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margaretgeeksneedlesandthread

About age 7, I started sewing with short sharp needles. The treadle sewing machine tried to take over but the hand stitches were much more satisfying and kept my hands busy. Needles and thread can involve miniature or gigantic projects like beading, quilting, knit and crochet.

October 15, 2014 needlesandthread, story

kathygeeksaviation

All my life I've been interested in flying. When I started actually flying, the Internet was still pretty young, but I figured-out how to find information on my own. I used my beloved local library to access many great books I discovered (often via interlibrary loan). I enjoyed the information-hunt very much; that's one reason I became a librarian in 2012.

October 14, 2014 aviation, story

ellengeeksgraphicnovels

I'm an elementary school librarian and have noticed that my students just can't get enough when books are in a comic format, whether it's fiction or non-fiction, a super hero or kids club or legend they get hooked. I recently discovered a multitude of adult graphic novels and now I'm hooked on GN too!

October 12, 2014 graphicnovels, story

torigeeksfandoms

Doctor Who, Sherlock, MLP (yes, My Little Pony), Divergent, The Fault In Our Stars, The Hunger Games, VIRALS, Harry Potter, Homestuck, Disney, etc.etc. etc. If you can think of a fandom, you can put good money on the fact that I'm into it or want to get into it.

October 08, 2014 fandoms, story

matthewgeeksparkour

Parkour is found in a lot of books now, and I like to seek out and find the type of books that have action and vaults and chase scenes in them.

October 08, 2014 parkour, story

kristiangeekspercyjackson

Well...I am a huge reader of the two Percy Jackson series and THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS came out the day I am writing this so I hope I can read it soon!!!XD I am so excited!!!

October 07, 2014 percyjackson, story

leahgeeksblackhistory

People don't see me as a person who would really like black history but I love it!

October 07, 2014 blackhistory, story

rachelgeekspiano

I take piano lessons and l love it!!!

October 05, 2014 piano, story

monageeksteaching

I am an early childhood teacher for the New york City Department of Education. I currently teach a kindergarten class in Jamaica NY. I am a mother of two sons. Cooking, singing, and helping others are are some of my many interests

October 05, 2014 story, teaching

akshaygeekscoding

I love to have fun with code. I am using it to make this world a better place; to leave cheer, live, and make it as beautiful as our imagination. Coding is a way to express yourself without damaging trees. It is social and global.

October 05, 2014 coding, story

nikyageeksart

Art brings out our true selves because you can draw whatever you like. People say that drawings dumb and it doesn't bring out your inner dragon like karate well it doesn't matter. I'm Nikya (Nick-IA-h) Jefferson and I'm ten years old and I live in South Point OH. You don't have to show your inner dragon all that counts is how you feel

October 04, 2014 art, story

whitneygeeksbooks

Books are my number one hobby . I read all different genres and enjoy the fact that I always learn new things. I love how reading can take you to another world outside of real life stresses and worries.

October 02, 2014 books, story

jackiegeekslibraryactivities

I like to write about matters that sometimes only matter to me. I enjoy reading books that I usually would not read because the discussions are lively and the comrade is rejuvenating. I've taken about 30 of their online classes and enjoy downloading their music. I very much like that the library is a place for the entire family. The staff is always helpful and knowledgeable and take care of my needs. I've volunteered 2 years as a greeter for one of their outside community assistance programs that set up space inside the library to attend to the communities needs.

October 02, 2014 libraryactivities, story

deirdregeekssowal

As in South Walton County, FL. I recently moved here and love the beachs with their emerald waters laid back vibe and thequaint communities along Scenic Highway 30A .

October 02, 2014 sowal, story

sandrageeksbabies&animals

I am not a mother and now too old to become one but babies just bring out the best feelings I've ever known. They just have a way of capturing my heart. I love animals too, all of them.

October 02, 2014 babies&animals, story

lindageekslife

Everything with life is what I "geek' Take every moment as your last to live life to the fullest! Just breath, have compassion for others and enjoy our beautfiul world. it's really that easy.

October 02, 2014 life, story

donaldgeeksfriendship

My friends are the solace I desire, the peace in troubling times, the cool breeze on a warm summer day. My friends mean the world to me. Who is your best friend?

October 01, 2014 friendship, story

julietgeeksdance

I am an Indian classical dancer who was born in India. I am also in high school.

October 01, 2014 dance, story

lindageeksmaking

Creating,inventing, building. Anything that involves taking what is and making something new. This includes brainstorming solutions to problems. It can be an individual or a group effort, and many times the process is more important than the result. It makes me feel powerful, and vital.

September 30, 2014 making, story

braxtyngeekslittlebrothers

When I was little me and my brother grew up in a foster home and one day the foster leader brought home some cards which is the game Yugio. I remember that was our only escape from the outside world when hanging with my little brother it would make my day if I could show him that his name got to be in the paper.

September 30, 2014 littlebrothers, story

courtneygeeksforeignlanguages

At the library I can rent a popular Italian tv show to keep up on my Italian, or borrow Spanish audio CDs to listen to on my commutes. There are also weekly community Spanish classes.

September 29, 2014 foreignlanguages, story

orlandogeekstechnology

I try to keep in top technologies, like Computers, Audio & Video, and now Android Systems. I used to have my own business before and got more than 30 years of experience on my shoulders. I love to help people anyway I can!

September 28, 2014 story, technology

graciegeeksmarinebiology

I really like the ocean, and now I want to study it and the animals in it. I find it fascinating and now my room is ocean themed.

September 27, 2014 marinebiology, story

elliegeeksmusic

I have played violin since I was five. Then I continued until around third grade, when I added in piano, and started teaching myself. In fifth grade, I started recorder and handbells. I also got interested in banjo and play some of it too.

September 27, 2014 music, story

darrellgeeksjesus

There is nothing like having an encounter with the worlds most renown person in history and eternity, and his name is Jesus the savior of humanity. I soooo geek Jesus.

September 26, 2014 jesus, story

angiegeeksastrophysics

My high school offered an astrophysics class I took as an alternative to cutting up a preserved cat in physiology and I loved it, been hooked ever since! Black holes, black matter, seti stuff, the lives of stars forever far away- yeah!!

September 25, 2014 astrophysics, story

shainageeksabstractimagination

I have always had a fascination with what mainstream culture found to be odd or taboo. It makes me wonder what makes someone want to do something so different from the rest and why do we think it’s so weird. It's not what has been done that is such an interest to me, it's WHY?

September 23, 2014 abstractimagination, story

tammygeekstravel

I love to travel, but half the fun is in the planning. Sometimes, I simply research places I hope to visit someday.

September 23, 2014 story, travel

kathiegeekslibraries

I've "lived" in libraries my whole life, from the time I was a small child. Books are life to me. <3 The library in my home is extensive but I always find some treasure in my local library.

September 23, 2014 libraries, story

makenzeegeeksorchestra&music

Outside of my passion for reading, art, and writing, I love music. I am a cellist and I am a singer. My hope is to learn guitar, keep up with cello, and get better at singing through concert choir. I think music helps make all of us who we are even if it's just something to listen to or sing along with the radio so we don't get lonely.

September 20, 2014 orchestra&music, story

indiageeksbelieving

I geek believing in something that is not tangible. I believe in the word itself. Believing inspires, empowers, and transforms us. It allows us to escape within our hopes and dreams. So find something to truly believe in and .....let your thoughts soar.

September 19, 2014 believing, story

heathergeeksantiques

Love yard sales and garage sales and auctions. Collecting them is my bag and selling them for a profit too!

September 18, 2014 antiques, story

christageeksvideogames

I am a librarian at a small technical college. One of my major passions is collecting video games. While I have been a lifelong player, I began seriously collecting about six years ago and never looked back! I love a good story and so many games both old and new deliver just that, usually accompanied by great art as a bonus. These games are a part of our collective culture and I would love to someday work with an institution to preserve them for posterity.

September 18, 2014 story, videogames

paulgeekscoffee

I work at Houndstooth Coffee, but more than that, I get to host hundreds of people a week and serve them fantastic coffee.

September 17, 2014 coffee, story

danielgeeksacting&writing

I am a 16 year old that writes music, and books. I love to Read, watch movies and much, much more.

September 16, 2014 acting&writing, story

aliciageeksindividuality

I am in love with reading. I can never pass up an opportunity to buy a book every time I go to the bookstore. I am also a SuperWhoLock (if you know what that is, you're amazing!). I support the idea that everyone is their own unique person and should boldly show their differences to the world. Be yourself and embrace your individuality!

September 16, 2014 individuality, story

ciennageekswriting

I love to write, whether it's stories, fan-fiction, poems, songs, scripts or inspirational quotes I just want to sit down and write what's on my mind.

September 13, 2014 story, writing

denageeksdystopiannovels

The characters are generally around my age and are relatable and the stories keep me on the edge of my seat. The futures, although some seem impossible, many could happen.

September 13, 2014 dystopiannovels, story

cassandrageeksdiynaturalproducts

A few years ago, I decided to start trying to eliminate commercial skin care and household care products (with all of their toxic and damaging ingredients) by making my own. The whole process of finding what works for me has been fascinating and I am proud that the end result is not a financial burden but very affordable.

September 13, 2014 diynaturalproducts, story

ginageekslearning

I love to learn new and different things everyday. I am currently enrolled in my local community college and the library helped me to find funding for my classes. I was able to go back to college for free.

September 13, 2014 learning, story

williamgeeksphilosophy

The answers to life's big questions, the meaning of life, the bigger picture, and the ways and means to find all that you seek, including knowledge of truth and happiness, philosophy provides. If you disagree, don't worry, there are many philosophers who agree with you! The answers are out there. They're waiting for you to find them, to enrich your life and set you free, as they did the teenage me, and still do today. Philosophy to me is both a treasury of truth that remains pure and unchanged and a tool that I carry with me every day to smash false beliefs, including those of my own making, and rescue and preserve truth from obscurity and ignorance, including my own. Finally, and above all, by reading philosophers dead and living I get to to have many wise teachers and friends.

September 13, 2014 philosophy, story

kategeekstheatre

I believe theatre gives us a voice. It teaches compassion, acceptance, self-expression and diversity, and enables us to see that no matter where we're from or what we believe, we are all equal.

September 12, 2014 story, theatre

anngeeksrunning

Running is freedom from the problems and stresses of the world. When you're done, you feel as if you can conquer the world and problems don't seem so big anymore! Running is my sanity in an insane world!

September 11, 2014 running, story

valeriegeeksreading

I am always reading about 10 books at once. I love always learning and showing my kids that I love it!

September 11, 2014 reading, story

emilygeeksmusic&fictionalcharacters

I love music, I can recognize a song by just listening to the first 3 seconds. I also love fictional characters whether they are in books,movies or TV shows. Oliver Queen and Sherlock Holmes anyone!

September 11, 2014 music&fictionalcharacters, story

laquitageeksjesus

What I mean by Jesus is great deal from where I come from to now. I believe through him we will always find peace,comfort and love.

September 10, 2014 jesus, story

davidgeekslinuxcomputing

I use the library to share and meet with other Linux and open source computer users.

September 10, 2014 linuxcomputing, story

torigeeksphotography

I love to go out into nature and take pictures of flowers...especially the small flowers that might be typically overlooked. By finding these small beauties and photographing them so close that they look larger than life, I can share their unique design with others that may have missed them!

September 09, 2014 photography, story

fionageekscinematography

I am simply obsessed with film making. It is my dream to be a director. I love everything about it - the camera, animation, CGI, the storyboard... I could go on and on.

September 08, 2014 cinematography, story

summergeeksr5

I Geek R5 because they are my inspiration, my life, my loves, my everything. I discovered R5 a little over a year ago and they have completely changed my life for the better, I love R5 with all my heart!

September 08, 2014 r5, story

robertageekshooks&needles

I love my God and everything He does for me, my family and my friends. I am also addicted to yarn, crocheting and kniting. Hence the hooks and needles.

September 08, 2014 hooks&needles, story

tonygeekslibrary

I love going to the library, it is so relax and comfortable, it is so quiet; the best place to relax and the AC is not too cold or hot, it is very nice

September 06, 2014 library, story

sumnergeekskites

I like them, collect them, and fly them. I show other people's children how to make them, get them off the ground, and keep them in the air. None of mine are costly or unique, but controlling one up high in the air lets me ignore mundane things down on the ground.

September 06, 2014 kites, story

lolliegeeksnature

Nature includes anything living. I especially love animals, trees, flowers. I can be amazed at a tree trunk, the way the back foot of a cat is long like a rabbit's hind foot, or a cloud formation as it crosses the face of the moon. I am also passionate about talented humans and poetry.

September 05, 2014 nature, story

faithgeeksanglophilia

Anglophilia means someone who has a particular love and devotion to the English culture. That would be me. Hello! I love British television and music, most of all, as well as the actors and musicians that come from such a beautiful country.

September 03, 2014 anglophilia, story

kennethgeeksphysics

I love physics! From studying the oddities of quantum mechanics to using classical mechanics to describe my other love of roller coasters, I just can't get enough!

August 31, 2014 physics, story

soniageekslounginginthelibrary

My local library is the coolest ever - full of people of all ages and cultures from morning till night, and I always stop and people watch when I pick up my books on hold, which is almost weekly!

August 28, 2014 lounginginthelibrary, story

reneegeeksnewexperiences

I geek anything I've never done before. My new thing is roller coasters, any type, count me in. I'm not the person you'll see rereading a book (although there are some movies that just never get old).

August 27, 2014 newexperiences, story

charliegeeksmusic

I really love music. Throughout a lifetime of abuse and disappointment music has always been there to cheer me up. Music can put you in a good mood or a bad mood. But if I didn't have music I don't think I'd be alive right now.

August 26, 2014 music, story

chadgeekslibrarians

My wife is manager of a library branch in Davidson County, N.C. She went back to graduate school to obtain her Master of Library Science degree. She's done a great job managing the branch and making it more appealing to patrons.

August 26, 2014 librarians, story

meshellegeeksreading

I geek reading because it's a way to express yourself and be you. Reading makes you feel like your whole life is a fantasy. Reading is like my fantasy world.

August 25, 2014 reading, story

gabrielgeeksreadingfatbooks

I love reading books like Rick Riordan and James Patterson even though I'm only 9 1/2.

August 25, 2014 readingfatbooks, story

barbarageekshistory&literature

I was interested in the Victorian Period ever sense I read PRIDE & PREDJUDICE by Jane Austen, I became interested in World War II when I read Diary of Anne Frank, and Was always interested in the Arts since I was born.

August 23, 2014 history&literature, story

rebeccageekscrimefighters

This covers everything from Nancy Drew in her blue roadster to the Women's Murder Club to the Dark Knight.

August 22, 2014 crimefighters, story

martinageekswriting

I love to write. Stories and places swirl around in my brain until I write them down on paper. I walked around with this passion since childhood.

August 22, 2014 story, writing

debbiegeekswomenbeekeepers

Bees are an amazing insect that enables us to survive because they pollinate everything we eat! We can not survive without them! Learn more about them at your local library and Bee Keepers club.

August 21, 2014 story, womenbeekeepers

noahgeekswriting

It is writing that carries the weight of the world's knowledge and wisdom, and through it we can pass down these irreplaceable gems. But it is not only limited to this, and through it we can form a better and brighter future, through the inspiration and wonder it passes on.

August 21, 2014 story, writing

rosettageeksjobs&opportunity

I was unemployed for about 3 years. I didn't want to fall into negative society by feeling sorry for myself so I spent my days at the Public Library learning different computer programs and everything I could about public information. I was able to identify with individuals and their personal struggles for a better life. So now I work at that same library assisting patrons with career research assistance and job fairs! None of this would be possible if it weren't for the Public Library System. Thank you!

August 21, 2014 jobs&opportunity, story

suzannegeeksamericanhistory

I love American History. Discovering about our country and how it was established is awesome!

August 19, 2014 americanhistory, story

bobgeeksjazz&agathachristie

I grew up loving to read and discovered the public library! Now I am a disabled vet that loves our local library system.

August 18, 2014 jazz&agathachristie, story

davidgeeksantennas

I would go to the Royal Oak, MI. Public Library almost every day after school to learn about how antennas are built and designed. My goal was to work at NASA building and using long range antennas.

August 16, 2014 antennas, story

heathergeeksbooks&reading

I love to read and I have been since I was little (age 18 now). I have over 150 books. I have also gotten my younger sister addicted to reading as well!

August 16, 2014 books&reading, story

spencergeekssuperheroes

I've always liked superheros, but when I watched Superman the movie with Christopher Reeves that's when I really started to like superheros and I've liked superheros ever since.

August 16, 2014 story, superheroes

tiffanygeeksmanga&anime

I suffer from depression and social anxiety, so making friends is not an easy task for me. I often find myself alone with no one to go to. So I turned to reading manga and watching anime. It helped me through some of my hardest times and I doubt I'll ever give either up. :)

August 15, 2014 manga&anime, story

valeriegeekslibraries

I love going to the library for the really good book. Then I sit up all night to read it.

August 15, 2014 libraries, story

rileygeekslearning

Before I started school I said I did not want to go because it would be boring. But as soon as I got there I loved it.

August 15, 2014 learning, story

christinageekslearning

Learning is a passion for life. Enriching yourself and those around you.

August 15, 2014 learning, story

nathangeeksfootball&stampcollecting

I love Football. I go to a lot of High School and College games. I am a big stamp collector. With thousands of stamps collected US and Foreign stamps from all over the world. I geek my libraries. I support them too.

August 14, 2014 football&stampcollecting, story

sherrigeeksculturedfoods

I like to make my own healthy lacto-fermented foods like milk kefir, water kefir, kombucha, jun, sourdough, sauerkraut, kimchi, brined lemons, etc. Just to name a few!

August 14, 2014 culturedfoods, story

skylargeeksteenfiction

I love to read teen-fiction, I'm always looking for new books to read.

August 14, 2014 story, teenfiction

cheyennegeeksteenfiction

I like reading but I can never get into ones that are young adults, they always lose me. But while reading the teen fiction I can understand everything, it is easier for me than it is for most teens my age to get into teen fiction books because they think they've grown so they read adult fiction but teen fiction will never lose me ever.

August 12, 2014 story, teenfiction

nickigeeksbooks&movies&bluegrass

I love sitting on a comfy couch on a rainy day or sitting outside on a sunny day reading books. I visit my local library multiple times in a week. It is my home away from home. I love selecting movies to watch and watching them with my husband or friends. Many times I love to order Chinese takeout and watch movies by myself! When it comes to music, I really enjoy listening to amazing bluegrass. I love all kinds of music, but bluegrass fits. So grateful to have such a wonderfully stocked library with great people who work there. The library needs to stay put!

August 12, 2014 books&movies&bluegrass, story

brittanygeeksreading&writing

I believe that the written word is powerful and vital to growth. I learned a lot about myself reading and writing.

August 12, 2014 reading&writing, story

autumngeeksdrwho

I love Dr. Who because it is suspenseful, but also because it taught me that you always need friends.

August 11, 2014 drwho, story

brigeeksmyfriends

What I mean by my friends is that they'll always be there for me, and I can always count on them. I give a shoutout to them!

August 11, 2014 myfriends, story

jasageeksmechanicalwork

I view tutorials and read about fixing cars and enoy being able to take that knowlege home with me.

August 09, 2014 mechanicalwork, story

kimgeekscrafting

I love being creative and making things with my grandchildren. Going to the library helps me find inspiration through the craft books there.

August 08, 2014 crafting, story

barbarageeksreadingwithmykids

I think going to the library, choosing books, and reading with others (for me it's my kids), is one of the great freedoms we have in this country!

August 05, 2014 readingwithmykids, story

chadgeekslife

There's always something new to learn and see in the world. It's never dull, all you have to do is go out and look around.

August 05, 2014 life, story

kendallgeekswrestling

I love wrestling 'cause I'm a wrestling manager.

August 03, 2014 story, wrestling

sophiegeeksfindingwhoyoureallyareinside

I wasn't sure who I was or wanted to be until I started writing. Even if it was just a couple sentences, I understood it. That's something I like, reading something I get, I FEEL.

August 03, 2014 findingwhoyoureallyareinside, story

elainegeeksthemilitary

The military has helped me become successful in life, not only providing me with education but also reminding me that I should not take anything for granted. Being in the service gave me motivation, discipline and strength. I love helping others and this is one way that helps citizens by fighting for this country.

August 01, 2014 story, themilitary

bettygeekswritinggroups

I'm writing a superhero origin story of Latinos and I wouldn't be nearly as dedicated if it weren't for my group of fellow writers.

August 01, 2014 story, writinggroups

mogeeksknitting

I have been knitting for years and belong to a local knitting guild. I have improved my knitting and made many friends. It is relaxing, fun, educational and at times involves travel and retreats! My local libraries are wonderful resources for knitting and other needle art books, magazines and videos.

July 31, 2014 knitting, story

rebeccageeksgovernmentinformation

I'm a Government Documents Librarian and enjoy showing students and the public about all the great sources including documents, websites, and videos available for everyone.

July 30, 2014 governmentinformation, story

anaiah geekssuperheroes

For the longest time I have loved superheroes and drawing, so I've been creating my own superheroes and giving them background stories. Also, I loved horror books and films. So sometimes I create Superheroes with very dark backgrounds.

July 29, 2014 story, superheroes

brittanygeeksreading

I like reading because you can learn stuff and sometimes get a good laugh. Read on, peoples!

July 29, 2014 reading, story

catinageekstattoos

I geek more than just tattoos. I geek lots of things such as reading. My favorite genre is medical mysteries well all mysteries. I love to daydream. Although it used to get me on trouble when I younger. I geek family. I geek love. I geek vacations. I geek good food. I GEEK ME!

July 26, 2014 story, tattoos

theresageeksbackyardhomesteading

We love our self-sustaining life style and have learned most from books checked out at our local library. The most valuable tool you can have is a library card!

July 24, 2014 backyardhomesteading, story

lindageeksknowledge&information

I grew up with a family of bookworms who believe in reading and learning. Francis Bacon had it right: "Knowledge is Power" and we should always learn something new everyday!

July 23, 2014 knowledge&information, story

breegeeksmarchingband

I began marching band as an 8th grader, and now starting my senior season, I couldn't be happier. It's where my friends, my passion, and my interest all are.

July 23, 2014 marchingband, story

cassandrageeksthelibrary

I love bringing my kids to go online, read the fab books and watch movies at the library. I have also found the notary so beneficial along with being able to fax and print papers.

July 22, 2014 story, thelibrary

veronicageeksworldwaronehistory

History is my favorite thing to read up on, and I have just recently become fascinated with World War One info and and all the many stories from that time.

July 21, 2014 story, worldwaronehistory

gailgeeksdreaming

I've kept a journal of my nighttime dreams for over a decade. I'm in the lifelong process of teaching myself to lucid dream. I get asked by others to interpret dreams all the time, and get told that I should get paid for it.

July 17, 2014 dreaming, story

theresageeksscience

Since an early age I was always outdoors exploring and performing my own investigations. I have been trying to instill a love of learning about the world we live in to high school science students for the past 19 years.

July 17, 2014 science, story

shilohgeeksmythology

I love the blending of myths into modern day epic stories. I can't just leave it alone and enjoy the story. Instead, I have to dig for the original sources and I love it.

July 17, 2014 mythology, story

candacegeeksreading

I love finding the perfect book for my students and then hearing "I hate reading!" change to "Reading's not so bad!"

July 16, 2014 reading, story

sofigeekslife

I love everything that celebrates life in all its fullness. Literature, movies, nature, friendships, family, learning. All of these are things that I celebrate and pursue with a passion. Because life is too short and too precious, I believe that every last minute of it should be squeezed and flavored.

