthday. If it weren't for public libraries located within walking distance of my home, I would have driven my parents either to the poorhouse or the madhouse with my need for new reading materials.
I love my baby brother, Isaac. He's not yet two, but is really smart and is always doing brilliant stuff. For example, we were at my step-brother's baseball game, Isaac was playing around in the dirt and he picked something up and brought it to me. It was a large blue bead, he wanted me to put it on my necklace chain with my one ring, so I did. I still wear it and he loves playing with that necklace. I love my little brother!
By the time I was 7 years old, I never left the house without a pile of books, even if I was just going to the hardware store with my Dad. He always told me I would be smarter than him if I read that many books. Luckily, my Kindle can hold piles of books for me...though I still prefer the "real thing"!
I love to listen and feel music. It's my lifeline.
I live for going to concerts. My passion is photographing the show and sharing the images with friends, family and the world.
As a young teen I am a proud Whovian. I watch seasons in days which is unhealthy for one human. I recite lines word for word too!
I love Jim Butcher's Dresden Files, Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series, Carrie Vaughn's Kitty Norville books, Simon R Green's Nightside series and anything by Richelle Mead.
I geek myself because I believe in myself.
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My retirement job is library assistant at my local library. It is the most wonderful job. I can always put my hands on a book to read, I work with amazing people, I meet all kinds of people at the desk and there is always something new and exciting happening in the library world. What could be better!
Weird for a librarian to love roller coasters, but I do, especially the suspended ones where your feet hang down.
Lisa, a librarian from Pennsylvania
I love seeing justice done and police procedurals, but I like some romance with my standoffs and shootouts!
There are many outdoor activities I GEEK, but horseback riding takes precedence. I have the most lovable Palomino Quarter horse named Trigger. He takes my cares away with his many kisses. Life would not be the same without him.
Metal music saved my life. I know it sounds cliché, but it's completely true. My depression had come back again and honestly I didn't feel anything; not happiness, not sadness, not anger. And this time it seemed like depression might win. I had heard a lot of people that listened to metal music say that it had saved their lives, so I decided to give metal music a listen. I went on Pandora radio and created a new radio called "Suicide Silence Radio" and the first song I heard by Suicide Silence made me feel something I hadn't felt in a long time: alive.
I geek something new every day, every week. Origami, rocks and minerals, ecology, spring blooms, dinosaurs, philosophy, trees, literacy, poetry, illusions, community activism, grammar, ethics, fossils, geography, space exploration, computers, psychology, skydiving... it's endless, really. I need several more lifetimes to take it all in.
I love playing the sax any and every chance I get to blow my own horn. I even play two at a time just because I love the sound of my horns when I play. When I am not listening or playing the sax, I can be found reading comic books. I have been an avid collector since I was 7 years old. I like superheroes as much as like the funny characters. Saxophones and comic books. Ya gotta love it! That's what I geek!
Because we're still exploring!
A dear friend started my passion for quilting 15 years ago. It is a pastime that always offers something new to learn and new challenges. I have made many special friends through quilting. Of course, I rely on the library to help me find ways to meet challenges and learn new skills.
I have always wanted to see the world. Since I don't have a the funds to travel all over the world, books have always taken me to other places.
I read and watch everything and anything sci-fi! Where do I get all my books and movies? I get them at my library, of course!
I love the library. I can't live without my library.
I can't put them down. I read books above my reading level and can read them in two days.
I like the FBI because I like to research a problem.
I can’t put them down. I’ll read 13 chapters or more in two days and it’s gotten to the point where I'm running out of books and I have to drive to the library to get more. If I don’t have anything to read I get antsy and bored. I LOVE books, I eat them like candy and I just can’t get enough!!
The moment I sat down in front of that wheel, I knew, I was home.
I reenact battles as a Civil War Union Army soldier and World War II infantryman. I have ancestors who served in the military and want to preserve the heritage of the country they fought for by educating the public and encouraging the study of history in local libraries and historical preservation trusts.
I love the weather! I do so much research on it and know practically everything about it. I also love learning about edible and medicinal wild plants. That way if i ever get hurt I can just find some plants to help myself!
I love my local library and can't always afford the books I love to read. My friends at our library help find these books for me and we can get them locally or from another library.
I love to read manga and the library is the only place I can get it.
It all started when I got a dog named Daisy. Now I have two dogs, named Barney and Clyde, and they are beagle brothers. I love dogs!
I help people think bigger, encourage them to go the extra mile and how to turn what they may see as a negative into a positive. I help them to develop the power that they already have within themselves and to help take the next step toward their goal. I will show them a roadmap to their destination.
My favorite things are people! I have many fond memories of taking my children to the library. Now I work at one and life doesn't get much better than family and books!
I have been playing video games for 18 years. I love being immersed in a game where I am invested in the story, the characters, and the world where it takes place. I also met my best friend because of our shared love of video games.
I have loved dancing since I was a little girl. I gained weight over the years, but still would dance my heart out. I started leading a dance fitness class with some friends, and through exercise and eating well I lost 127 pounds and now find dancing so much more fun and freeing! I'm still leading dance fitness classes and having a blast! No matter what your size, shape or ability, everyone can find something to do at dance. Even if it's just swinging your arms from your chair!!
As a lesbian in a small town, it's hard to get equal rights and respect. My library is amazing in giving me support and provides the option to check out books on GLBT rights and issues. I'm very, very thankful.
I love to read Star Trek novels!
I love most reality TV shows. I don't know why, I just do.
I love to put on my bustle, corset, and fancy hat and hang out with other creative people! And reading all this great steampunk fiction and nonfiction between events keeps me going!
I have been playing flute for about eight years. I was in choir for four years. Music is my life! I can't imagine being who I am without it; it has shaped me into the person I am today.
I have been dancing since I was three years old. It's tons of fun and I love it!!
There is really no other way to explain this unless you have ever met me. I just geek math.
I love to look for genealogy connections.
I just love Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. My favorites are Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, Diary of a Wimpy Kid:The third Wheel and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw.
I love reading and watching the Harry Potter Series! I have read all the books ten times and it makes me feel happy that people still say Harry Potter is never going to end!
I love board games. Not our grandparents' games of 'roll the dice and move your mice', but the current crop of intelligent board games. Titles such as the 'Gric, T2R, SoC, Carc, and the 'Grid. These games get us back to the dining room table (that big wooden thing in that under-used room), and allows us to engage each other in friendly competition.
The goal of any game may be to win, but the *reward* of the game is the fellowship of getting together with your friends and enjoying each other. THAT'S why I love board games.
My friends introduced me to anime and I love it.
I learned about composting using red wiggler worms through my public library and now have my own bin of worms at home. They are awesome pets that work for me too!!
I really geek anything having to do with anything medical. Everyone says that I should have been a nurse or a doctor. I like to read medical, watch medical or see anything (real life) medical. I am now thinking about running for county coroner.
I've been growing heirloom tomatoes for over ten years. They have the best flavor and it's fun to try new varieties each year.
I started playing piano about ten years ago, and have not been able to stop! Music is my passion and I love to get new songs to play!
Boys from age 1-19 are the best!
I love the thought of being able to speak to someone without ever opening your mouth. Reading is something that should be the building blocks of every generation, but people have forgotten about it so I like to remind them.
I love football and the Green Bay Packers have always been my team.
I love April because it is poetry month! I read a poem a day to all of my students where I teach elementary school. Poems have this amazing ability to make you think, change your mood, make you laugh, and inspire some of your very own creativity.
Knowledge is power. I love to learn about any subject. If you don't understand something don't run away, hate or make fun of it. Look it up, 'Google' it or read about it.
I love movies, but I love silent movies the most. They rely 90% of the time on the composition of the image on the screen to tell a story. Actors use gestures and glances and maybe an intertitle or two to fill in the blanks. That is the grammar of film and it allows the viewer to make it their own world. Comedies, dramas, westerns, you name it, silent movies are still the bomb to me.
I had no idea I was ignorant of Japanese/Chinese culture until I started reading manga. The amount of knowledge I have gathered over the last two years is awesome. I love the stories they create (very different from most of our own) and I love learning and appreciating the difference while enjoying it.
One of my favorite things to do is get comfortable and try to solve a murder mystery before the sleuth in the book manages to figure out 'who done it'. I geek mysteries.
The Renaissance is my absolute favorite time period. It’s the time of the Medici, Michelangelo, da Vinci and so many other fantastic people. I absolutely love the Renaissance time period and I enjoy reading anything I can about it.
Of all the arts comedy is the one that everybody agrees; we all like to laugh. It's good for our heart, mind and the aging process. Funny kids make quick friends at the new school. Funny salespeople make more sales. Funny guys get the girl. I'm a stand up comedian and I geek comedy.
Fantasy is different for everyone, it is whatever you can imagine. Fantasy is a place where you can escape through books, music or your mind. Fantasy is incredible and it will always be there for everyone.
Knitting is a great creative outlet that often results in fabulous items to share, which then benefits others! Knitted helmet liners for soldiers in Afghanistan, scarves for our local Special Olympics athletes, blankets for shelter animals - these are all projects my co-workers and fellow knitters have been involved in. Attend any library conference and there are usually knitters around. Spread the warmth!
I love using photography as a way to capture an event, a moment or a memory. Photos can help share with others and can also enlighten or inspire the person viewing the photo. I am a librarian and I geek photography.
Sunflowers are not only beautiful, they are incredibly useful. The valuable edible oil has more vitamin E than any other vegetable oil, the flowers yield a yellow dye, and the seeds are eaten dried or roasted. How more lovely is this flower, with it's bright golden beauty. I am a librarian and I geek sunflowers.
Joe, Jennifer, and I (Jessica) all work at our community library as pages. We love our job and doing what we do as pages. We all share the same love for music and get along like peanut butter and jelly. Thanks to all the wonderful staff at the Hillsdale Community Library!
I am a self-proclaimed fan girl who loves many different fandoms. I like to discuss my love of these various fandoms in many different ways. I recently started my own blog as a platform to discuss all these different fandoms and how much of a fan girl I really am.
I love helping to connect patrons with the world of information and ideas. When I help someone find a new author, show them how to access the databases our library offers, or teach them to use their e-reader, it makes me feel like I am where I'm supposed to be.
Music has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. I love to listen to music and enjoy going to concerts any chance I get.
I love reading novels about time travel in all of its science-fictional-but-not-magical forms. I also like to read nonfiction books about the nature of time and its conquest.
Catholicism is my favorite religion to study with a variety of subjects to choose from. One can study about clergy to prayers. Catholicism is always full of mystery to me and because of that I could not be more willing to learn.
One of my favorite things to do, when not reading, is to browse through podcast listings and find discussions on topics I love or ones that are completely new to me. Hearing people passionately enthuse about the things they geek - what could be better or more inspiring?
It’s treasure hunting for real. You would not believe that around a corner someone has hidden a little something for you to find. You use the internet and a GPS unit to find them. They are everywhere.
My name is Ambarina and I geek spring weather. I love when the birds come back from their winter homes and start singing to let us know spring is in the air. I love it when the trees dress in green leaves and the flowers bloom in all shades of beautiful colors.
I was really interested in mythology when I started reading the Percy Jackson series. So then I started reading books about the Greek gods and myths. My favorite Greek gods are Poseidon and Artemis.
It is so helpful to have a selection of print books to browse through and take home, even though I also get ideas on the internet.
I enjoy reading so much and can read almost anything fiction, but mysteries are really my choice.
A good friend got me started in scrapping 15 years ago. Over the years I have found it to be a great way to preserve memories, make new friends and be creative. The library carries books about scrapbooking and journaling to help me when I get stuck.
I have been doing genealogy for about ten years, and have found the public library is always a good place to start. No matter where your research takes you, the library is always a big help.
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I play softball every year and I still love it!
I would wait in school for the other kids because I finished my work first. I liked to read at my desk while I would wait!
I geek a healthy lifestyle. Think about it, walking in a park, laughing with friends, dancing to music and signing a song, is more beneficial if you work towards a healthier lifestyle. Eat well, exercise, drink plenty of water and enjoy life.
Everything from music to the historical events that helped shape us!
MPG (miles per gallon) is like horsepower to me, except that it is the opposite. I like the technology that goes into making cars go farther on a gallon of gas.
I'm a total bookworm. I spend most of my time reading, reading and reading. I love books in the fantasy genre the most!
Whether it is music, literature, or the telly; I love British culture. I was raise on the music from the 60s, so I often listened to the Beatles and it wasn't until recently that I really got into them. I realize how much they influenced music. I've also discovered Pink Floyd, and enjoy how much their albums tell stories. For example, "The Dark Side of the Moon" is about a mental hospital. I've found that I love Shakespeare. I read Othello in freshman English and loved it, the story telling is amazing. So far I've read Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Titus Andronicus, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, King Lear and Hamlet. Also, modern day culture is basically revolving around British TV shows, such as Doctor Who and Sherlock. I love Doctor Who, it is the longest running SyFy show, and has some of the most recognizable characters (The DALEKS). The show makes you think, is action filled and has you wanting more.
Being a mother is the best feeling in the world. My daughter just turned one and she is the most precious and important person to me.
I love to go to flea markets, garage sales, open air markets and any other little hole in the wall places! I collect the old white based glass cookware that was so popular in the 40s and 50s! As the saying goes, "they sure don't make ‘em like they used to!” This is so true with these older dishes. They cook better than any new cookware out there!
I learned to crochet when I was young and thought that I would never use my talent. Now I crochet all the time! It's how I unwind and keep my hands busy while watching TV. It keeps me from over snacking too!
I love vampires, witches, psychic abilities, etc. I love the thought that there is more in this world than just the mundane of the everyday. The supernatural makes me believe that we can all be more than what we appear to be.
I love materials science and condensed matter physics. I’m passionate about magnetism, magnetic materials and spintronics. Without materials we cannot imagine the world, they are the driving force behind this materialistic world.
I love to travel and experience different cultures, even in my own backyard. Culture can be experienced through people, events, books, etc. It is an eye opening experience to see how other people live and adapt.
Knitting is what I do to relax and unwind after a long day at work.
When I was younger I was introduced to an anime called Zoids, it’s about robotic animals doing battle. I fell in love and have collected so much to do with them and started researching ways to build a real Zoid.
I have grown up with numerous kinds of animals. I love cats and dogs best. My neighbor and I can't get enough of the animal shows. Too cute and bad dog.
A town that has problems and soul. I could not live any place else. Living in Detroit is tough, but it's real.
I have four pet Belted Galloway steers, ranging in age from 10 to 12 years. If my husband and I had not adopted them, they would be hamburger meat.
I go either with my girlfriend or my husband on two overseas trips a year. Last year we went to the Ukraine and the magnificent cities of Eastern Europe. Next year I am already booked for Cuba.
I've been sewing for 45 years. Costumes, dolls, teddy bears, quilts, clothing...you name it, I've probably made it. The library is a fabulous source for sewing inspiration!
I love to read, and why not learn while you are reading?! I recently started reading novels by Phillipa Gregory set in the Tudor era in England. I found myself turning to the internet to look into the real life characters in her books to see what I could learn about the true history. After that I read a fictional novel loosely based on Dante's Divine Comedy, now I am trying to get through the English and Italian versions of the real story! It seems I can't stop reading!
I'm just a typical teenager in high school.
You're never too old to pick up a young adult book! Most of the time I find myself enjoying them more than my adult fiction.
I love puzzles and complicated problems that make me think outside the box.
WWE IS MY LIFE!! I LOVE WATCHING IT AND PLAYING THE VIDEO GAMES.
Mother earth is upset and has no voice.
Ever since I was little my family and I would always play video games together. I love playing all types of video games and play them as often as I can. As for music, I sing as well as play a few instruments; I've always loved singing and making my own music.
Various woods and their grains' natural designs have always gotten my attention. I eventually became fascinated by the various musical tones wood can produce based on their type, size and treatment, eventually inspiring me to build marimbas (wooden xylophones) in a way that would be an easy enough craft that children could build and enjoy, eventually inspiring the WOOD Makes Music! program that found its way as part of a national exhibit at a science museum in Philadelphia.
I geek painting and checking out art books from my local library. The library saves me a lot of money from having to buy art books myself. You can find the works of many famous artists if you browse the art books at the library. Also, you can get books and DVDs that teach you exactly how to paint a certain landscape or portrait.
Libraries have always held a fascination for me. I learned about world travel and climates associated with different states and countries. It was always an adventure to discover places I wanted to live someday. I said when I was 15 that I wanted to live in the Puget Sound area. At 23 I left the deserts of Arizona and today I live in Seattle, Washington.
I love to imagine the 'history that never was'. The idea of combining the whimsical, aesthetically pleasing and mechanically functional to reinvent the past appeals to me.
My start in earnest began with striking up an acquaintance with Glenna Bell Orman, an organist living in Burnet, Texas. She gave me a Hal Leonard Ez Play Today book of gospel tunes and I began to learn on a 1907 Beckwith reed organ. Up to that point, I hadn’t played an instrument, in this case a B flat clarinet, in over 40 years. When I obtained a Hammond spinet organ, one of the genuine tone-wheel models, organ playing turned into a way of trying to keep the fine motor skills going as I jumped in not only with both hands, one on each keyboard, but on the pedal board with the left foot. This quickly led to an interest in how the instruments worked. Even during an expensive and abortive foray into virtual pipe organs, I had started research into my current passion, pipe organs. I now own an organetto alternately known as a portative organ or, in 21st century terms, a lap top pipe organ. Also as this is written I am awaiting delivery of the first of four sets of pipes for my first pipe organ design. As to two of my favorite quotes concerning the instrument, “Organs don’t intimidate me, I just don’t play them very well.” (Donald Newsom) and “Pipe organs have this bad rap as being about funerals, weddings, churches, churchiness, dirges and a Dracula.” [Vic Ferrer YouTube “Organ” (February 2012)]. To dispel this notion I invite a look at, on YouTube, Pirates of the Caribbean Medley (on Organ), Europe – The Final Countdown (orgue freestyle), Queen – We are the champions on church organ, “Star Wars/Raiders of the Lost Ark”, Dave Calendine performs Chatanooga Choo Choo and Organ Stop Pizza…Mamma Mia. As to other sounds you may have heard on the last three, yes those are capable of being controlled from those respective organ consoles as well as being mechanically reproduced not synthesized. They didn’t call these particular instruments unit orchestras for nothing. To look at some of the “toys” check out Charlie Balough plays ‘The Entertainer’ on the Organ Stop Mighty Wurlitzer.