July 16, 2014 life, story

jkgeeksmakingbooksandgivingthemtothelibrary

I'm a photographer and bookbinder/bookmaker and I like making books of photographs and giving them to the library.

July 16, 2014 makingbooksandgivingthemtothelibrary, story

carolgeeksharrypotter&vampires

I love to read. Harry Potter is my all time favorite series. I love young adult fiction of all kinds, love stories, thriller and suspense. You name it! The library is my safe place. Somewhere that I know I can go and always feel relaxed, thirsty for knowledge, and return to my childhood.

July 16, 2014 harrypotter&vampires, story

caligeekscheerleading&swimming

I am a cheerleader for Judice Middle and I love to do swimming!

July 15, 2014 cheerleading&swimming, story

emilygeekshoneybees

I remove and relocate feral honey bee hives by hand without the use of chemicals in Austin, Texas and surrounding areas. We rehabilitate every hive we rescue.

July 14, 2014 honeybees, story

ruqayyahgeekscomedy

The healing power of laughter has helped me in so many ways. I especially like stand-up comedians because it's raw story-telling that takes courage.

July 14, 2014 comedy, story

caitlingeeksmagic

I've been into magic for years. My friend and I always bought the little magic tricks the kids are always into and would look up card trick tutorials on YouTube. We made YouTube videos of a magic show we would put on. We kinda took a break from magic for a few years. But after season 9 of America's Got Talent and a new favorite magician Collins Key, my love for magic has been rekindled. I know multiple card tricks and have been doing them for family and friends for years now. Everyone is amazed by them, it's a great way to make some new friends and impress some people.

July 12, 2014 magic, story

marygeekstraveling

Learning new languages, exploring and seeking to understand different cultures, learning how to cook and budget my savings, how to knit and craft, how to sew, how to sell my projects - for as long as I can remember, all I've ever wanted to do was see what's out there.

July 12, 2014 story, traveling

ashleygeeksharrypotter

I read all the books when i was 7. That's when I fell in love. I own all the books and movies. Potterhead forever!

July 12, 2014 harrypotter, story

leahgeeksmentalhealthawareness

For as long as I can remember I've lived with OCD. I think it's good to be aware of mental health because 1 in 4 people have one. When you see someone you never know what battles they're fighting. I've been able to fight my OCD through the love and inspiration of God.

July 10, 2014 mentalhealthawareness, story

nicolegeeksreading

The library's summer reading program is a great way for parents, grandparents and guardian to bond with the children in their lives.

July 09, 2014 reading, story

ashiageeksdance&music

I've loved dancing and music since forever and it's a big part of my life.

July 08, 2014 dance&music, story

kelvingeekschristiantheology

I am a Pentecostal and I study bible doctrine. I have a 2 Greek and Hebrew dictionaries and a collection of bible references.

July 08, 2014 christiantheology, story

autumngeekscommunitygardening

I love everything about gardening. The plants, the dirt, the community it creates, and especially the food it produces!

July 07, 2014 communitygardening, story

philipgeeksboardgames

Ever since I was a kid I have huddled around books or magazines in a library, reading about games of many different kinds. Now, board games, card games, and games of all kinds bring me back to the library to connect with others and grow more playing games greater than before.

July 06, 2014 boardgames, story

morgangeeksreligion

I converted to Mormonism in 2011 and ever since I have never been more open to people and their beliefs.

July 04, 2014 religion, story

sarahgeeksallacynovels

My college friend introduced me to Al Lacy novels, and I instantly fell in love with them. I think I have read more Al Lacy than I have any other author.

July 03, 2014 allacynovels, story

williegeeksmockingjays

I really love the Hunger Games books.

July 03, 2014 mockingjays, story

brucegeeksaudiobooks

I really enjoy well-written historical non-fiction. It has made my work commute more productive and educational, as well as informative. I download them to my smartphone and I can listen to them wherever I am. A great service RCPL!

July 02, 2014 audiobooks, story

nadiyageeksinfectiousdiseases

I am really interested in anything related to infectious diseases. I hope to someday get a Ph.D. in epidemiology and an M.D.

July 02, 2014 infectiousdiseases, story

chelseygeekscupcakes

I run the kitchen at a nursing home, work at a LIBRARY part time, and run an at home bakery. I am just enjoying life!

July 01, 2014 cupcakes, story

petergeeksgreekmythology

I geek this because it has so much history, details on Greece, all the Greek gods, and how everything was made and why it is made. It's REALLY interesting, I started "geeking" this subject because my friend recommended Percy Jackson and The Olympians, but soon I started "geeking" it and literally picked up anything with the word MYTHOLOGY. Now I know Greek Mythology AND Egyptian Mythology.

July 01, 2014 greekmythology, story

janicegeekshelpingpeoplelearn

I'm not really a geek. I am an educator and love to see people learn. It has come to my attention that there are LOTS of people who want to learn how to USE their computers, iPads, phones, etc. I can help them. I speak techeze and english and I am very patient.

July 01, 2014 helpingpeoplelearn, story

ellengeeksfindagrave

I believe in telling the stories of those who have died, the family,the community, the whole human story of the person, so I spend a lot of time telling those stories for obituaries and the census, and other places Ancestry will take me!

June 30, 2014 findagrave, story

jessicageeksinspiration

What I mean by inspiration is a great deal of things. I collect anything that inspires me: song lyrics, quotes, pictures, books, and much much more.

June 26, 2014 inspiration, story

vegasgeekstransgenderrights

I was born transgender Female to Male. I believe that through education people will understand me and the issues I face in life with this disorder.

June 26, 2014 story, transgenderrights

helengeeksdance&fitness&creativity

I fell in love with ZUMBA over 3 years ago and now I am an instructor. I also enjoy creating my own choreography, and I created an alumni newspaper for my High School which sometimes appears in the local weekly.

June 25, 2014 dance&fitness&creativity, story

lindsaygeeksreading&movies

I am red-headed geek who loves Dr. Who, knitting, reading and movies. I love entertaining myself with whatever piques my interest.

June 23, 2014 reading&movies, story

angiegeeksindividuality

I geek being me.

June 23, 2014 individuality, story

jasongeeksecsf

Edgy Christian Speculative Fiction (ECSF) is an under-the-radar, non-mainstream subgenre of Christian fiction that doesn't focus on what the typical Christian audience expects, but have more creative freedom to explore Biblical elements and themes in genres most think of un- or anti-Biblical (sci-fi, horror, epic fantasy, dark fantasy, etc.). This is why I love it more than mainstream Christian fiction.

June 23, 2014 ecsf, story

priscillageekspoetry

I love to read and write poetry. I like sharing my poetry with other poets.

June 23, 2014 poetry, story

lewisgeeksactivism

I love being an activist. Plain and simple. I love getting the chance to help right the world's wrongs, despite what the naysayers think and say. Activism (especially online activism) is something that I feel is still sorely needed in our world today, and I'd like to do anything I can to help out with that.

June 19, 2014 activism, story

netanyageeksmysteryandfantasybooks

I am over-obsessed with mystery and fantasy books!

June 19, 2014 mysteryandfantasybooks, story

rosegeekscooking

I love to cook and I'm always looking for new recipes.

June 19, 2014 cooking, story

maddiegeekspageants

I like getting my hair and make-up done and wearing the dress.

June 19, 2014 pageants, story

cathygeeksgrandkids

Spending time with my grandkids brings me great joy!

June 19, 2014 grandkids, story

eringeeksforensicscience

I am a 10 year old in love with Forensic Science. I am learning about bones and other body systems. At the library I can check out books about these subjects.

June 18, 2014 forensicscience, story

ericageeksnature&photography

I am an outdoor girl. I love to explore our natural world and photograph it. I love to check out nature guides from the library. The library has an array of books and magazines for both.

June 18, 2014 nature&photography, story

peggygeeksbooks&movies

Jaiah and I love coming to the library to check out books and movies. Jaiah loves participating in the summer reading program.

June 18, 2014 books&movies, story

stephaniegeeksphotography&reading

I began photography when I was 12 as an escape after a loved one died.

June 17, 2014 photography&reading, story

josiahgeeksstarwars

Well, it all started with my friend,he has always loved Star Wars, and he got me into it. Ever since then I have loved Star Wars because: It is sci-fi; It has everything a kid/adult could love; and it is just amazing with all the eras and light-sabers and characters etc!

June 17, 2014 starwars, story

priscillageeksrunning&scrapbooking&cooking

I ran my first marathon in 2013 after finding training materials at my local library. I also check out scrap-booking magazines and love to expand my culinary skills by finding new recipes.

June 16, 2014 running&scrapbooking&cooking, story

aprilgeekseducation

Knowledge is valuable. It can be the catalyst to overcome poverty. Intelligence is sexy!

June 15, 2014 education, story

helengeekszumba

I love Zumba! I need this form of exercise when I have allergies and can't walk outside.

June 15, 2014 story, zumba

sarahgeeksmylittlepony

I'm almost 11, and I love My Little Pony! Cause, my friend introduced it to me, ever since we share the same love for it! I totally geek My Little Pony. Friendship Is Magic!

June 14, 2014 mylittlepony, story

kaithegeeksreading&music&writing

I have a brother in the hospital and my parents are divorced and a lot of things so reading and music and writing help me escape this world and go to another world filled with horror or romance or humor. Another place from here. I think I annoy my friends because I would rather read or write than hang out with them. Reading, Music, and Writing are my home away from home. :)

June 11, 2014 reading&music&writing, story

petergeekscomics

I love comics, because first of all the animation put into the comic books is amazing. The comic turned TV shows and movies try to stay as true as possible to the comics they came from. And they all have a moral to the story. Being good triumphs over evil. Standing up for what's right against the overwhelming amounts of evil that is in our world. This is why comics are very good reads and to see them projected onto the TVs and movies makes it a bigger impact.

June 11, 2014 comics, story

marisageeksbooks

I have loved reading ever since the young age of 2. My love for reading has only increased with age. For the past 18 years I have devoured over 500 books. I will continue to read for as long as I live.

June 10, 2014 books, story

jessicageeksallthatisgeeky

I am a recent college graduate for middle childhood education and using Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Harry Potter, among all the other geeky things I love, I was able to create relevant, relatable lessons for my 7th graders, giving history a present day, pop culture reference to help them understand. Geek all the things!

June 09, 2014 allthatisgeeky, story

juligeeksmusicals

From an early age, I've been obsessed in musicals. I used to see the high school students perform their yearly musicals and then got involved myself. I have since seen many on Broadway and have see other local performances of any musicals that catch my interest.

June 09, 2014 musicals, story

heathergeeksgeneralaviation

I am an Airport Manager at a busy and beautiful general aviation airport in PA! I love every aspect of airport management but especially teaching children all the fun things that happen here on a daily basis.

June 09, 2014 generalaviation, story

tyleageeksboybands

I love music, and I absolutely adore boy bands. I couldn't help falling in love with One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer. I even tell my boyfriend about them!

June 08, 2014 boybands, story

palaytiageeksstartinglibraries

I just purchased a 104 year old church for $1 and am turning it into a LIBRARY along with four other friends! Books won't be the problem, but funding, ayep, that will be. But we WILL PERSEVERE!

June 07, 2014 startinglibraries, story

cristengeekscrafting

My mom instilled a love of creativity in my life from the time I was bitty slip of a girl. I have decoupaged, collaged, quilted, and hot glued my way through the years. Now that I'm all grown-up, I've had the opportunity to share my passion with others by teaching them to explore their own creativity...and I can't wait to keep doing so.

June 07, 2014 crafting, story

deborahgeeksgenealogy

Empty nest ... what to do. Searching for a new "hobby" on Google. Stumbled upon genealogy. Hobby has now become obsession. Nothing better than putting together a family history puzzle. My local public library has provided wonderful resources and a place to network.

June 07, 2014 genealogy, story

bridgetgeeksadventure

I love reading or experiencing the spirit of adventuring. I love exploring and discovering new things and learning new skills. I love stories that have the main character evolve into something absolutely amazing. I am obsessed with how the experience of adventure can change a person into something new and awe-inspiring.

June 06, 2014 adventure, story

kristengeeksrunning&cooking

No big story, I just love to cook healthy tasty eats and run run run!

June 05, 2014 running&cooking, story

hattiegeekscardiology

I love teaching about the heart. It is one of the things in life we can't live without. I like finding new ways to make cardiology easy, which can be a challenge but fun at the same time. Its cool to be a nerdy RN that has heart.

June 05, 2014 cardiology, story

selenageeksreading&photography

I'm an avid reader, I always have been. Photography is just another form of writing, and another way for people to read. A story without words.

June 04, 2014 reading&photography, story

dawitgeekslinux

I discovered Linux in 2008 when I was back home in Ethiopia, and instantly fell in love with the OS! Now at Wood Library in Canandaigua, I get to request books, and use their amazing space to keep "geeking"!

June 03, 2014 linux, story

keshaungeeksfashion

I love fashion and one day will work in that field.

June 03, 2014 fashion, story

gracegeeksanime

I have a serious love for anime, it's almost scary.

June 03, 2014 anime, story

gracegeeksteaching

I teach in the Accelerated and Continuing Education Program @ Philadelphia University. I geek teaching these students who have returned to college to get their degrees. We have great discussions filled with life experiences!

June 03, 2014 story, teaching

catherinegeekstheatre&writing

Theatre people are odd, caring, crazy, and the finest folks you could ever know! Trust is a huge issue with most people but with your theatre family it's all about bearing your heart and soul! I could not love life without them!

June 02, 2014 story, theatre&writing

kaylengeeksfilm

I am incredibly obsessed with film, just ask my boyfriend. I can quote lines in a film, I can tell you what the film is just by a snapshot, I can tell you random facts about an actor, actress, or director. I love everything that has to do with film and the trivia and information that surrounds it. I enjoy researching film and the joy I get from it!

June 02, 2014 film, story

lisageeksteachingscience

I love to research the original literature on a topic and also love to delve into the latest ways to help students.

June 01, 2014 story, teachingscience

sarrah geeksthecrusades

I love the Crusades and King Arthur. He was so kindhearted and loyal and he had his values straight. With all theses admirable traits how could a 15 year old optimist like me not look up to him?

May 31, 2014 story, thecrusades

rachaelgeeksjapaneseculture

I love reading mangas, watching anime, playing video games, cosplaying, and learning about Japan. My obsession started with watching Sailor Moon when I was 8 years old. I'm a total geek and proud of it!

May 30, 2014 japaneseculture, story

susangeekswriting&music&reading

I always loved writing stories about anything and I still do. I love music because it helps me concentrate and reading because I learn more and it's amazing.

May 28, 2014 story, writing&music&reading

briannageeksmusic

I love music. It's religion. It speaks the words that people can't. It brings so much meaning to life in songs. I love music.

May 28, 2014 music, story

laurengeeksreading&writing

I have a huge passion for reading and writing. I geek A LOT of stuff, so I guess I have to narrow it down to just a few things. I mean, I geek video games, lots of sports, reading, imaginative things, fantasy, photography, writing, etc.

May 25, 2014 reading&writing, story

amandageekslearning

I am the Library Media Specialist at Stockbridge Valley CSD, which is a rural PreK - 12 school in Munnsville, NY. I am passionate about learning whether it be what my students are learning or what I am learning. There is always room for more knowledge!

May 22, 2014 learning, story

elizabethgeeksthearts

Everything about art I love, especially the arts of writing/books, photography, and more "traditional" art. I want to get my works published someday. Creativity is so important in this world - I strive for my own not to be tossed aside.

May 22, 2014 story, thearts

caleighgeeksjohngreennovels

Since John Green novels couldn't be found in the local library, I requested to have them in stock so now we have Looking For Alaska; Paper Towns; Will Grayson, Will Grayson; and Let It Snow which is written by Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle.

May 22, 2014 johngreennovels, story

christophergeeksvolunteerism

Family, friends, colleagues and strangers sharing love, support, skills and/or life's lessons get credit for my personal and professional development. Their generosity challenges me to pass on the gifts I have received and nurtured to others, and is the most meaningful legacy I can have.

May 20, 2014 story, volunteerism

meggeekscivicengagement

I work for an organization that promote civic engagement. I geek voting! I dress up on election day and just love showing up at the polls. I love to read about history and get others excited about it too.

May 20, 2014 civicengagement, story

felicianogeekspasta

Pasta is the best.

May 19, 2014 pasta, story

carageekssinging

I love finding sheet music and figuring out how the music and lyrics go, or adding a harmony with friends to something we know, but haven't tried before!

May 19, 2014 singing, story

lucasgeeksminecraft

When it was my 11th B-day, my friend got me Minecraft. At that time I didn't know about it, but after I played for a little I was hooked forever onwards.

May 16, 2014 minecraft, story

lavillageeksdogtraining

I love training dogs and teaching people how to have better relationships with their dogs.

May 15, 2014 dogtraining, story

stacygeekshistory

Since I was a kid I have always enjoyed learning about the world around me. Whether it is written history, biographies of important figures, Civil War maps, Local History, or Genealogy research, one thing is certain - History is the one thing we all have in common. And all of it can be found at our local library.

May 13, 2014 history, story

kerrygeekswriting

I have been an educator for over 10 years and am now teaching English at Reinhardt University in GA. This year I co-founded the Etowah Valley Writers Institute while also establishing my own education and consulting company, Rabid Writers Studio, that "Artfully Inspires Literacy." I love what I do for a living and am passionate about teaching others a love of reading and writing!

May 12, 2014 story, writing

calebgeeksclassicvideogames

Ever since I was little, I have played 8-bit video games to the current HD video games. I enjoy story progression as well as multiplayer fun!

May 12, 2014 classicvideogames, story

elinageekshetalia

I just love laughing, crying, and fangirling over this series.

May 11, 2014 hetalia, story

sylviageeksdoctorwho

I LOVE Doctor Who! David Tennent is my favorite, but I still don't know if Matt Smith is attractive or if I'm just in love with the Doctor!

May 10, 2014 doctorwho, story

sharongeekstheolympics

Who doesn't get choked up listening to the theme song and seeing athletes do their best to overcome great odds?

May 09, 2014 story, theolympics

elizabethgeeksreading&writing

I love to read! I would rather read than do anything. I also like writing. I don't write as much as I read, but I like to write a couple short stories occasionally.

May 08, 2014 reading&writing, story

haydengeeksschool

I love school because I have all my friends there.

May 07, 2014 school, story

tayloranngeeksmusic

Before I was born, music is what I was raised with. My first song I ever heard was when I was in the womb, and it was Metallica. Ever since then, music has been my passion. At five, I remember watching the TV, and seeing a commercial for Broadway, so I called my grandfather up and told him that he needed to supplement my mother's income so I could be on Broadway. Ever since then, I have wanted to be in the music business, but most of all, singing. Singing is my career now, and because of music, I am living the best life ever. What do I geek? I geek Music.

May 06, 2014 music, story

leannageekslibrarystaffpersons

Library workers make libraries happen! They are helpful, informative, and have a positive attitude! Go library workers!

May 06, 2014 librarystaffpersons, story

edriageekscomputerprogrammingbooks

My first job at 15 was as a page in the library just so I could read all summer. I love to learn and it was so cool to be able to read both non-fiction and fiction that whole summer. :-)

May 05, 2014 computerprogrammingbooks, story

kyriegeeksrobotics

As a first year mentor and alumni of Holland C.H.A.O.S. Team 74, in the teams 20th year, we went to the Robotics World Championship in St Louis and became World Champs! Teaching some of the things I know was amazing, but getting to know some amazing teens was the truly awesome part. If you can, get involved. This stuff is so COOL!

May 05, 2014 robotics, story

valeriegeekscomics&cosplay

As a children's librarian I love promoting comics to my little patrons. They are fun to read and help kids with text to picture comprehension. I also love to dress up as different sci-fi and fantasy characters!

May 03, 2014 comics&cosplay, story

hannahgeekshistory

It was through my local library and school libraries all through K-12 that made me love reading, and it was my love of reading that started me on my path to study history!

May 03, 2014 history, story

éricageeksinformationscience

Since I was a little girl I was interested in reading and information. My grandmother used to give private classes and I organized all my books to lend to her students. As an adolescent, I grew up researching on the internet, collecting, organizing and sharing, through my personal blog and virtual communities. I am a Librarian, an "infomaniac", a collector, and a contributor. I was born to do that. I totally geek Libraries and Information Science.

May 01, 2014 informationscience, story

makiyageeksadventures

I absolutely ADORE reading, and my book list is as eclectic as the world I live in! Each story allows me the chance to experience an adventure I would otherwise never have.

April 30, 2014 adventures, story

zachgeeksdancing

I am an entertainer and a professional dancer and I try to get my hands on anything and everything about dance! I love everything about it! I feel the most alive when I'm moving to the beat! :)

April 30, 2014 dancing, story

adarageeksstories&cello

I love writing stories, I started since I was in 1st grade writing stories and I still do...it is my passion. If I have free time I you would most probably find me writing. I also do cello, ever since 3rd grade. I do these books called Suzuki and I love it! I would either be writing or playing cello!

April 27, 2014 stories&cello, story

teresageeksmotherhood

Now that I have a son, I enjoy reading books about child development. I like learning about how my son sees the world. I also like reading about how my dogs perceive the world in books like Inside of a Dog. I want to know as much as I can about the people and animals in my life. They are fascinating!

April 26, 2014 motherhood, story

adamgeekstinkering

Anything technology related, I'm there. Making movies, 3D animation, designing prototypes, programming, computers, techno music, etc. Can't get enough of the DIY tech stuff!

April 25, 2014 story, tinkering

victoriageeksculture

I've been fortunate enough to travel from a young age, and experiencing different cultures has never failed to captivate me. From the different sights, sounds and smells, to exotic foods and unexpected climates, culture is something that I have a real passion for and will never tire of.

April 25, 2014 culture, story

mlrgeeksdiscovering

The library is an addition to the foundation of my life. The library allows for me to learn about the world and the people who help to bring out a better world.

April 24, 2014 discovering, story

susiegeeksaudiobooks

I am an audiobook addict, I love audiobooks because you can multi-task and do so many other things while still reading a book. Narrators are my rock stars.

April 24, 2014 audiobooks, story

laurengeekshorror

When I was a child, I got scared easily. One episode of Law and Order made me sleepless for two nights. Then one day, I read a good scary story. I didn't sleep for a couple of days. I slowly realized that I was being drawn to the horror tales when I started to read more of them. I realized that the reason I loved the frightening tales was because of the excitement I got. Now I'm constantly looking for good stories to keep me up at night with the lights on.

April 23, 2014 horror, story

marygeeksrocks

I love spending my time collecting and identifying rocks, the library has been a great place to research them. I also loving cutting and polishing them for my husband to make into jewelry. We transform earth's treasures for others. and enjoy doing it. I have reinvented myself by doing this.

April 23, 2014 rocks, story

justingeekstraveling

My wife and I have no kids, and we love to travel and see the sites.

April 23, 2014 story, traveling

craiggeeksisurvivedbooks

I have read the Shark Attacks of 1916, The Bombing of Pearl Harbor 1941, and I'm reading the Nazi invasion.

April 22, 2014 isurvivedbooks, story

andreageekscolor

Colors are more than points on a visual spectrum; when combined they harmonize, sing, work together, and support or enhance one another. We as a society should live more like color.

April 22, 2014 color, story

rongeeksbooks&music&movies&art

Everyone who knows me well would quickly announce that I love books, music, movies, and art. As a writer, I am truly in awe of the transformative power of the written word, the complexity and beauty of language, and the magic of it all. Music is for everyone and it's the elixir for the soul like love. Art is illuminating and dazzling in its own unique and sometimes inexpressible way. I am happiest with having all of these essential things in my daily existence!

April 22, 2014 books&music&movies&art, story

terrageekssherlock

I started watching the BBC Sherlock and fell in love with it. It was my gateway drug to all the other renditions and adaptions of the great Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. I enjoy Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law's adaption, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman's obviously, and Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, etc. And of course the original characters from Arthur Conan Doyle's stories. I am just absolutely consumed. And I love every moment of it.

April 22, 2014 sherlock, story

kathryngeeksfigureskating

I've loved skating since I was three years old. I now share my passion for skating with my students and I continue to skate for myself, just because I love it. :)

April 21, 2014 figureskating, story

kerstinegeeksfundingforlibraries

I am an advocate for the library and talking to citizens of a town. I raise the awareness of how the literacy, events and programs have an impact on the community. Especially on the students and their grades so they have a chance to get into Ivy league schools to further their education. I am also part of the Friend's group of the library. Every year the group meets early in January and begins to meet with the Library Director to learn of the needs for the Library and then the Friends group meets with influential officials in the community. Next the Friends group has meetings with elected councilors and they present the money needed for the library to cover their need to better serve the community.The Neighborhood newspapers cover and presents the interest of the Library and supports the need of the Library with great articles. The Friends group is also present just before the decision is made for the delegation of the budget. The Library has been successful in obtaining its request for an increase in its budget to better serve the community for its needs.

April 21, 2014 fundingforlibraries, story

natashageeksforeignlanguages

I've been interested in other languages since I was little, maybe because my granddad was Polish. It was funny hearing all these strange words and I wanted to know what they meant. In primary school, I was in the French club and French was my favourite subject all the way through secondary school. I started studying German when I was 12 and Spanish when I was 14. I decided to do French and Spanish at university, then started Arabic in my second year. While I was studying abroad in France, I took classes in Polish and Mandarin. I'm trying to teach myself Japanese at the moment, and I've also done a bit of Italian and Greek. I'd like to do a Masters degree in documenting endangered languages next year. Public libraries are a really good place to find information about different languages and cultures, and get started learning another language!

April 20, 2014 foreignlanguages, story

stacygeekshistory

For as long as I can remember I have always enjoyed history. In fact, I enjoyed it so much growing up that I majored in it later on. My ultimate goal is to someday work at a historic site or in a museum. History is something we all have in common, it's important we preserve it.

April 18, 2014 history, story

evegeeksthehomeless

I've been taking in 2-6 at a time (to give them 3 months of mentoring, good nutrition, and document help) for about 20 years. Not non-profit yet, but I'd like to open a hundred-bed center for women and host support groups and classes in the daytime. Send taters.

April 18, 2014 story, thehomeless

barbarageeksthelibrary

At my library, the James V. Brown Library, there are books, movies, music and WiFi, all for FREE!

April 17, 2014 story, thelibrary

kategeeksgreekmythology

Greek myths are exciting and educationally great for kids or adults. You can even make up your own myths, or read the Heros of Olympus series by Rick Riordan which has some truth but not so much that it gets boring.

April 17, 2014 greekmythology, story

jennifergeeksbeads&metalwork

I love the library. I love books and reading and studying all sorts of areas, from art to current events. It is my favorite place to go and get everything free. I do primarily check out books on artistic subjects, however our local system is amazing and has so many libraries that house so much information. Awesome.

April 17, 2014 beads&metalwork, story

hayleygeeksautobody

My husband, Tyler, and I have a passion of working on cars together. Though it sounds unusual for couples to do such things as dates and such, we have found it as an interesting way to bond and let off a little steam at times! Tyler has worked on cars since he was very young with his father. Since his dad has passed, we use cars as a way to grow together as a couple while remembering his father!

April 16, 2014 autobody, story

evageeksyoga

Yoga is the time I meld my mind and my body to come to new daily self discoveries.

April 16, 2014 story, yoga

jennifergeeksnursing

I waited 20 years to become a nurse. I just can't get enough of it now. Nose in the books and back to school to continue the education.

April 16, 2014 nursing, story

samanthageeksbooks

Ever since I read Harry Potter about a year ago I've been reading and collecting books.

April 16, 2014 books, story

nancygeeksgrandchildren&flowers

I love visiting my granddaughter who is ten months old! I also love children's books, flowers, and traveling! I also geek my local library and the staff there. They're great!

April 14, 2014 grandchildren&flowers, story

parweengeeksknitting

I am very fond of knitting, and enjoy finding books on knitting at my library.

April 14, 2014 knitting, story

amygeekscakedecorating&sports&hotrods

I can't pick just one thing to geek. I love cake decorating and sports and hot rods.

April 14, 2014 cakedecorating&sports&hotrods, story

stephaniegeeksreading

I love to read and have ever since my parents introduced me to the love of books and reading when I was a small child. And for over twenty some years, I have worked in a library in two different states. So I am happy to be able to work in my chosen field.

April 12, 2014 reading, story

janicegeekschildrensbooks

I have two granddaughters that love to read, so I am always looking for colorful picture books with a good story-line. Our library has beautiful displays of children's books that makes this very easy and every month has a different theme. I am well on the way to mentoring future library geeks!

April 11, 2014 childrensbooks, story

bridgetgeeksuntranslatablewords

I like knowing that I can express myself & my feelings even if it's not in English. How other people felt this way, so much that they needed to make an phrase for it.

April 10, 2014 story, untranslatablewords

katrinageeksthefeelofrealbooks

I love everything techie, but when it comes to books, I'm still in love with the real book, fighting the digital book. The smell and feel of a book is thrilling to me. Love old and new books.

April 10, 2014 story, thefeelofrealbooks

lesliegeeksknitting

I taught myself how to knit using youtube videos. Now I go to my local library for a monthly knitting club and to checkout pattern books to see if I like them before I buy them! I also use the library for audiobooks. I work 30 miles from where I live, and they help make the commute more bearable!

April 09, 2014 knitting, story

suzannegeeksaudiobooks

I LOVE audiobooks - just working, exercising, driving - and enjoying a good book! I love a good read, when it can be a good "listen".

April 09, 2014 audiobooks, story

rebeccageeksserialkillers

I've always been fascinated by forensic and criminal psychology. Growing up my mom could barely keep me away from the psychology and crime sections of the library. When other kids wanted to read about princesses and dragons, I wanted to know what changes in brain chemistry were responsible for Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. My current library has a wide variety of books on these subjects, and it has really helped me get into the mind of a serial killer and learn more about what I geek!

April 09, 2014 serialkillers, story

natashageeksguineapigs

I have 17 guinea pigs and love them all dearly. They each have their own personality and like all different things.

April 08, 2014 guineapigs, story

pamgeekslocalhistory&needlecrafts

I worked at a living history museum. Besides participating in historical school programs I found my "niche' in tatting. I continue to teach different types of needle-crafts through the Parks and Rec Department and always use the library for research. :)

April 08, 2014 localhistory&needlecrafts, story

ambergeeksffa

When I was in 4th grade my brother told me about this organization that he joined at school and every aspect of it filled me with desire. Once I got in high school I was able to join, and boy am I glad I did! I am the reporter hopefully soon to be president of our ffa chapter. I get involved in everything I am able to with this organization and I hold it dear to my heart as a wonderful experience and as I learn life lessons.

April 07, 2014 ffa, story

gretchengeeksautismadvocacy

I am 28. I have Asperger Syndrome, and want to help the world understand how to better understand others like me by sharing my story. I can only speak for myself but I hope that by sharing my story, it inspires others to share their own.

April 06, 2014 autismadvocacy, story

peggygeekscontemporaryromances

I am into contemporary romances and can hardly wait for my favor authors to come out with new titles. I mark a calendar with their street dates.

April 04, 2014 contemporaryromances, story

lesliegeeksitaly

Growing up as a 3rd generation Italian American, I got to hear all of these fantastic stories about Italy -- the food, the scenery, the culture! When I got old enough, my parents took me to Italy for vacation. Since then I've returned as often as I can to live la dolce vita!

April 04, 2014 italy, story

lorengeekstellingpeopleaboutjesus

Since I surrendered my life to Christ, I have found peace and joy that I never had before. I geek sharing my faith and the joy they feel when they hear the Good News that Christ loves them and wants to spend eternity with them.

April 03, 2014 story, tellingpeopleaboutjesus

daniellegeekspainting

I'm a artist and I geek painting. It's an escape and a way to voice things that I cant say in words. It's pure joy.

April 02, 2014 painting, story

sarahgeeksgoodbooks&writing

I have never ending book list - literally! I keep one on my phone and just keep adding to it! And when I find a good book, I read and reread it over and over again and that's why I've started my own mini-library to share my fave books with others. I also enjoy writing my own stories when a story I've read sparks an idea. The library truly is my favorite place to be!

April 02, 2014 goodbooks&writing, story

debgeekslabelmakers

At work and at home, I am an absolute FIEND for my label maker! Don't stand still for too long, or you will get a label attached to you!

April 02, 2014 labelmakers, story

stephaniegeeksharrypotter

Harry Potter had and continues to have such a profound impact in my life. It teaches the value of a good education, the virtue of courage, and most importantly the meaning of true friendship and love. All reasons why, when my best friend and I married last year, we themed our wedding to Harry Potter.

April 02, 2014 harrypotter, story

jasminegeeksstarwars

I geek Star Wars and have good grades in school.

April 01, 2014 starwars, story

chelseageekswriting&photography

I write for a local newspaper and take photos to go with my stories. I have written several stories about my local library.

April 01, 2014 story, writing&photography

emilygeeksquotes&fantasyaction

I'm absolutely obsessed with collecting quotes. I love reading them and writing them down into my quote journal. I also geek about fantasy action novels and movies! Ah the excitement!

April 01, 2014 quotes&fantasyaction, story

alyssageeksharrypotter

This book series reminded me how important friendship is with our without magic on your side.

April 01, 2014 harrypotter, story

hollygeeksrollerderby

I have been involved in flat track roller derby since 2005. I am now a referee so I have to know every single rule inside and out in order to make the game as safe and fair as possible. I love the community and inclusivity of the roller derby world.

April 01, 2014 rollerderby, story

elizabethgeekscomicbooks

I've always loved books and art; combine the two and I'm in hog heaven! From a young age, I recall watching superheroes on television, reveling in their caped crusades. When I learned that I could get this in my favorite form of entertainment - words - it was all over. Now I'm a certified nerd to the bone.

March 31, 2014 comicbooks, story

helengeeksboxerdogs

Dad got our first boxer when I was 5, there has been Fantom, Brutus, Bachus, Penny and Purdie since then. All gorgeous - full of joy and perpetually enthusiastic. Very bestest dog in the whole wide world.

March 31, 2014 boxerdogs, story

jessicageeksselfhelp

I've found that as one grows older life can get harder. Having a deep understanding of my lifestyle, brain, and body while maintaining willfulness and will power help to create mindful and meaningful life. Self help books that help you to maximize your full potential, succeed or help you achieve your goals and books on how to are imperative to growing into who you are.

March 30, 2014 selfhelp, story

rhyannageekscomputers

I am a music lover, but all of my music loving bases from the computer. I go from video making and music writing, to animating and being a video watcher.

March 28, 2014 computers, story

jessicageeksvintagephotographs

I love vintage photographs - it's almost like traveling back in time to look at them. I want to know the stories behind the photographs!

March 28, 2014 story, vintagephotographs

maiziegeeksbenedictcumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch is cool and he plays Sherlock.

March 24, 2014 benedictcumberbatch, story

jessiegeeksdoingwhatyoulove

I am a twelve year old girl who wants to follow her dream. I love singing and all music. I want to spend my life doing what I love: music. I support everyone who wants to follow their dream and who doesn't care what people think. I want to be one of those people, the ones who persevere and make it through all the trouble and become someone great. That is my single goal and I will do anything to achieve it.

March 24, 2014 doingwhatyoulove, story

chloegeeksdoctorwho

I geek over all of the Doctors. My most favouite doctor is the tenth doctor. I dont know why but he is just so great. He set his standard for the next generation very high.

March 24, 2014 doctorwho, story

blakelygeekstrombone

I love to play and read trombone music.

March 23, 2014 story, trombone

crysgeekslocalcolor&history

There is nothing I enjoy more than learning about the people who helped to shape the place I live. I'm a historical tour guide, and love it when I find something new about my hometown.

March 23, 2014 localcolor&history, story

danigeekssuccessstories

I love hearing about people's success stories and imagine others hearing about mine in a few years.

March 22, 2014 story, successstories

thecountrygourmetgeekschocolate

Milk, Dark or White...we geek it all! As long as it's chocolate!

March 22, 2014 chocolate, story

evegeeksthehomeless

I lived on the streets when I was a teenager. Now as a happy librarian, I help, host, feed and solve problems. And study Sociology so I can be better at it. People rock.

March 22, 2014 story, thehomeless

ruthgeekssteelememoriallibrary

I like Elmira Steele Memorial Library because it's easy to get to and close to the bus station. I live in Elmira Heights and I hop on grand central bus ride, get off and go across the road, and I'm at my library. They have great books and a lot to pick from.

March 21, 2014 steelememoriallibrary, story

shawngeeksfantasy

I love reading books about different worlds or this world where magic exists.

March 20, 2014 fantasy, story

coreygeeksthecivilwar

I've been interested in history since I was very young, dog earing books and encylopedias. As I got older, I specified what I was most interested in.

March 19, 2014 story, thecivilwar

samgeeksthetitanic

I saw the movie and wanted to know more about it, so I got a bunch of books and read about what happened to the Titanic. I know many facts about the Titanic. I have even met Robert Ballard, the man who discovered the Titanic at the bottom of the ocean.

March 17, 2014 story, thetitanic

orangegeeksdoctorwho

I grew up watching the show and reading the books back when it was obscure.

March 16, 2014 doctorwho, story

elisabethgeeksdance

I love to dance. I think that all movement, no matter how small, is dance. The universe is always dancing. I'm sharing this mainly because I want libraries to continue All-Ways; yep, I spelled it that way because I want to emphasize my point. Libraries are vital for a healthy community, for all the reasons listed in the Geek the Library campaign. I geek libraries! The library was a part of my life from toddler to now at 64 years of age. The library was the place my father would meet with his other senior friends for "solving the problems of the world"; the library is the place for keeping resources available for all people, the library is the equalizer in a community. When managed without censorship, and focused on civic responsibility, it ranks right up there with police, fire, recreation, and other public services that protect and enhance a community.

March 15, 2014 dance, story

hannahgeeksmiddlegradefiction

Middle grade is the time to make life-long readers! Most of the books in this level are interesting, multifaceted, and teach lessons for life. They're usually great for adults too.

Hannah is a librarian from Tennessee.

March 15, 2014 librarian, middlegradefiction, story

kargeeksbigdata

I am an Engineer, Scientist and IT consultant. Now I constantly feel the need to learn advanced stuff about Data Analytics and BIG Data. I especially miss the access to books after I got out of University. I love the public library, that's where I can get the books I need to read for my professional and personal development. The public library is also an awesome place to meet with people who share my quest to learn. Keep the funding going.

March 15, 2014 bigdata, story

barbarageeksdoctorwho

I suffer from a lot of severe chronic pain and depression; watching Doctor Who helps me escape and always brings a smile to my face.

March 15, 2014 doctorwho, story

judygeeksstorytellinginvideo

I started my passion for making a documentary when a church in Austria asked my mother to come to her former hometown for a week of Reconciliation. I depended on the library to research my mother's genealogy and her story. Then I made a documentary about healing from the Holocaust. Whatever I needed to learn for the journey came from the library. I then presented that movie to libraries. (Angels of Austria: The Church That Reached Out To Holocaust Survivors.)

March 14, 2014 story, storytellinginvideo

deborahgeekshistory

I have always liked history; not for the battles and wars, but for the way people lived and interacted. I guess I could say historical anthropology.

March 14, 2014 history, story

ravengeeksdoctorwho

I watched Doctor Who for 16 hours on Christmas when I got it along with my new head phones for my games!

March 13, 2014 doctorwho, story

vincentgeeksscalemodeling

Scale Modeling is one of those things that is easy to do but hard to master.

March 13, 2014 scalemodeling, story

elizabethgeeksmaps

While reading, I always have an atlas or tablet open to maps sites, and I sometimes spend more time following the book characters on maps than reading the novel.

March 13, 2014 maps, story

zoëgeeksdisney

I love Disney. I have memorized all the parks and know the rides like the back of my hand. My friends get annoyed because I quote it so often.

March 13, 2014 disney, story

amandageeksallthingsnerdy

I have an intense love for books, TV shows (though not reality TV), learning, and teaching. I have come to embrace my geeky/nerdy-ness and wear it proudly, rather than keep it quiet.

March 13, 2014 allthingsnerdy, story

megangeeksvolunteering

I have never lived in a town as long as I have lived here in Rosebush, Michigan. I am so glad to meet so many people and make so many great community connections while volunteering in the area.

March 13, 2014 story, volunteering

lelageekstravelingtonewplaces

I'm a librarian in Austin, Texas. There's nothing more thrilling than traveling to a different country and expanding my view of the world around me.

Lela is a librarian from Texas.

March 12, 2014 librarian, story, travelingtonewplaces

shannongeekstechnology

Ever since I was young I have always been around computers and technology of all kinds. I love to create digital art with the latest in digital art software. I love computers and technology.

March 11, 2014 story, technology

dangeeksheroes&toys

I love collecting anything Marvel! Mostly figures and pictures. I love the Hulk because I can relate to him. Our illnesses are the same, anger and rage seems to drive us beyond control. The only thing thing that helps is calming down and staying relaxed. My first favorite hero was Sgt. Rock. Ever since then I have been hooked. I can watch Marvel movies all day. The library is the only place that I can find out about each hero and their origins. I am forty nine years old, but I will always be a kid at heart. My dream is to play a part in one of the movies; any part, I don't care what. Please don't take the library away! We all need you!

March 11, 2014 heroes&toys, story

dianageeksespañol

Spanish is my first language and it's my passion. I am the Spanish selector at the Austin Public Library and my goal is to spread the word among the Latino community about the services and materials we offer for free for their benefit. The concept of libraries in Latin America is quite different from the one here so people usually don't know they can get tons of great materials for free.

March 11, 2014 español, story

felixgeekslibraries&knowledgeacquisition

I was born in a rural African village where there was no library. We go to school without knowing why. I passed from one level to another just because I hate failure. I became aware of libraries and their importance when I got admission into university. I became aware of the door to all doors of opportunities through libraries, and am yet to recover from that truth.

March 11, 2014 libraries&knowledgeacquisition, story

le'annageekslepidoptera

I volunteered to be an event supervisor for a Science Olympiad event and ordered some Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) specimens. When they were delivered to my house I cried when I saw how beautiful they were and couldn't part with them. Within a year I was running around like a lunatic with my net and my field guide. Now four years later, I will be sharing my collection by displaying them at the Clinton Macomb Public Library in June.

March 10, 2014 lepidoptera, story

linageekscommunication

I am a librarian in a new built university library. I love working there because it is always full of young students, young parents with their children, also people interested in reading. I love the atmosphere at my work, and my favourite part is the communication to the visitors, no matter if they are students or just visitors.

Lina is a librarian from Lithuania.

March 10, 2014 communication, librarian, story

liamgeeksballet

The poet W.B. Yeats asked, "how to tell the dancer from the dance?" I love ballet for its expression of emotion through movement. The music, costumes, and sets all add atmosphere, but it is the movement of a sole dancer or the interaction of dancers together that makes a dance. When they stop dancing does the dance end?

March 10, 2014 ballet, story

wendygeeksreading

Ever since I was a kid I loved to read. There were many nights when my parents came into my room to tell me time to stop reading. I thought I was so clever because I would be reading with a flashlight under my covers. I learned to love classics and certain types of history, such as the holocaust. I took a speed reading class which helped me enjoy reading even more.

March 09, 2014 reading, story

anngeeksstorytime

There are few things better than sharing books, songs, puppets and silliness with kids. I get to open up new worlds for toddlers, preschoolers, their parents and caregivers. It is a beautiful thing to see a room full of adults reading with their children before the program starts. I have the best job ever.

Ann is a librarian from Texas.

March 09, 2014 librarian, story, storytime

billgeeksb-movies

From a very early age I remember watching hundreds of movies, some great cinema but so many were low budget horror or sci fi or noir. If there is a film cliche I have likely seen it. I won't claim any expertise, just an abiding love and irreverent respect.

March 09, 2014 b-movies, story

rodneygeeksmanga&gardening

Obviously these two topics aren't related. I love the fast-paced, action-packed, sometimes comical storylines that are only available in a manga. And I love learning how to grow my own food organically. There's nothing like biting into a tasty veggie that you've grown from a seed.

March 08, 2014 manga&gardening, story

donnageeksphotography

I really enjoy taking family portraits for people and helping them to preserve memories.

March 06, 2014 photography, story

jenniffergeekspubliclibraries

I am the Director of the Greenwood-Leflore Public Library System in Greenwood, Mississippi. Libraries have always been part of my life, even before I decided to become a library director. I am a passionate librarian who loves to help people find the information and resources they need.

Jenniffer is a librarian from Mississippi.

March 06, 2014 librarian, publiclibraries, story

lindageeksmygrandkids&learningnewthings

I'm a currently unemployed grandma, who loves spending time with her grandkids, reading paranormal/fantasy fiction, and learning new things. I've always loved libraries, and your website is listed as an important resource for a MOOC that I'm currently taking (Library Advocacy Unshushed).

March 06, 2014 mygrandkids&learningnewthings, story

sarmoyegeeksadministration

I am a 30-year-old Malian who likes to be involved in activities that put a special emphasis on others' needs. I care about nature, the world, and my neighbors.

March 06, 2014 administration, story

nicolettegeeksjournalism

Critical thinking and creative writing have been my starting point in English language since the 4th grade. Utilizing the resources at my school's library then and now employed to a media library institution has given me the opportunity to expand my borders and not just limit myself to books but to transition to online forums and network effectively.

March 05, 2014 journalism, story

alisongeeksoldfashionedbooks

I've always loved books (the look, smell, feel, and the wonderful stories). I have been a Librarian Director for 20 years and still enjoy most of the job. I did not go to Librarian School, but I have learned so much and continue to learn from all ages and educational backgrounds. One part of my job I enjoy the most is saying "Yes, we have that book" or finding a book the patron really enjoyed. Our library is very small and has a very small budget to go with it so pinching pennies, writing grants, and trying to reach as many people as we can is the crux of the job. I love the children and hope to provide great memories of books, a safe and respectful place, and much knowledge. I could go on and on which means I must GEEK BOOKS and PATRONS.

March 05, 2014 oldfashionedbooks, story

megangeeksphotography

I have always had a huge passion for photography. I love the feeling of looking through the lens and being able to make art or memories out of something with just the click of a button.

March 05, 2014 photography, story

pamgeeks50sscifi

I love reading books written in the past that were set in the future, the future we live in. It amazes me what was envisioned and how true, or not, it turned out to be. There's hope for us yet!

March 04, 2014 50sscifi, story

naomigeeksartsandcrafts

I've always loved creating things with my hands, so when my nephew was on his way, I taught myself how to crochet since my Grandmother's hands could no longer do it. I crocheted him a baby blanket and a teddy bear; now crocheting is my stress reliever!

March 04, 2014 artsandcrafts, story

andrewgeekssinging

I have been singing since I was four. I am only ten. I also love music although I don't play an instrument, I still love listening to music. Singing and music is my life.

March 01, 2014 singing, story

christinageekscats&books

I am so lucky to work at the library here in our small town. I realize what a great community we have and how smart people are when I help them find a book. And my favorite moments are when I get to talk about cats and books, or even better yet, cat books!

Christina is a librarian from Pennsylvania.