I have collected antiques for years. So much so that I have to let some go. Now I am using the library to research values so I can offer them up for sale on the internet.
I keep collecting facts about slugs (The Slug Book, Field Guide to the Slug) as well as collecting the sub-group of children's books featuring slug characters (Slugs are Yummy, Slugs in Love)because I have created the largest slug figurine collection on the east coast at my tiny shop!
It's one the best YA series I've read in a long time. It drew me in from the first chapter and held me there until book three was released. And there are side stories that you can get for your e-reader that are even better. That is why I geek this wonderful series and recommend it to one and all.
Without books to read, I think I would fade away!
Psychology helped me in becoming the person I am today and understand the people that surround me.
I love mysteries.
A chance encounter at the age of 13 with Jean Plaidy's novels in the library has lead to a lifetime fascination with the Tudor period. Even led me to get a MA in art history specializing in Renaissance carpets! You never know where your library will take you, just like a magic carpet.
Simply put: if I find a subject that even remotely interests me, I immediately start trying to learn everything about it.
From the streets of Glasgow to the clubs of Tokyo and the plazas of Mexico City, fashion surrounds us all. I love seeing how people use clothing to define themselves and set trends for the world to follow.
Whether it is the history, the process, the taste, the variety; I will read, drink and try beer. Belgium Trappist Ales, Irish Stouts, Canadian Lagers, English Porters, German Weissbiers, American IPA's - they are all unique and all have their own history. Cheers!
I have always loved books, but I was born with dyslexia and it was hard for me to learn how to read. It took a long time to be able to read out aloud without stumbling over every word. And to not underline ever sentences with a piece of paper so that the words did not jump round or turn upside down across the page. It’s still hard but I love the joy that reading gives me, to be carried into the story and feel like I am part of the story. My grandmother once told me that she heard me laugh so freely and joyously while reading my book. So igeekreading and I am very proud of it.
My grandma has always loved reading mysteries, her favorite being the Sherlock Holmes novels. I grew up loving mysteries because of her.
I have always loved learning the beliefs of others and expanding my own. There is so much mystery in this world that has yet to be discovered. I enjoy going to my local library and reading their collection of philosophy. It helps me grow as a person.
I have strived for my entire life to be different than everyone else. I think that society should be a place full of difference. Accept people for who they are, not their skin color, their background, or what they're like. Being different is pure awesomeness. Nuff said.
I might be over 30 but I still love to skate! I daydream of a future where the skatepark is constructed right next to the public library. My lunch hours would be the best time of the day.
My local library has been valuable to me since I was a child. I loved most all literature but historical fiction and nonfiction history books became my favorite. Recently after being laid off the library became a great resource in my job search. My local library is a great resource and place to relax.
My mom use to read us fairy tales at bedtime. I've been fascinated with them since.
I love bats, they are my favorite animal. I think bats are adorable and mysterious.
I geek black and white. It’s more than just the colors, but the people coming together as one, being friends, having conversations, working together, singing together and just being together.
I love nature for many different reasons. I hunt and it is peaceful to sit in the woods before daylight and watch the sun come up. To live in the woods has always been my dream; it is a relaxing way of life. Nebraska is a beautiful state; I have had a chance to visit and hunt there too. I love to walk in the woods and always have, especially in Nebraska. Nature is a gift from God and is new every day and different in all places and I hope to visit many more places. I’m blessed that I can hunt; go for walks, ride dirt bikes and snowmobiles. You name it and that is why I wanted to live in the woods. My family and I are very active and enjoy the outdoors. To play and feel free to use my imagination is fun! Every plant and tree is fun to learn about and the library is a wonderful place to learn more about nature.
barbgeeksquiltingEvery quilt is a work of art to be appreciated, preserved, and most importantly, cuddled in. Whether you are making the quilt, receiving it as a gift, or simply enjoying it's warmth and comfort, quilts can see us through the difficult times and bring much joy. The library is a wonderful resource for learning about the heritage of quilting.
I have been hooked on dystopian novels and the genre ever since I read Fahrenheit 451 my freshman year of high school. My favorite novel still remains 1984, and my love for the Bioshock games grew out of this infatuation with dystopias. In the future, I'd like to write my own dystopian novel and I'm crazy excited for the Fahrenheit 451 remake.
I never read until my third grade teacher forced us to read or we didn't get recess. When I first started reading I became fascinated by books. I always have a book with me wherever I go.
I have been fascinated with sharks since I was a little kid. It started with my dad telling me the names of all my toy sharks; soon I knew the names of all the species. I have a lot of shark books in my closet and someday I would like to be a shark biologist.
That's Role Playing Games. Ever since I laid eyes on the Final Fantasy series, I have been hooked. Role playing games have always been a great way to escape the humdrum and stress of everyday life and lose yourself in worlds of mystery, fantasy, dark peril, and magic.
I love learning about the past. The people and where they lived, where they came from and why they changed and how it affects the world today. There is always some new fact to learn about or old fact that is disapproved...
When I was in middle school, my Sunday school teacher did not approve of the romance novels I was reading. So, she gave me a set of Eugenia Price novels that were historical fiction set on St. Simon's Island, Georgia. When my parents saw my interest in those books, they took me to St. Simon’s Island on a vacation trip. There, I visited the historical sites featured in the books including Christ Church Cemetery and realized that the stories and people were real.
Up until that time, I hated history because it was a boring set of dates and facts. After realizing that history could be interesting if told as a story, I decided to become a historian so I could share my discovery with others. I have been a public historian for 28 years now and love my job.
I want my own geek site, so I can talk to my friends and make my own video. And play games.
My Uncle John got me started over 15 years ago researching my dad's side of the family and that ignited a love of genealogy that grew naturally out of my love for history. It has been wonderful to research my family and to meet cousins all over the U.S., and then to help others in their research!
I pride myself on the fact that I can find online information faster than my computer geek husband. I know the right search terms and how to find the best websites. I know which print and online resources to use for finding answers to trivia, legal documents or a good read.
I am a mentor/adviser for the Chelsea High School FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science and Technology) Team 1502 ‘Technical Difficulties’. High school students get six weeks to design, engineer and build a robot to compete in a different game every year. This year, it is a 120 pound machine that will play on a full-size basketball court. Sounds cool? See more at www. USFIRST.org
Anything and everything to do with the biology, the science of living things. From protists and insects to big cats and ungulates. I love it all!
In an attempt to embrace my birth right and reject the negative stigma assigned to my hybrid coils. I have made it a journey to empower women to embrace the beauty of their crown through books, workshops and classes designed to educate myself and others on chemical free hair.
I'm not Irish, just decided to attempt to learn it. Signed up for online distance learning, met my múinteoir and eventually married him! I’ve been studying the language for six years. Go raibh maith agat!
I geek programming, but I’m not very good at it. Ever since I was a little boy I have enjoyed making small computer programs. I started in COMAL 80 on my dad’s Commodore 128D in the late 80s. I got a rabbit to move around the TV screen with my joystick. I was ecstatic. Later I created a webpage for a firm and found that I don’t have enough patience to be a programmer. Now it’s a hobby and I love making small programs just for fun.
I learned to knit in 2010. It was part of my 'I'm going to do this list' that year and it has become something I am borderline obsessed with (but I think 'geek' is a better word, lol). I use our OPAC to order books regularly to learn more about my newfound craft.
I love writing. I can't draw, so I write instead. I hated writing before the 7th grade. It was something that I dreaded because of the checkpoint assessments. I figured I had to write about the truth and only the truth. My 7th grade English teacher taught us that if you could make it interesting; it didn't have to be exactly what happened. When I realized that, I went from basically failing the writing portion to basically acing it. In 8th grade, I actually did ace it! So now, whenever somebody says something memorable, it's suddenly in the back of my mind. You can bet it'll make it into one of my stories. One day, you might be searching for my books on the shelves of libraries across the world because you can never aim to high.
I somehow did not see the LOTR movies until 2005 when they were all released on DVD. It was not until late 2009 that I first experienced Tolkien on the page. Following reading The Hobbit and LOTR I read the Silmarillion. Then I began collecting and reading all I could about Middle-earth. My rather innocuous purchase of cheap versions of those books in 2009 eventually led to my owning 29 Tolkien books, both literature and academic, by the fall of 2012. It was J.R.R. Tolkien that got me reading again, and now I am about to finish my MA in English Literature.
The foundation was founded and organized by Valencia Pease a Columbus, Georgia native. At the age of 25 she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma disease. At that time she had one daughter, Vanescia and was told that the chances of her having more children was not likely after such strong chemotherapy. Three years after chemo, Valencia had her second child, Anderon. While he was a miracle, two years later, she gave birth to a third child, Andarrius. God was not finished and in 2004 she gave birth to her fourth child, Andovan. Knowing all the time the modern day miracles that God was and is performing were and are real. In 2007, after ten years of being cancer free she found a lump while doing a self breast examination which was diagnosed as breast cancer. What a way to celebrate a cancer free anniversary! Valencia underwent a single mastectomy, chemotherapy and cosmetic surgery for breast reconstruction. While doing well now and celebrating five years breast cancer free she feels it is time to begin this crusade! Her belief is ‘It is not about me but about the people who this foundation can touch and make an impact in a way that lasts a lifetime!’
I'm a huge gamer. Gaming is one of my favorite hobbies. To me gaming and I go together like nachos and cheese, which is a good gamer snack. My favorite games to play are The Legend of Zelda series, any Mario games and the Need for Speed series.
I would like to thank my parents for instilling in me a love of reading. As a student, I would be so enthralled with whatever story I happened to be reading at the time, that my teachers would have to call me out of my reverie to pay attention. Now as a young woman, I have translated that love of books into a career by working in a small town library. I still love reading just as much as when I was a child and the best part is that I get to help others geek the things that they love.
While serving detention in the library, during the 10th grade I picked up a biography about Lucrezia Borgia. I took it home, read it and was instantly hooked. I ended up with a BA and MA in European History and an MLIS specializing in public libraries. Igeekhistory!
Star Wars rules!
I studied neurobiology and now I am a statistician, analyzing data collected by scientists like my former self. I enjoyed the hands-on part of science and now equally love pattern-searching and hypothesis-testing data. Sometimes I feel I am a data detective doing forensics work as part of the analysis, sometimes I feel I am Alice in Wonderland, finding unexpected correlations or the lack of them between phenomena or things we think are related to one another. I also see how a statistician approaches analysis, (selecting a few techniques that she believes are the most appropriate,) is strikingly similar to how we come to formulate our worldviews and make decisions that are irrelevant to math and numbers. In essence, for example, one's autobiography is his/her attempt to observe himself/herself, record his/her life, and reflect upon/analyze his/her experiences. Igeekstatistics!
I've always been a passionate fan of baseball - America's pastime. My favorite baseball book is "Moneyball" by Michael Lewis. I've even been to the library at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
I've always felt at home in a library. I assisted in my high school's library for years and through that I discovered what I wanted to do when I grew up. I want to be a librarian! I'm currently attending college and my goal is to earn my MLIS so that I can share my love of books, research, and every kind of geek there is with others.
I have loved Harry Potter ever since I can remember. I can remember going to the bookstore just so my mom could get the new Harry Potter book. When I was two or three, I was Harry Potter for Halloween and my baby brother was Hedwig (my little brothers still play with the cloak my mom made me). The point is I grew up loving Harry Potter and I still do. My teacher wouldn’t let me read the Harry Potter in public school with the A.R. tests, which I absolutely hate. So, the first big book I read was the Invention of Hugo Cabret, and gained more confidence, so I started the Narnia series and I read the first three books. Then my teacher told me she didn't believe I read the third book so she told me to read it again and I wasn't going to read it again, so I just quit and started reading the Harry Potter books. The next year my family decided to have me homeschooled. My mom encouraged reading and I was excited to read whatever I wanted. Now I read every book that I can get my hands on that sounds and looks like a good book, (that is why I love the library so much) and watch the Harry Potter movies over and over again while holding my homemade wand.
I am a 58 year old factory worker, a city councilman, an old hippy, and a dyslexic person. Although I will never be a fast reader I have taught myself to love and enjoy reading.
I've always thought pandas were cute.
I am a mother of two who loves to travel, and instill the joy of traveling in my children.
I am a 10 year old girl and I love libraries. I also love to read!
Ever since I read Percy Jackson & the Olympians, I have been obsessed with books on Greek and Roman mythology. I have a book that has a family tree of the Roman gods in the front cover.
I have no problem with light reading, but I love a nice thick book that keeps the tension in my blood boiling for over 400 hundred pages. And if there are three other books in the series, all the better! Here's to long, long, long, long, long chapters that keep you up all night! Also, here's to my library, Homer Township Public Library in Homer Glen, IL. If they don't have my book, they make sure I can get it from a nice neighbor library somewhere in the state, because a college student is not made of money.
I've always loved Superman. My dad looked like Christopher Reeve. So I started to really look at Superman and all he stood for...truth, justice, and everything good in the world. He is a symbol of hope to everyone. And the fact that he looked like superman made me look at him and his actions.
My dad showed me that no matter what a person does, it's the good choices he makes that bring out the best in people. He died when I was nine of liver failure from alcohol poisoning. The day of his funeral people showed up that I didn't know knew him. Knowing that that many people loved my dad made me want to be just like him....except for the liver failure and alcohol poisoning.
He made more of an impact in my life than most of the people that are still in my life today. He was the most kind hearted, caring, love you no matter what, kind of person I've ever known and I want to be just like him. A superhero.
I never learned to swim, but the concept of swimming is awesome. I also wish that I had about a million dollars or so to buy myself some new clothes and other stuff.
The only reason is that my ex still likes me and we kissed a while back. The lions are different, I like their eyes and the way they kill their prey.
Dream big and do big things is what I consider on my path to becoming a prominent engineer. The road is full of challenges, yet the benefits are life changing. By taking advantage of my opportunities, I can reach my goal and help design a better and more efficient future.
Ever since I was a little boy, I would gravitate to the geography, history and ancient cultures sections of the library. It started with a curiosity of Mayans and Aztecs, to my current fascination of Islamic and Arabic history.
I have always loved to fix computers and have always been fascinated by technology. I love it. It’s my passion and I will always be involved in a tangled affair with IT.
I have loved drama since the day I read Dork Dairies. Now I only read drama.
I absolutely love being a mother. When I found out I was pregnant I ran to the library to do all kinds of research. I know for a fact that I am a great mother because I geek motherhood!
I love to cook and bake, so I make sure my library has lots of cookbooks. If we had the space, I'd definitely have cooking classes and demos!
So many things were boiling just under the surface, ready to erupt. It is interesting to read about everything that was happening in the twenties. How awesome it would have been to be a flapper!
We are a living dynamic library, a library without walls. Yes we are brick and mortar and have 70,000 books, CDs, and e-books. But we have a spectacular array of learning databases. From your home computer you can take one of 76 languages, take one of 550 college level courses and perform any legal actions on state paper from our Legal Library.
Additionally, we have 150 databases covering art, Chilton automotive services and a medical database. You don't need to leave your home to access all of the above. You can peruse our catalog; look up book reviews and reserve on-line. Everything is based on customer service. We love our patrons.
I love music! I can listen to it all the time. Songs play in my head every minute of the day. I love the music in the movie Tangled!
I grew up with my grandmother painting big beautiful pictures of any and everything. She would often hand me the paintbrush and let me express myself through painting. I love to go to museums and look at paintings. Now that I have children we spend a lot of time painting.
God is amazing and very truthful. He is my best friend!
I geek gymnastics because it is an amazing and skillful sport and takes a lot of work to do this. I think that if you want to do this sport, you have to geek it!
I'm 13 and my dream is to join the Air Force to become a pilot. I've done countless researches on high schools that have AFJROTC. I won't give up until my dream is fulfilled.
I have always loved picture books and shared them as a mother and an educator. For the past 12 years, I have been a reviewer of children's books and as I have researched, learned about and read children's books, I have found the library to be incredibly important to my work.
I`ve always loved reading, and its lead up to so many other things I also geek, like writing (journaling, poetry, songs). I`m addicted to learning and I haven`t traveled much at all, but with reading it`s like I have. Stories pretty much mean everything to me.
As a 23-year-old full-time student and full-timed employed gay male, I want my rights and I will do anything to attain my equal rights as an American citizen. My studies in history and art history are to educate me not only over my plight but the many other plights throughout history. My local library does so much for my studies.
I love getting online and getting involved. It's amazing and exciting to talk about what you love and extend that experience, but even more important for me is the way you are embraced by and involved in a community you might never have access to otherwise.
I absolutely love Twilight. After I saw the first movie, I fell in love. I love the story line, the whole werewolf vs. vampire hatred. It's a fun book and an awesome movie. I can't wait until the last movie comes out! Next stop, Hunger Games!
I make baby quilts, bed size quilts and art quilts. I find it relaxing and creative and it keeps me oout of trouble, except when I go to the fabric store to shop.
I love writing poems.
You never know what new and exciting things tech and software will enable you to do. I like to figure out different ways to use tech in libraries in my career and my personal life.
I've loved to read ever since I was little. When I was in pre-k, I learned to spell words. (I actually was not in pre-k because I was too smart for that.) In first grade, I learned to read kid books. It was easy for me. I taught myself to read cursive in that grade. In second grade, we learned to read chapter books and to write cursive. And now since I am in third grade, I am a good reader. I am the fastest reader in my class, so that proves I am a great reader.
I love technology, photography and old movie musicals (i.e. 'Singing in the Rain').
I love to learn about our worlds past. In essence, since I wasn't there I want to know the truth why these things happened and what was on folk's minds. I am a 12-year-old girl who loves to read. I think I've checked out half of the young adult library and I want more. I love to explore the world of reading and let people know that I love it. Not all people understand me and why I have such a love for words and reading about true to life experience.