March 01, 2014 cats&books, story

laurengeeksfanfiction

I love reading and sometimes a story or movie just doesn't end the way you want or has a lot of different possibilities. Fanfiction is the alternative. I love it.

February 27, 2014 fanfiction, story

jasminegeeksvoluntarysimplicity

Not only do I borrow books about minimalism and simplifying one's home and life; I also borrow materials related to my hobbies and interests that now fill the time that voluntary simplicity has helped me to find.

February 27, 2014 story, voluntarysimplicity

cynthiageekstestimonyoutreach&computertechs

In May of 2013, I was blessed to start a testimony outreach for youth in Union City, TN, to promote a drug-free, alcohol-free, lifestyle. Also, I geek computer techs at the library because there are times when I don't have an inkling of what is going on with different things I have to do on the software or function of my laptop. Thanks Mr. CJ for being so patient and kind; you are appreciated very much!!!

February 27, 2014 story, testimonyoutreach&computertechs

daniellegeeksfamily

Because they are my life and my family, so I geek my family.

February 26, 2014 family, story

maddygeekscomputers

I love computers. Ever since I was little I knew automatically how to set a computer up. At one of my schools I have fixed a computer for my teacher. I love every computer alive!!!

February 26, 2014 computers, story

margiegeeksmangas

I love mangas because they have variety and are easy and fast to read.

February 25, 2014 mangas, story

caseygeeksknitting

I have always been into arts and crafts. Knitting is my first love. My second is learning. Those combined I have quite the knowledge base for intricate and detailed knitting techniques. You can never learn enough.

February 22, 2014 knitting, story

breelyngeekshistory

I love history because mine was not the best.

February 21, 2014 history, story

ashtangeekscongressmen

I know a lot about congressmen and I love to read about different kinds of armies and minutemen.

February 21, 2014 congressmen, story

brianageeksthehouseofnightnovels

I didn't like to read until I got into my English class with my teacher, Mrs. Bladerson, who told us we need to read a novel and she let me get the first novel of the House of Night, which is marked since now I love that book.

February 20, 2014 story, thehouseofnightnovels

carolyngeekspsychology

Ever since I was a young girl, I have always been interested in psychology. I remember reading every book in our local library on the subject. I went on to get my B.S. in Psychology and I still take every opportunity to read Psychology Today and every type of material on my favorite subject!

February 20, 2014 psychology, story

mollygeeksvideogamehistory

I love learning how video games got their starts. Like how Rockstar got its start and all the trouble they went through and how Street Fighter got its start.

February 20, 2014 story, videogamehistory

michelegeeksknitting

I learned to knit to relieve stress in college and in the 5 years since then, I can't get enough. I love reading pattern books and crafting new projects.

February 20, 2014 knitting, story

jasminegeeksadultfiction&romance

I am a teen who just is addicted to these. It gives me time to just be in another world where I can be happy and it relieves me. Thats just what I love about books. <3

February 19, 2014 adultfiction&romance, story

claytongeekstheunitedstatesmilitary

I know a lot about military vehicles, including air craft.

February 17, 2014 story, theunitedstatesmilitary

abbeygeeksfamouslastwords

When I was younger I loved reading quotes from famous people then my third grade teacher when we were learning about the Civil War showed us a book with the last words of some of the people from then and I was hooked.

February 16, 2014 famouslastwords, story

lagentriousgeekshtml

I am a Multimedia Specialist from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and bringing tangibility to the ideas of others in the form of visual and audible media is not just a passion, its an extension who I am and what we all can be.

February 15, 2014 html, story

destinegeeksgreekmythology

When I was in the 3rd grade, my class was talking about mythology, Greek to be exact. I wondered more about it, so I went to the library, and I was interested. Now I love it! It's my most favorite thing in the world to study about. I geek Greek mythology.

February 14, 2014 greekmythology, story

zachgeeksmusic&scifi

My earliest memories include music. To this day I love anything heavy, symphonic, or beat heavy (heavy metal, punk rock, orchestra, hip hop). I also love the idea of all that space has to offer, both outerspace and innerspace so the concepts that are explored in all types of science fiction spark thoughts I love to ponder!

February 14, 2014 music&scifi, story

christinageeksresearchhelp

I love when a patron comes up with a research question and is amazed by how much cool material we find together. It feels great when a patron starts to realize how much we offer and how much easier and richer we can make their lives.

Christina is a librarian from California.

February 14, 2014 librarian, researchhelp, story

jessgeeksgoingbacktoschool

I graduated high school at a young age then decided to spend the next four years serving in the Marine Corps. Today, I am 30 years old and working hard toward my BA in Psychology. Thank God for the library!

February 13, 2014 goingbacktoschool, story

chrisgeekshistoricadventure&travel

Exploring history, culture and geography through organized "adventure tours" is my passion. Perhaps it all began when my parents decided I would be named after two explorers: Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, who was taking the first steps on the moon the day of my birth in July 1969. I have been exploring ever since and now I am developing the American Millennium Project to bring this educational experiment to students at the Middle, High and University levels across the Americas!

February 12, 2014 historicadventure&travel, story

meggeeksjobskills

I use the databases for networking and job hunting. I sit on the library board to learn how to present ideas and develop business skills such as management, fiscal oversight, personnel evaluations, and publicity.

February 11, 2014 jobskills, story

jenellegeeksworkingwithteens

I love working with teenagers. They are some of the most underrepresented patrons in libraries. My teen group and I discuss everything from books to movies to politics to anime. The scope of what they are passionate about gives me great hope for the future. Especially since they are equally passionate about their library.

Jenelle is a librarian from Ohio.

February 11, 2014 librarian, story, workingwithteens

lunageeksscarystuff

Whenever I was a young child, I used to be afraid of practically everything. But with a burst of bravery, I read some scary stories. Then I started to love them; they always made my heart pound with excitement. Soon I got to watching scary movies, yelling out cliches and whatnot. I always love to stay up at night and listen to short horror stories that make me want to keep the lights on.

February 10, 2014 scarystuff, story

amandageeksfiction

Anything that's not normal real intrigues me. Fantasy, supernatural, fanfiction; anything that you wouldn't find in your everyday state of mind.

February 10, 2014 fiction, story

nanettegeekstheater

I've acted on local stages for more than 30 years, and have also directed, coached, and done a lot of volunteer stage crew work. Last month I added playwright to the list. I was asked to write a short play for a 24-hour play festival in Sheboygan, WI. Twelve hours after I submitted it, I got to watch it performed in front of a live audience. Now I'm hooked! I have my local library to thank, for I went there first to research playwriting techniques. I've worked as a librarian for 10 years, so it goes without saying that I also geek libraries!

February 10, 2014 story, theater

pennygeekscakedecorating

I first got my sweet tooth for decorating when my Mother In-law asked me to help her with a birthday cake she was making for one of her grandsons. I checked out books on cake decorating at the library. I learned some new techniques, took classes, and started practicing on family birthday cakes. My favorite cakes that I've made have been for my grandchildren. I made Christian a Pixar Cars cake, Brody a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse cake and a John Deere cake. What do you geek? Check out your passion at the library.

February 10, 2014 cakedecorating, story

abigeekstheboywholived

I have been with these stories since I was in 7th grade. They made my life so much better when I was down!

February 08, 2014 story, theboywholived

ngozigeeksbestsellers

It was in primary school that our headmistress encouraged us to visit the school library. I did and never stopped. I read my first novel, Sugar Girl, and got hooked on books. I read everywhere: in the toilet, in the bus, in waiting rooms, everywhere, everywhere. We were told about the public library and fortunately for me it was in my neighborhood. Every Saturday, seeing other kids entering the building, I joined them and no one ever stopped me or embarrassed me. So I became a regular. We would play, sing, and dance with little reading. It was just good for me. My English is super, my writing’s admirable, my reading sweet and discussions with people amazing. Interestingly, I read Library & Information Science and love the aspect of community information which my job focuses on. I took my children to the public library and renew their memberships every year. The last one always participates in spelling bees in the children’s section and comes out tops. I still read my novels and visit libraries. The public library is good for my soul. It must be allowed to exist. Long live public libraries!

February 08, 2014 bestsellers, story

alexandergeekspokemon

I have been collecting cards since I was 6. My favorite Pokemon are Pikachu, Oshawatt, Tepig, and Snivy.

February 08, 2014 pokemon, story

pattigeekswords

I geek words because without them, you would not be reading this. Words are miracles. They weave stories and enable us to communicate to tell the stories of our lives. Words come in many forms. They allow us to convey our feelings, hopes, and dreams. Words have the power to know our roots and history. Words allow us to travel to the past, the present, and the future. Words give us meaning. Where would we be without words? I am passionate about words!

February 08, 2014 story, words

barbgeekscarouselhorses

I have loved carousel horses ever since I was a kid. Now I collect them and have for the last 20 years. I eventually would love to get a antique life-sized carousel horse.

February 07, 2014 carouselhorses, story

melonygeekstimelords

I started watching Doctor Who when I was in seventh grade way back in the 80s. There was almost nothing available in the U.S. except the serialized episodes on public television then. Now, with the internet, and British television on cable, my favorite after school thrill fest is everywhere, and my kids are second generation American fans. Our library is jam packed with DVDs of the series (old and new!) books, audio books, magazines and even comic books and music CDs. We can even check out e-books and e-audiobook downloads!

February 07, 2014 story, timelords

hayleegeeksmustaches

I love mustaches! Everyday everybody would be talking about them, so I got a couple of mustache shirts, a wallet, and fake mustaches. Now I love them so much!

February 06, 2014 mustaches, story

nellgeeksfitness

No one would have described me as athletic or fitness-inclined for 30+years of my life. In fact, I was a bundle of poor health habits. Finally one day, the results of those bad choices wreaked havoc on all levels of my life. I had little choice but to make changes. Over two years, I started a daily walking habit, built up to jogging and now (years later) I run marathons and lead a group fitness program! Resources from my local library help me with every step in my journey. I am forever grateful for those resources and the knowledge I gained from them!

February 06, 2014 fitness, story

michaelgeeksbooks

I have been a book lover since I was a just an awkward, shy, kid. It was my elementary school librarian who helped me develop a love of reading when she took the time to introduce me to The Hardy Boys. Now I read almost anything and reading is such an important part of who I am, and it's all because of a few minutes in a library.

February 05, 2014 books, story

kimberlygeeksnativeamericans

When working through my family history, I came across Native American background. Now it's my new Geek thing.

February 05, 2014 nativeamericans, story

sarageekstarot

I'm a tarot card reader. I used to keep this a secret. Now I tell everyone and anyone. Most people react one of two ways: with an enthusiastic overflow of questions; or with an enthusiastic eye roll and snort of derision. When I was a teenager I read the entire 133 section of my local library (where all the occult books live). Thank you Sunshine Library for fostering my unusual passion!

February 04, 2014 story, tarot

marygeeksbooks

We have a book club and read several different authors. I also love that our library also has guest speakers.

February 04, 2014 books, story

kathygeeksthelibrary

Books, DVDs, audiobooks, e-books - I love them all. Regular user of the library - everyone should be! Such a great resource and learning center for the young and old alike. I Geek the Library!

February 04, 2014 story, thelibrary

conchigeekschic

I love technology and I love fashion.

February 04, 2014 chic, story

paulgeeksprophecy

Once I was taught to understand prophecy, I now understand that the Christ returned in 1844, exactly when and where he said that he would. Because people as a whole continue to ignore his teachings, our world remains in a chaotic state until the next Great Purification, which the Hopi prophesied of, the same tribe that prophesied the World Wide Web over 400 years before its advent.

February 03, 2014 prophecy, story

sallygeekslibraries&bicycles

I am a biking librarian who commutes by bike to my job at a community college in Nashville, Tennessee. I am trying to get Bicycool Bicycle Ride going in Nashville to all the public library branches. The movement started in Poland in 2007 to show that it is cool to read books and ride bikes. My passion is being a librarian.

Sally is a librarian in Tennessee.

February 01, 2014 librarian, libraries&bicycles, story

xaviergeeksanime

I geek anime because of the multiple types of genres, all kinds of storylines, it can be very emotional, it can be funny, dramatic, and romantic. I have been watching anime since 1998.

January 31, 2014 anime, story

robingeeksmovies

I geek movies because of the animation, graphics, special effects, the story lines, the plots, the characters, and the emotions they evoke.

January 31, 2014 movies, story

jennifergeeksgenealogy

I love connecting the past with the present. It's a hobby that never ends. It is the story of people who persisted and endured and transformed so that I could be here today. It's a beautiful story of life and love and death and everything that happens in between. The library gives me history, databases, census records, newspaper archives, city directories. The library fuels my passion.

January 30, 2014 genealogy, story

johngeeksguyanacolonialnewspapers

My interest in the colonial history of the nation of Guyana between 1790 and 1835 led me to explore its newspapers. I usually transcribe them from microfilm and place them on a web-site with the title noted above. Among the many resources at my local library, its microfilm readers aid my project.

January 28, 2014 guyanacolonialnewspapers, story

daniellegeeksicehockey

My love of the game is passionate! It's like it's in my blood!

January 27, 2014 icehockey, story

richardgeekslove

I know a great deal about Love. I learned it first hand from the Bible and from my heart.

January 27, 2014 love, story

nancygeeksquilting

I love to take fabric, whether new or pieces of old clothing, and make quilts. They are so nice and warm on a cold winter day

January 27, 2014 quilting, story

michelle geekshomeschooling

I'm a homeschool mom, professional homeschool blogger, and home education consultant.

January 26, 2014 homeschooling, story

janetgeeksreadingtopreschoolers

I teach a preschool class of children from 2 1/2 to 4 years of age. Everyday is a new adventure with them. I LOVE to read to them. I try to turn each book into an interactive learning adventure. I geek reading to my kids!

January 25, 2014 readingtopreschoolers, story

juliegeeksjesus

I'm so glad I know Jesus and I love getting to know Him more and more! Like a familiar story that never gets old, I love knowing Him and his story (the Bible).

January 24, 2014 jesus, story

sybilgeeksbooks

When I was a child, we rarely visited our public library, unless there was a project due. When I started taking my children to the library and checking books out for myself as well, my passion for books began. I geek all genres and even started working in our public library. I love it and feel passionate about the yesterday, today, and more importantly future of our public libraries.

January 23, 2014 books, story

sarahgeeksmichiganwolverines

I love the football game: Michigan Wolverines vs Michigan State.

January 21, 2014 michiganwolverines, story

isabellageeksmonsterhigh&everafterhigh&americangirldolls

I am 6 years old but my Daddy explained it all to me and I wanted to share!

January 21, 2014 monsterhigh&everafterhigh&americangirldolls, story

amandageeksfantasystories

I've always been a fan of myths, legends, and stories of the fey, wizards, witches, magic and all things supernatural.

January 21, 2014 fantasystories, story

lisageeksbanjos

I love all kinds of music and decided at the young age of 45 to learn to play an instrument. My daughter found me a banjo for $50 and that is what I am learning. My library had several very good books about learning the banjo and the variety of styles. I also check out music CDs to play along with.

January 20, 2014 banjos, story

ericgeeksphotography

Since I was a boy, with my family watching my Grandpa's 35mm slides up on a screen in his living room, I have loved photography.

January 18, 2014 photography, story

sheilageeksdonatingblood

Donating platelets, and prior to that whole blood, is one of my passions. Most of us aren't involved in curing diseases, but it is within most everyone's power to save lives, simply by donating blood. Blood cannot be manufactured. It is only available because of generous donors and one-in-four people will need a blood transfusion sometime during their lifetime. To quote one of the Virginia Blood Services' slogans, "If you really want to lend a hand, lend an arm." Please take my challenge & make your appointment today! Thanks!

January 18, 2014 donatingblood, story

kathygeeksfamilyhistory

I love the personal connection to history that my family history gives me.

January 17, 2014 familyhistory, story

mikegeeksgoodmusic

I am in my late 30s. I hail from North Providence, RI. I'm very modest, reserved and sensitive and a life-long passionate music lover, movie buff, and I appreciate a theatrical production and a good novel.

January 13, 2014 goodmusic, story

jillgeekshp

I got hooked on the HP series thanks to a friend of mine. I was going to have a weekend off and was wanting something fun to read. She suggested Harry Potter, to which I asked, "Isn't that for kids?" She assured me that it wasn't just for kids and it was a great read. I bought the first two books and figured if I didn't care for them, I hadn't lost a lot of money. Needless to say, I had my face in a book all weekend, only stopping to eat dinner with my family! I returned back to the bookstore a couple of days later to buy the third book and then the fourth a couple of days later. Needless to say, between the books and the movies, I became a major Harry Potter geek and I'm proud to say that I still am! My husband and I just returned from England and I went to the Leavesden studios for the Warner Brothers Harry Potter studios tour. When I first saw the Great Hall, I literally started sobbing, it was the most amazing moment of my life. I thought any moment I was going to be called forth to be sorted, even though I already knew I would be in Slytherin! I'm a Potterhead for life!

January 13, 2014 hp, story

heavengeekscreativearts

I've always held a talent and interest in creative arts, whether it would be art, music, dance or pinstriping, I love to look, create, and use my and other's ideas to express.

January 11, 2014 creativearts, story

lindsaygeekslibrarystorytimes

There's nothing better than reading a great picture book to a group of children, and watching them experience the magic of a book I love for the very first time.

Lindsay is a librarian from Wisconsin.

January 10, 2014 librarian, librarystorytimes, story

jaredgeeksshortchapterbooks

I'm a full-time college student/part-time pizza delivery driver. With work and studies, I don't always have time to read a 20- or 30-chapter novel. So short-chapter books, like "The Christmas Candle," by Max Lucado, are great books to read.

January 10, 2014 shortchapterbooks, story

mindygeeksgoingtheextramile

Anytime I can go the extra mile for a patron it makes my day. It might be ordering a book for them rather than ILL, showing them some trick on their Smartphone or just giving them a free copy. It is amazing what a little one-on-one attention can do for connecting our community to the library and the library to the community!

Mindy is a librarian from California.

January 10, 2014 goingtheextramile, librarian, story

cristina&deborageekstechnology

We love our work as librarians; our passions are Lego and technology. We try to join our passions by proposing programming courses for digital natives in our libraries.

Cristina and Debora are librarians from Italy.

January 10, 2014 librarian, story, technology

angellageeksresearch

I love finding that one piece of elusive information that a patron has been searching for.

Angella is a librarian from Pennsylvania.

January 10, 2014 librarian, research, story

joeygeeksreligion

I've used the Star Wars cycle to tell the story of the Gospels again and again. No, Jesus wasn't a Jedi, but there are forces beyond our understanding and meaningful patterns in our lives that benefit from the classic archetypes. Joseph Campbell made that clear, and his best works are found in my local library.

January 08, 2014 religion, story

charlesgeeksfantasy&mystery

I am into fiction, both fantasy and mystery.

January 08, 2014 fantasy&mystery, story

tonirageeksexercising

Exercising, along with nutritious eating habits, is a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. While I am fond of more vigorous workouts, like zumba and aerobics, walking is simple, free, and a great way to become more active. In my library, there are several books, both for children and adults, that outline some of the most beneficial exercising techniques and tasteful recipes that promote healthful living.

January 08, 2014 exercising, story

pennygeeksoccshoeboxes

I am passionate about packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child! Anyone can join in and make a difference in a child's life.

January 08, 2014 occshoeboxes, story

larrygeeksallnonfiction

I'm a geezer, but also a lifelong learner. The actuality of our world and it's inhabitants is an always-exciting theme for me. Classic Sci-Fi, from the Golden Age has been helping expand my horizons for about sixty years. Libraries at the different places I've lived have always been blessings and oases. Support your local library...for the help of it!

January 08, 2014 allnonfiction, story

kinageeksnativeliterature&history

I check out the history dvds and audiobooks that are very informative in the literature that is readily available to me, without the library...I would not have this opportunity at all, to advance my knowledge!

January 05, 2014 nativeliterature&history, story

ariellegeekspassion

I have so many passions: from dystopias to cookbooks! What I love most is helping visitors to my Library pursue their passions...I love to see someone come to the Library with enthusiasm, it makes my day!

Arielle is a librarian from Wisconsin.

January 03, 2014 librarian, passion, story

williamgeekstechnology

Not just computer technology, although that is my job. I love technology in the underlying sense of the term. A collection of techniques that allow feeble humans to do amazing things. And where do we collect all these sets of instructions (technologies)? Of course you know the answer, at the library!

January 01, 2014 story, technology

samanthageeksbooks&webdesign

Life goes by so fast and we are always rushing around and about. The library has always been the perfect place to go to slow down and enjoy myself. Reading helps me escape life and go beyond into my imagination that seems to sometimes disappear if I'm not careful. In finding my dream career the library has been there to better my understanding of web design by having the books I need to read.

December 31, 2013 books&webdesign, story

amandageeksgraphite

I am a pencil pet sketch artist! Using only graphite, I draw animals from photos so that an illustration is personal, and unique resembling the old black and white photography of times past. This is a keepsake that lasts a lifetime. I have shared my passion through people I meet at various programs I attend at the library, and my business has been booming! I also cannot wait to see the latest illustrative design techniques used on new book covers! Yes, I love art, and firmly believe that most people have never stopped to realize that art is everywhere in your local library. From book cover design, to paintings, to graphic arts, to architecture and so much more! If you are an artist too, then I expect to see more of you at the library! We never close our eyes to the wonder of it all!

December 31, 2013 graphite, story

amandageeksart

I am a graphic artist by trade. I use the magazines, and study book cover layouts, and illustrations at the library. It saves me money on buying subscriptions, and I am able to view some of the most updated material. Staying abreast of the latest trends is necessary in my business. I am also fascinated with the collection of art, and the collection of art-related materials at our local library! If I have heard of a title that I think would benefit the library community I appreciate that the staff listens to my suggestions for purchasing materials.

December 31, 2013 art, story

andreageekspinstriping

After watching an artist pinstripe classic cars at a car show this summer, I started pinstriping random objects around my house to learn. This year everyone got a coffee mug with a pinstripe design for Christmas. I checked out books from my library to learn the correct techniques and what kind materials to use.

December 28, 2013 pinstriping, story

jamesgeeksneuroscience

Been a very logical thinker from the youngest of age and as a result 'have been deeply interested in education in general. As a result, I've had a burning in my heart to learn a wide variety of subjects (math, science, history, geography, sociology, the Bible and just about everything in between). As the study of the molecular world through chemistry and physics as well as education in general all have a beautiful place in the study of the brain (of which I am, therefore, most fascinated), I geek neuroscience. And the library has proven to be one of the finest resources of this education I've sought, due to the provision of printed books as well as free internet access.

December 28, 2013 neuroscience, story

sharongeeksournewlibrary

The library has a lot of nice books to read and internet computers are great. Writing down stuff in the class helps me remember. Our new looks library is pretty cool. More rooms and seated for anyone to kick back and relax here.

December 22, 2013 ournewlibrary, story

jacobgeeksbooks

Books are how I forget about a bad day. They are my escape from reality. Without the library, I would have no way of getting books, as I have no money. With the library around, I can get one with the flick of a wrist! Also, with the new OverDrive program where we can "borrow" books from home, it's all even easier!

December 21, 2013 books, story

chloeygeeksvolunteering

I've always loved reading and when I was old enough, I started volunteering at my local library. I saw how desperately the library needs funds and tried my best to help in every fundraiser I could. I couldn't bear it if my local library closed. That's why I geek volunteering at my local library.

December 20, 2013 story, volunteering

leahgeekstheleeolarobertslibrary

I geek my small town library which is the Lee Ola Robert's Library. I love reading!!!

December 19, 2013 story, theleeolarobertslibrary

dylangeekseverythingwithstories

Ive worked at our library in high school and am working there now! The library and its staff and patrons have been my second family for years and more to come!