I'm a very loving person and I love Jesus and all His people. and we all need love in every way, so I geek love!
I taught myself how to knit with the help of books and videos. Now I make baby blankets, pot holders and scarfs. I enjoy every moment of this hobby, and the joy it brings to others when they get a new blanket or scarf from me.
I love sitting in class and finding out about stuff I didn't know before!
I love comic books of all kinds. Superheroes, horror, comedy. What's not to love about brilliant stories and beautiful art?
All my life I have been fascinated by witches. I love to read books about witches (Terry Pratchett are my favorite) and I collect positive images of witches—not an easy task. It's ingrained—I don't know if it's a past life thing or what, but I geek witches!
I work in a small, private school library. As we continue to justify our existance and work to reconfigure our beautiful space, I find release from frustration in my studio at home. Throwing on my potter's wheel is my therapy.
I love shape note hymnals like the Sacred Harp and the Mennonite Hymnal.
Going for my Masters in History and Museum Studies. I could have picked either topic to geek out about! However, the museum field really is where my heart is. I just love being in a well put together museum. I enjoy being with people while they experience a museum or exhibit for the first time. Museums=my passion! Hands down.
I have only been taking gymnastics for four months. But I love it! Gymnastics lets you express a lot of energy. But it also helps you to learn to not give up. When you first start gymnastics it is hard, really hard. Then, the more you mess up it makes you want to keep on trying. After a while, you get better, and gymnastics is more fun. That is why I geek gymnastics.
I read books about history, love period films, have put many hours into historical strategy games. From Matilda of Flanders to the Pax Mongolia, I enjoy experiencing and learning about as much history as I can, as well as creating alternate timelines and fictional nations. I geek history, and the library is the best place to find it!
Growing up, I was considered 'slow.' So, my mom enrolled me into Shotokan Karate at five. And since then, I just really, really loved martial arts. Bruce Lee films aside, when I got to graduate school, I had a chance to learn Kung Fu. And since then, I've been on a 20 year love and obsession. Hiiiiyaaaahh!!!
I love inventing and completing craft projects!
I am a book fanatic. I am a library fanatic.
Through all of life's, joys, pain and sorrows reading the Bible gave me clear understanding of all the why's and why nots. Helping others is what God wants you to do!
I am a volunteer at the local library. I so love it and hope soon to be on as a part time worker. Shelving books, book spine checking, putting misplaced things back where they belong. So, that's why I geek organization!
The fall colors, the cooler weather, cider and donuts, a bright Saturday afternoon and the ability to enjoy a U of M Football game either at home or in person with my 'Sparty' daughter and 113,000 of my closest friends. PRICELESS - GOBLUE!
I love that my library encourages patrons to interact with new devices and new ideas. I just took a class taught by a 14 year-old artist and I learned to paint using my electronic tablet. Right there in my library!
I love reading. Library books provide a source for reading for everyone.
I love to read more than anything in the world. My closet has approximately 300 books in it, nearly all of which I've read. Doesn't matter what it is. Horror. Sci-fi. Fantasy. Manga. Comics. Biographies. Classics. Video game guidebooks. I read 'em all!
I love going to the library so much that I walk two miles to and back, mostly for the computer anymore, but I do check out books as well. Sometimes I feel like a modern day belle from Beauty and the Beast.
I'm a songwriter. I study songwriting. I teach songwriting. I blog about songwriting. I've put thousands of hours into learning how to write great songs. I pay special attention to well-crafted lyrics. I get frustrated when I hear songs that fall short of their potential by ineffectively breaking the rules, especially in my own genre, which is children's music. Am I the only one who cares? I'm such a songwriting geek!
I love the library! So many choices, so little time. Fiction, fantasy, mystery, love stories and more! There is nothing better than browsing the shelves for a good book to read.
I am five years old and I want to be a princess when I grow up.
Every since I was a toddler and the basketball was placed in my hands, the passion for the sport as well as the history has been apart of me. I love basketball! It's my life outside of my life.
I have always loved horses since I was little. Growing up with them was always a plus. One day soon in the future, I hope to own a couple and set up a place that I can allow children with autism come out and ride.
The Bible is the greatest love story ever! It is a codex of 66 Books that contain the Word of God. It enables us to have an initmate relationship with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. It lets us 'know' God. It reveals the will of God; it shows us how to live; it teaches us how to be ensured of our eternal destimy. It is clear on our choices and tells us the path to follow.
Through the Bible, I have come to love, because I am loved, God and Jesus. I have learned to rely on the Holy Spirit for guidamce, direction, wisdom, discernment. I have learned how to live a Christ-like life. The Bible is my sword and I do battle with it. Not violent battle, I battle for souls to come to know God. Jesus Christ was never violent. And true Christianity is the only relationship that exists (not a religion) in which God Himself came and died for sinners. No other 'religion' can claim that. God dwelt with us and seeks to do so again in eternity. I know my choice. How about you?
I love reading about action of any kind. I also enjoy art, so yeah, I enjoy a good graphic novel. I also love a great mystery, but there are weeks I could read 15 without blinking an eye, so without the library I would be broker than a joker.
I grew a birdhouse gourd from seed a couple of years ago, which has since led me down the road into a fully-fledged obsession for painting gourds to make birdhouses, candle holders, vases, bowls...our living room is a plethora of bright colours, tools waiting to be put away, gourds lining the back of the sofa. My hubby says it serves him right for not buying me a television.
I am a self taught drummer and love learning about drums and percussion instruments from different cultures and times from all over this big blue rock we call home.
I'm a bookworm. I love books! But I really geek out when it comes to historical fiction. My library supports my geek!
Some books are hard to find in stores. Books that very few people still read, books from a time when people were still figuring out what a novel was, when they were still arguing about whether novels could be a respectable art form. Told from multiple points of view, overlapping with alternate voices and blending together to tell a story. The stories remind me of the way we share our lives today online in posts and comments and the context reminds me of where TV is today.
Three years ago our family went to a local art show. K9 Stray Rescue League had a small pen with three puppies available for adoption. After 4-5 passes of this kennel and we came home with a little black dog who we promptly name Pablo Picasso. Pablo has been a joy and is part of family! Thank you K9 Rescue!
My first job was at a public library, but even before then, I was a geek about the library. One of my first memories is of my dad and I going to the library together. I thank him for instilling in me my love of reading.
If I can dream it, I will make it. That's anything from do it yourself furniture to creating my own spin on a recipe I have seen before. Arts, crafts and food are my passions, and they are truly blank canvases that I can create the world on!
I geek basketball
I made a change in my life about three months ago to get fit and healthy. I decided to take a vegan lifestyle from a friends challenge to try it for 21 days. I have found I have more energy and overall feel good. I have fun with new recipes and foods. Cooking at home is fun and my wife has fun with cooking vegan dishes for me even though she hasn’t embraced the lifestyle, but occasionally eats a meal with me.
I grew up on a farm picking tomatoes warm from the vine, and I never realized that not everyone had the luxury of home grown produce. After reading a few of the Locavore books, I really began to think about were my food came from. I now buy fruits and vegetables in season. I spend weekends canning and freezing with my family and have enjoyed rediscovering my country roots.
I love the happy ever after endings of love novels!
I discovered archery. It was just so mentally calming and physically active that it amazed me. With a bow in my hands, my arms are strained to keep my aim steady, my eyes and mind are so fixated on the target that all other thoughts just quiet and stop. I just breathe and everything is released on the bulls-eye.
I LOVE the Redwall series! Brian Jacques is an absolute artist with his novels. I'm currently on Loamhedge, and I hope to read them all! It saddens me to think that there won't be any future Redwall books.
I have worked exclusively for libraries since graduating college. There is nothing better than helping patrons let their geek flags fly! I personally geek downloadable audiobooks. They make commutes, waiting rooms and even scrubbing the bathtub something to look forward to!
When I was in elementary school, my second grade teacher read a fiction book based on the life of Clara Barton and I was hooked. I love history and any story connected with history.
I decided to write a book. I've been at it for a year now, but the library is the best place to go to find what I need to make the story I am writing come alive.
I love old classic Hollywood movies. This started from going to the library and renting classic movies on a weekly basis. This love expanded by going to the library and reading about the history of Hollywood and biographies of my favorite actors. No matter where I am in my life, I can always take comfort in my favorite golden-age of Hollywood movies.
A good book and a cup of tea are the perfect way to take a break or end my day. My library feeds my need to read and keeps my imagination going.
My love of mysteries started innocently enough, with The Bobbsey Twins and Nancy Drew. Soon I graduated to Agatha Christie.
I read Pride & Prejudice every year. And then I re-read Emma every couple years. And then Mansfield Park.... Every time I get through a Jane Austen book, I am so incredibly pleased about the happy ending, it makes my life seem better than it is.
My grandmother tatted, but didn't pass on the craft. With the help of my library, I've learned to tat and found uses for the tatting that grandma never thought of.
The scenery just takes your breath away! State parks have awesome trails, cabins and campsites and national parks are like the Holy Grail. Thank goodness they are there for our enjoyment! If you haven't been....give yourself a gift and go enjoy the day!
Coaching quiz bowl is what I geek the most. I can find all I need using the library services—books, research staff and the Internet.
Reading a fantasy book was my doorway to another world. It felt like I was leaving this life for another. I wish I really could do that!
Perhaps it started when I was a baby, or maybe when I was three, but I've always had a passion for reading, the printed word. My dad would read to me every night, give me books, try to expand my knowledge. There was no expense too high for a new book.
I don't know exactly when I fell in love with writing; in fact, I used to be terrible at it. But I guess it was just in God's will. I have no doubt this is what He's called me to do, and I praise and thank Him for it every day. He has blessed me tremendously. My love for movies has been emanate since I was little, and it has grown into a passion I could never replace. Movies are captured dreams, as pointed out in The Invention of Hugo Cabret and the movie Hugo. They have a special, irreplaceable space in my heart. I'm Hannah, and this is what I GEEK.
I've also wanted to design a house and the make the space seem realer than real with color and patterns.
When I was a teenager, I remember my best friends were really good at drawing, and I thought they drew fantastic pictures. Their styles were leaning more towards the Japanese comic book styles of manga and when I think of Japan. I think of my friends, even now, while I am learning the language through self teaching. My motivation to geeking Japan will always start with their art, the gateway to their culture, which led to me knowing how much I love learning about their customs and religion. I also enjoy their food, always a big one. I geek japan.
I don't know if it was laying on the lawn with my dad and looking at airplanes in the night sky or counting shooting stars with a cousin at a camp out, but the far reaches of the galaxy have always fascinated me. I love the nebulae, the messier galaxies, the strange and beautiful retina-like explosion of a dying star. Libraries gave me my first insight into the science of space—their magazine racks fed my obsession and fueled my learning.
Ever since I was little, I've loved to do art. Someday I hope to be an artist.
There is so much to learn! I'm not just talking about knowledge. I am speaking of learning the joys of old British television, the problem solving challenge of popular fiction law, the emotional awakening of a new independent film, the diet changes involved in living naturally, and the wisdom of old philosophers. Learning is joy.
Traveling introduces you to different people, places and things! Exposure is the most valuable education you can get.
Four years ago, a fellow librarian dragged me (kicking and screaming) to a workshop for librarians. The workshop provided information about developing after school programs based on space science. We've been providing programs at our library each year since that first reluctant encounter four years ago. Now I love it. It does my geeky heart good to hear one of our participants tell someone "That's the library lady and she lets us set off ROCKETS at the library!"
I don't know what I'd do without Manga and Anime. They're the only things that I love and am truly passionate about. I don't have much money to buy Manga, but thanks to the library, I can still read it.
When I was six years old, I took a book, crawled under a chair in the living room and read that book cover to cover without interruption. When I finished, I looked up at the big clock on the wall and saw I finished Charlotte's Web in less than an hour. I was hooked. From then on, I would devour books. Even now, decades letter, I sometimes forego everything else —dishes, laundry, phone calls—to finish a book.
Reading has always been a huge part of my life and I cannot imagine a day without a book or a story. Growing up, the public library was my source for books and I checked them out in multiples. Without that incredible resource, I never would have discovered Stephen King, Jane Austin or Judy Blume, to name only a few. I still feel safe and secure in the library, surrounded by so many familiar and new authors. The library is such a great place!
For as long as I can remember, going back into early childhood, I've been a hopeless History Geeker. My father had a set of Time Life books on WWII that contained many pictures. I can remember looking through them around the age of eight. Since then, my interest has only grown, even majoring in it at LSU.
I devour books on history, from the crowning of Charlemagne to China's Cultural Revolution; from Herodotus to Ambrose. My personal library grows almost weekly while the EBR Library is my go to stop to discover the value of a book before adding to my collection. Often, I'll read a book from the EBR Library cover to cover and then buy the book to add to my own library. 'm a proud and unrepentant HISTORY GEEKER!
Because everybody needs a little adventure in their life.
Puppets have a magic way of connecting to children (and adults) of all ages. I began collecting them in 1980 to use with stories and library activities. I been geeking them ever since. A friend just gave me the best 'there was an old lady' puppet that I have ever seen! She found it at a garage sale for $2.00—wow! Puppets rock my world!
I love to read cookbooks, especially cookbooks about international cuisine or historic cookbooks—sod house cooking, German cuisine, Indian-fusion. It's a fascinating snapshot into a particular time and place, into the lives of real people.
I enjoy collecting a variety of different figurines and models. Also, I enjoy a variety of media entertainment.
My freshman year at Chattahoochee County High School I joined the soccer team, not thinking that I could make it. At the end of the soccer season, I left making history as the first freshman to make a goal ever at the first game. I TRULY GEEK SOCCER!
I geek Edward Gorey. He inspired Tim Burton's dark macabre style. He is a rocking philosopher to boot!
I read books on how it's made, how it's affected history, those who make it and those who drink it. I read books of recipes, and books about the individual parts that make the beer, books on the hops, grain and machinery used to make it. If it has to do with beer, I read it. Respect beer. Drink responsibly.
Ever since I was small, I loved stories about transformation of the human to animal or animal to human in either body or spirit. My first introduction was through Native American and Greek text. Libraries opened a whole new world for me back then. Now that I work in a library, I can ILL its literature, poetry and art if we don't carry it.
I am retired and have read over 1,000 fiction books since March 2009 (on Kindle).
I cannot tell you how many times the public library has helped me provide enough books for my new readers to use. If I am teaching a certain theme, I search, choose and gather numerous books to be used by my students for independent reading. I LOVE my public libraries!
I am a new children's librarian. I read a wide variety of both children's and YA literature. I love helping children and teens who don't like to read to find the one book that opens the door to reading for them.
As a self empowerment coach, I love helping people remember their inner strength. Helping them understand the concepts of positive and negative energies which they actually make use of every day of their lives, thereby effecting what they attract into their daily experiences.
Working wit the Virginia Employment Commission, out of the Alexandria local office, I am just one of the re-employment specialists who enjoys working with job seekers to help them get back to work. We do so by assisting with their resume, interviews skills and job search methods.
I'm a somewhat nerdy writer with a love of great stories of science-fiction and fantasy.
As a humane educator and therapy dog handler, I love everything dog-related. Reading about dogs offers an infinite number of great texts across the disciplines and in variety of categories--cognitive science, physiology and biology, anthropology, sociology, fiction, nonfiction and humor. From James Thurber to Alexandra Horowitz, there is something canine-related for every type of reader.
I am a recently retired librarian and I love reading stories about people who are involved with books.
I'm a popular science geek, and my library provides all the books and documentaries I can consume. Thanks to my library, I've been inspired to study science.
As a young adult, I find that it's important to understand what goes on around you and help shape the kind of world you want to live in.
I am a natural geek, meaning I geek out over all topics I find interesting! Technology, fashion, reading, science and TV shows are just a few things I obsessively geek about.
I recently recommitted myself to getting in shape. I've lost 25 pounds in the last two months, 55 since my heaviest, and I'm feeling better overall and better about myself every day.
My boyfriend introduced me to anime and manga—and now I geek them! My library is a great source of manga, comics and DVDs, etc. I love to borrow from the library—otherwise it would be an expensive hobby with all the manga titles out there!
I'm 11, but I still love it. It changed my life, literally. It has been my fav book forever and always will be. Go Harry Potter!
I'm the young adult librarian at The Emmet O'Neal LIbrary in Mountain Brook, Alabama.
I have been dancing since 1988! I love the music, movement, jingly belts, and fun with friends!
I'm one of the biggest RTS geeks out there. I play, learn, compete and review (even if only for friends and family) most major RTS games that come out, and many of the minor ones as well. I watch pro SC2 (and DOW2) religiously, and write a regular column for RTS news site RTSGuru.com.
Pas de change and pirouette!
I have always loved fashion. Fashion in itself is timeless and fluid. The clothes we wear express not only our status, but also our individualism. The clothes we wear tell the whole world who you are and what YOU want in life. I'm taking my love of fashion and the industry with me through college and into my adult life, being an Apparel Textile Merchandising major at EMU. Remember, fashion is a lifestyle. How you live it is your choice.
I love vamps. Can you keep a secret? I'm a vampire.
I grew up watching movies about witches, vampires, werewolves and other things along those lines, so when I was old enough, I started to read about them and writing about them. In time, I plan to get my stories published.
I have always loved taking things apart as a kid. I learned quickly they are much more difficult to put back together with all of the parts. I'm 18, still in high school, and my dream job is to become an engineer that designs cars. I'm starting by job shadowing at MEC.
When I was a little kid (2-6 yrs), I was put in time-out A LOT. So to keep myself interested, I read. And my parents agreed not to take books from me. I got over-smart. I corrected my kindergarten teacher, and by the time I was seven, I was reading Harry Potter and Eragon. Recently, I've been trying to write as much as possible and I think I'm getting good!
Tattoos are awesome.
I have been playing soccer for 12 years and I don't know what I would do without it. It's my passion and I hope to play in college and in my adult life.
Geeks are unique! We're passionate, creative, knowledgeable people with intense interests. Whatever we geek out about, it's something special to us, whether because of a personal story attached, or just a curiosity. I'm a geek and I like geeks because whatever our geek passions are, they are bound to be fascinating. Even if we don't geek the same thing, I can appreciate geek enthusiasm!
I LOVE cheer!
I have been an ethical vegetarian since 1984. I am 84 years old. Anyone who eats meat has a moral duty and ethical obligation to at least know what he is paying for as he hands the man on the killing floor his money to do what he would not do. If he still feels the same well that is ok, at least he has knowledge about the pain and suffering that he is paying for a little morsel of flesh.
GB Shaw said, "Animals are my friends, and I do not eat my friends." For the truth, watch "Farm to Fridge." It is not easy to watch, but since this is something you are paying for, you really should watch it. "Factory farming is not just the killing, It is negation, a complete denial of the animal as a living being with his or her own needs and nature. It is not the worst evil we do, but it is the worst evil that we do to them. It confronts us with the animal equivalent of Abraham Lincoln's condemnation of human slavery: If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong." This wonderful statement is a quote from "Dominion" by Matthew Scully.
I have always loved to watch cartoons and I still do.
Ever since I knew what a soccer ball was, I instantly became in love with this beautiful sport. I am a 'geek' because I know all the stats of all my favorite players and teams. My favorite teams are: Spain, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Mexico. My love for soccer is powered by passion!
College football is the best!
The moment I first got on a horse, I never wanted to get off. I've been riding since I was six years old. Now, I'm 12 years old, I ride and work with horses.My favorite breed is Mustangs. There's one more thing that I have to say, I'll never get tired of loving horses!
I enjoy reading about people that have found their passion, or as Joseph Campbell phrased it: "Follow your bliss."
Ever since I was a little kid, I've loved science fiction and fantasy themed movies, books, video games, series, cartoons, comics, etc. It all started because of the Harry Potter series, when I started looking for more books to read I realized that other kinds of books weren't so interesting to me as fiction and fantasy were. Magic, outer space, ancient civilizations, traveling and adventures, there is nothing more exciting to me than fantasy! To me, reading/watching/playing fantasy is a way to disconnect yourself from this world for a moment, live great adventures and then come back and realize that adventures can be lived in real world as well!
Since I was old enough to walk and move, I was told I danced all the time and years went by and I danced and danced and danced some more. I never get tired of dancing, because I think if you really want to do something, you will never give up or quit. Now that I am 14, I am old enough to make up my own dance routines, not like I didn't when I was 10 or 11... I have a VERY strong passion towards dancing. Also, my favorite type of dance is hip-hop.
I have had a horse since I was 12 years old after begging my dad to stop at every farm we ever saw, so I could pet the horse. It was easier, finally, to just get me a horse. I am now on my 4th horse. I'm 61 years old and still riding. I love to ride with my husband on trails in state parks in Indiana.
I have always said I could spend hours in a book store and I don't even read books! I love to shop for anything...garage sale, food, clothes, you name it! I will even shop for other people...give me a list and money and off I go! It relaxes me and makes me feel accomplished at the same time!
I can remember at a young age asking my mom or other family members where we came from. And I don't remember what they would say exactly, but I do remember having to explain what I meant. I wanted to know what my heritage was. I think I was like six. So ever since I remember, I loved going to my grandma Kelly's and being so fascinated to learn about my German and Swedish ancestry. I found it awesome to learn that she was 1st generation American and so was my grandfather, her husband.
For a long time, I stopped searching or asking, but a few years ago I became really interested in it again. I even spoke to the people down in Old Town Archeology of Alexandria about volunteering. So whenever I can encourage anyone to learn about their heritage, including children that I nanny for, friends and family, I get really into it and really excited when I see that they are interested. I mean how could you not be?
I am planning a trip to Nuremberg, Germany sometime in the near future. I feel sometimes with ancestry when researching you have to get right to the root of things.
I've been working with computers all my life. I went to the University of Kentucky and studied computer programming and received a master`s degree. Computers have helped me do so many things in life that I would of never got to do on paper. Computers have provided me and countless others the ability to apply for jobs and look up information on health issues.
Music is everything to me. Music can change my moods, inspire me in my writing, and bring out the best in me. Music reaches the soul and it really is the best therapy on earth. I don't think I could live without music!
I love to read! I am very passionate about reading! My son is my world and I want him to have all the knowledge I can give him. Reading to him is one of the best ways to do this! I enjoy our bedtime story time; the day feels complete that way!
I know a lot about animals like the different breeds and species.
I geek basketball because my family watches it. Their favorite team is Kentucky Wild Cats and Indiana Hoosiers. They are a big rival and I am with both because they are really good.
I love to read. I have been reading since I was almost six. I have been reading science fiction since I was 10. I don't know why I like science fiction, but I accidentally read one and loved them since.
I like football because I like hitting people. I like running the ball and trying to get a touch down.
I played volleyball a lot when I was little, and I took a camp a couple months ago.
I like to do track because I like to run everyday.
I geek basketball because I'm a beast. I'm the best basketball player in the world believe it or not. Basketball is my life and I love basketball. Nuff said. Have a nice day!
I can text a paragraph in less than 30 seconds.
I geek banned books.
I have a cat that talks and sits on his hind feet like a dog to bed for tidbits.
My husband, Jon, (and a partner) have opened their own patent law firm in Jackson. Jon is a Chelsea resident. He has been practicing patent law for over 25 years and is an adjunct professor at MSU's law school teaching a patent law class. I also work for my husband. It is a small firm, Endurance Law Group, PLC, that takes care of their entrepreneurs.
A year and a half ago, I learned how to read tarot cards at the library. The gift has changed my life forever, and I would never have become the person I am today without the library.
Keith Jarrett's Koln concert, George Winston's Thanksgiving... To indulge in a good book and a glass of wine, surrounded by world's most sensual music.
I teach special education and I've been using chess to motivate reluctant learners and teaching them to play for 25 years. Just knowing how to play chess makes the students stand straighter and feel smarter. I'm only a club player, but I geek chess!
I love animals. I've had several different pets. I'm going to be a veterinarian. And I'm going to have a pet zebra.
I have a two-year-old and am concerned about what kind of world he will grow up in. If I am stuck on how to get over a hurdle in my organic parenting mission I reference books at the library. They have helped me with things from information on cloth diapers to composting to outdoor activities and anything else I need more information on.
I've been studying animation since I was ten years old, and have been a big fan of it since I was about five years old. Animation has been my hobby for five years now. Currently, creating my portfolio to get into an art school.
Now that I really have life compared to four years ago, I appreciate all I see, from feeling the breeze, building relationships, reading books, enhancing my taste buds, enjoying rest when needed, taking advantage of quiet time. The life I have now is all because God has forgiven me in Jesus. A new life, so beautiful. I appreciate all for His glory. I truly geek life.
Since I learned to read, I always had a book with me. A book will always be the best companion a person can have.
After working at the library my first year, I ran up on a book about gees bend quilters where my grandma and dad already told me stories and showed me pictures around the age of 12 years old. They told me my grandma lived on a plantation near gees bend and how she and my great-aunt along with cousins had put straps of pieces together to make quilts to keep them warm and it became a hobby for the women on the plantation, so they began to allow it to grow, until my grandma decided to form a group. Well, to make a long story short, I found this book at the library, opened it up, and there were my relatives' whole life story with pictures I was shown by my father and grandma. From the school where my dad had written a love letter to my mom to my great-grandfather and great-aunt sitting in front of the fire place. Water began to flow from my eyes. It was amazing.
The Hobbit was one of the first books I ever read, and even though I ended up skipping most of the words, I read enough to get a rough semblance of the plot. By age six, I was hooked. I keep going back to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and it's lessons are applicable everywhere. Tolkien taught me that books can change people, and people change the world.
When I was in the 4th grade, my dad got me into drag racing. I love it now. I win a lot and I'm very active with it. That's all I do on weekends is race. And on weekdays, all I do is think about it. I'm kinda obsessed.
When I first tried acting, I felt like I lived at the studio. Then I was acting non-stop. Now I am doing plays everywhere. Acting inspired me to be myself and let out my inner emotions.
Each month my library provides a comfortable, quiet space for our writers group to meet and hone our craft. We have active youth participation that learns about writing and leadership skills. We plan an annual conference, have guest speakers that teach us how to perfect our writing, and involve the community in our efforts in support of the arts!
I geek softball because I love to travel and play softball and now I can do it with my fantastic team. Also, I love using my brain to do special skills during the game.
I remember as a child one of my favorite authors Agatha Christie. I wanted to read all her books. Once you start reading these types of books, you are hooked! I love a book that keeps you on your toes. There is nothing in the world better then reading a good book!
Since I was very young, I have been passionate about the arts, it was a way for me to escape, it was a way to deal with a rough childhood. I graduated high school with a love for graphic design. Six years later, I have made moves to go back to school and get my degree.
Ever since I was little, I all ways loved to play football. When I was 11, my uncle said that I would probably make the football team and the coach let me play on the team.
My first show was The Violent Femmes in 1985. Tonight I'm seeing Lyle Lovett and His Large Band. I've seen countless shows in between, and there's something magical about almost every one.
I've been interested in werewolves since I was in the 6th grade. It just fascinated me so much that I began to love it.
Books are my life! I can't go a day without a book. Books are my escape from the stress of my everyday life. They take you on an adventure that you wouldn't be able to go on even in your wildest dreams. They make the world a more interesting place to live in. I can't live without 'em!
For many folks, finding happiness is a pipe dream, I love that I find it every day in many ways. I love even more that I help other folks do the same.
Calligraphy is my passion, my art and my business. I've been doing calligraphy for over 34 years and can't get enough of it. Computers will never replace the beauty of hand work.
I've been a Star Wars fan since I was 12 years old and when I had hard times, Star Wars was always there to cheer me up! It has been a constant companion to me and now I get to share that joy with my children.
I am a 10 year old competitive gymnast and work 28 hours a week to be the best I can be. Being so disciplined has allowed me to be disciplined in everything I do, including school. I love working hard and excelling in everything I do. In 2011, I was the Level 5 state champ for Michigan on bars and balance beam.
There is nothing that can give you perspective like a picture of a galaxy.
It's my dirty little secret, but I love to read US magazine and People!
I love pictures and the stories they tell.
We have one granddaughter studying library sciences and research at Wayne State's Graduate program. She also works in the library. Our other adult granddaughter works at the Go Comedy (graduated from Drew Univ. in N.J.) Proud Grandma and Gramps.
I work in a library that has joined the campaign!
I love a good mystery book. The kind that sucks you in, and once you are done reading it, it takes you a minute to separate the two worlds.
Everything about computers draws me in. I especially love looking at, and creating, code that runs these complex machines.
Ever since I read 'Captain Blood' when about 12.
I've fallen in love with actors, fictional characters, books, movies, and TV shows, and I just can't stop talking about them.
English country manor houses, landed gentry, housekeepers, butlers, craggy moors, fog shrouded London streets, steely- eyed detectives and stiff upper lips—alas, what a marvelous tradition! Give me Christie, Sayers, Allingham, P D James—the library is a never ending cornucopia of reading pleasures!
I am an aspiring artist with much artistic potential creating primarily with sketch work, various styles of painting, and photography. I was born in Orem, Utah, to parents, Scot and Kathleen, and was the second of six children. I found for the first time that I had a talent and desire for art at age 12. A General Motors Illustrator sat me down, handing me a pencil, paper, and a box of reference material. The Illustrator left, giving me the task of creating something before his return. Upon finding the right piece that inspired me, I set out to complete the task. Once finished, and seeing the praise from the Illustrator at the work, I realized that I had an interest in art, and there were those who would have interest in me.
I have lived in both the West Coast and Mid West areas of the United States. This has allowed me to gain experience and find inspiration for my many talents. Some of my favorite scenes and subjects to capture are sunsets, sunrises, and animals in the wild. I once used a few different forms of mediums to create a painting of a tree with extensive roots. I entered the painting into a Winning Futures contest. The subject matter was defined with a quote which was; 'When the roots are deep you have no fear from the wind.' I won first place, which reinforced the idea that I had talent.
I have completed an Associates of Applied Science of Photographic Technology at Macomb Community College. I was a wedding photographer for Presidential Photography Company, sighting some of my photos in bridal magazines. After two years of wedding photography, I felt my artistic abilities pulling me towards the fine arts and left the company.
Being an artist is my passion and my joy. Completing a master piece gives me such a great feeling of accomplishment. Now I’m accepted to The College for Creative Studies with three fourths of the expenses covered with school scholarships, loans, and grants. I start Fall of 2012, with a Fine Arts Major. That GM Illustrator was right and saw in me that could and would be a great artist, and that people would have interest in me because of my art.
I geek scary stories on rainy windy nights, all cozied down with some cocoa.
I love reading about Florida. The Travis McGee and Serge Storms books have taught me a lot about Florida. A Florida that is disappearing. I also love to read about the state and read a lot of Florida history.
I geek little kids because I have two in my family and have lots of little cousins. I write plays for them and do movies. We have a little company of our movies called Cousin Productions.
I've been writing as long as I can remember, and I devour novels in a matter of hours.
I want to get into linguistics and do something that has to do with languages like Spanish, Japanese, and as many as possible for my future career!
Far off places (or maybe not so far off), learn some history, get immersed in a wonderful story, and set the world you know aside for a little while.
Music speaks to me.
Bubbles are fun for everyone. The ocean is mellow wild and beautiful. It compliments my geekness and 1D has awesome voices that I geek.
I just love to put crochet on anything. It is called yarn bombing. It is putting yarn on things you wouldn't normally. I am currently yarn bombing a chair. Learned about yarn bombing at the my library!
I have always loved to read. And it gets better when I read about a future societies. They fascinate me so much!
I geek running because it lets all the stress out and its a great way to stay fit. I was on the track team two years in a row and I have a always love being on it!
I geek God because he is my rock and he died for me!
Working in government, I have the opportunity to be fascinated by the countless ironies which occur all around me!
I never used to care much for math, but after seeing the Geek the Library posters last week, I now definitely geek engineers!
I love libraries and my children.
For me, writing and music can go together. There are time music is my inspiration for a new book, and there are always music mentions in my books. One day, I hope to get my books published, but for right now, writing them is enough. I don't know how to explain the pleasure I take in writing, in taking thoughts from my own head and putting them down on paper, in making worlds and people come to life. I've always been over-imaginative, and this is a way I can release my imagination and see what blossoms.
I like integrating creative arts and ideas so much that I minored in it at college. (WMU) I find it helpful in all aspects of my life, and in understanding others.
Music has always been a big part of my life. When I hear music, I feel something inside of me. Something amazing and passionate. Something that often wants to come out. Usually, I sing to let it out. When I sing, all stress seems to disappear. Any time I've had a bad day, music has always been there for me.
I've been in love with the fantasy genre since I could read. Actually, before, as I can remember my sister reading the Narnia books to me.
I cannot afford to travel, so instead, I hit the library and devour books about cultures throughout the world. I often imagine I'm in these places, hanging with the locals, and participating in their customs and taking in all the colors and scents along the way. Knowledge and understanding of other people's cultural heritage also goes a long way to build empathy for others and paves the way for acceptance and tolerance. Cancel cable, like I did, and get to your library and explore.
I like reading because you can read fun books and read many stories.
Creating a new world or discovering different characters is my favorite thing. I have been writing since middle school but it wasn't until senior year and now during college that my love and need to write a book has become a reality. It is like living a rewarding double life where you are partly in reality and living interestingly through a character.
I am a storyteller. I love to share stories to young audiences. I enjoy to see their faces and their reaction to the books which we read together, that's priceless.
My mother always read to my brother and I when we were little. She continued to put an huge emphasis on reading as we grew up. Now, I treasure the times I go to the library, where I find that great book and I spend hours reading it. Nothing is better than that!
I geek the spoken word.
I love tarantulas! I realized about 10 years ago at the age of 26 that I had a great love and fascination after a college instructor brought one in as a psychology project. I have always loved spiders, and watching them, and have been fascinated by their behavior...but then this brought a whole new element to my arachnid fascination! I then got my own tarantula a baby 'Bella' was her name and I have been in love ever since. My dream would be to go back to school and study to be an arachnologist and spend the rest of my life in the wild with tarantulas of many varieties!
National Parks are an amazing treasure. There's more than you just see from the road, too... from the people, to the animals, to the buildings, to the scenery—it's nonstop wonder and action and learning at its finest! Check out your nearest National Park soon! You won't be disappointed!
I travel extensively for work and play. I love to explore new cities, so I was buying travel guides only to find I was spending a lot of cash and taking up a lot of space! Once when I was browsing through the library, I checked the travel book section only to find everything I wanted available to me. I stopped buying travel guides and taking up space on my shelves by visiting the library before traveling to a new distant land.
I love any type of myth, Greek mythology, Roman mythology, even Nordic and old Germanic tales. I have copies of Grimm's fairy tales in hardcover and on my e-reader, and any time I visit my local library I almost always check a copy out. I love it when we have projects on myths in class because I can always geek out over it and I know what I'm doing.
Greek myths are my favorite though. I love researching about all the aspects of it, not just the tale. What influenced it, how it influenced the people, things like that. Germanic tales are awesome, too. Safe to say I knew about Thor and Loki before the movies came out. Not to say I don't love the movies. I actually really do enjoy comic books. But did you know Odin is the influence for Santa Claus? Safe to say I love mythology, and I love my local library!
I know we have a lot of great literature being written today, but to me, the classics are where it's at. There's nothing like opening a book that was written in the 18th or 19th century and experiencing the time through the characters. Through the classics, you see that although times might change, people don't. Courage, love, fear, and hope are present in every time period.
I love this breed of dog, because they are so intelligent, agile, loyal and friendly. Everytime, a person, who is not familiar with the breed, sees my 'Bella' and 'DeeBee,' I introduce them as 'Obama dogs.'
I have been a folk dancer since I was in 10th grade and I have been in the USA since 1978 and have been voluntarily teaching folk dances to children and adults for the longest time. The states where I resided and taught are Illinois, Georgia and Virginia.
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Every night, I read to my kids before bed. I check out at least a dozen picture books from the library to read to my toddlers before they go to sleep. It is the best part of the day. I like to think that I am giving them the gift of reading, just like my dad gave to me when he read books like the Chronicles of Narnia and The Hobbit to me before bed. Those were some of my happiest childhood memories, ones I hope to pass on to my children.