December 18, 2013 everythingwithstories, story

annettegeekscats&readingbooksthatmakemelaugh&theleeolarobertslibrary

I started out as a kid who hated to read growing up but my grandmother told me reading can be fun and can open your mind to a lot of fun and interesting things. I first went to the library when I was in high school. I started volunteering after college and I finally got a job at the library.

December 16, 2013 cats&readingbooksthatmakemelaugh&theleeolarobertslibrary, story

bevleygeeksmanythingsatthelibrary

The library has helped me to obtain jobs, update resumes, study for an Insurance license, provided aids for my son to read. I LOVE THE LIBRARY. It is a much needed resource. Free DVDs also. ~love it~

December 14, 2013 manythingsatthelibrary, story

katiegeeksdance

Dance is the one place where perfect doesn't exist. There's always a new goal to aim for.

December 14, 2013 dance, story

dmitrigeeksfeminism

Feminism is for everyone. Many people have misconceptions as to what feminism is. It is not about women hating men or not shaving their legs. Feminism is about breaking systems of oppression. Feminism is an avenue to bring social justice.

December 14, 2013 feminism, story

davidgeeksgenealogy&localhistory

Ever since my grandfather and I researched our family history at Waynesboro Public Library, I have been fascinated and intrigued by genealogy and local history.

December 10, 2013 genealogy, localhistory, story

havengeekssuperman

I have always been interested in him. He has awesome powers beyond compare and he's pretty handsome.

December 10, 2013 story, superman

victoriageeksadventure

I love trying new things, meeting new people, and going to new places. Everything in life is an adventure, even walking outside your door.

December 10, 2013 adventure, story

saldygeeksauditing

I just passed the CPA board exam in my country and I am starting up my career, first stepstone, being an auditor.

December 08, 2013 auditing, story

kylenegeekssteampunk

Victorian 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.

December 07, 2013 steampunk, story

karlageekslanguages

I 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.

December 06, 2013 languages, story

debbiegeeksheirloomsewing

Children'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?

December 06, 2013 heirloomsewing, story

kathygeeksphotography

Photography 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.

December 04, 2013 photography, story

diegogeeksanime&manga

I 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.

December 04, 2013 anime&manga, story

danageeksmyjob

I 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!

December 03, 2013 myjob, story

mariageeksguardianangels

I 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.

December 02, 2013 guardianangels, story

reesegeekssinging

I love to sing because every time I sing I feel alive and free and there's nothing better than singing.

November 30, 2013 singing, story

katrinageeksblogging

I 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.

November 30, 2013 blogging, story

adrianageekshomeschooling

I 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). :)

November 29, 2013 homeschooling, story

mrbarbergeekswords

As a middle school English teacher, I love words, literature, word games, and the power of 26 little letters.

November 27, 2013 story, words

nataliegeeksballet

I love everything about ballet and still take class. I am obsessed with pointe shoes.

November 26, 2013 ballet, story

ginnygeeksfantasy

Because 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.

November 26, 2013 fantasy, story

debgeeksknitting&crafting

I 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.

November 24, 2013 knitting&crafting, story

makaylageekstheater

My life is reading and theater and when the two come together, it's better than any cherry on a cake.

November 23, 2013 story, theater

chrisgeekschristianfiction

I love to read christian fiction. Some of the authors I enjoy are Tracie Peterson Judith Pella.

November 23, 2013 christianfiction, story

jessiegeeksglee

Glee 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.

November 22, 2013 glee, story

pamelageekspreschool

I 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!

November 22, 2013 preschool, story

emilygeeksmatchingmiddleschoolerswithbooks

There is no better feeling in the world than finding a book for that kid who "hates reading". When they come back to the library and say, "Miss G! I finished that book! Do you have anything else like it?" I want to jump up and down and throw a party.

Emily is a librarian from Iowa.

November 22, 2013 librarian, matchingmiddleschoolerswithbooks, story

thomasgeeksdubuque

I love Dubuque, Iowa.

November 21, 2013 dubuque, story

ginageeksmylibrary

My 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.

November 21, 2013 mylibrary, story

pearlgeeksmusic

Music 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!

November 21, 2013 music, story

dorisgeeksoldfolks

I love older people. They are so precious even if they have lost a lot of their faculties.

November 20, 2013 oldfolks, story

nikkageeksjohngreenbooks

I've read every John Green book and you should too. END OF STORY.

November 19, 2013 johngreenbooks, story

karengeeksourgrandchildren

We 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.

November 19, 2013 ourgrandchildren, story

kyndrageeksgod

Because without him, I would be nothing. He has brought me through everything and he is my all and all!

November 18, 2013 god, story

clairegeeksshanties

Newfoundlander by birth; I miss the sounds of my childhood!

November 18, 2013 shanties, story

tonyrokogeeksart

I 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.

November 18, 2013 art, story

nicholegeeksorchestra

I 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!

November 16, 2013 orchestra, story

mollygeekssoccer

I 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.

November 15, 2013 soccer, story

kathygeekslocalpolitics

In 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.

November 15, 2013 localpolitics, story

imogenegeekselectronics

I 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!

November 15, 2013 electronics, story

luannegeekslabradoodles

I never knew I was a "dog person" until I adopted my beloved doodle Jack. He's been a great addition to our family.

November 15, 2013 labradoodles, story

allisongeekslgbtrights

I 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!

November 15, 2013 lgbtrights, story

lindageekscoffee

Because it's the best.

November 15, 2013 coffee, story

melaniegeeksagoodbook

I 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.

November 14, 2013 agoodbook, story

chandellegeeksthetwilightsaga

In 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!

November 14, 2013 story, thetwilightsaga

janageeksfootball

Feyenoord is my favorite club.

November 14, 2013 football, story

s.mariegeeksnursing&poetry

I 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.

November 13, 2013 nursing&poetry, story

lanageekschristmastrees

Every 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.

November 13, 2013 christmastrees, story

robingeeksmath&art

I 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.

November 13, 2013 math&art, story

kaitlyngeeksanimation

Ever 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.

November 13, 2013 animation, story

kaysiageeksthepiano

I 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.

November 13, 2013 story, thepiano

kaysiageeksmysteries

I 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.

November 13, 2013 mysteries, story

marygeeksresearch

Whether it's aardvarks or ancestry, I love to research it! The library is the best place to start!

November 13, 2013 research, story

cartergeekshiphop

Music 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.

November 12, 2013 hiphop, story

mrswilsongeeksknittingbooks

So 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.

November 12, 2013 knittingbooks, story

jennifergeeksrandomlycreating

I 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!

November 11, 2013 randomlycreating, story

annageeksblogging

Blogging is soul cleansing.

November 10, 2013 blogging, story

calebgeekscars

I like cars because I can push them around.

November 10, 2013 cars, story

amayageeksreading&drawing

I 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.

November 10, 2013 reading&drawing, story

mercedesgeekshappyendings

I've been reading books since I was a very little girl. They taught me to live, to dream, and to believe in happy endings!

November 10, 2013 happyendings, story

falicitygeekszombies&books&movies

I love to watch zombies and I also love to read books and go to the movie theaters. :)

November 09, 2013 story, zombies&books&movies

poorvageeksembroidery

I 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.

November 08, 2013 embroidery, story

lisageeksaudiobooks

If 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!

November 08, 2013 audiobooks, story

terigeeksfeedingthebirds

This 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.

November 07, 2013 feedingthebirds, story

keithgeeksscience

Something about science has always fascinated me. Libraries (in person and online) help make knowledge available when people are ready to learn it.

November 07, 2013 science, story

ashleygeekspenguins&cheetahs&zombies

I like penguins, cheetahs and zombies.

November 06, 2013 penguins&cheetahs&zombies, story

jasongeekshockey

My 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.

November 05, 2013 hockey, story

meggiegeekshistory

I geek history because I'm passionate about learning where we come from, how things happened and how the future will form.

November 05, 2013 history, story

laurageekscemeteries

Since 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.

November 05, 2013 cemeteries, story

kandygeeksbaking

I 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.

November 05, 2013 baking, story

kathygeeksflowers

I 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.

November 04, 2013 flowers, story

rachelgeeksknitting

Knitting 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!

November 03, 2013 knitting, story

melissageekshorsepower

I 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!

November 02, 2013 horsepower, story

emilygeeksshakespeare

I 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).

November 01, 2013 shakespeare, story

bevgeeksgeekingout

If 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.

November 01, 2013 geekingout, story

alexisgeeksmusic

Music has always been a thing I turned to no matter what. Through good times and bad, music is always there.

October 30, 2013 music, story

beccageeksreading

I got hired in a library in my late thirties and I started to love reading. I just can't stop.

October 30, 2013 reading, story

bradleygeekscooking

I 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.

October 29, 2013 cooking, story

jedgeeksguitar

I 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!?

October 29, 2013 guitar, story

maddigeeksuniversitylife&animesociety

I'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!

October 28, 2013 story, universitylife&animesociety

alexisgeeksendingbullying

I'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.

October 28, 2013 endingbullying, story

jonleegeeksmusictheory&musichistory

As 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.

October 27, 2013 musictheory&musichistory, story

katreneegeekscats&kittens

I am an artist helping to save animals' lives in a kill shelter city.

October 25, 2013 cats&kittens, story

elizabethgeeksfactstohelppeoplesucceedinlife

The 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.

October 24, 2013 factstohelppeoplesucceedinlife, story

joelgeeksclassicalmusic&filmscores

I 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.

October 23, 2013 classicalmusic&filmscores, story

laurageeksreading

I 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.

October 23, 2013 reading, story

danielageekshistory

Ever since the 4th grade I have had a fascination with history. It didn't mater what time period it just had to be old.

October 22, 2013 history, story

cindygeekslife

I 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.

October 22, 2013 life, story

karengeekstarot

I'm a graduate student and professional Tarot reader from Providence. I geek TAROT!

October 21, 2013 story, tarot

jamesgeekscreativewriting

I'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!

October 21, 2013 creativewriting, story

marissageeksliving&surviving

Sometimes 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.

October 19, 2013 living&surviving, story

gwendolyngeeksthebible

Passed 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.

October 18, 2013 story, thebible

shirleygeeksteaching

I 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.

October 17, 2013 story, teaching

jessgeeksrunning

I 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!

October 16, 2013 running, story

teresageekshummingbirds

My '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.

October 16, 2013 hummingbirds, story

kristingeeksknitting

I love to knit and find most of the best knitting books and magazines at my local library!

October 15, 2013 knitting, story

ericgeeksnaturephotography

My 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.

October 15, 2013 naturephotography, story

lynngeeksthearts

Painting, drawing, crafting, photography, theater, music, I geek it all. It has defined who I am.

October 15, 2013 story, thearts

niyyateneegeekslocs

I 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.

October 13, 2013 locs, story

kristinageeksrapmusic

G-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

October 13, 2013 rap music, story

emilygeeksreading&singing&horses

I 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.

October 13, 2013 horses, reading, singing, story

judygeekswriting

I 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.

October 12, 2013 story, writing

mollygeeksrescueswimmers

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.

October 10, 2013 rescue swimmers, story

jennifergeekssnow

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.

October 10, 2013 snow, story

debrageeksgod&family&reading

I love God, family and reading!

October 08, 2013 family, god, reading, story

thanhgeekssoftwaredevelopment

I love programming and making things work, whether it be applications for mobile devices, web sites, or robots on embedded hardware.

October 07, 2013 software development, story

jessicageeksentertainment

I love anything that has to do with books, movies or TV.

October 07, 2013 entertainment, story

rileygeekssciencefiction

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.

October 07, 2013 science fiction, story

nancygeeksmonarchbutterflies

And I didn't see one this summer!

October 07, 2013 monarch butterflies, story

kageekswords

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.

October 06, 2013 story, words

deondrageeksvampires

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!

October 06, 2013 story, vampires

laurageeksserialkillers

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.

October 05, 2013 serial killers, story

aimégeekspoetry

We have an artistic side and I express mine on paper through my poetry.

October 04, 2013 poetry, story

lynnegeeksbibliophile

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.

October 03, 2013 bibliophile, story

abigailgeeksbicycles

I love ride in new places. Just going out for hours to clear my mind and get some exercise!

October 03, 2013 bicycles, story

suzigeeksfairyhouses

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!

October 03, 2013 fairy houses, story

kirstengeeksgamenightsatmylibrary

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.

October 02, 2013 game nights at my library, story

angelicgeeksmusic&family&God

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.

October 02, 2013 family, God, music, story

chrissygeekswriting

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!

October 02, 2013 story, writing

lilygeekshorrormovies

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!

October 01, 2013 horror movies, story

tiffanygeeksbeingamom

I love being a mom and being able to care for and raise my children!

October 01, 2013 being a mom, story

tiffanygeeksduane

He is my soul mate.

October 01, 2013 duane, story

jessicageeksmermaids

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.

October 01, 2013 mermaids, story

carolyngeeksmusic

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.

October 01, 2013 music, story

diamondgeekssinging

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.

October 01, 2013 singing, story

corrageeksschool

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.

September 30, 2013 school, story

lorigeeksphotography

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.

September 30, 2013 photography, story

christygeeksrecipes

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!

September 30, 2013 recipes, story

christygeeksinformationthroughsocialmedia

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!

September 30, 2013 information through social media, story

jasongeeksvideogames

I geek video games because I am good at any video game and I just like playing. I mostly like killing and driving games.

September 29, 2013 story, videogames

ataridgeeksdrawing

I like to draw pictures every day especially if I feel depressed and sad.

September 28, 2013 drawing, story

chloegeeksband

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.

September 28, 2013 band, story

eligeeksorigami

Self taught in elementary school and still folding in college.

September 28, 2013 origami, story

paulageeksrealestate

I help customers buy, sell and rent property in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.

September 28, 2013 real estate, story

samanthageeksretro

I 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.

September 27, 2013 retro, story

jennageeksrock&roll

I love to play music and dance.

September 27, 2013 rock & roll, story

annageekspoetry

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.

September 27, 2013 poetry, story

sandygeekslocalitems

I believe in supporting your local economy and we have lots of wonderful things made in Louisiana that most locals don't know about.

September 27, 2013 local items, story

amandageeksdiving

It's like exploring something that only a select special few get to see. Every dive is unique.

September 27, 2013 diving, story

mercedesgeeksmusic

Whenever I feel sad, happy or angry, music is there; it helps me feel better.

September 26, 2013 music, story

sherrygeeksphotography

Photography filled an empty spot in my life and became something that I love. I devote all my free time to this passion.

September 26, 2013 photography, story

seangeeksbasketball

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.

September 26, 2013 basketball, story

ileanageekssciencefictiontvprogram

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.

September 25, 2013 science fiction TV program, story

calebgeekscars

I 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.

September 25, 2013 cars, story

angelageekscookbooks

I'm always looking to try a new recipe.

September 25, 2013 cookbooks, story

diamondgeeksdancing

As a kid I was always the one to dance everytime a song played and I still do it to this day.

September 25, 2013 dancing, story

darlenegeekslibraries

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.

September 25, 2013 libraries, story

debrageeksreading

I love reading! I wish I could do it all day long.

September 23, 2013 reading, story

dorigeeksvampires

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.

September 23, 2013 story, vampires

eileengeeksfiction

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.

September 22, 2013 fiction, story

ezekielgeekssciencefiction

(Still being written) I geek Doctor Who.

September 22, 2013 science fiction, story

rickgeekslakecadjaw

I love the deer, the ducks, the herons, the eagles and the egret.

September 21, 2013 Lake Cadjaw, story

susangeekslakecadjaw

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!!

September 21, 2013 Lake Cadjaw, story

krisgeekspottery

Pottery, writing, photography . . . these are the things that get my geek on and make me feel creatively fulfilled and satisfied!

September 20, 2013 pottery, story

abigailgeeksgreekmythology

I just love studying it!

September 19, 2013 Greek mythology, story

janegeeksmylibrary

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.

September 18, 2013 my library, story

jessicageeksbiochemistry

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.

September 18, 2013 biochemistry, story

keishageekscreativity

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.

September 17, 2013 creativity, story

nicolegeeksthelibrary

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.

September 17, 2013 story, the library

katringeeksthestage

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.

September 17, 2013 story, the stage

paigegeeksromance

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?

September 15, 2013 romance, story

amygeeksmime

I love performing and expression as a mime!

September 13, 2013 mime, story

jessygeeksknitting

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.

September 13, 2013 knitting, story

christinageekssciencefiction

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!

September 12, 2013 science fiction, story

paulageeksrainydayreading

Better than a vacation. Rain falling, snuggled in bed or some comfy clothes, phone off and a good piece of fiction. Ahhhh.

September 11, 2013 rainy day reading, story

gabbygeekspolymerclay

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.

September 11, 2013 polymerclay, story

lindageeksprepping

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..."

September 11, 2013 prepping, story

davidgeeksboardgames

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.

September 11, 2013 board games, story

pennygeekscohoctonnylibrary

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!

September 10, 2013 cohocton library, story

arazgeekshistory

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.

September 10, 2013 history, story

johngeekssunshine

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.

September 10, 2013 story, sunshine

kelseygeekscooking

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.

September 09, 2013 cooking, story

askrigeeksanswers

As a new, online addition to the public libraries in Rhode Island, we're passionate about helping others geek what they geek!

September 09, 2013 answers, story

samuelgeekscomputers

I geek computers.

September 07, 2013 computers, story

mariageeksanime

It's pretty legit.

September 07, 2013 anime, story

allisongeeksbaseball

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!

September 06, 2013 baseball, story

ashleygeeksarchery

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.

September 05, 2013 archery, story

noellegeekspiano

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.

September 05, 2013 piano, story

amybethgeeksmimes

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.

September 05, 2013 mimes, story

amygeeksdriving

With good tires, clear sunsets and great music, why not geek a relaxing drive!

September 05, 2013 driving, story

gracegeeksstories

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.

September 05, 2013 stories, story

kaylageeksreading

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.

September 04, 2013 kayla, story

charlottegeeksblogging

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!

September 04, 2013 blogging, story

cherigeeksmystery

I love tryng to solve them.

September 04, 2013 mystery, story

andiegeeksbooksoncd

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!

September 03, 2013 books on cd, story

kaitlyngeekssuperheroes

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.

September 03, 2013 story, superheroes

ellengeeksletterboxing

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!

September 02, 2013 letter boxing, story

kyleegeeksmusicals

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.

September 02, 2013 musicals, story

allisongeeksalienswithtwohearts&wizards

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!

August 31, 2013 aliens, cats, story, wizards

mikegeeksdetroit

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?

August 30, 2013 detroit, story

ann-mariegeeksceltic&englishculture

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.

August 29, 2013 celtic culture, english culture, story

nicholasgeekslearning

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!

August 29, 2013 learning, story

dacegeeksdogs&helpinganimalshelter

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.

August 29, 2013 dogs, helping animals, story

janicegeekshorses&thewest&helpingpeople

I 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.

August 28, 2013 helping people, horses, story, the west

mikegeeksephemeralfilm

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.

August 27, 2013 ephemeral film, story

pedrogeeksblogging

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.

August 27, 2013 blogging, story

juanageeksacrobatics

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!

August 27, 2013 acrobatics, story

karigeeksdirtbiking

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!

August 26, 2013 dirt biking, story

beverleygeeksitaly&thelanguage&culture

I have a fascination for the language and have been teaching myself for years.

August 26, 2013 culture, Italy, language, story

gabrielgeeksanime

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.

August 25, 2013 anime, story

kyleegeekswizards

I LOVE Harry Potter!

August 24, 2013 story, wizards

jacobgeeksorganizedcrime

I'm mainly interested in the history of NYCs Five Families and Sicilian heritage.

August 24, 2013 organized crime, story

suegeekslearning

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.

August 23, 2013 learning, story

mjgeeksjapan

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.

August 23, 2013 japan, story

justicegeeksrollerblading

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.

August 23, 2013 rollerblading, story

katelyngeekschickens

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!

August 23, 2013 chickens, story

stephaniegeeksparrots

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!

August 22, 2013 parrots, story

justicegeeksbraiding

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.

August 22, 2013 braiding, story

nancygeekslifestoriesofhope

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.

August 22, 2013 life stories of hope, story

lucygeekscapecod

Lobsters & steamers & corn on the cob & sailing & waterskiing & swimming & saltwater taffy & beautiful sunsets & beaches all on the one island where I grew up.

August 21, 2013 cape cod, story

davegeeksclassicalpianomusic

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.

August 20, 2013 classic piano music, story

pennygeeksstockcarracing

It's something that my whole family enjoys and we do together!

August 20, 2013 stock car racing, story

dangeekstaekwondo

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.

August 16, 2013 story, taekwondo

chelseageeksfantasy

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.

August 16, 2013 fantasy, story

elcaminorealgeekscomputering

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!

August 14, 2013 computering, story

leanngeeksvampireromance

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!

August 13, 2013 story, vampire romance

lindageekshiking

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.

August 13, 2013 hiking, story

melodygeekstheviolin

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.

August 12, 2013 story, violin

courtneygeekspoetry

I started writing poetry when I was ten years old.

August 12, 2013 poetry, story

emmageekshorses

I am been in love with horse. I have ridden a horse more than 40 times.

August 12, 2013 horses, story

jessgeeksunicorns

I love anything fantastical - unicorns, mermaids, dragons. I am an Adult Services Librarian and love exploring new avenues of fiction for my library!

Jess is a librarian from Michigan

August 12, 2013 librarian, story, unicorns

kassiegeekswriting

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.

August 10, 2013 story, writing

susangeekspuzzles

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.

August 09, 2013 puzzles, story

mistygeekspreservedbutterflies

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.

August 09, 2013 preserved butterflies, story

tracygeekscupcakes

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!

August 09, 2013 cupcakes, story

carriegeeksbooks

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!!

August 08, 2013 books, story

lyngeeksgoats

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.

August 08, 2013 goats, story

tomgeeksoldtimeradio

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.

August 08, 2013 old time radio, story

destinygeeksanime

Ever since I was little I always loved the anime lifestyles of every single character I came to know.

August 07, 2013 anime, story

christophergeekswriting

I am an aspiring writer that will be getting a book published very soon. I am also a teenager.

August 07, 2013 story, writing

lindseygeeksmagic

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.

August 06, 2013 magic, story

bengeekssoccer

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.

August 06, 2013 soccer, story

adamgeeksliberty

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.

August 06, 2013 liberty, story

madelinegeekslearning

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.

August 05, 2013 learning, story

lancegeekstechnology

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.

August 05, 2013 story, technology

brandongeeksblogging

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.

August 03, 2013 blogging, story

moitrigeeksmysteries

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.

July 31, 2013 mysteries, story

kaygeeksalphabetcdfgijkmnoqrsuvwxyz

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.

July 30, 2013 alphabetcdfgijkmnoqrsuvwxyz, story

samanthageekscosplay

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!

July 29, 2013 cosplay, story

maritzageekscouponing

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.

July 29, 2013 couponing, story

knicholegeeksteenfiction

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.

July 29, 2013 story, teen fiction

cherisegeeksnature

I love to take pictures of the smallest flower to the biggest mountain.

July 27, 2013 nature, story

sarahgeeksukuleles

I 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!

July 27, 2013 story, ukuleles

devigeekswriting

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!

July 27, 2013 story, writing

kimgeeksbicycling

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.

July 26, 2013 bicycling, story

jennifergeeksfindingyourpassion

I think everyone should have a passion whether it is reading or excercise or helping others. Find what moves you and MOVE THE WORLD.

July 26, 2013 finding your passion, story

sandygeekshorses

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!

July 25, 2013 horses, story

saraigeeksvideogames

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.