There were four things that were an important part of my upbringing: family, nature, school, and church (God). I love all these things and love to get out library books on all these topics. After working at the Smithsonian Natural History Building, I went to seminary and became a pastor. I tell folks I moved from the Creation to the Creator. This month I was on sabbatical and blogged about the connection between Creation and Creator. I got quite a few of my books for this time from the library. Thank you for always having a great selection of books on so many topics. Love that library.
I have always liked cats since I was little and just recently I have educated myself on big cats. I think I know more about cats than an average human does. I love reading books on cats and gaining new knowledge of them.
I love crocheting, not because it is so relaxing for me, but also because I am helping others. There are organizations that tell you what is needed to be crocheted and they in turn send these items out to those in need here and overseas. The library has lots of books to help with learning about crocheting, as well as tons of patterns to choose from.
I love to bake cupcakes, then seeing other people enjoy them. I love seeing how other people decorate them. I love to eat them too. I love pandas because they look so cute and cuddly! I know everything there is to know about them. I have always wanted to make a cupcake look like a panda.
I love my library. When I did not have a computer at home and was working on my Masters, it was the place to go. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It is a safe place for kids to go who don't have a babysitter. It is a place to go for the homeless. It is a place to go and enjoy being around people when you don't want to talk to anyone. My library offers community shows to its patrons and book sales to support our library. I have collected most every classic just from the books sales. My library serves so many purposes and the patrons love being there and RESPECT being in the library. Igeekmyneighborhoodlibrary.
With audiobooks I love the fact that I could 'read' a book and still be able to clean the house, drive to the beach, or just give my eyes a break…and mysteries take on a new dimension when they are well narrated.
I like to read books, but because of my busy life and my long commute to work, I discovered audiobooks. Librarians are a great resource. They update me on the latest authors and the latest audiobooks. They suggest authors and titles on any category from canning to gardening to suspense thrillers.
Audiobooks keep me company from my daily commute to work (three hours a day), or even while I'm home cooking or doing chores. I'm constantly learning something new. And I can 'travel' the world and 'travel' through time while sitting in traffic or at home. The library helps keep my mind updated and entertained in every good way possible.
I've always loved enchanting stories with magic as part of everyday life. It led to folklore classes and a much better understanding of what it really takes to be a fairy tale. (Hint: Disney got it wrong, especially true love's kiss). Now, I love to read and see adaptions of classic tales around the world. They form so much of cultural mythology! I see them everywhere.
Part of my healing from surgery is watching the goldfinches land on the black eye susans and coneflowers and the butterflies and bees fly from one bud to another as the hummingbirds find the cardinal flowers. And, the chipmunks and rabbits scurry along the ground. Lots of activity.
Well, it goes without saying what my favorite book series is (lotr)! Many people read to 'escape' to a world other than their own; I am no different. I have a love for nature and find that humans can live a sustainable existence from the land around them, much like hobbits. Nowadays, we feel that every new invention and innovation is making life easier, or what I feel, making like lazier.
The one thing all man-kind has in common is the fact that we depend on the resources from our planet. However, we do little to replenish those resources ourselves. The hobbit lifestyle is Eco-friendly and self sustaining. I love the lessons we can learn from books!
I started ballet at a young age, but now it is much more than just a hobby. I now want ballet to be my profession. I want to dance with a prestigious ballet company, for the sheer bliss of doing it. But ballet has never been, and never will be, pain free. Dancing on pointe requires strength and hard work. And not to mention the countless blisters and blood blisters that form on my feet every time a new shoe is used.
Ballet comes at a price, both physically and financially. I use about a pair of pointe shoes per month. The older girls can go through a pair a week, during the performances. The tuition is expensive, too. Your peers are almost always supportive. Although there is tough and fierce competition, because we all know we hate not getting the part. But I love ballet because of the satisfaction and happiness that I find when dancing.
I love to read. This summer besides marching band all I have done is read. This year I have started four series and have already finished one that has eight books in the series. I love to read about vampires, immortals and anything in that kind of category.
I started marching band this year, and now all I want to do is march and play my instrument all the time. I could sit and watch DCI (Drum Corps International) all day if I could.
I've always loved classic cartoons since I was a child. I take in every little thing I can learn about old cartoons, who made them, how they were made, and everything in between.
I became a quilter quite by accident. I met a friend for breakfast and she showed me a quilt she made. I was amazed and thought to myself, 'I can do that!' I shared my desire to make a quilt with my friend and we left the restaurant on our first of many trips to the fabric store. The rest, as they say, is history.
I love the quiet of the library and the way everyone is concentrating on words they are reading or seeking. I love to see children curled up with books and sometimes giggling to themselves when something is funny. I love that people's thoughts, feelings and stories are lined on shelves for exploration. I get a sense of peacefulness when I am in the library. Thank you!
I have adopted two retired racing greyhounds. Greyhounds are one of the sweetest breeds of dogs and it has been wonderful to bring home an adult dog who has never had a toy, a bed, a backyard, etc. and watch them turn into happy, contented pets.
My name is Emily , and I geek Arthropods because … Wait a minute, I should tell you what they are first, right? Arthropods are a diverse phylum which includes spiders, ticks, insects, crustaceans (rollie pollies, crabs, and lobsters), millipedes, and centipedes.
I geek arthropods because they are so complex in their body parts, life stages, and life styles. I also geek them because there are more things yet to discover about them because although there are already roughly 1,137,900 species known, there may be billions more to be discovered. And I am ready to discover them!
All of my own personal pets are arthropods, and I name them after the place where I get them. Jackson (the one in the picture) is a male Madagascan Hissing Cockroach. He likes to hiss and he hasn’t molted (shed his skin) since I got him. Ithaca is a female Madagascan Hissing Cockroach. She likes to hiss, too, but not as much as Jackson. Linda and Rayor are my Peppered Cockroaches. They like to burrow underground, but they come out at night. They are juveniles and when they grow up they will have wings and will be able to fly short distances. Breuss is a male Pink Toe Tarantula. He is slow and lazy. Cornell is a female Mexican Red Rump Tarantula. She is fast and energetic.
The most important thing I’ve learned about arthropods is that the more you know about them, the less afraid you are of them.
Who said mice eat cheese? Their favorite foods are peanut butter, Ritz Crackers and Hollandaise sauce. The first pets I ever had were mice and I geek mice because you can teach them their name and tricks.
Mice are kind pets, but they can bite if they are scared, especially if you squeeze them! They are also sensible pets because they are smart, clean and good with small children. If you want a calm mouse, play with it in the morning. If you want to play with a 'running around' mouse then play with it at night.
I have a very fat mouse, but some mice are very skinny. The most important thing I’ve learned about mice is to never put them in people’s hand without their permission first. A couple of the names I’ve had for my mice have been Tigerbell, Bella, Sister and Bezus. I’ve geeked mice since I was five!
Human brains are the most complex and highly organized things in the known universe. Your brain has over 200 billion (200,000,000,000) nerve cells, and inside your head there are about 100 trillion connections between different nerve cells. Each cubic millimeter of brain has specific jobs that are somewhat different than every other part. There are vastly more connections inside your head than between all the telephones and computers in the world. Scientists in the past 40 years have learned more about the brain than in all the years before that. It is a very exciting time to be interested in brains.
Humans used to think that one brain could not possibly have enough complexity and subtlety to perform abstract thinking, ethics and morality, writing, music, engineering, governing, inventing and remembering. The scientists of the 1600s thought that the physical body (the brain is, after all, a part of the body) was just too dumb for all that. Now we know that the vast complexity of the brain is adequate to explain the vast capacity of our minds. Now we know that a memory that lasts 85 years is based on tiny synaptic connections (real physical things) that also can last for 85 years.
Even though we know a lot about brains today, including how our senses work and a lot about brain diseases and brain medicines, we probably will never know everything about them. For example, scientists have no idea how our brain allows us to experience the color “RED” as vivid and unique compared to the color blue or green. Today’s scientists don’t even know what kind of experiments could approach that question and lots of others. So the brain is likely to offer many mysteries for decades and decades to come.
Radio Is Magic. The ability to send sounds, sights or data from one point to another with no connection of any kind still boggles my mind, even though I’ve been experiencing it in one way or another for fifty years or so. From my father’s old tube-type radio that he used to listen to Tigers games on hot summer nights, to my teenage shortwave radios, college stereos, and now cell phones and Wi-Fi, the gut feeling remains that it’s all magic.
Oh sure, 25 years ago an old boyhood friend suggested that I finally get that amateur radio license I’d dreamed of as a kid listening to the BBC and Deutsche Welle, and I did, and I kept earning higher classes of license till there were no more to get. But still, when I turn on my station and call ‘CQ’ (does anybody hear me?) and I hear a voice answer from Stockbridge, or Alaska, or London, or Siberia, or Australia (as I have), it is just such a kick! It worked! They heard me! Next, as long as conditions allow, we might get a chance to know one another, what they do, who they are, family, dreams, life… What privilege, what a club!
And all this without wires, fees, charges per minute or per megabyte. Just a license that proves to the government that I know what I’m doing, and to other hams that I’ve earned the privilege to join them on the air, and enough gear to make the electrons/waves leap off the antenna in just the right way. Don’t get me wrong, I love this new digital age, I make my living in computing, but this, this is staring into the void and getting a signal across by hook or crook, by skill and guile. And where did I start? The Library. My folks knew nothing about how this stuff worked, and there were no aunts or uncles or neighbors who did. So they dropped me off at the library and made sure I knew how and who to ask questions of. So I read, and read. And took things apart and broke them and tried to make things work, and one day, the crystal radio worked! And I could receive stuff on a radio I built!
Today, there are more hams in the United States than ever before, and the hobby involves more things than ever, from the art of Morse Code to new Open Source digital modes, from minimalist transmitters built in Altoids tins for a few dollars to hand-built satellites launched by a ham-astronaut by throwing it overboard from the space station, and helping with parades to spotting tornados that threaten our community. All available at the flip of a switch, whenever I wish or whenever it’s needed. Like Magic.
I live breathe and eat fashion. It is my life, whenever I go to school, I have to look my best. Whenever I go shopping, I feel like I was meant to be there to design my own clothes. I GEEK FASHION!
I have three puppies and their names are Fozzy, Hannah and Paynter. They are so cute! I GEEK PUPPIES!
I have done it since I was a one year old, now I am eleven years old. I go to the gym four days a week for four hours with no break. Even though this is extremely trying, I geek it with all my heart.
I first fell in love with Greek mythology when I was eight. When I was fourteen, I dusted off my old mythology books, fell back in love, and wrote my first (unpublished) novel. About Greek mythology, of course. Ever since, I've been a dedicated and passionate writer.
I love gymnastics. It is a fun sport. You should do it, too!
I love to play volleyball at the YMCA!
I've always been fascinated with deadly creatures of the night, vampires being my all time favorite. The public library in my community is my perfect fix for my vampire addiction. I geek libraries, as well. There's nothing like the quiet, peaceful atmosphere. I've been volunteering at my public library for almost 2 years now and I simply adore it!
When I heard about Minecraft, I thought it sucked by my friends info about it. I downloaded it and now it's my favorite game! I also enjoy making mods and texture packs for Minecraft.
I played roller derby for a couple of years and retired due to injury. Fortunately my imagination was left completely intact! Now I write books about trolls and fairies who play roller derby and play in rock & roll bands. My latest is 'Troll Or Derby.'
I love reading vampire books and I never get tired of reading books.
I love all the books about trails for hiking and bike riding. I have learned about a lot of nearby places to hike/bike that I didn't even know existed.
I have used library books to help plan and organize trips to Florida to see spring training games, including travel guides as well as a specific book on spring training. I also have used books to help me learn to keep score. I have enjoyed all the biographies of great baseball players and the histories of baseball stadiums. New books are coming out all the time!
You will see me reading if you ever see me because it's my favorite thing to do.
I love to play around with family portrait photography. From the perfect shot to the perfect time of day to the perfect laugh. I love making a permanent memory out of family moments. The library keeps me up to date on all the latest photo info!
I love music and will spend hours listening, buying and editing music. Music fills me up and tells me a story in every song. The library lets me read about my favorite musicians and always has different brochures telling me about different musical activities in my area.
A full-time mom and a part-time entrepreneur, I geek ways to keep my kids minds and hands active in the learning and creative process. We need ideas and how-to's on a daily basis, especially during the summer when kid's activities become outrageously unaffordable.
Nessy is so cool, he's magical. No matter what people say, I know and believe he's real, plus I'm Scottish. I originated where he did. NESSY LIVES!
Being a father of two beautiful girls, is my life's greatest accomplishment.
Ever since second grade, I have LOVED cats...I was probably all hyped up about our first cat, Mystery, and then we have other cats outside. After one died, we got another! Up to this day, I'm still the cat lady!
I love the library!
I love the library!
I LOVE my library & the people who work there...I can't stand the thought of there never being a library anymore! PLEASE, PLEASE don't close anymore libraries. They are very important to the community as a whole. They do more than just books, they provide a social impact on the way we see the world and its functions. The library has provided hours of enjoyment when I was recovering from several surgeries. Find the $$ somewhere! This institution is very important to all of us!
Our 4H Youth Group, Sun, Water & Seeds grows, and sells vegetables at Tollgate Farms in Novi. By joining this group three years ago, I have realized how much I enjoy gardening and mentoring the children. The library has been a resource for checking out garden books and hosting membership drives and having info posted on their bulletin board about our club. Working in the soil and growing your own produce is what I geek!
I have been collecting since the age of seven. I am now in nursing school. If it weren't for public libraries, I would not have a quiet, well-lit spacious place to study! I also geek libraries! I will drive 13 miles out of the way to go to a better library.
I love taking pictures, and I also spend hours editing them, tweaking the photos, playing with cropping, color editing, effect, etc.
Ever since I took my first airplane trip at age eight, I've wanted to become a pilot or an astronaut. The library helps me research both space history and the future of spaceflight.
I feel it is so important to tell the family story. I have attended a workshop called the StoryBox Project. I have adopted it in my family's family reunion, the kids have decorated a box and every time we come together, which is every summer, adults and kids, aunts, uncles, grandparents, nieces and nephews put stories they have written into the box and they can share with everyone at the reunion. These stories are bound every couple of years and how memorable to have for each generation to pass on. I find the family story an absolute treasure to have for a lifetime!
I had a wonderful dog named Knuckelhead. He was named after a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Love that dog.
I'm the girl who trains every day, the girl thinking about soccer every second, the girl who plays in better or worse conditions, a girl who wants to become a better soccer player and become the best. Soccer didn't start in my life until a few years ago. A girl named Ale asked me to join their team when seeing me block shots for my bro's team. At first I didn't want to join, but Ale kept pushing me to join, so I did. I guess it was a sign from God. If Ale didn't come to the soccer game, I wouldn't be playing soccer right now.
Soccer changed my whole life, I'm more fit then I was before. There is no way of thanking this very special person. I will be trying out for the soccer team this August and I hope for the best and if I make it, Ale is going to get a big hug from this girl. SOCCER IS MY PASSION....WHAT'S YOURS?
I have just always been a fan of architecture. I want to major in it in college, so I can become a happy man who loves his career. I want to leave parts of art in this world that can last for hundreds of years, and people will say, "Albert built that."
The library is a better source for British drama than online resources and other rentals, and it's free!
I've been writing since I was very little. It started out as just short stories, and now I'm working on a book of poems, a play and a young adult novel!
I am passionate about being the best firefighter I can be. To be a good firefighter, you have to be committed to continual career learning. It's not enough for me to just be a firefighter. I strive to continue to learn and improve myself as firefighter through training and reading fire service books, manuals and magazines.
I have been lucky to work in public, business, Internet and school libraries over my career. I love the community of knowledge and opportunity each library provides for its patrons and employees. I have found a place where I belong and can help my patrons feel welcome, too. And, the library is fun, too!
Facepainting is so awesome! To see people look at themselves after I'm finished painting them is so rewarding, I have been painting for about four years now and I can't think of anything I'd rather be doing! I'm 54, and I geek facepainting!
I have been playing basketball since I can remember. I am now in my 50's and still enjoy playing pick up games.
I've been reading since I was a kid, and now I can't stop reading.
I've started taking dance classes, and taking an interest in it, only about two years ago, and I already love it. It is my life!
I've been into Yugioh cards since they were at their highest point, and now I can't stop buying them.
I fell in love with how you can take one beautiful moment and make it last lifetimes.
I love music ever since I was a little girl. I used to be in chorus and I love learning different songs from different states and countries. My family would tell you I listen to music nonstop every day, all day. Music is my passion and I would never give it up.
Nearly a decade ago, I started writing my first novel. It was an experience. Just two months ago, I published that novel and am nearly half-way through the creation of the second.
I have always been drawing, sketching, and making art... I guess it's what I geek! At school, I have people come up to me asking me to draw self-portraits of themselves, I'm also participating in a Church art sale for an organization called "ActiveWater."
Because he's a hot vampire!
I love pop culture!
As an artist, I paint & geek nouns. People, places & things.
I went back to taking ballet classes a year ago after a break of over 15 years. It was one of the best decisions I've made!
A couple of years ago, I heard a story on NPR about the ukulele making a comeback. The group featured was local to me, so armed with a ukulele I received from my parents for my birthday, I sat in not knowing a thing. The group was so fun and welcoming that I stuck around, learned more, made friends, joined more groups and now I don't think twice about getting up in front of a crowd to sing and play. I'm not great, but I have so much fun with it that I don't mind. While I love music, I never thought I could make it myself, until I met the ukulele. Now I'm making music all over the place.
I am a stand up comedian and love libraries.
I am a dental hygienist . . . so of course I tell everyone I know how to geek healthy teeth and gums.
My mom and dad are good singers and so are my grandma and grandpa, and I just got music and I love to sing.
I teach political science at several community colleges and universities. During the summer, I get time off to travel to various countries, learn more about their political systems and practice my language skills.
Whole leaf, loose tea is very flavorful and relaxing to steep.
I love playing guitar, reading about guitars, teaching guitar, fixing guitars, collecting guitars... All kinds of guitars, all styles of guitar music.
I love movies because they inspire me to be a better person. After watching a movie, I feel like I can do anything. I REALLY like watching movies in theaters.
Tootsie Rolls are good.
I love to swim! It's great for exercise and a fabulous way to cool off in the summer.
I like firefighters.
She is pretty.
Audio books allow me take care of household tasks and cross stitch projects. They keep me company (and calm) on long, slow, snowy winter drives into work. They've made me a better listener.
I work with children and I enjoy see them play and grow!
Tattoo art is a way for me to express my artistic side and actually 'wear' what is important to me. For me, I use tattoo art to show my loyalty to family and friends.
Have had four panorama pics published in the News Journal this year so far and won 2nd place in Metropolitan Magazine's ‘pets and people’ contest in 2011. Camera is always in my purse. You just never know when that Pulitzer Prize winning photo will come along.
I've been crocheting for about a year after my best friend taught me. I love that my library has tons of resources on learning techniques and patterns. I've gotten much inspiration from the books from my library.
From the 'Theory of Everything' to his simply altruistic mind, Stephen Hawking has captivated me with an understanding of what is.
It all started with a research paper in high school on the Authorship Question... which led me to my university's study abroad program in Early Modern Drama at Oxford... which led me to an internship at the Folger Shakespeare Library during my MLS studies. Even though I'm (probably) not ever going to be a professor of Renaissance Literature, I still love to read new criticism and share my Shakespeare knowledge with students and patrons in my library!
I've been running cross country since third grade. In seventh grade, I started also running track. I am going to be a freshman. Through running, I have learned the importance of self discipline and work ethic. I believe that the ability to run is a gift from God and I try to bring glory and honor to Him by doing so.
He makes brainy look good.
I love, love, love music and poetry and I always loved English class! I write songs all the time! Books always inspire me to write more.
I joined band in sixth grade and it was always the class that I looked forward to every day. I can't wait until next year, when I will be able to play flute in the high school marching band! I hope to get into the Metropolitan Youth Symphony this year, too. And another thing: I also geek chair paintings (especially those done by the famous artist Tom Berg).
All my life, I've been wanting to be a geographer and a photographer because in social studies hearing about all these great places just made me think about it, and that's why I like geography.
The first time my feet touched the ice, I loved it, so now I'm in figure skating. I'm trying to learn as much as I can about it so I can become the athlete I've always wanted to be. I want to push what I can become to the limit. I LOVE FIGURE SKATING!
I've always had my head in the clouds, and to have a book that helps me get there every now and then helps broaden my imagination.
I'm a teacher and librarian for deaf students, and I love ASL.
I live, think, breathe and DEPEND on art. From the moment I had the littlest idea of who I was as a human, and as a person, I knew that so much of that was a factor of the diversity and creativity that was implanted into my own brain somewhere along my journey in life. Art, and everything ARTistic, gives me a secure and indulgent feeling, like nothing else can. Art –the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.
I have always loved music and after I got into high school, I joined the marching band. I'm going into my third year as a marcher and I still think it's the greatest thing ever.
I was cleaning out a garden pot for my grandmother and found several lizard eggs and a baby lizard, so I want to know more about them.
I have always loved wolves! They are loyal, caring, and athletic. These are all qualities I have in common with them. The way they live is so interesting.
Dancing with a hoola hoop is the latest fitness craze. I found it by accident while playing with kids at my previous job as a gym day care manager. I lost weight by accident and toned my body to a shape I'd NEVER in my life had before! I found my passion and my purpose. I've become a licensed and certified hoola hoop dance instructor and custom hoola hoop crafter thru my www.holyhoop.com business. Now I create one of a kind hoops that are custom fit to set up customers for hoop dancing success. I inspire others to find joy, health and inspiration thru child like play!
I have always loved any form of reference book—dictionaries especially, and encyclopedias when I was a child. I love looking things up and finding interesting facts along the way!
I have always been one of those people who tend to be short, round and short-legged. You know the type—we crane to see the action anywhere we are. Then, I met my alter ego—an entire flock of flamingos! I was allowed to feed the flock of flamingos at the Phoenix Zoo as a birthday present, much to my surprise. Yes, once again, I was very short and very round compared to those crowded round me, as they waited for me to give them their shrimp! They were so awesomely beautiful –and they were everything I am not! Tall, stately, winged, long-necked, long-legged beauties –I was instantly enamored! From then on, any time I found an item with a flamingo on it, I had to buy it, to remind me of the most beautiful creatures I'd ever seen –my alter ego, flamingos. Those who know and love me find it easy to give me gifts, of course, too. Twenty years later, I am surrounded by beloved, unusual flamingo kitsch in my home and yard –yes, I totally geek flamingos!
As a little girl, I was always playing nurse. I started volunteering at St Anthony's Hospital when I was 14 years old. I called the director every day asking to work more. I did that for four years. Then college and now 36 years later, I'm still nursing and love it. I would do it all over again. I'm proud to be a nurse!
I love zombie movies! 'Shaun of the Dead' is probably my favorite.
Having owned cats my whole life (rather they own me) my love for them intensified as I grew older. All of the ones that have come into my life were strays, homeless or from an adoption. I am currently volunteering with Animal Allies in placing cats and caring for feral colonies. Why do I love them so, it's that unconditional love they give.
I have 1 one cat and one kitten at home, but no parrots. I like parrots because they sit on your shoulders and they are pretty.
I am an animal person; animals are my muse. I raise animals such as dogs, snakes, turtles, and even fish. I can promise you that my future will include animals.
I'm always looking for new music and the library always has something new. Plus, there are always people there and you can always ask them 'What have you been listening to?' So either way, I end up with new music or new artist to explore and love.
I love Korean pop so much that I love sharing it with the world. Also, I'm positive that there will be a YG world takeover.
I have a passion for the study of languages and traveling to other countries. I want to see the world!
I am passionate about reptiles because I love the way they look and how they feel, with the scales and all.
What better topic to study than the character and nature of God?
I have played sports my entire life, my fav sports are football and baseball. I play football for the Hillside Raiders. I'm in 8th grade and this year the Raiders will win back the Hillside and Meads Mill Helmet. GO RAIDERS!
I am a God fearing teen who isn't going to let the pressure of the world get the best of me.
I love reading horror, drama, action and all sorts of books if they're interesting. I love to spend my free time reading.
I love video games and my personal fav is Call of Duty games.
Knowing the importance of uplifting the human spirit, before I create a painting, I take a few moments to reflect on the ups and downs in my life in order to spread a well balanced and positive message in the outcome of my work. I like to experiment with oil and acrylic paints and sometimes other media like sand, crystals, rocks, electronics and glow paint. I like giving my artwork that something special that makes it stand out on the first look. Two of my favorite artists, the late and great Bob Ross, who was a master at landscapes and seascapes, and also Wilson Bickford who is totally outstanding at everything from portraits to wildlife scenes. I learned a lot of techniques from these experienced masters of art. I truly believe that an artistic vision is an extension of what’s inside your heart.
I am really curious about the creation of the universe and the physical part of it. I have always questioned the human existence.
There was a time when I was not a fan of the American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT). I read, and believed, the news stories that reported Pit Bull attacks on every segment of the population. My son tried to tell me that those stores were not based on fact, and I decided to find out for myself. What I discovered was the APBT is a wonderful animal.
They are loyal, smart, devoted and hard working. I found out about Sgt Stubby, the most decorated war dog in our military history. I learned that the news stories reporting Pit Bull attacks are written to attract readers and to sell papers. If looked at it carefully, the story actually states that the dog involved is a Pit Bull Type. That covers a wide range of dogs. As a result of these inaccurate stories, people are afraid of this noble breed, and because of this irrational fear, breed specific legislation is being passed targeting this wonderful breed.
Spanky and the gang had a Pit Bull, Helen Keller, Thomas Edison, Theodore Roosevelt, all had Pit Bull Terriers. Do you remember the dog, Tag, Buster Brown's dog? A Pit Bull Terrier! Currently, Rachel Ray and Jon Stewart of the Daily Show own Pit Bull Terriers. Michael Vick, unfortunately, also owned Pit Bull Terriers. The dogs that were lucky enough to be saved from the Bad Newz kennels of Michael Vick, were rehabilitated. They passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen test and some of them are therapy dogs. APBT make outstanding therapy dogs.
Here is one story of an APBT: A man was out walking his Pit bull off lead through the woods. When the Pit Bull turned and started walking off in a different direction, the owner called the dog back to him. The dog didn't listen; he obviously had something on his mind. This was so uncharacteristic of this particular dog, who always followed his owner, always listened to every command, that the owner of the Pit decided he had better follow his dog to see where he was going. The Pit Bull led him to a secluded part of the woods, where an autistic boy had gotten himself into a deep mud hole and could not get out. The Pit Bull proceeded to walk right up to the boy and lick his face. This story was told to me by the father of the autistic child. He stated, ‘The dog saved my son's life that day. Had it not been for that Pit Bull, we never would have found my son.’ I consider myself very fortunate to own an APBT named Toby. He is a real sweetie!
I have been fascinated with colonial America ever since I was young and read "If You Lived in Colonial Times." I love reading Puritan sermons, learning about the Native Americans of the eastern coast, and discovering the plight of women during this era.
I am proud to be part of organizations that are dedicated to bringing affordable youth theatre to communities and making it accessible to all youth wishing to enjoy the involvement of theatre arts either through acting, technical supporting or as audience members.
My favorite type of photography is landscape. I love traveling in the Upper Peninsula taking photos of all the waterfalls, lakes and historical sites.
I have LOVED horror movies since I was in middle school and saw 'Friday the 13th' for the first time. I can't get anyone to watch them with me, so I usually order good ones (or bad ones—I love them all) from Netflix and watch them at home, at night, alone! CREEPY!
I love my hair and my nails have a different look every week!
We live in a global village and every information is very useful no matter where you are.
I want to know everything...everything; from arts and literature to science.
I think it's so important that we take care of our environment! REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE. I geek getting the word out!
I love rap music and the way it flows. There is a lot of meaning behind it and I think it's so cool how it originated from traditional African music.
I'm in love with skin care and researching it! One day I hope to be a dermatologist!
I have traveled all over the U.S. and the world. My last major trip was to Alaska. I've gotten to know people from all walks of life and various ethnic backgrounds. Know the world, know yourself!
When I was 6, I started writing, but when I was 12, I realized that writing also was a way to express myself since I'm not very outspoken and since it has proven to my favorite thing to do!
I'm in love with scales, marching, and reeds! My clarinet and saxophone make me who I am. And the best part is band camp!
I love recording the story of our family for future generations. Scrapbooking has also allowed me to creatively put down our adopted daughter's story. It's a creative outlet, so it's very therapeutic—and cheaper than a shrink!
I love the feeling of seeing a new confident person every time I look in the mirror! That's why I love makeup! Every new design can get as subtle, loud, bold, confident, creative, girly, glamorous, or natural as you want! I'm Hannah, and I geek makeup!
During my freshman year of college, I took an Introduction to Anthropology class having little idea what anthropology even was. By the end of the class, however, I had fallen in love with the entire field. Anthropology is an incredibly diverse field; you can study everything from humans' evolutionary origins to different cultures and how they interact with one another. Anthropology is a field that is always growing, and it's exciting to be part of a field that is continually getting bigger and more diversified.
I got into rappelling and vertical caving with my husband a couple of years ago. Since then, I've joined my local grotto and done some amazing things with them...like rappelling into a 586 ft. pit called "Fantastic" and rappelling off the New River Gorge Bridge on Bridge Day. It's an incredibly fun sport and I've met some wonderful people while doing it. I'm headed for a 2650 ft rappel off of El Cap in Yosemite next summer!
I love everything there is about the British Isles. I love their accents, their cars, their actors, their movies, and their books.
I've been playing video games since I was five years old, and my favorite video game character of all time is Sonic the Hedgehog.
Actually, almost any monsters will do, especially if they caused trouble between 1923 and 1973. Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, the Mummy, The Invisible Man, the Hideous Sun Demon, The Neanderthal Man, The Indestructible Man, The Catman of Paris, The She-Wolf of London, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Teenage Werewolf, Teenage Frankenstein... the list goes on. Fantastic and grotesque themes were among the first subjects for motion pictures (having long been a stable of the magic lantern shows), so they were natural subjects for the movie houses of the Great Depression and the drive-ins of the atomic age. Though they were often derided in their time for their perversity and cruelty, these movies seem innocent now, even naive, yet contemporary horror movies are hard-pressed to better their instruction, apart from technical innovations and an increased appetite for sadism. Long live the classic monsters and the geeks who carry their flame!
I am a manager of a small rural library in Georgia. In trying to keep our neighborhood children occupied, educated and curious, we have often put pets in the library. So far, we have had fish, hamsters, and now we have acquired two different types of lizards. A gecko, named Skittles and our newest addition, Sandy, a bearded dragon.
I have always loved collecting and wearing all kinds of jewelry. Five years ago, I took a beginner's jewelry making class at my local art institute and fell in love. Next year I will earn a BFA in jewelry/metals and am very excited to be a part of the art community.
I came from China and I have been all over the world, and I love learning the different cultures and languages. It helps me immerse myself in the place I am visiting.
My grandma taught me when I was 7 and I was hooked!
I love nerds!
I love to listen to music. I love to play music. I love music without words, because its meaning is more open-ended. I love that people can interpret music differently. I love that lyrics of a song can stick in my head—help me learn or remember something. I love that animals create music, too!
As long as I can remember, I have always loved horses of any kind or color. I just think their awesome creatures. Since I don't have one and I don't have a place for one, if I did get one, I would try to read every book about horses.
I love that with books you can read them and find yourself in a new world, and you can go anywhere.
I love the positive feed back people give me when they eat my food masterpieces.
I have crocheted since I was 10 years old and my mom handed me a 'Learn How' pamphlet, some burgundy colored yarn and a crochet hook. I love to make yarn turn into fabric! I love the different patterns and textures and I love to make gifts for family, friends and charity.
I geek reading.
I go to the library every day and check out about 10 or 20 books a DAY! My two sisters, my mom and I go to the bookstore, write a list of books we would like to read, go to our library and search them there, find them, then check them out and its about twenty books between us all. That is about almost $200 we would save every day. I support our library. I wouldn't know what to do without our library.
I love to seek out waterfalls whenever I travel. My favorite camping trip was through the UP and enjoying the many waterfalls found there.
I have been doing gymnastics since I was four and doing it ever since!
I have traveled extensively to observe animal behavior. I work as a docent at Potter Park Zoo and Great Lakes Zoo. I have one dog and two cats.
I took organ lessons as a teenager and fell in love with the pipe organ. The power, versatility and majesty of these instruments fill me with awe. Looking at or playing brings me great happiness!
The first anime I ever watched (and actually knew it was anime) was Naruto. Yes, cliche, but it was good and I became a huge fan. I soon found out about Shonen Jump, which issues Naruto, and learned about other amazing shows. I am an official otaku, thank you!
I have lots of friends in different counties who like me the way I am.
I love writing. It helps me get through my tough times, happy times and times when my mind is so messed up that I can’t help but write a full book in a day. I love to write and all my thanks goes out to Aimee Carter and L.J. Smith and Suzanne Collins for inspiring me to write.
At 41 years old, I became a homeowner. At 42 years old, I fell in love... with chickens. They are sweet, sincere, comical, courageous, and better entertainment than any TV/movie around. I am crazy for chickens. Totally geeking my chickens.
I love anime. At first, I didn't know what anime was, but my best friend Zoe at school showed me anime and i started watching. Now anime is my life! Anime comes in different types like romance, action, comedy and adult. My fav is comedy! My fav anime is Black Butler even though it's not comedy!
Physics is the study of the building blocks of all of the world, and virtually nothing can be described without physics. By understanding the small things, the big things are understandable.
The library was my first geeking. I grew up in Montague and as far back as I can remember, the library was my favorite place. Some things never change.
I am completely fascinated by all things Roman, from the beginning straight through to the end! I love Roman history, Roman culture, Roman art, and even Latin! I geek the Romans soooo much, I named my son August, after Rome's first emperor!
I love to read and will officially be a librarian in December 2012. YA fantasy is some of the most well-written literature out there. If you aren't reading any, you should give it a try. Audiobooks (especially 'Leviathan' by Scott Westerfeld) are a great way to keep up on literature while driving. I am a total nerd and live for the Ohio and Kentucky Renaissance Festivals, so much fun! Aprons are a passion of mine. I collect them and hope to start making my own soon.
I am the reader in my family. I will read anything if I think it is worth reading. From horses to mysteries, I would beg my mom to take me to our hometown library, where I would take an armload of books to take home with me. Some of my favorites are 'Wuthering Heights’ by Emily Bronte and ‘Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austin.
I remember, as a child, climbing the worn stone steps of our town's old library. I wondered how many people had gone up and down those steps before me, leaving depressions in solid stone. Our 'new' library (40 yrs. old ?) is a wonderful place. I travel the world through books reading about today and all the people and places that came before me.
I love how free I feel while walking! The library provided me with books that got me started and keep me going.
As a child, my mother would take me to the Jesse Chase Public library in Detroit. She would pull an 'Eloise' book from the adult humor section and we'd sit down and read it. The library reminds me of time with my mother, the ability to quench my thirst for knowledge in those walls and the kind library ladies who helped me get my first library card in the early 60s. I think of those happy times of my childhood when I look at my daughter. Her name is Eloise.
Since I was a little girl, I have always been exposed to old or 'vintage' television. I have a sincere appreciation of the artistry of pioneer filmmakers. I am also fond of history and I see vintage films as a 'history book' in motion.
I've been playing piano since I was little, and music is apart of my very being. I love it.
I always wanted to learn to knit. After learning the two basic stitches, I taught myself the rest from books I checked out from my library.
I love young entrepreneurs. I believe that young people are the future. My mother always taught my sister and I to be independent and share our creativity with the world. I want to encourage other young people (18 & over) to join me in giving back to our parents by joining my team and becoming a member.