July 24, 2013 story, video games

stargeeksanimals

I love animals, they are so cute. I would love to ride a horse one day!

July 24, 2013 animals, story

shannongeeksart

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.

July 24, 2013 art, story

summergeeksbeinganurse

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.

July 24, 2013 being a nurse, story

mekiegeeksproofreading

Worked as a proofreader for over 5 years now, love reading and grammar, linguistics and research! On my way through library science now!

July 22, 2013 proofreading, story

samanthageeksshoes

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.

July 22, 2013 shoes, story

elizabethgeeksphotography

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.

July 20, 2013 photography, story

lorrainegeekscrochet

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.

July 20, 2013 crochet, story

alyssageeksmovies&tvshows

I love Joseph Gordon-Levitt and all of his movies and TV shows.

July 19, 2013 actor, story

evageekscats

I have a cat while all my friends have dogs.

July 19, 2013 cats, story

whitneygeekshorror&thesupernatural

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!

July 18, 2013 horror, story, supernatural

dustygeekstypography

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!

July 18, 2013 story, typography

stuartgeekspianoimprovisation

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.

July 18, 2013 piano improvisation, story

pattygeeksaudiobooks

I listen to books at work while others are listening to music.

July 18, 2013 audiobooks, story

maggiegeeksanimals

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.

July 17, 2013 animals, story

patgeeksscrapbooking

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.

July 16, 2013 scrapbooking, story

tomgeeksgenealogy

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.

July 15, 2013 genalogy, story

faythegeeksexercise

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!

July 14, 2013 exercise, story

emilygeeksclassicalmusic

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.

July 11, 2013 classical music, story

glenicegeeksquilting

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.

July 11, 2013 quilting, story

zoegeeksducks

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!

July 11, 2013 duck, story

joeygeekscomicbooks

I'm a freelance artist, I just love reading comics and making art.

July 11, 2013 comic books, story

willygeeksyarn

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.

July 10, 2013 story, yarn

sheilageeksbookclubs

In high schools, community groups and in libraries. I love open discussions were people talk, listen and learn from reading books.

July 09, 2013 bookclubs, story

suziegeeksfantasyfiction

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.

July 08, 2013 fantasy fiction, story

summergeekshelpingeveryone

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.

July 06, 2013 helping everyone, story

marlenegeekseducation&imagination&fun

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.

July 05, 2013 education, fun, imagination, story

francisgeeksgardens&motorcycles

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.

July 05, 2013 gardens, motorcycles, story

mikegeekstravelwriting

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.

July 05, 2013 story, travel writing

emmageeksarthistory&travel&reading

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.

July 03, 2013 art history, reading, story, travel

melissageekstheater

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.

July 03, 2013 story, theater

virginiageekssalsadancing

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.

July 03, 2013 salsa dancing, story

alaynageeksmanythings

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.

July 03, 2013 many things, story

elizabethgeekscooking

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.

July 01, 2013 cooking, story

glenicegeeksquilting

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.

July 01, 2013 quilting, story

juliegeekshymnology

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!

July 01, 2013 hymnology, story

marissageeksagrarian

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!

July 01, 2013 agrarian, story

christinegeeksthedictionary&vocabularybooks

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.

June 30, 2013 story, the dictionary, vocabulary books

dongeeksmakingrobots

I am a mechanical engineer working with robots in factories. I also enjoy getting kids excited about technology and engineering!

June 28, 2013 making robots, story

wendygeekspolymerclay

I love working a piece of polymer clay in my hands and transforming it into something fun and whimsical that will make people smile.

June 28, 2013 polymer clay, story

ambergeeksromancenovels

I love to read them because they are so easy to get into.

June 26, 2013 romance novels, story

emilygeekstattoos&piercings

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.

June 26, 2013 story, tattoos

gretchengeekstrees

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.

June 26, 2013 story, trees

alyciageeksnursing

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.

June 25, 2013 nursing, story

reginageeksbeingamother

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.

June 25, 2013 being a mother, story

viangeeksart

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.

June 25, 2013 art, story

jackiegeekssalsadancing

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!

June 25, 2013 salsa dancing, story

mindygeeksthegym

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!

June 25, 2013 gym, story

dallasgeeksukulele

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.

June 24, 2013 story, ukulele

analysegeeksmusic

I geek music because it has a lot of different beats and you can also make your own kind.

June 24, 2013 music, story

gabrielageeksdesigninghomes&spaces

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.

June 24, 2013 design, story

moniquegeeksurbanstyleballroomdancing

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!

June 23, 2013 story, urban style ballroom dancing

sydneygeeksmakingupmyownstories

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.

June 23, 2013 making up stories, story

emmageekstoys

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.

June 22, 2013 story, toys

rawaageeksmotherhood

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.

June 22, 2013 motherhood, story

ramigeekslearning

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.

June 21, 2013 learning, story

juliegeekscrochet&tatting

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.

June 21, 2013 crochet, story, tatting

williamgeeksanime&videogames

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.

June 20, 2013 anime, story, video games

breeegeeksvintagetrinkets

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.

June 20, 2013 story, vintagetrinkets

giovannageeksfantasy

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.

June 20, 2013 fantasy, story

bengeeksford8ntractors

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.

June 20, 2013 Ford 8N Tractors, story

maecygeeksminimalisticdesign

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!

June 20, 2013 minimalistic design, story

yelenageeksworkingwithkids

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.

June 19, 2013 story, working with kids

kimgeeksmotherhood

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!

June 19, 2013 motherhood, story

loringeeksreading

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.

June 17, 2013 reading, story

cheryllgeekschildrensnonfiction

I love nonfiction for kids of all ages. Nonfiction that is geared toward children is sometimes the best information out there. Easy to understand, larger print, better photos or illustrations. Most children's nonfiction is direct and to the point as it's purpose is often a teaching tool. What's not to love about easy to understand?

Cheryll is a librarian from Vermont.

June 16, 2013 children's nonfiction, librarian, story

suegeeksmanythings

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.

June 15, 2013 many things, story

valeriageeksbasketball

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!

June 15, 2013 basketball, story

mariannegeeks1920s

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.

June 14, 2013 1920s, story

patrickgeeksgreatstories

I geek Game of Thrones...just one of the best stories...ever!

June 13, 2013 great stories, story

arielgeekssummercamp

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!

June 12, 2013 story, summer camp

samgeekssportscars

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.

June 11, 2013 sports cars, story

saisigeekstravel

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.

June 10, 2013 story, travel

amandageekswriting

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.

June 10, 2013 story, writing

jaredgeeksbeeconservation

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!

June 08, 2013 bee conservation, story

umikiageeksbeingawife&mother

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.

June 07, 2013 mother, story, wife

marlenegeeksrgc

I have lived in Rio Grande City most of my life and love my town and everyone in it!

June 06, 2013 rgc, story

christengeekshotglueguns

I love crafting and all things DIY! If I could craft all day I would.

June 06, 2013 hot glue guns, story

tiffanygeekswriting&performingmusic

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.

June 05, 2013 performing music, story, writing

marianngeekscomics

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!

June 04, 2013 comics, story

laurageekswritingbooks

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.

June 04, 2013 story, writing books

amandageeksphotography

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.

June 02, 2013 photography, story

tamekageekslibraries

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!

June 01, 2013 libraries, story

cassidygeekscakedecorating

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.

June 01, 2013 cake decorating, story

rachelgeeksbooks

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.

May 31, 2013 books, story

stephaniegeeksbooks

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.

May 30, 2013 books, story

charlesgeeksboating

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.

May 30, 2013 boating, story

jeffgeeksgeeks

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.

May 30, 2013 geeks, story

krizgeekssalsa

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!

May 28, 2013 salsa, story

paigegeekswriting

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.

May 27, 2013 story, writing

alainnageeksanime

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.

May 26, 2013 anime, story

kellygeeksyaliterature

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!

May 24, 2013 story, ya literature

andreageeksmusic

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.

May 22, 2013 music, story

carolgeeksgenealogy

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!

May 21, 2013 genealogy, story

maryellingeeksebooks

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.

May 21, 2013 ebooks, story

artgeekswoodworking

I really enjoy taking a piece of wood and bring it to life. I make anything from grandfather clocks to little crafty things.

May 21, 2013 story, woodworking

kaygeeksnewauthors

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.

May 21, 2013 new authors, story

cheyennegeeksbaking

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.

May 21, 2013 baking, story

osirisblandgeeksgaming

I started gaming when I was 4 years old and played San an Dreads and Sims. I never stopped gaming online and on console.

May 20, 2013 gaming, story

nicolegeeksbooks

Books are so fun to read. Authors can make you feel like you are in a different world, it's amazing.

May 19, 2013 books, story

megangeeksacting

I love theater and drama! It is so amazing, when I act I feel like I can do anything.

May 19, 2013 acting, story

amandageekslove

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.

May 18, 2013 love, story

kennethgeeksmanga

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.

May 17, 2013 manga, story

jesse geeksblackandwhitemovies

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.

May 16, 2013 black and white movies, story

moriyahgeeksschool

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!

May 16, 2013 school, story

aimeegeeksreading

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.

May 15, 2013 reading, story

annabethgeeksmybabybrother

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!

May 14, 2013 my baby brother, story

larageeksbooks

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"!

May 14, 2013 books, story

caitlingeeksmusic

I love to listen and feel music. It's my lifeline.

May 12, 2013 music, story

nancygeeksliveconcerts

I live for going to concerts. My passion is photographing the show and sharing the images with friends, family and the world.

May 11, 2013 live concerts, story

brittanygeekswhovians

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!

May 10, 2013 story, whovians

andygeeksurbanfantasy

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.

May 10, 2013 story, urban fantasy

josegeeksmyself

I geek myself because I believe in myself.

May 09, 2013 myself, story

barbarageeksmyjob

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!

May 08, 2013 my job, story

lisageeksrollercoasters

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

May 08, 2013 roller coasters, story

lisageeksromanticsuspense

I love seeing justice done and police procedurals, but I like some romance with my standoffs and shootouts!

May 08, 2013 romance suspence, story

donnageekshorsebackriding

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.

May 08, 2013 horseback riding, story

adrianageeksmetalmusic

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.

May 07, 2013 metal music, story

nicolegeekslearning

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.

May 05, 2013 learning, story

xaviergeekssaxophones&comicbooks

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!

May 02, 2013 comic books, saxophones, story

meredithgeeksspace

Because we're still exploring!

April 30, 2013 space, story

marcygeeksquilting

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.

April 29, 2013 quilting, story

reneegeeksbooks

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.

April 29, 2013 books, story

calliegeekssciencefiction

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!

April 27, 2013 science fiction, story

zoegeeksmylibrary

I love the library. I can't live without my library.

April 27, 2013 my library, story

zoegeeksreading

I can't put them down. I read books above my reading level and can read them in two days.

April 27, 2013 reading, story

esperantageeksfbi

I like the FBI because I like to research a problem.

April 25, 2013 fbi, story

amandageeksbooks

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!!

April 25, 2013 books, story

krisgeekspottery

The moment I sat down in front of that wheel, I knew, I was home.

April 24, 2013 pottery, story

jeffgeekshistory

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.

April 24, 2013 history, story

emmageeksweather&medicinalwildplants

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!

April 22, 2013 medicinal wild plants, story, weather

judygeeksamish&christianstories

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.

April 22, 2013 amish stories, christian stories, story

janellegeeksmanga

I love to read manga and the library is the only place I can get it.

April 21, 2013 manga, story

emmageeksdogs

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!

April 20, 2013 dogs, story

charlesgeeksselfempowermentcoach

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.

April 20, 2013 selfempowermentcoach, story

karmageeksfamily

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!

April 19, 2013 family, story

kelsygeeksvideogames

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.

April 19, 2013 story, videogames

debgeeksdancing

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!!

April 17, 2013 dancing, story

brittanygeeksglbtrights

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.

April 17, 2013 glbt rights, story

moirageekssciencefiction

I love to read Star Trek novels!

April 17, 2013 science fiction, story

kathygeeksrealitytv

I love most reality TV shows. I don't know why, I just do.

April 16, 2013 reality tv, story

cindygeekssteampunk

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!

April 16, 2013 steampunk, story

eringeeksmusic

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.

April 16, 2013 music, story

catiegeeksballet

I have been dancing since I was three years old. It's tons of fun and I love it!!

April 13, 2013 ballet, story

camgeeksmath

There is really no other way to explain this unless you have ever met me. I just geek math.

April 12, 2013 math, story

juligeeksgenealogy&researching

I love to look for genealogy connections.

April 12, 2013 genealogy, research, story

jakegeeksfiction

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.

April 12, 2013 fiction, story

huntergeeksfantasyfiction

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!

April 11, 2013 fantasy fiction, story

randygeeksboardgames

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.

April 11, 2013 board games, story

levisgeeksanime

My friends introduced me to anime and I love it.

April 11, 2013 anime, story

annageeksworms

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!!

April 10, 2013 story, worms

catinageeksmedicalmysteries

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.

April 10, 2013 medical mysteries, story

andreageeksheirloomtomatoes

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.

April 10, 2013 heirloom tomatoes, story

marilyngeekspiano

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!

April 10, 2013 piano, story

loisgeeksmygrandchildren

Boys from age 1-19 are the best!

April 09, 2013 my grandchildren, story

standashageekssignlanguage&reading

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.

April 09, 2013 reading, sign language, story

carolgeeksfootball

I love football and the Green Bay Packers have always been my team.

April 09, 2013 football, story

jessicageekspoems

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.

April 08, 2013 poems, story

samanthageeksknowledge

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.

April 07, 2013 knowledge, story

jeffrygeekssilentmovies

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.

April 07, 2013 silent movies, story

theageeksmanga

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.

April 06, 2013 manga, story

lindageeksmysteries

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.

April 04, 2013 mysteries, story

savvygeeksrenaissance

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.

April 01, 2013 renaissance, story

darrylgeekscomedy

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.

April 01, 2013 comedian, story

mollygeeksfantasy

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.

March 30, 2013 fantasy, story

pamgeeksknitting

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!

March 28, 2013 knitting, story

tamarageeksphotography

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.

March 28, 2013 photography, story

ambarinageekssunflowers

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.

March 26, 2013 story, sunflowers

joejenniferjessicageeksmusic&ourpagepositions

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!

March 25, 2013 music, page positions, story

pattygeeksvariousfandoms

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.

March 24, 2013 story, various fandoms

jangeeksworkingatthelibrary

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.

March 23, 2013 story, working at the library

magdalenageeksconcerts

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.

March 23, 2013 concerts, story

sarageekstimetravel

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.

March 22, 2013 story, time travel

matthewgeekscatholicism

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.

March 21, 2013 catholicism, story

aidangeekspodcasts

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?

March 20, 2013 podcasts, story

cindygeeksgeocashing

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.

March 20, 2013 geocashing, story

ambarinageeksspringweather

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.

March 19, 2013 spring weather, story

amygeeksgreekmythology

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.

March 18, 2013 Greek mythology, story

meghigeekshandembroidery

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.

March 17, 2013 hand embroidery, story

patsygeeksreadingmysteries

I enjoy reading so much and can read almost anything fiction, but mysteries are really my choice.

March 15, 2013 reading mysteries, story

pattigeeksscrapbooking

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.

March 14, 2013 scrapbooking, story

laurageeksgenealogy

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.

March 14, 2013 genealogy, story

judsongeeksfostercare&adoption

Judson Center is a non-profit, human service agency located in Southeastern Michigan, that helps children, adults and families improve their lives. Our goal is to find foster parents to provide loving and secure homes for our vulnerable children. Remember, you don't need to be a superhero -- just be you!

Give Hope. Become a Foster Parent. www.judsoncenter.org

March 12, 2013 adoption, foster care, story

caitlyngeekssoftball

I play softball every year and I still love it!

March 08, 2013 softball, story

caitlyngeeksreading

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!

March 08, 2013 reading, story

cathygeekshealthylifestyle

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.

March 07, 2013 healthy lifestyle, story

emilygeeksthe1960s

Everything from music to the historical events that helped shape us!

March 06, 2013 story, the 1960s

scottgeeksmpg

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.

March 06, 2013 mpg, story

leynageeksfantasy

I'm a total bookworm. I spend most of my time reading, reading and reading. I love books in the fantasy genre the most!

March 04, 2013 fantasy, story

tategeeksbritishculture

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.

March 02, 2013 britishculture, story

ashleegeeksmotherhood

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.

March 02, 2013 motherhood, story

candiegeeksvintage

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!

February 28, 2013 story, vintage

corigeekscrochet

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!

February 28, 2013 crochet, story

corigeeksthesupernatural

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.

February 28, 2013 story, the supernatural

kunalgeeksmaterialsscience

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.

February 28, 2013 materials science, story

christinegeeksculture

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.

February 26, 2013 culture, story

sandygeeksknitting

Knitting is what I do to relax and unwind after a long day at work.

February 25, 2013 knitting, story

fostergeeksanime

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.

February 24, 2013 anime, story

elainegeeksanimals

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.

February 22, 2013 animals, story

marygeeksdetroit

A town that has problems and soul. I could not live any place else. Living in Detroit is tough, but it's real.

February 22, 2013 detroit, story

christinegeeksfantasyfiction

I've been a huge Harry Potter fan for a little over a decade now. When I started working at my local library a year ago I made it my special mission to get as many kids or adults into Harry Potter as I could. So far I've been pretty successful!

Christine is a librarian from Connecticut.

February 20, 2013 fantasy fiction, librarian, story

marlowgeeksbeltedgalloways

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.

February 20, 2013 belted galloways, story

tamigeekstraveling

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.

February 19, 2013 story, traveling

bertageekssewing

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!

February 18, 2013 sewing, story

lisageekshistoricalfiction

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!

February 18, 2013 historical fiction, story

ambergeeksromancebooks

I'm just a typical teenager in high school.

February 17, 2013 romance novels, story

emiliageeksstrategygames

I love puzzles and complicated problems that make me think outside the box.

February 12, 2013 story, strategy games

billygeekswrestling

WWE IS MY LIFE!! I LOVE WATCHING IT AND PLAYING THE VIDEO GAMES.

February 12, 2013 story, wrestling

curtisgeeksebooks

I love eBook technology. It's an emerging field, full of undiscovered uses, and I love being on the frontier of technology and books, fighting for the rights of library users. Most of all, I love the look of wonder (not confusion!) and excitement that people get after learning how to access this expanding territory.

Curtis is a librarian from California.

February 07, 2013 ebooks, librarian, story

bridgetgeeksenvironmentalresponsibility

Mother earth is upset and has no voice.

February 07, 2013 environmental responsibility, story

siarigeeksmusic&videogames

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.

February 06, 2013 music, story, video games

j'maihgeeksmarimbas

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.

February 06, 2013 marimbas, story

rhondageekspainting

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.

February 05, 2013 painting, story

markgeekslibraryadventure

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.

February 04, 2013 library adventure, story

michellegeekssteampunk

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.

February 01, 2013 steampunk, story

donaldgeekspipeorgans

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.

February 01, 2013 pipeorgans, story

colleengeeksantiques

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.

January 30, 2013 antiques, story

ninageeksgardenslugs

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!

January 28, 2013 garden slugs, story

shannongeeksyafiction

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.

January 25, 2013 story, ya fiction

barbarageeksbooks

Without books to read, I think I would fade away!

January 23, 2013 books, story

claudiageekspsychology

Psychology helped me in becoming the person I am today and understand the people that surround me.

January 23, 2013 psychology, story

drewgeeksmysteries

I love mysteries.

January 23, 2013 mysteries, story

jackiegeekstudors

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.

January 22, 2013 story, tudors

b.j.geeksprettymucheverything

Simply put: if I find a subject that even remotely interests me, I immediately start trying to learn everything about it.

January 22, 2013 prettymucheverything, story

gerrangeeksfashion

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.

January 22, 2013 fashion, story

billgeeksbeer

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!

January 19, 2013 beer, story

alexandriageeksreading

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.

January 19, 2013 reading, story

sarahgeeksmysteries

My grandma has always loved reading mysteries, her favorite being the Sherlock Holmes novels. I grew up loving mysteries because of her.

January 18, 2013 mysteries, story

emilygeeksphilosophy

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.

January 17, 2013 philosophy, story

aligeeksdifference

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.

January 17, 2013 difference, story

timgeeksskateboarding

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.

January 17, 2013 skateboarding, story

briannegeeksjobsearching&history

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.

January 15, 2013 history, job searching, story

kristigeeksfairytales

My mom use to read us fairy tales at bedtime. I've been fascinated with them since.

January 15, 2013 fairytales, story

brookegeeksbats

I love bats, they are my favorite animal. I think bats are adorable and mysterious.

January 14, 2013 bats, story

christingeeksblack&white

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.

January 14, 2013 black&white, story

jennifergeeksnature

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.

January 14, 2013 nature, story

barbgeeksquilting

Every 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.

January 12, 2013 quilting, story

emilygeeksdystopias

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.

January 10, 2013 dystopias, story

arielgeeksbooks

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.

January 09, 2013 books, story

reecegeekssharks

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.

January 07, 2013 sharks, story

corigeekshistory

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...

January 04, 2013 history, story

cathygeekshistory

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.

January 03, 2013 history, story

jauricegeeksjamie

I want my own geek site, so I can talk to my friends and make my own video. And play games.

January 01, 2013 jamie, story

joangeeksgenealogy

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!

December 31, 2012 genealogy, story

deborahgeekspeople

I love that my library welcomes people from every demographic: the homeless, the elderly, babies, toddlers, children, rambunctious teens, the illiterate, the English language learner, the community organizer, the mayor, etc. How many other places in your area build community like your local public library?

Deborah is a librarian from Utah.

December 27, 2012 librarian, people, story

deborahgeeksinformation

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.

December 27, 2012 information, story

mikegeeksrobotics

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

December 27, 2012 robotics, story

feliciageekslife

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!

December 20, 2012 life, story

michelegeeksknapps&knots

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.

December 19, 2012 knapps, knots, story

áinnegeeksirish

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!

December 18, 2012 irish, story

martingeeksprogramming

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.

December 17, 2012 programming, story

alissageeksknitting

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.

December 17, 2012 knitting, story

sarahgeekswriting

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.

December 15, 2012 story, writing

jonathongeeksliterature

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.

December 14, 2012 literature, story

valenciageekscancerfoundation

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!’

December 13, 2012 cancerfoundation, story

kendrageeksvideogames

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.

December 12, 2012 story, videogames

karageeksbooks

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.

December 12, 2012 books, story

sherigeekshistory

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!

December 11, 2012 history, story

Latest Geek the Library Case Study

Read about how Manatee County Public Library System in Florida is building a culture of library advocacy. “Advocacy is something that needs to happen every day, with various activities from various people,” said Youth Services Librarian Stacy Reyer. “It has to happen at a local level, with all the other stakeholders and then with community members. It can’t just come from the library.”

Take a look at all of our participating library case studies!

December 10, 2012 case study, Manatee County Public Library System, news, story

jaredgeeksmovies

Star Wars rules!

December 06, 2012 movies, story

sherllygeeksstatistics

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!

December 03, 2012 statistics, story

jonathangeeksbaseball

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.

December 03, 2012 baseball, story

brandygeekslibraries

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.

December 02, 2012 libraries, story

libertygeeksbooks

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.

December 01, 2012 books, story

phillipgeeksgardening&history&computers

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.

December 01, 2012 computers, gardening, history, story

angelageekspandas

I've always thought pandas were cute.

November 28, 2012 pandas, story

amandageekstravel

I am a mother of two who loves to travel, and instill the joy of traveling in my children.

November 28, 2012 story, travel

kategeekspenguins

I am a 10 year old girl and I love libraries. I also love to read!

November 28, 2012 penguins, story

nategeeksmythology

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.