My mom was a baseball nut! And when I was in her womb, she listened to baseball and cheered for her favorite team, one with 27 world championships. When I was five, I got a TV station of my favorite team. It really got me into baseball and now I play all of the baseball video games I can get just to get to get the latest scoop on who will make a splash for their team and who to buy a jersey of when I scrape the money together. It has made me more popular and more positive in school.
I was always a gymnast, but when I got into high school, I decided I wanted to do something more with my skills and become a cheerleader. It ended up being one of the best decisions of my life, and I don't think I could've possibly chosen a sport that would make me happier.
This past school year all I read was classics. Classics by Jules Verne (my fav!), Mark Twain (other fav!), Bram Stoker, Alexandre Dumas, Harriet Beecher Stowe, George Eliot, and so many more. I LOVE reading them because I don't breeze through them like I breeze through most books. They present slightly more of a challenge to read. And no one can say they're trash lit because, c'mon, they've been around for over 100 years.
I love my friends. They are always there for me. We have the best time. I don't know what I would do without them. I love them so much.
I love learning about foreign countries and hearing about myths and culture. I someday wish to visit Persia, Germany and Ireland. I also hope to learn the language of these amazing places. Drawing Persian art and dressing like a Persian might seem weird, but I love it!
I know that many consider those fans of 'those Japanese cartoons' to be nerds or geeks, but for me anime is a whole different and completely medium of entertainment and storytelling. I saw it on a well-known cartoon channel and thought, 'hey that looks cool,' but I didn't really get into it until I was in 6th grade. Now, five years later, I am a huge fan of it, reading manga as well as actively participating in discussing anime along with other fans online and in person. It's made me new friends who are just as smart and funny as me.
I have been excellent in history my whole life. I have been fascinated by reading about heroes and villains who truly existed in everyday life. I just graduated with my bachelor's degree in history. I believe that we can learn everything that we need to know to make a better future by looking into the past.
I have learned more from a library than I ever learned in school.
When I was nine, I joined the swim team. At first I was scared to leap into the cold water. Now I'm 11 and I can just jump right in. I love swim meets because I know, even if I'm under water and all I can hear is my own breathing, I know that my friends are always behind me cheering me on!
When I was about 16, I was assigned to take part in a class debate. I lost the debate because the class voted for the cute, cool boy, but in reality I won because I learned why everyone should be against the death penalty. I loved the preparation for the debate. I am now a very fortunate library worker who loves helping patrons (child or adult) find information for what ever the subject they are interested in.
I like history and I love to read. It is what I do to relax.
I have been an avid reader my whole life—it is and has always been a great escape for me, and I have been able to pass the love of reading on to one of my grandsons. I am truly a geek!
A new chapter of my life has opened and gave me the opportunity to try new things. I began farming. The thing that interested me the most out of all the classes and forums and expos was beekeeping. I got my bees April 1st and spend time with them every day. They bring peace and relaxation to my life and I don't know what I would do without them! Next year, I plan on adding two more hives to my apiary!
I geek dogs because I think dogs are awesome.
I geek family because I love my family.
I collect depression era glass. Each time before I visit an antique shop or estate sale, I visit my library to check out the latest resources on vintage glass to keep up on current prices and trends. My glass collection is quite extensive and I have my library to thank for it.
I love science fiction books. They have a certain charm to them that really helps me bring out my scientific thoughts, and draw inspiration for things that I may do in the future. What seems to be completely impossible may become a reality in the future! It seems as though science fiction as a whole is a master at predicting what may be incorporated into our daily lives, whether it be in a short time or a thousand years from now. The thought of it excites me!
I geek fan fictions because you can make anything you want happen in them! You can make Larry Stylinson happen, you can make the world be destroyed, you can make your crush fall in love with you, anything! I, personally, think that fan fictions are the start of a great author.
I geek retold fairytales. I love them—whether I'm reading Jessica Day George's ‘Princess of the Midnight Ball’ or Shannon Hale's ‘Goose Girl’ or Tracy Lynn's ‘Snow.’ They're beautiful. They take you out of your everyday life and transport you to a new world where magic exists and your favorite tales from your childhood are reinvented.
I'm in love with everything Japanese. I read manga almost every day and love watching anime. That's why I geek Japan.
A good romance story can get you out of any funk. They are stories that transform you into another world and even just for a moment things feel alright. That's the beauty about books, you can get lost in your own mind, in the world you created from just a few words on a page. And it really doesn't matter what it is from Jane Austen to a steamy Lori Forster book, it’s all about the romance.
I geek the beautiful, sophisticated, romantic, heavily slurred, culinary, chic French language. It's intertwined with different and fascinating global cultures, histories, pieces of literature, food and people. And plus, there's no feeling like talking to someone, who doesn't speak your native tongue, and carrying on a conversation where they comprehend everything you say. I geek French! I geek le francais!
I did archery at girl scout camp in 1st grade and now I can shoot a arrow straight on!
Someone for the library asked me to make it so here it is!
Summer reading is a great way to get kids excited about books.
I love urban fantasy books. Ever since I started reading the 'Dresden Files,' I was hooked. I then went onto other series such as: 'Sandman Slim,' 'Iron Druid Chronicles' and the 'Sonja Blue Series.' I am also a big fan of Steampunk and plan to explore the books of it's founder Jules Verne.
I love quilting, hand sewing, machine sewing, cross stitch, crocheting, knitting, you name it!
I did my bachelor's thesis on the state of happiness in depressed versus non-depressed persons. Through my research, I discovered this amazing thing loosely called the "Psychological Immune System." It makes us see everything in a more positive light.
I've wanted to learn to be a massage therapist for 25 years. Now I am... it's never too late to make your dreams come true!
I love archery so much because it takes the stress out and it's so much fun.
I geek 'Highlander' and Scottish romance books! Thanks to the library, I can read to my heart's content. I totally geek the library and have the shirt to prove it.
I love the entire process of quilting—starting with the choosing of the pattern and fabrics, cutting the fabric and the construction of the top. It's a joy to watch these disparate items come together to create a unique thing of beauty. And I did it MYSELF!
Since I was 11!
I've wanted to be a criminal psychologist for a long time. The library has a really great collection of both books on psychology and true crime books, so I'm never without something to read!
I love to read lots of different books, but my favorite genre by far is cozy mysteries. The mystery and suspense is there without all of the blood and gore. What better place to get my geek on than at the public library!
It's just such a great hobby. You're always learning new things, and you always have a fun time brewing beer. The library always has books about this that I haven't looked at yet. There are a lot of sources out there to make me a better brewer!
I knew I wanted to be a scientist from the time I was nine! I think all those years of my parents saying 'I don't know, let's look it up' followed by a trip to the library made my dream a reality. Now I teach future scientists.
When I was in high school, I became fascinated with old movies—silents, musicals, film noir, screwball, and the classic film stars. The library was my top resource, in the age before DVDs. I checked out every book on silent film at the main branch in Wichita, Kansas. Now that I'm a mom, my children and I head to the library once or twice a week, huge tote bag in hand, to check out picture books and young readers to read aloud.
I love this stuff.
I love reading. Mostly UF—but I really just like to read a good story.
I have been reading since I was four years old. I have bipolar type 2 and reading is my lifeline most days. It keeps me grounded and takes me away from everyday stress. Money is limited, so I am at the library at least two times a week. If I am not working or cleaning house, you will most likely see a book in my hand. If it wasn't for books and my local library, I don't know what I would do. I don't know how people that don't read do it! They miss out on worlds of wonder by not reading.
Right after God and my family comes traveling. I love planning trips for myself and others. I love to go! For a day or a week, cheap or luxurious, near or far. I even plan fantasy trips. I hope to take the time to road trip through each of the United States, and then go from there.
Every week, I take my grandchild to the public library in Wichita, Kansas. First stop is the used book store where she can usually find something for 25 cents. Next, we go to audio/video section where we pick out DVDs for her to watch. Then off to the children's area where she plays with the puzzles provided. Sometimes she will see some art she likes and we check that out. At almost three years of age, she knows her numbers and ABC's. Bringing your grandchild to the library every week , you will see how they progress. And it gives the parents a break for a couple hours. Costs nothing, but your time. Do you have time to take your grandchild to the library every week?
I'm a follower of Jesus! He is my best friend.
I met my husband at a LARP (live action role playing game). Our kids LARP. Our friends LARP. It’s a fun way to let my inner ham out to play on the weekend. I love costuming and talking in cheesy accents.
I was born and grew up in Northumberland in North Eastern England, a short distance from the borders with Scotland. Living in BRAVEHEART country, less than a mile away from the Roman Wall at Vindolanda, I was surrounded by ancient castles, strategically placed every few miles, and was captivated by the wars, uprisings and treachery within these small, magical islands for the power both to dwell here, and rule over them. History means much to me. I am now newly married to an American citizen (a handsome, and most patient chap), and a new resident of Bangor. I appreciate the benefits and advantages that a good public library can bring to a community, and am passionate regarding the vital role libraries bring to people of all ages.
I'm a singer and a musician. I'm working on starting a cover band (a band that sings songs written by other people).
Since I was 13, I have grown closer to God and I hope to grow even closer to him in the future.
I have loved libraries all of my life and used to check out all of the books we were allowed to in my hometown of St. Louis. Getting the first library card was a big deal for me and my children. Now I go to the library every week or so to return and restock. I am delighted to see the diversity of uses and users of the library, as well as to go to musical programs there.
Forensic science, the Victorian era, and classic literature and movies... All of these things have been with me since I was a child. I've always been an avid reader, and through books I fell in love the Victorian era in particular. My sister and I used to watch Chaplin when I was little, so now I have a fondness for the classic films, from the silent period on. And I've always wanted to be a forensic scientist, ever since I was eight and looking through my dad's books about Jack the Ripper and watching CSI with my sister. The public libraries around me are where I fuel my geeking—they're the best places!
I think public libraries are the grooviest thing in the world! Where else can you get books, DVDs and use the Internet, FOR FREE! FREE! FREE! It's free, I tells ya! Whenever I move to a new city or town, I get a library card first thing.Then if I need anything, I just truck it on down to the library and find out where it is. No matter what you geek, the library is the best place to find out more about it. Even better than the Internet! So ASAP, check out your library and check something out! (Free as long as you get it back to the library on time.)
Learning this beautiful language has also given me access to an amazingly rich culture. (Which values HUGS! Love it!)
I got my B.S. in anthropology and did numerous projects concerning folklore. I now work for my local library district, and we have an excellent collection of anthropological and folklore resources! These are subjects I love, and I want my library to continue on being able to lend out these items!
I spend my life trying to express the inexpressible. I like to play with words to say striking truths, I like to arrange them beautifully, I like a good speech rhythm or linguistic reappropriation or just a delicious word by itself in the perfect moment!
I geek scrapbooking because it allows me to connect with other people, and express my feelings in a completely visual way. My local library helps me to be creative with various books and Web sites.
I ride at Irvine Park.
My father marinated Italian olives in a special way and I fondly remember them from childhood. From wonderful cookbooks at my public library, I have learned many more ways to make olives special and delish!
Ever since I was in a stroller, I have been going to the same library. I enjoy all the programs there. The staff is really friendly. I geek Ovit Family Comunity Library.
I come to the library every day and meet my friend William.
I learned to play almost three years ago and I haven't looked back. I love the ukulele and I don't care who knows it! You can't be sad playing the ukulele. I've never had so much fun in my life.
Qwerty.I love writing!
I have always hunted since I was a kid, and I love hunting. I shot my first deer when I was six and I shot my first turkey when I was seven.
I find abandoned places very interesting...there is always a story behind them of how they got abandoned.
Medieval history, recreationist, science minor, book enthusiast, elementary education major and optimist club member!
I am a fan of games and puzzles. I cherish the moments of stress and challenge when opponents are getting the best of me in a game, and I relish the thrill of victory from the come-from-behind win. It doesn't matter who wins, just as long as the game was so close or the puzzle so challenging, that the participants will remember the moments for a lifetime.
I just love the british culture!
I love to write poetry. It helps me express myself and my feelings.
Since I meet Jesus at age 15, about 31 yrs ago, I know where I'm spending eternity and my purpose here and now.
I love to read and I love to listen. The public library has everything I need.
I love, love, love going to my library just to get books on random topics I happen to be thinking about.
I love food and I absolutely cannot live without it, especially Jimmy Johns!
I am a part-time library clerk/college student and usually find myself idolizing certain manga series in the graphic novel section that feature attractive male characters in their 20's. My locker at work happens to be covered with images of two fav male characters from an anime series.
We are so concerned with what other people think of us that we often forget what WE want. If you're passionate about something, pursue it, do it, become it, and don't let anyone tell you it's not 'good' enough.
I absolutely love photography. I've never owned a high-end camera and I'm just starting to get into learning exposure. Regardless of my lack of knowledge when it comes to being a photographer, I love the way photographs can move you.
I love to bake pies! I turned that love into a business called My Sugar Pie 4 1/2 years ago. In two weeks, I will be presenting/sharing my story at our local library. Also sharing samples of pies, too!
I have a duct tape business and am only 12 years old. Check it out.
I am passionate about my God. He has done so much for me and has changed my life. I use to do things I am not proud of, but now I have been forgiven and can be free from the things of this world. The library has books about Christianity that can teach others about an awesome life with God.
My talents I will use for the glory of God! Praise the Lord!
Let's settle this authorship question once and for all... Bacon wrote Shakespeare.
Meryl Streep has always been my all time favorite actress! She is an inspiration in everything she does.
I love to run. I used to hate it, but I have since become an addict. It is such a mind over matter experience that I feel like I am pushing myself mentally and physically at the same time.
You can experience the thrill of a train ride or tap the knowledge of Albert Einstein by picking a book at your local library. I geek my local library.
My name is Elias and I geek Dungeons and Dragons. The library helps me because I can make new Dungeons and Dragons guys and creatures; books from the library help me picture new regions and new monsters. Dungeons and Dragons helps me connect to another world with great creatures and powerful monsters.
I absolutely love reading suspense-thrillers. With new books coming out all the time, I could spend a fortune on the new books and best sellers. By borrowing the books from my library, I get the books I want to read without spending my money. I also help keep the library open by my patronage. I try to buy books in my favorite genres and donate them after I have read them. This helps the library build their collections without adding to the expenses. It also helps me feel not so guilty about all the books I check out constantly.
All books have a humble beginning—at the bookstore waiting to be bought, at the library to be borrowed. They can also have a humble ending—bought again for a bargain price at the flea market. And that's where I come in and snatch them up! But sometimes I just can't find that special book, and the library ALWAYS has something for me just waiting to be discovered!
Everything that is in being has to do with chemistry. Chemistry looks to explain what we see and looks towards figuring out why we see what we do. I love chemistry and how it applies to every situation in life. Not to mention that science is the coolest.
After my sister died unexpectedly, I found myself watching every Agatha Christie, Sherlock Holmes, Mrs Bradley, Lord Peter and Monk. I never liked mysteries before. I guess this is my way of asking why.
I geek a lot of things, but my top 'geek' is drumming. I have always loved music and it has always been an outlet for me. When I started learning to play different instruments, the drums were the only thing that I stuck with. I learned all that I could from the library when it came to percussion. I started when I was nine and am 28 now.
As long as I can remember, I've been creating—stories, jewelry, art...trouble. I just can't help myself.
I don't know where I would be if I hadn't stumbled on to the author John Green. His books led me to countless others and I would like to thank whatever deity is listening for the ability to read, and escape into a thousand different worlds.
Books are an escape, they help me relax and open my mind. Books are the gateway to the imagination. The library is a clean, quiet place to get away and gives me access to books on every subject. The library is the center of our community from my beloved book club to children's storytime. I am so lucky to be able to share my love of the library and reading with my daughter, who at age three loves to read and can't wait for our next visit to the library!
I love reading. I love writing. I love being a journalist. I love living in Seattle. I love playing piano. I love comic books, science fiction and fashion. I love being a geek.
I love reading because, whether it's fiction or non-fiction, books open up and take you through a whole new world! You can follow the story of an ex-cop cracking a new case, or learn different things you can program your computer to do. The library is an awesome source for anything you can imagine!
I did not grow up talking about Shakespeare at the dinner table. Like many before me, the library was my sanctuary of knowledge, my great equalizer. I devoured its food; I sat at the feast with Plato and Shakespeare and all the rest; I am enlarged.
My dad taught me the spring wildflowers 55 years ago. I have carried on a lifelong love affair traveling the continent in search of 'old friends.'
Because I don't believe in putting vampires into little boxes on the hillside made of ticky tacky.
When I saw the documentary film 'God Grew Tired of Us,' I was shocked! I saw how thousands people lost their family or died. Since that day, I want to help them, but I don't know how I can do it.
I starting playing basketball with my four brothers when I was eight, and I am still playing at 53. I geek basketball 24/7...watching, playing or coaching it.
Since my children are nearly grown and self-sufficient, I needed something to turn my mothering on and discovered several cyberpet adoptable sites. I like collecting the different species of creatures and breeding them, making lineages and creating families out of them. It's very fun and challenging.
I have geeked gardening almost all my life! My mother also geeked gardening, so it could be in the DNA. My husband and I have lived on the same property for years, and the garden and gardeners are both maturing. I get to oversee the gardening book selection and collection at the library, and these days those books are flying off the shelves. During the growing season, I bring in the fruits of my labors (fresh flowers) that the patrons love. I pair them with poetry or a botany note. So fun. My major geekness!
I admit it...when I've had a rough week in my real world, I like to escape to one where 'human' is an insult and the characters are larger than life. I geek out at the library with a good supernatural mystery or romance.
I am so totally geeking genealogy! I thought I was this regular Catholic girl from Cincinnati who moved a couple times and wound up in Michigan in the ‘70’s. I’ve always been interested in my family’s past as my mom was born in Hungary and immigrated to the US as a child. Four years ago, we found mom’s immigration info at ellissland.org, complete with the pic of the ship that brought her to the U.S.
Two years ago, I started casually looking at genealogy sites and going to OCGS meeting and have learned all sorts of info, like, mom’s town in Hungary is now in Romania since the 1918 revolution (am I half Hungarian or Romanian? I think Hungarian), my Mom’s little brother didn’t drown in the canal like all the family stories said, but instead died of influenza. And Mom’s ship was the Amerika, the ship that was closest to the Titanic when it went down, but was too far away and arrived too late to help. They even mention her ship in the movie 'Titanic.' And my great, great grandfather’s immigration papers say that he spoke Hebrew. And Uncle Pete’s WW II certificate said that he was Jewish.
What they say is don’t begin a genealogy journey unless you’re prepared for some surprises. Well, I am surprised, especially when I found not only my dad’s first marriage, but also my grandmother’s! But at least now I know why I’ve always known the words to the dradle song…
Ever since I was a little kid, my mom would read to me. She bought me a lot of story books, but after reading them all to me countless times, I memorized them. I discovered my love for writing when I learned that I could invent stories of my own, so I did. I made up my own stories to tell my family, and ended up going to the Alabama Young Author's Conference in elementary school. Ever since then, I have been writing down my stories, and I am anxiously waiting to publish my first novel.
I am an avid Barbie collector and had checked out 'The Barbie Doll Boom' book so many times I knew when it was misshelved in the children's section when it belongs in the adult section! I checked it out so many times I ended up buying my own copy.>
I started playing the piano at age eight like every good Asian kid. Now I am a librarian and still take piano lessons.
Hunting for them takes me on adventures.
I am interested in gardening, flowers and my last, newest passion...herbs.
I LOVE learning more about nature and sharing that love of the outdoors with kids. I turn to the library when it comes to finding books for research or fun. I have had a library card since I was nine and got my granddaughter a card last summer. Now we are both library geeks and nature geeks.
I especially like playing guitar for preschool story time. I geek the great music books you can find in the library, too.
I found that when I start writing it takes me to another world. All the troubles I've had that day seem to melt away and I just find myself at ease. Although I am hesitant to share my writing with others, when I do and I get compliments, I am blown away.
I have worked at the library for over five years and I geek the library. I went to the library as a child to find out more about softball. Libraries are needed and always will be!
I love yarn and I love to knit and crochet (when I am not reading!). The library always has a lot of good books I can get ideas from.
As a former Hospice volunteer, I was introduced to a story about water bugs and dragonflies. It is a nice way to help children (and adults, too) discuss their feelings when someone dies. Look for a book called 'The Dragonfly Door.'
I love to unwind in my spare time by knitting, crocheting, needlework, quilting or painting. My library helps me with all kinds of project ideas. I love that the non-fiction department has fun books!
I LOVE to cook and bake for my friends and family! Our public libraries collect the latest and greatest cookbooks and 'how-to's.' This way, I can check out a new book and decide for myself if I love it enough to spend the money to purchase it!
I can't or maybe don't want to imagine my community without a library. Imagine your community without access to all that your local library does. Support your local library!
I'm always learning the true nature of God from books at my library.
Hello, I am part of the Couture family. Couture means fashion, but my late dad was President Dwight David Eisenhower's dentist and made his dental crowns. I'm good with black and white photography, too. I geek trains, too.
I've been fascinated with weather for well over 20 years. I especially like unusual weather (i.e., warm weather in the winter, which we just recently experienced back in March). I also like storms, though not the violent, destructive kind.
As a former library assistant and current student majoring in elementary education, learning and education are very important to me. What better place to learn and educate yourself than at your local library!
I geek books, because I love reading. It makes me feel smart because I learn new words, and it just feels so darn good to go into another world without leaving your house or the place you are at. That's why I geek reading books.
I am a library science and art history student who loves the arts and all its forms.
Have you ever seen a kimono fabric quilt? I love Kimono fabric. There are tons of techniques, but they are all the result of patient and artistic love of fabric. Try shibori! My library has books about it...I am sure yours does too!
I began liking science fiction when I started reading 'The Hunger Games.' All three books are awesome!
Going back to school at age 54 for geochemistry. My relaxing time is devoted to knitting pretty things.
Tatting is 'knot' fun (and not a lost art) thanks to libraries!
I love to make bread, all kinds. I started out making it because we had none, now I am going to school for it. I think that the smell of rising dough is awesome!
I come to the library all the time for homework, essays and projects. But prom always seems to end up in my search bar...looking at dresses and hairdos. I look forward to it in May of 2012.
I've been involved in music since I was five. I started taking guitar lessons when I was eight, and fell in love with it. Since then, I've been looking for new music like and addict. The library has new CDs coming in all the time.
Books have always been a safe haven for me. Anytime something was wrong or something didn't go my way, everything worked itself out in a hundred-some pages in my favorite book. I geek a lot of things, but singing is probably the biggest one. I pretty much sing to every song I hear; I can't help it, just like I can't help loving reading.
The Troy Public Library has it all! The learning possibilities and programs are endless—from a new language to history to workout programs/nutrition. I volunteer here and always find something new. There is a book for job opportunities in the computer center. When my daughter was small, I always took advantage of the various programs, which were interesting and interactive, which she enjoyed immensely; henceforth due to budget cuts, they are no more.
I would like to share with library personnel that my sister-in-law in North Carolina had one of the local radio stations publicize the need for funding one of their libraries. For every person who called in offering their opinion of the use of a library, the radio station donated funds to the library. I can't remember if it was a $1 or more for every person who called in. If anyone has contact with a local radio station, you may wish to see if the station would do this to raise some funds for the library, so it can institute some of those children's programs, which were lost to funding.
I use the library to help our firefighters gain access to valuable firefighting information. By utilizing our library, we are able to get training videos, books, and information from the National Fire Academy library and FEMA! This helps save our community thousands of dollars each year!
Playing board games is my mainstay hobby. People ask, 'What kind of games do you play?' Probably games you have not heard of. Some game clubs in Metro Detroit actually meet up at local libraries. Gaming is a great social activity to express your competitive edge, and it's an opportunity to use the library as a community center.
From a young age, I have played baseball, and as the 2012 baseball season has started, I am totally psyched to see how the rest of the season will play out and how my Detroit Tigers will do! Baseball also brings me close with many of my friends, and my father and brother. It is America's national pastime and my most favorite way to spend my time!
I love reading no matter where I am or what I'm doing. If I have no books to read at my house, I go to the library. Thank god for my library.
We started out raising chickens by accident and now I love my girls! I use the library to research how best to care for them and for new egg recipes. Yum! I love working at the library. Every day is an adventure and I learn something new as I help others. Come by and visit some time!
I love the huge diversity a library brings to crave my desire for crafts! By opening many 'how-to' books on crafts, I not only learn something new, such as crocheting, painting, sewing etc., but I get to use my imagination to come up with stylish and fun crafts! I'm so grateful for my library!
I love making spreadsheets for everything, from finances to our weekly menu. I love seeing everything divided into pie charts, and then I like to plan how I will perfect the pie chart.
I am a university student with a major in library science. It has completely changed my view about libraries and how they can be funded. Maybe I will become a good librarian.
I love movies and media so much that when I returned to school to finish a degree, I decided to study film!
I have always wanted to be an architect, and building and designing is a step to that. My public library has lots of books on different types of architecture.
A really exciting book club can bring the community together. By choosing an eclectic collection of books, participants are introduced to new authors, new ideas and new stories.
I geek French because my parents are Canadian and bilingual, and I've always loved the language. I love meeting exchange students who come to my school from France or stay at my house to go to UD for English lessons, and I absolutely love having French class first period everyday in the library! J'aime le francais dans la bibliotheque!
My story is that boys are soooooooo cute and handsome (some), and they help you when they can and they are loving.
As a leader and author of a book on leadership, I value the characteristics that make and develop caliber of leaders with the tools and passion to be effective in leading others powerfully.
I am hoping to be a forensic scientist someday, science is literally my life.
Most of what I read these days is young adult literature, and I've developed a taste for dystopian lit—all of that post-apocalyptic government-controlled stuff.
I gave birth to my beautiful daughter Kylie five months ago and every day I thank her for making me a mommy! I have never loved anyone or anything this much in my life!
The library is the place to check out books, DVDs, audio books on the great artists, art techniques. It's where to start to begin your art odyssey!
I started sketching when I was young. I did a few art classes, but found no comfort in them. I would randomly sketch in class, and now that I am on my own, I can sketch more freely and comfortably.
I have valued the public library since I was a small child. My best memories are of hanging out in the children's section. I love the concept and principle behind the public library so much I became a public librarian!
I love knitting because it's creative, productive and beautiful. Knitting also helps me control my anxiety and depression, which is a huge bonus.
I have been reading manga for a long time, but I have also been drawing for a long time. My older sister got me into reading manga. I thought they were so cool, so I started looking up drawings on the computer that people had done, and I have been drawing ever since. I practiced a lot. I would draw something over and over until I thought it was right. When I see art work, it makes me want to work even harder on my art, so I can become an art legend when I'm older.
I have always loved anime (Japanese animation) and manga (Japanese graphic novels) since I was younger. My love of these has fueled my desire to learn more about the culture and the language.
I love reading and learning new things. Everything I read seems to lead me to another topic or subtopic to research and read about at my awesome local library.
I have taken dance since I was four years old and my mom always told me I begged her to take lessons. I geek dancing because it is my way of expressing myself!
I love reading books that inspire me to do great things for the world.
I am an avid reader. I will read anything, and everything. My favorite right now is 'The Hunger Games Trilogy.'
I've been an artist ever since I was little. My dad has been one of my influences. I write more often than anything, and I think that there's always another story to tell.
I've been going to the library ever since I can remember, and honestly some of my best memories are at the library. I am now the only youth volunteer at my library, and I try so hard to promote other youth volunteers! Being a volunteer, I don't just see the outside, with books and programs, but I see the making and the organizing of all of it! Let me tell you, it's a dang lot of work! Lately, my library has been trying to get a levy, and I don't think people realize how much the public library actually contributes to our community. Libraries and librarians are just as important as firefighters or senators. Libraries save lives!
I love discovering things I've never seen before. The excitement of seeing something new and unknown is just wonderful.
I'm into a variety of art and crafty things including knitting, painting, sketching, photography, ATCs, scrapbooking, etc.
I have always loved to sing. Singing is my life. I love to sing every day. I sing in the shower, at the dinner table, and I even sing in the car. My mom says I'm like the radio singing machine. Well, I just told you what I like to do in my spare time.
First, it was scuba diving...then kayaking, then mountain climbing, then microscopics, scifi TV shows, aviation, computers and now I'm looking for something new!
I love computers. I started learning about them at age five. At age 14, I started coding, and six years later I'm building them.
I love to read books with happy endings. In romance novels, the hero and heroine always win, the bad guy always gets what he deserves, money troubles go away and there's always a happy ending. Just the way I like it.
I've always liked all kinds of animals. I've almost always had some kind of pet.
I have always had a good sense of beat and rhythm, and would dance around every chance I got when I was young. Now I am a middle aged mother of three who still likes to dance, but doesn't get much time for it. When I do have the chance, I like to challenge myself to the most recent dance video games. My daughters usually will compete with me (and they usually win, sigh), but my son will not. Go figure. He does like to watch and make fun of me though...and I don't care. Glad I can provide him with some laughter.
I have always found great escape in books. I can take a vacation without leaving the house!
I love making sweets beautiful and fun. It's especially fun to make yummy things look like something completely different...like sand pail or vegetable cupcakes, and sock monkey and monster cakes.
I love creating something useful out of just a ball of string!
My name is Zack. I just love fried chicken. KFC is my home away from home. I eat chicken for every meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chicken is my best friend. I GEEK FRIED CHICKEN!
I love creating wonderful goodness to share with my family and friends.
I would love to be a beach bum, but the pay is not so great. Walking in the sand is great exercise. There is nothing like relaxing in the sun with a good book.
I love playing my XBOX 360.
I love doing things i've never done before.
They are cuddly and fun.
I love to work in our garden, and canning and freezing food for my family.
I have always loved animals and love to play with them, and even show them at the fair!
I am being forced to geek.
I went on a hiking tour of the Scottish Highlands and would like to go back.
I loooove, love crafts! I like to make homemade cards, love to crochet, love to make lots of things for my friends, family and home. It relaxes me and makes me happy.
I love to read mysteries.
I love to help and foster, and adopt stray dogs that really need a new home.
Ever since I was little, I have been impressed in music. Maybe one day I will get the courage to sing in front of my whole school...then maybe even the entire world!
My husband and I took a free group lesson in ballroom dancing three years ago just to try it. We loved it and have been taking lesson ever since. We go dancing every weekend and take lessons at least once a week, and practice almost every day. The complex steps help keep us thinking, the exercise is wonderful, we meet wonderful people at dances, the music is everything from 100 years ago to the present, and it brings us closer as a couple. LOVE LOVE LOVE to dance!
I geek many things, but nature is the biggest thing. Animals and plants, they're just so amazing and we can learn a lot about them and how they can help us. I'm going to try my hardest to help save the rain forest and all the little creatures that live there.
In any language, words are the seeds of the spirit's harvest. It is poetic said that way, maybe, but Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, were each alive, would likely have agreed. Language evolves. Words evolve. Living beings evolve. I am no zombie! Give me words!
I love butterflies!
The struggle of one disc jockey. The hardships and the parties just for the love of music.
Reading wraps us into the world of facts or creative imagination. From fiction to nonfiction and drama to poetry, it can bring us happiness or sadness. Ever since I could remember reading young adult books, a world of imagination suddenly came about. Start reading to get your imagination going!
Every living and breathing human being out there lives a life that matters to them, yet not everyone is satisfied with or excited by their life completely. Whether it's horror or romance or action or emotion that we seek, whatever we yearn for can be found through the art and skill of vivid story-telling which exists in the vast, complex, multi-layered, and ultimately unlimited world that is the cinema.
Our earthbound skies dance above us with a rhythmic precision and breathtaking intricacy that taunts and inspires our race for greater and greater knowledge. Each night the Moon, our sister world, travels across our sky waxing and waning in its sunlight bath. The planets, those luminous 'wandering stars' remind us of our own vibrance in the dark universe and of our connection to the Sun and its life-giving warmth. I geek the sky each night as the sun disappears beyond the Western horizon and tiny dots of burning light come popping to life in the sapphire night. Silver moon, twinkling stars, tiny racing satellites...What will YOU see tonight?
Children's and youth librarian who spends too much on gigs, cds and movies.
Whether it's Time Lords or lost Earthlings hitchhiking through space, science fiction has always held a special place in my life. It isn't just entertainment—it's a reflection of the human condition. It brings me hope for the future and an eagerness to understand the unknown.
I have had the imagination of a writer since I was little! The start of my passion in writing was when I was 10! When I would not only write, but act in role playing games with my brother. I found out that my creativity comes up more when I have a pen poised to write on paper. Now that I'm 18, I love to write fantasy/science fiction, realistic and historical fiction. So, my creativity is normally sparked when I listen to music, look outside at nature and look at other books/art!
I have a 13 year-old son and a husband who will soon be 50. I love them both very much. I also work in a long-term care facility as a state tested nurse aide taking care of elderly people. I consider my job to be the ministry that God has given me and he has blessed me so much with the relationships I have developed with the people I care for.
Understanding how our economy works is critical to understanding why we are in dire straits now. I love helping people through the quagmire of misinformation that is out there. The heart, soul, and spirit of a good librarian is the search for truth.
I love taking an unloved, older house and bringing it back to life. The library is a great place to find resources for just about every project that I've tried.
To be a real change agent in any area of life, you must be a constant learner. Your love for knowledge, information and reading will spur you on to be a 'difference maker' and great contributor to making life meaningful. I geek learning until you breathe your last breathe!
My two children are educated at home, but you could say that we are often educated at our library, the Bangor Public Library in Bangor, Maine. I say 'we' because this journey is an education for me, too! Not only does the library have excellent and helpful materials on homeschooling, it has what we need for any and every subject we're interested in learning about! It's not uncommon for someone in our home to say, 'I want to know more about volcanoes! or 'What was King George III really like?' or 'Could I please see some more Norman Rockwell drawings?'... off we trot to the BPL to dig up some treasures! This is not to mention the fiction we read from there that transforms our imaginations and inspires our play. We LOVE our local library!
It's awesome that 2012 is an election year! I am a political junkie and have enjoyed watching the debates and following the caucuses and Super Tuesday. I geek politics because it is so important to the future of our country.
In love with geek love!
Stories come in many forms and I love them all. I have taught my daughter to love them as well. All stories have a sliver of truth to them. When a story teller begins their tail, there is an air if magic in the room.
I love languages. How they sound and how the words come together. Someone once described it like jewels in the mouth, and that's what the language learning process is for me: jewels in the mouth.
It all started when I read 'The Hunger Games' a year and a half ago. Since then, I've been crazy about dystopian fiction, reading every new release I can afford to buy. (Thank God for libraries.) I think that dystopias are wonderful literature settings with great, brave characters and imagination everywhere. The author can imagine anything they want!
Français, 日本語, 中文, English, Español, العربية, and all the other languages that make this world so great. From the grammar and syntax to vocabulary, I love it all and want to know it all.
I could spend hours here. Reading is my love.
I like to cook.
Reading is my habit and I love mysteries that take me to a country or city I've never been to. So, when I really want to get away from it all, I head for international mysteries. So many mysteries, so little time!
I spent many happy summers in Galilee, Rhode Island, a small fishing village on the coast. Later, my family and I traveled with my dad when he was in the military. One thing our travels always had in common was the beach trips. No matter where we were, we could find the ocean's shore. East, west, south, and even in Japan! I love learning about preserving our world's greatest resource and its creatures. I love swimming, beach combing, painting, writing and camping...on the beach! I geek the library resources on beach travel, ocean conservation and sea life.
Tech, kitchen, ridiculous contraptions that serve very little purpose, but leave me in awe of the way the human mind creates!
I have been in Boy Scouts since 1st grade (that's the Tiger rank). Now that I am in serious Boy Scouts, not Cub Scouts, there is going to be many opportunities to help the community, state and country. My hope is to become an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts, and hope to, in the distant future, present my own Boy Scouts.
What can I say? Growing up in the shadows of Melbourne's 'VFL' Park, naturally I developed a love of footy. It's in the blood of the city I grew up in.