November 27, 2012 mythology, story

sarageeksnovels

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.

November 26, 2012 novels, story

ryangeeksreallifesuperheros

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.

November 20, 2012 real life superheros, story

earlgeeksspringtime&shopping

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.

November 20, 2012 shopping, springtime, story, swimming

trentgeekslions&myex

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.

November 19, 2012 lions and my ex, story

daylengeeksengineering

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.

November 17, 2012 engineering, story

rudygeeksworldhistory

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.

November 17, 2012 story, worldhistory

oscargeekstechnology

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.

November 16, 2012 story, technology

rachelgeeksdrama

I have loved drama since the day I read Dork Dairies. Now I only read drama.

November 15, 2012 drama, story

reannageeksmotherhood

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!

November 15, 2012 motherhood, story

daniellegeekscookbooks

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!

November 15, 2012 cookbooks, story

eringeekstheroaringtwenties

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!

November 14, 2012 story, theroaringtwenties

shawngeeksmylibrary

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.

November 14, 2012 mylibrary, story

zumanahgeeksmusic

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!

November 12, 2012 music, story

ambergeekspaintings

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.

November 12, 2012 paintings, story

mirandageeksgod

God is amazing and very truthful. He is my best friend!

November 12, 2012 god, story

bellegeeksgymnastics

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!

November 10, 2012 gymnastics, story

robertgeeksairforce

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.

November 10, 2012 AirForce, story

elizabethgeekschildren'spicturebooks

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.

November 08, 2012 children's picture books, story

jamiegeeksreading

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.

November 08, 2012 reading, story

richardgeeksequality

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.

November 08, 2012 equality, story

amygeeksfandom

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.

November 08, 2012 fandom, story

caitlyngeekswerewolves

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!

November 08, 2012 story, werewolves

jangeeksquilts

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.

November 07, 2012 quilts, story

preciousgeekswritingpoems

I love writing poems.

November 07, 2012 story, writing poems

rebeccageekstech

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.

November 06, 2012 story, tech

rockellgeeksreading

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.

November 05, 2012 reading, story

jewellgeeksdigitization

I love technology, photography and old movie musicals (i.e. 'Singing in the Rain').

November 05, 2012 digitization, story

dizzygeekstheholocaust

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.

November 03, 2012 holocaust, story

shimekageekslove

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!

November 03, 2012 love, story

barbarageeksknitting

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.

November 02, 2012 knitting, story

sophiageeksclasses

I love sitting in class and finding out about stuff I didn't know before!

November 02, 2012 classes, story

jennifergeekscomics

I love comic books of all kinds. Superheroes, horror, comedy. What's not to love about brilliant stories and beautiful art?

November 02, 2012 comics, story

annwyngeekswitches

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!

November 02, 2012 story, witches

lorigeeksthrowingpots

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.

October 31, 2012 story, throwing pots

christophergeeksshapenotesinging

I love shape note hymnals like the Sacred Harp and the Mennonite Hymnal.

October 29, 2012 shape notes singing, story

kategeeksmuseums

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.

October 29, 2012 museum, story

katrinageeksgymnastics

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.

October 28, 2012 gymnastics, story

williamgeekshistory

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!

October 28, 2012 history, story

paulgeekskungfu

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!!!

October 27, 2012 kung fu, story

kinziegeekscrafts

I love inventing and completing craft projects!

October 26, 2012 crafts, story

sarageekssciencefiction&fantasy

I am a book fanatic. I am a library fanatic.

October 26, 2012 fantasy, science fiction, story

edithgeeksthebible&helpingothers

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!

October 25, 2012 helping others, story, the bible

loisgeeksorganization

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!

October 25, 2012 organization, story

markgeeksfootball

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!

October 25, 2012 football, story

jeannegeeksdigitalart

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!

October 24, 2012 digital art, story

nadiageekslibrarybooks

I love reading. Library books provide a source for reading for everyone.

October 24, 2012 library books, story

michaelgeeksbooks

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!

October 23, 2012 books, story

feliciageekslibraries

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.

October 23, 2012 libraries, story

montygeekssongwriting

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!

October 22, 2012 song writing, story

emmygeeksartglass

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.

October 22, 2012 art glass, story

sarageeksprincesses

I am five years old and I want to be a princess when I grow up.

October 22, 2012 princesses, story

jazminegeeksbasketball

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.

October 22, 2012 basketball, story

angelgeekshorses

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.

October 22, 2012 horses, story

karengeeksthebible

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?

October 20, 2012 story, the bible

breezygeeksmurder&comics

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.

October 20, 2012 murder and comics, story

susangeeksgourdart

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.

October 19, 2012 gourdart, story

mikegeeksmakingmusic

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.

October 19, 2012 making music, story

samgeekshistoricalfiction

I'm a bookworm. I love books! But I really geek out when it comes to historical fiction. My library supports my geek!

October 18, 2012 historical fiction, story

emilygeeks18thcenturyepistolarynovels

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.

October 18, 2012 novels, story

kathygeeksK9strayrescue

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!

October 18, 2012 K9 stray rescue, story

maryellengeekslibraries

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.

October 17, 2012 libraries, story

tanayageekscreativity

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!

October 17, 2012 creativity, story

kaykaygeeksbasketball

I geek basketball

October 16, 2012 basketball, story

markgeeksveganrecipes

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.

October 16, 2012 story, vegen recipes

jillgeeksseasonalfood

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.

October 15, 2012 seasonal food, story

jessicageekslovestories

I love the happy ever after endings of love novels!

October 15, 2012 love stories, story

katiegeeksarchery

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.

October 14, 2012 archery, story

t.j.m.geeksredwall

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.

October 12, 2012 redwall, story

kelseygeekshelpingyougeek

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!

October 11, 2012 helping you geek, story

renageekshistoricalfiction

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.

October 11, 2012 historical fiction, story

juliageeksalchemy&celticmythology

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.

October 11, 2012 alchemy and celtic mythology, story

shannongeeksoldmovies

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.

October 11, 2012 old movies, story

gricelgeekstea&books

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.

October 11, 2012 books, story, tea

lorrainegeeksmurdermysteries

My love of mysteries started innocently enough, with The Bobbsey Twins and Nancy Drew. Soon I graduated to Agatha Christie.

October 11, 2012 murder mysteries, story

anikageeksjaneausten

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.

October 10, 2012 jane austen, story

bridgetgeekstatting

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.

October 10, 2012 story, tatting

ginettegeeksstate&nationalparks

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!

October 10, 2012 state and national parks, story

annmariegeeksquizbowl

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.

October 10, 2012 quiz bowl, story

joeygeeksfantasy

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!

October 09, 2012 fantasy, story

hannahgeekswriting&reading&movies

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.

October 09, 2012 movies, reading, story, writing

ishageeksinteriordesign&architecture

I've also wanted to design a house and the make the space seem realer than real with color and patterns.

October 06, 2012 interior design & architecture, story

karlageeksjapan

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.

October 05, 2012 japan, story

eringeeksouterspace

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.

October 05, 2012 outer space, story

ariageeksarts&crafts

Ever since I was little, I've loved to do art. Someday I hope to be an artist.

October 04, 2012 arts and crafts, story

eringeekslearning

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.

October 01, 2012 learning, story

alishageekstraveling

Traveling introduces you to different people, places and things! Exposure is the most valuable education you can get.

October 01, 2012 story, traveling

judigeeksrocketscience

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!"

October 01, 2012 rocket science, story

nebilgeeksmanga

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.

October 01, 2012 manga, story

anngeeksreading

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!

September 30, 2012 reading, story

jeremygeekshistory

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!

September 30, 2012 history, story

kimgeeksthedoctor

Because everybody needs a little adventure in their life.

September 28, 2012 story, the doctor

cindygeekspuppets

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!

September 28, 2012 puppets, story

gretchengeekscookbooks

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.

September 28, 2012 cookbooks, story

douglasgeekscollecting&more

I enjoy collecting a variety of different figurines and models. Also, I enjoy a variety of media entertainment.

September 27, 2012 collecting, story

chainageekssoccer

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!

September 27, 2012 soccer, story

sarahgeeksedward

I geek Edward Gorey. He inspired Tim Burton's dark macabre style. He is a rocking philosopher to boot!

September 27, 2012 edward, story

thaddeausgeeksbeer

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.

September 26, 2012 beer, story

rebekahgeekswerecreaturefolklore

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.

September 26, 2012 story, were creature folklore

nancygeekse-readers

I am retired and have read over 1,000 fiction books since March 2009 (on Kindle).

September 25, 2012 e-readers, story

janetgeekschildren'sbooks

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!

September 24, 2012 children's books, story

bethgeeksmatchingreluctantreaders&books

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.

September 24, 2012 matching reluctant readers and books, story

charlesgeeksselfempowermentcoach

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.

September 24, 2012 self empowerment coach, story

charlesgeeksworkforcedevelopment

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.

September 24, 2012 story, workforce development

kalebgeekssciencefiction&fantasy

I'm a somewhat nerdy writer with a love of great stories of science-fiction and fantasy.

September 24, 2012 fantasy, science fiction, story

emilygeeksdogs

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.

September 23, 2012 dogs, story

cyndygeeksfictionaboutbooks

I am a recently retired librarian and I love reading stories about people who are involved with books.

September 21, 2012 fiction about books, story

leannegeeksscience

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.

September 21, 2012 science, story

farahgeeksawareness

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.

September 21, 2012 awareness, story

farahgeeksnaturally

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.

September 21, 2012 naturally, story

douggeeksfitness

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.

September 21, 2012 fitness, story

laurageeksanime

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!

September 21, 2012 anime, story

claregeeksfantasyliterature

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!

September 19, 2012 fantasy literature, story

mattgeekslibraries

I'm the young adult librarian at The Emmet O'Neal LIbrary in Mountain Brook, Alabama.

September 19, 2012 libraries, story

cynthiageeksbeledi

I have been dancing since 1988! I love the music, movement, jingly belts, and fun with friends!

September 19, 2012 beledi, story

brandongeeksreal-timestrategy

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.

September 19, 2012 real time strategy, story

michaelageeksdance

Pas de change and pirouette!

September 18, 2012 dance, story

alexgeeksfashion

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.

September 17, 2012 fashion, story

kadijageeksvampires

I love vamps. Can you keep a secret? I'm a vampire.

September 17, 2012 story, vampires

croygeeksthesupernaturalworld

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.

September 17, 2012 story, super natural world

brandongeekscars

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.

September 17, 2012 cars, story

megangeekswriting

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!

September 16, 2012 story, writing

amandageekstattoos

Tattoos are awesome.

September 15, 2012 story, tatoos

nadyageekssoccer

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.

September 15, 2012 soccer, story

bethanygeeksgeeks

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!

September 15, 2012 geeks, story

samgeekscheer

I LOVE cheer!

September 14, 2012 cheer, story

patgeeksvegetarianism

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.

September 14, 2012 story, vegetarianism

maddygeekscartoons

I have always loved to watch cartoons and I still do.

September 14, 2012 cartoons, story

luisgeekssoccer

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!

September 12, 2012 soccer, story

meredithgeeksfootball

College football is the best!

September 12, 2012 football, story

alexandrageekshorses

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!

September 12, 2012 horses, story

richgeeksgeeks

I enjoy reading about people that have found their passion, or as Joseph Campbell phrased it: "Follow your bliss."

September 12, 2012 geeks, story

isabelgeeksfantasy

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!

September 11, 2012 fantasy, story

tylergeeksdance

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.

September 10, 2012 dance, story

wendygeekshorses

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.

September 10, 2012 horses, story

marygeeksshopping

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!

September 09, 2012 shopping, story

tracygeeksancestry

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.

September 07, 2012 ancestry, story

susangeekscomputers

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.

September 07, 2012 computers, story

angelgeeksmusic

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!

September 06, 2012 music, story

britneygeeksreadingtomyson

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!

September 06, 2012 reading, story

lillygeeksanimals

I know a lot about animals like the different breeds and species.

September 06, 2012 animals, story

darringeeksbasketball

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.

September 06, 2012 basketball, story

audreygeekssciencefiction

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.

September 06, 2012 science fiction, story

collingeeksfootball

I like football because I like hitting people. I like running the ball and trying to get a touch down.

September 06, 2012 football, story

alexandreageeksvolleyball

I played volleyball a lot when I was little, and I took a camp a couple months ago.

September 06, 2012 story, volleyball

desmondgeekstrack

I like to do track because I like to run everyday.

September 06, 2012 story, track

isaiahgeeksbasketball

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!

September 06, 2012 basketball, story

brandigeekstexting

I can text a paragraph in less than 30 seconds.

September 06, 2012 story, texting

paulageeksbannedbooks

I geek banned books.

September 06, 2012 banned books, story

scottgeeksimaging

Crazy photographer.

September 05, 2012 imaging, story

cindygeekscats

I have a cat that talks and sits on his hind feet like a dog to bed for tidbits.

September 05, 2012 cats, story

jongeekspatents

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.

September 05, 2012 patents, story

sarahgeekstarotcards

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.

September 04, 2012 story, tarot cards

markgeeksclassical&jazzmusic

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.

September 04, 2012 classical music, jazz, story

stephaniegeekschess

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!

September 02, 2012 chess, story

briannageeksanimals

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.

September 02, 2012 animals, story

marisageeksorganicparenting

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.

September 01, 2012 organic parenting, story

kelseygeeksya

I love young adult literature! Who says I have to only read adult lit, when YA is just as exciting. Plus, I always have something to recommend to kids who are being forced to read or just aren't sure where to start!

Kelsey is a librarian from New Mexico.

August 31, 2012 librarian, story, ya

jonathangeeksanimation

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.

August 30, 2012 animation, story

kwamegeekslife

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.

August 29, 2012 life, story

malindageeksbooks

Since I learned to read, I always had a book with me. A book will always be the best companion a person can have.

August 28, 2012 books, story

darlenegeeksmygrandma&geesbendquilting

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.

August 28, 2012 gees bend quilting, grandma, story

naomigeekstolkien

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.

August 28, 2012 story, tolkien

kendrageeksdragracing

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.

August 27, 2012 drag racing, story

karisgeeksacting

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.

August 27, 2012 acting, story

joycegeekswriting

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!

August 27, 2012 story, writing

anageekssoftball

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.

August 27, 2012 softball, story

sadiegeeksmurdermysterynovels

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!

August 27, 2012 murder mystery novels, story

emilygeeksgraphicdesign&art

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.

August 26, 2012 graphic design, story

rebeccageeksfootball

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.

August 24, 2012 football, story

melissageekslivemusic

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.

August 24, 2012 live music, story

zachgeekswerewolves

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.

August 24, 2012 story, werewolves

rachaelgeeksbooks

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!

August 24, 2012 books, story

patricegeeksbeinghappy

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.

August 24, 2012 being happy, story

gailgeekscalligraphy

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.

August 23, 2012 calligraphy, story

jennifergeeksscifi

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.

August 23, 2012 scifi, story

reagangeeksgymnastics

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.

August 21, 2012 gymnastics, story

sarahgeeksthestars

There is nothing that can give you perspective like a picture of a galaxy.

August 20, 2012 story, the stars

christiegeekscelebritygossip

It's my dirty little secret, but I love to read US magazine and People!

August 16, 2012 celebrity gossip, story

lizgeeksscrapbooking

I love pictures and the stories they tell.

August 16, 2012 scrapbooking, story

jackiegeeksimprov

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.

August 16, 2012 improv, story

stephaniegeeksrunning

I work in a library that has joined the campaign!

August 15, 2012 running, story

laurengeeksmysterybooks

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.

August 15, 2012 mystery books, story

nathangeekscomputers

Everything about computers draws me in. I especially love looking at, and creating, code that runs these complex machines.

August 14, 2012 computers, story

richgeeksswashbucking

Ever since I read 'Captain Blood' when about 12.

August 14, 2012 story, swashbucking

veritygeeksfangirling

I've fallen in love with actors, fictional characters, books, movies, and TV shows, and I just can't stop talking about them.

August 14, 2012 fan girling, story

jbbunnygeeksenglishmysteries

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!

August 14, 2012 english mysteries, story

annageeksdoingart

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.

August 14, 2012 art, story

toddgeeksscarystories

I geek scary stories on rainy windy nights, all cozied down with some cocoa.

August 14, 2012 scary stories, story

karlgeekstravis&serge

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.

August 14, 2012 story, travis

lilygeekslittlekids

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.

August 14, 2012 little kids, story

jeannigeeksbooks

I've been writing as long as I can remember, and I devour novels in a matter of hours.

August 13, 2012 books, story

marikogeeksforeignlanguages

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!

August 13, 2012 foreign languages, story

emilygeekshistoricalfiction

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.

August 12, 2012 historical fiction, story

sheimageeksmusic

Music speaks to me.

August 11, 2012 music, story

sheimageeksbubbles&theocean

Bubbles are fun for everyone. The ocean is mellow wild and beautiful. It compliments my geekness and 1D has awesome voices that I geek.

August 11, 2012 bubbles, story, the ocean

karengeekscrochet

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!

August 10, 2012 crochet, story

sophiageeksfuturisticnovels

I have always loved to read. And it gets better when I read about a future societies. They fascinate me so much!

August 09, 2012 futuristic novels, story

courtneygeeksrunning

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!

August 08, 2012 running, story

courtneygeeksgod

I geek God because he is my rock and he died for me!

August 08, 2012 god, story

jeffgeeksirony

Working in government, I have the opportunity to be fascinated by the countless ironies which occur all around me!

August 08, 2012 irony, story

jscottgeeksengineers

I never used to care much for math, but after seeing the Geek the Library posters last week, I now definitely geek engineers!

August 08, 2012 engineers, story

tygeeksforthelibrarytostayopen

I love libraries and my children.

August 08, 2012 library, story

riannageekswriting&music

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.

August 07, 2012 music, story, writing

cynthiageeksnewideas

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.

August 07, 2012 new ideas, story

mariahgeeksmusic

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.

August 06, 2012 music, story

mattgeeksfantasybooks&tv&movies

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.

August 06, 2012 fantasy books, movies, story, TV

jeffgeeksworldcultures

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.

August 06, 2012 story, world cultures

takeriageeksreading

I like reading because you can read fun books and read many stories.

August 05, 2012 reading, story

mattgeeksnovelwriting

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.

August 05, 2012 novel writing, story

irmageeksstorytime

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.

August 04, 2012 story, storytime

laurelgeeksagreatbook

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!

August 04, 2012 book, story

michellegeeksspokenword

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I geek the spoken word.

August 03, 2012 spoken word, story

jodygeekstarantulas

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!

August 02, 2012 story, tarantulas

fayellegeeksnationalparks

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!

August 02, 2012 national parks, story

laurageekstravel

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.

August 02, 2012 story, travel

lidiageeksmythology

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!

August 01, 2012 mythology, story

chrissygeekstheclassics

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.

August 01, 2012 classics, story

ruthgeeksportuguesewaterdogs

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.'

August 01, 2012 portuguese water dogs, story

archanageeksfolkdances

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.

July 31, 2012 folk dances, story

lupitageeksanime

I'm a geek.

July 31, 2012 anime, story

bethgeeksbedtimestories

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.

July 31, 2012 bedtime stories, story

kimberlygeeksreligion&spirituality

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.

July 31, 2012 religion, spirituality, story

ellengeeksbigcats

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.

July 31, 2012 big cats, story

donnageekscrocheting

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.

July 31, 2012 crocheting, story

graciegeekscupcakes&pandas

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.

July 31, 2012 cup cakes, pandas, story

reageeksmyneighborhoodlibrary

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.

July 31, 2012 my neighborhood library, story

marinageeksaudiobooks

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.

July 31, 2012 audiobooks, story

rosgeeksaudiobooks

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.

July 30, 2012 audiobooks, story

ruthgeeksfairytales

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.

July 30, 2012 fairy tales, story

katiegeekswildlife

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.

July 30, 2012 story, wildlife

benjamingeekshobbits

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!

July 29, 2012 hobbits, story

katiegeeksballet

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.

July 29, 2012 ballet, story

scarlettgeeksbooks

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.

July 28, 2012 books, story

blakegeeksmarchingband

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.

July 28, 2012 marching band, story

mattgeeksclassiccartoons

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.

July 27, 2012 classic cartoons, story

juanitageeksquilting

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.

July 27, 2012 quilting, story

sherrigeeksthelibrary

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!

July 27, 2012 story, the library

alannahgeeksgreyhounds

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.

July 27, 2012 greyhounds, story

emilygeeksarthropods

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.

July 27, 2012 arthrapods, story

ramonageeksmice

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!

July 27, 2012 mice, story

charliegeeksbrains

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.

July 27, 2012 brains, story

jeffgeekshamradio

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.

July 27, 2012 ham radio, story

chloegeeksfashion

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!

July 26, 2012 fashion, story

kelseygeekspuppies

I have three puppies and their names are Fozzy, Hannah and Paynter. They are so cute! I GEEK PUPPIES!

July 26, 2012 puppies, story

sydneygeeksgymnastics

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.

July 26, 2012 gymnastics, story

jessicageeksgreekmythology

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.

July 26, 2012 greek mythology, story

elliegeeksgymnastics

I love gymnastics. It is a fun sport. You should do it, too!

July 26, 2012 gymnastics, story

anniegeeksvolleyball

I love to play volleyball at the YMCA!

July 26, 2012 story, volleyball

saritageeksvampires

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!

July 26, 2012 story, vampires

patrickgeeksgaming

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.

July 26, 2012 gaming, story

redgeeksfairyrollergirls

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.'

July 25, 2012 fairy roller girls, story

yasharageeksvampires

I love reading vampire books and I never get tired of reading books.

July 25, 2012 story, vampires

laurageekshiking&bikeriding

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.

July 25, 2012 bike riding, story

laurageeksbaseball

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!

July 25, 2012 baseball, story

sethgeeksreading

You will see me reading if you ever see me because it's my favorite thing to do.

July 25, 2012 reading, story

melaniegeeksphotography

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!

July 24, 2012 photography, story

katiegeeksmusic

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.

July 24, 2012 music, story

vickigeekskidscrafts

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.

July 24, 2012 kids crafts, story

megangeeksthelochnessmonster

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!

July 24, 2012 story, the lochness monster

devongeeksfatherhood

Being a father of two beautiful girls, is my life's greatest accomplishment.

July 24, 2012 fatherhood, story

abbygeekscats

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!

July 23, 2012 cats, story

zachgeeksbaseball

I love the library!

July 23, 2012 baseball, story

alyssageeksfashion

I love the library!

July 23, 2012 fashion, story

rongeeksfiction&murdermysteries

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!

July 23, 2012 fiction, murder mysteries, story

conniegeeksgardening

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!

July 23, 2012 gardening, story

tovageekscollectingbandaids

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.

July 23, 2012 collecting bandaids, story

marygeeksphotoediting

I love taking pictures, and I also spend hours editing them, tweaking the photos, playing with cropping, color editing, effect, etc.

July 22, 2012 photo editing, story

olivergeeksspaceexploration

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.

July 22, 2012 space exploration, story

genageeksstorytelling

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!

July 21, 2012 story, storytelling

denageeksknuckleheads

I had a wonderful dog named Knuckelhead. He was named after a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Love that dog.

July 21, 2012 knuckleheads, story

stinageekssoccer

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?

July 20, 2012 soccer, story

albertgeeksarchitecture

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."

July 20, 2012 architecture, story

judygeeksbritishdrama

The library is a better source for British drama than online resources and other rentals, and it's free!

July 20, 2012 british drama, story

nathangeekswriting

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!

July 19, 2012 story, writing

chrisgeeksthefireservice

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.

July 19, 2012 fire service, story

ruthgeekslibrarycommunities

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!

July 19, 2012 library communities, story

brendageeksfacepainting

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!

July 19, 2012 facepainting, story

nancygeeksbasketball

I have been playing basketball since I can remember. I am now in my 50's and still enjoy playing pick up games.

July 18, 2012 basketball, story

luisgeeksreading

I've been reading since I was a kid, and now I can't stop reading.

July 18, 2012 reading, story

erageeksdancing

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!

July 17, 2012 dancing, story

christophergeekstradingcards

I've been into Yugioh cards since they were at their highest point, and now I can't stop buying them.

July 17, 2012 story, trading cards

katiegeeksphotography

I fell in love with how you can take one beautiful moment and make it last lifetimes.

July 17, 2012 photography, story

shanae geeksmusic

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.

July 17, 2012 music, story

sandrageekswriting

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.

July 16, 2012 story, writing

jadegeeksdrawing

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."

July 16, 2012 drawing, story

andreageeksdamon

Because he's a hot vampire!

July 16, 2012 damon, story

frankiegeekspopculture

I love pop culture!

July 16, 2012 pop culture, story

thomasgeeksart

As an artist, I paint & geek nouns. People, places & things.

July 15, 2012 art, story

evageeksballet

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!

July 13, 2012 ballet, story

sarageeksukulele

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.

July 13, 2012 story, ukulele

tansygeekscomedy&libraries

I am a stand up comedian and love libraries.

July 11, 2012 comedy, libraries, story

charlottegeeksteeth&gums

I am a dental hygienist . . . so of course I tell everyone I know how to geek healthy teeth and gums.

July 11, 2012 story, teeth and gums

maggiegeeksmusic

My mom and dad are good singers and so are my grandma and grandpa, and I just got music and I love to sing.

July 11, 2012 music, story

charlottegeekspolitics&traveling

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.

July 11, 2012 languages, politics, story, traveling

deborahgeekswholeleafloosetea

Whole leaf, loose tea is very flavorful and relaxing to steep.

July 10, 2012 loose tea, story, whole leaf

robertgeeksguitars

I love playing guitar, reading about guitars, teaching guitar, fixing guitars, collecting guitars... All kinds of guitars, all styles of guitar music.

July 10, 2012 guitars, story

jessegeeksmovies

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.

July 10, 2012 movies, story

kyleighgeekscandy

Tootsie Rolls are good.

July 09, 2012 candy, story

juliegeeksswimming

I love to swim! It's great for exercise and a fabulous way to cool off in the summer.

July 09, 2012 story, swimming

jasongeeksdundeefirefighters

I like firefighters.

July 07, 2012 firefighters, story

jasongeeksaudreythelibrarian

She is pretty.

July 07, 2012 aubrey, story

jannetgeeksaudiobooks

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.

July 06, 2012 audio books, story

lissettegeekskidsplaying

I work with children and I enjoy see them play and grow!

July 06, 2012 kids playing, story

amygeekstattooart

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.

July 06, 2012 story, tatoo art

janegeeksphotography

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.

July 06, 2012 photography, story

sarahgeekscrochet

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.

July 05, 2012 crochet, story

jacobgeekshawking

From the 'Theory of Everything' to his simply altruistic mind, Stephen Hawking has captivated me with an understanding of what is.

July 05, 2012 hawking, story

mareegeeksshakespeare

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!

July 03, 2012 shakespeare, story

rachelgeeksrunning

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.

July 03, 2012 running, story

jamiegeekssherlock

He makes brainy look good.

July 03, 2012 sherlock, story

carolinegeekssongwriting

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.

July 03, 2012 songwriting, story

jeangeeksband

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).

July 02, 2012 band, story

kylegeeksgeography

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.

July 02, 2012 geography, story

kalistageeksusfigureskating

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!

July 02, 2012 figure skating, story

debrageeksfantasy

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.

July 02, 2012 fantasy, story

nancygeeksamericansignlanguage

I'm a teacher and librarian for deaf students, and I love ASL.

July 01, 2012 ASL, story

ameliageeksart

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.

June 29, 2012 art, story

kateygeeksmusic

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.

June 29, 2012 music, story

macgeekslizards

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.

June 29, 2012 lizards, story

ivygeekswolves

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.

June 29, 2012 story, wolves

staciegeekshoolahoopdancing

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!

June 28, 2012 hoolahhoopdancing, story

rigeeksreferencebooks

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!

June 28, 2012 reference books, story

amygeeksflamingos

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!

June 28, 2012 flamingos, story

patriciageeksnursing

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!

June 28, 2012 nursing, story

devingeekszombies

I love zombie movies! 'Shaun of the Dead' is probably my favorite.

June 27, 2012 story, zombies

michaelgeekscats

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.

June 27, 2012 cats, story

shannengeekscats&dogs&parrots

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.

June 26, 2012 cats, dogs, parrots, story

jaredgeeksanimals

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.

June 25, 2012 animals, story

jasongeeksmusic

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.

June 25, 2012 music, story

elisegeekskpop

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.

June 25, 2012 kpop, story

celestegeekslinguistics

I have a passion for the study of languages and traveling to other countries. I want to see the world!

June 25, 2012 linguistics, story

elijahgeeksreptiles

I am passionate about reptiles because I love the way they look and how they feel, with the scales and all.

June 25, 2012 reptiles, story

krisgeekstheology

What better topic to study than the character and nature of God?

June 25, 2012 story, theology

haleygeeksgod

I am a God fearing teen who isn't going to let the pressure of the world get the best of me.

June 25, 2012 god, story

kaylingeeksreading

I love reading horror, drama, action and all sorts of books if they're interesting. I love to spend my free time reading.

June 24, 2012 reading, story

samgeeksvideogames

I love video games and my personal fav is Call of Duty games.

June 24, 2012 story, video games

kristingeeksacrylic&oilpaintings

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.

June 23, 2012 paintings, story

gaddigeeksphysics

I am really curious about the creation of the universe and the physical part of it. I have always questioned the human existence.

June 22, 2012 physics, story

denisegeeksamericanpitbullterriers

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!

June 22, 2012 pit bull, story

katiegeekscolonialamerica

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.

June 22, 2012 colonial america, story

saskiageeksyouththeatre

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.

June 21, 2012 story, theatre

mariegeeksphotography

My favorite type of photography is landscape. I love traveling in the Upper Peninsula taking photos of all the waterfalls, lakes and historical sites.

June 21, 2012 photography, story

jessgeekshorrormovies

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!

June 21, 2012 horror movies, story

miageekshairnnails

I love my hair and my nails have a different look every week!

June 20, 2012 hair, nails, story

rufinageeksinformationtechnology

We live in a global village and every information is very useful no matter where you are.

June 20, 2012 information technology, story

johngeekslearning

I want to know everything...everything; from arts and literature to science.

June 20, 2012 learning, story

leannageekssavingtheenvironment

I think it's so important that we take care of our environment! REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE. I geek getting the word out!

June 20, 2012 environment, story

nethrageeksrapmusic

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.

June 20, 2012 rap music, story

tyreegeeksskincare

I'm in love with skin care and researching it! One day I hope to be a dermatologist!

June 20, 2012 skincare, story

paulageekstravel

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!

June 20, 2012 story, travel

waynegeekswriting

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!

June 19, 2012 story, writing

leannageeksband

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!

June 19, 2012 band, story

annettegeeksscrapbooking

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!

June 16, 2012 scrapbooking, story

hannahgeeksmakeup

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!

June 15, 2012 makeup, story

kristageeksanthropology

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.

June 15, 2012 anthropology, story

sharongeeksrappelling

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!

June 15, 2012 rappelling, story

jennifergeekstheuk

I love everything there is about the British Isles. I love their accents, their cars, their actors, their movies, and their books.

June 15, 2012 story, UK

nataliegeeksvideogames

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.

June 14, 2012 story, video games

richardgeeksmonstersinpants

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!

June 14, 2012 monsters, story

pamgeekslizards

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.

June 14, 2012 lizards, story

aprilgeeksjewelry

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.

June 13, 2012 jewelry, story

gracegeeksdifferentlanguages

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.

June 13, 2012 languages, story

elizageekscrocheting

My grandma taught me when I was 7 and I was hooked!

June 13, 2012 crocheting, story

aimeegeeksnerds

I love nerds!

June 12, 2012 nerds, story

nicolegeeksmusic

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!

June 12, 2012 music, story

autumngeekshorses

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.

June 12, 2012 horses, story

annageeksbooks

I love that with books you can read them and find yourself in a new world, and you can go anywhere.

June 12, 2012 books, story

emmageekscooking

I love the positive feed back people give me when they eat my food masterpieces.

June 12, 2012 cooking, story

krisgeekscrocheting

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.

June 11, 2012 crocheting, story

lukegeeksreading

I geek reading.

June 11, 2012 reading, story

ariannageeksmycommunity&mylibrary

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.

June 11, 2012 community, library, story

caryngeekswaterfalls

I love to seek out waterfalls whenever I travel. My favorite camping trip was through the UP and enjoying the many waterfalls found there.

June 11, 2012 story, waterfalls

ashleygeeksgymnastics

I have been doing gymnastics since I was four and doing it ever since!

June 08, 2012 gymnastics, story

jeangeeksanimals

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.

June 08, 2012 animals, story

rongeekspipeorgans

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!

June 07, 2012 pipe organs, story

sandrageeksanime&manga

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!

June 07, 2012 anime, story

alexgeeksfriends

I have lots of friends in different counties who like me the way I am.

June 07, 2012 friends, story

lilygeekswriting

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.

June 06, 2012 story, writing

berniceanngeekschickens

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.

June 06, 2012 chickens, story

allaageeksanime

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!

June 06, 2012 anime, story

harrisongeeksphysics

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.

June 05, 2012 physics, story

deangeeksfilm&writing&books&music

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.

June 05, 2012 books, film, lacrosse, music, story, writing

brittinageekstheromans

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!

June 04, 2012 romans, story

christinageeksaprons&renfaire&audiobooks

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.

June 04, 2012 aprons, audiobooks, renfaire, story

kelseygeeksbooksofallkinds

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.

June 03, 2012 books, story

billgeekstravel&adventure&exploration

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.

June 02, 2012 story, travel

sandrageekswalkinghalfmarathons

I love how free I feel while walking! The library provided me with books that got me started and keep me going.

June 01, 2012 story, walking

wendygeeksthelibraryatmosphere

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.

June 01, 2012 library, story

brittanygeeksvintagefilms

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.

June 01, 2012 story, vintage films

elishageeksmusic

I've been playing piano since I was little, and music is apart of my very being. I love it.

June 01, 2012 music, story

lorigeeksknitting

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.

May 31, 2012 knitting, story

sumargeeksyoungentrepreneurship

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.

May 31, 2012 entrepreneurship, story

keithgeeksbaseball

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.

May 30, 2012 baseball, story

korigeekscheerleading

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.

May 30, 2012 cheerleading, story

puckgeeksclassicbooks

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.

May 29, 2012 classic books, story

katiegeeksfriends

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.

May 29, 2012 friends, story

ceciliageeksforeigncountries

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!

May 29, 2012 foreign countries, story

talyngeeksanime

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.

May 28, 2012 anime, story

marissageekshistory

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.

May 28, 2012 history, story

garygeekssteinbeck

I have learned more from a library than I ever learned in school.

May 26, 2012 steinbeck, story

sarahgeeksswimming

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!

May 26, 2012 story, swimming

jeangeeksresearch

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.

May 25, 2012 research, story

kayrengeekshistoricalInspirationalfiction

I like history and I love to read. It is what I do to relax.

May 24, 2012 historical fiction, story

sandygeeksreading

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!

May 24, 2012 reading, story

carageeksbeekeeping

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!

May 24, 2012 beekeeping, story

crystalgeeksdogs

I geek dogs because I think dogs are awesome.

May 23, 2012 dogs, story

gracegeeksfamily

I geek family because I love my family.

May 22, 2012 family, story

hollygeeksvintageglass

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.

May 21, 2012 story, vintage glasses

katinageekssciencefiction

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!

May 21, 2012 science fiction, story

mollygeeksfanfictions

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.

May 21, 2012 fan fictions, story

auburngeeksfairytales

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.

May 20, 2012 fairytales, story

kelliegeeksjapan

I'm in love with everything Japanese. I read manga almost every day and love watching anime. That's why I geek Japan.

May 20, 2012 japan, story

chanellegeeksromance

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.

May 20, 2012 romance, story

emgeeksfrench

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!

May 19, 2012 french, story

allygeeksarchery

I did archery at girl scout camp in 1st grade and now I can shoot a arrow straight on!

May 19, 2012 archery, story

allisongeeksthelibrary

Someone for the library asked me to make it so here it is!

May 19, 2012 library, story

angiegeekscomputergames

When my husband was deployed, World of Warcraft was the easiest way for us to communicate. Little did I realize how much the game would suck me in! I was able to really connect with our teenage patrons that played the game or were interested in any MMORPG. This was an excellent way for me to communicate with other people and allow me to connect with another level of customers.

The library can help support the broadening of young minds by engaging with them on some level. World of Warcraft is much more than a computer game, it is a learning opportunity on a multitude of levels. I just wish I could have a few designated computers for customers to play at my library just so they could enjoy it is as much as I do.

Angie is a librarian from Maryland.

May 18, 2012 computer games, librarian, story

melissageekssummerreading

Summer reading is a great way to get kids excited about books.

May 18, 2012 story, summer reading

tomasgeeksurbanfantasy

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.

May 18, 2012 story, urban fantasy

betsiegeeksneedleworkofallkinds

I love quilting, hand sewing, machine sewing, cross stitch, crocheting, knitting, you name it!

May 17, 2012 needle work of all kinds, story

amigeekspsychologicalimmunesystem

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.

May 17, 2012 psychological immune system, story

barbgeeksmassage

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!

May 16, 2012 massage, story

mariageeksarchery

I love archery so much because it takes the stress out and it's so much fun.

May 15, 2012 archery, story

amygeekshighlanders

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.

May 15, 2012 highlanders, story

nancygeeksquilts

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!

May 14, 2012 quilts, story

tuesdaygeeksboys

Since I was 11!

May 13, 2012 boys, story

eringeeksserialkillers

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!

May 12, 2012 serial killers, story

sherrigeekscozymysteries

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!

May 11, 2012 cozy mysteries, story

timgeekshomebrewing

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!

May 11, 2012 homebrewing, story

kimberlygeeksscience

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.

May 10, 2012 science, story

lindageeksconnecting

I love making connections—connecting patrons with the right book, activity, skill or piece of information; I love them connecting with me—hugs from my storytime toddlers, the 'you came to my school' exclamations from students who recognize me from my visits to their classrooms, the sincere grateful comments from the classroom teachers for providing the extra help with their units of study, the parents and patrons who return year after year to their library trusting that we will be here to answer their questions and fulfill their needs. I love connecting with books—those moments when the right word, phrase or book just speaks to the inner me. As E.M. Forester once wrote 'Only connect.'

Linda is a librarian from Michigan.

May 10, 2012 connecting, librarian, story

danzelgeeksclassicfilm&picturebooks

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.

May 10, 2012 classic film, story

abbygeeksmythology

I love this stuff.

May 10, 2012 mythology, story

astridgeeksstorytellers

I love reading. Mostly UF—but I really just like to read a good story.

May 10, 2012 story, storytellers

debbiegeeksreading

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.

May 09, 2012 reading, story

dawngeekstraveling

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.

May 09, 2012 story, traveling

toddgeekswithmy2yrgrandchild

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?

May 08, 2012 granchild, story

hannahgeeksjesus

I'm a follower of Jesus! He is my best friend.

May 08, 2012 jesus, story

sandrageekslarping

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.

May 08, 2012 larping, story

dianageekshistory

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.

May 08, 2012 history, story

elizabethgeeksmythology

Our library has a startling lack of books dealing with mythology, and having a background in anthropology, I find that reading books on past gods and the people that worshipped them helps us understand our own current state of religion better. Get some scope, as it were. I'm only a circulation clerk, but I'm hoping to bring a little more mythology into this place.

Elizabeth is a librarian from Alabama.

May 07, 2012 librarian, mythology, story

danigeeksmusic

I'm a singer and a musician. I'm working on starting a cover band (a band that sings songs written by other people).

May 07, 2012 music, story

melishageeksbeingafollowerofgod

Since I was 13, I have grown closer to God and I hope to grow even closer to him in the future.

May 07, 2012 god, story

candelariageeksthelatestliterature

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.

May 06, 2012 literature, story

cassandrageeksclassicliterature&movies

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!

May 06, 2012 classic literature, movies, story

lesgeekspubliclibraries

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.)

May 04, 2012 libraries, story

christinageeksamericansignlanguage

Learning this beautiful language has also given me access to an amazingly rich culture. (Which values HUGS! Love it!)

May 04, 2012 american sign language, story

caseygeeksfolklore

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!

May 04, 2012 folklore, story

clarageekswords

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!

May 04, 2012 story, words

ashleygeeksscrapbooking

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.

May 03, 2012 scrapbooking, story

reesegeekshorses

I ride at Irvine Park.

May 03, 2012 horses, story

lindageeksolives

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!

May 03, 2012 olives, story

josiahgeeksmylibrary

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.

May 01, 2012 library, story

ethangeeksgettingbooks&gettinggames

I come to the library every day and meet my friend William.

May 01, 2012 books, games, story

sarageeksukuleles

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.

May 01, 2012 story, ukuleles

adriennegeekswriting

Qwerty.I love writing!

May 01, 2012 story, writing

macygeekshunting

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.

May 01, 2012 hunting, story

graciousgeeksabandonedplaces

I find abandoned places very interesting...there is always a story behind them of how they got abandoned.

May 01, 2012 abandoned places, story

sjgeekshistorysciencebooks&kids

Medieval history, recreationist, science minor, book enthusiast, elementary education major and optimist club member!

April 30, 2012 books, history, kids, story

chancegeeksgames

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.

April 29, 2012 games, story

joycegeeksbritishmysteries

I just love the british culture!

April 29, 2012 british mysteries, story

miageekspoetry

I love to write poetry. It helps me express myself and my feelings.

April 29, 2012 poetry, story

michaelgeeksbibles

Since I meet Jesus at age 15, about 31 yrs ago, I know where I'm spending eternity and my purpose here and now.

April 28, 2012 bibles, story

rebeccageeksbooks&music

I love to read and I love to listen. The public library has everything I need.

April 28, 2012 books, music, story

katgeekslearning

I love, love, love going to my library just to get books on random topics I happen to be thinking about.

April 28, 2012 learning, story

sarahgeeksfood

I love food and I absolutely cannot live without it, especially Jimmy Johns!

April 27, 2012 food, story

marigeekshawt2dguys

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.

April 27, 2012 hawt 2d guys, story

krystengeekspassion

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.

April 26, 2012 passion, story

samanthageeksphotography

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.

April 26, 2012 photography, story

kellygeekspie

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!

April 26, 2012 pie, story

torigeeksducttape

I have a duct tape business and am only 12 years old. Check it out.

April 26, 2012 duct tape, story

briangeeksjesuschrist

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.

April 25, 2012 jesus christ, story

aligeeksguitar&songwriting

My talents I will use for the glory of God! Praise the Lord!

April 25, 2012 guitar, songwriting, story

francisgeeksshaks-spar

Let's settle this authorship question once and for all... Bacon wrote Shakespeare.

April 25, 2012 shaks-spar, story

brittanygeeksinspiration

Meryl Streep has always been my all time favorite actress! She is an inspiration in everything she does.

April 06, 2012 inspiration, story

laurageeksrunning

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.

April 25, 2012 running, story

anthonygeeksthelibrary

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.

April 25, 2012 library, story

eliasgeeksfantasyroleplayinggames

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.

April 24, 2012 games, story

timgeeksfleamarkets

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!

April 23, 2012 fleamarkets, story

sarahgeekschemistry

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.

April 21, 2012 chemistry, story

melaniegeeksdetectivemysteryvideos

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.

April 21, 2012 detective videos, story

priscillageeksdrums

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.

April 20, 2012 drums, story

megangeekscreativity

As long as I can remember, I've been creating—stories, jewelry, art...trouble. I just can't help myself.

April 20, 2012 creativity, story

rebekahgeeksliterature

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.

April 19, 2012 literature, story

tracygeekschiclit&children'sbooks

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!

April 19, 2012 children's books, story

sabinageeksmypassions

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.

April 19, 2012 passions, story

johngeeksreading&computers

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!

April 18, 2012 reading, story

mattgeeksknowledge

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.

April 18, 2012 knowledge, story

susiegeekswildflowers

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.'

April 17, 2012 story, wildflowers

susangeeksvampires

Because I don't believe in putting vampires into little boxes on the hillside made of ticky tacky.

April 17, 2012 story, vampires

bahageekshelpingpeoplefromafrica

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.

April 17, 2012 africa, story

nancygeeksbasketball

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.

April 16, 2012 basketball, story

belindageekspetadoptables

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.

April 16, 2012 petadoptables, story

suzannegeeksgardening

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!

April 16, 2012 gardening, story

vickiegeekssexyvampires&werewolves

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.

April 15, 2012 story, vampires werewovlves

carlageeksgenealogy

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…

April 14, 2012 genealogy, story

annageekswriting

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.

April 14, 2012 story, writing

donnageeksdolls

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.

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April 13, 2012 dolls, story

ambergeekspiano

I started playing the piano at age eight like every good Asian kid. Now I am a librarian and still take piano lessons.

April 13, 2012 piano, story

debgeeksfossils

Hunting for them takes me on adventures.

April 13, 2012 fossils, story

sharongeeksgrowingherbs

I am interested in gardening, flowers and my last, newest passion...herbs.

April 13, 2012 growing herbs, story

joeygeeksteachingtechnology

Our public library serves two counties for a combined total of over 33,000 residents. Since our urban and rural communities are heavily populated with people seeking jobs, I have a blast watching them come in and saying 'I need help on the computer to search for a job!' Not only do I get to help them find the job they are looking for, but also get to teach them computer skills that they will need to know when they hit the work force full force with their head up high.

Joey is a librarian from Texas.

April 13, 2012 librarian, story, teaching technology

lorigeeksnature

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.

April 12, 2012 nature, story

margegeeksguitars&pennywhistles

I especially like playing guitar for preschool story time. I geek the great music books you can find in the library, too.

April 12, 2012 guitarts, penny whistles, story

hannageekswriting

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.

April 12, 2012 story, writing

katrynageekssoftball

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!

April 12, 2012 softball, story

corigeeksknit&crochet

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.

April 12, 2012 knit and crochet, story

sallygeeksdragonflies

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.'

April 12, 2012 drafonflies, story

andreageeksarts&crafts

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!

April 12, 2012 arts, crafts, story

karengeekscooking&baking

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!

April 12, 2012 baking, cooking, story

stephaniegeeksgraphicdesign

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!

April 11, 2012 graphic design, story

raymondgeekstheology

I'm always learning the true nature of God from books at my library.

April 11, 2012 story, theology

johngeekscouture

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.

April 11, 2012 couture, story

chrisgeeksweather

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.

April 11, 2012 story, weather

mandageekslearning&education

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!

April 11, 2012 education, learning, story

danielageeksreading

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.

April 10, 2012 reading, story

sarahgeeksarthistory

I am a library science and art history student who loves the arts and all its forms.

April 10, 2012 art history, story

terrygeekskimonos&shibori

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!

April 10, 2012 kimonos, shibori, story

jemmageekssciencefiction&romance

I began liking science fiction when I started reading 'The Hunger Games.' All three books are awesome!

April 10, 2012 romance, science fiction, story

katgeeksgeology&knitting

Going back to school at age 54 for geochemistry. My relaxing time is devoted to knitting pretty things.

April 10, 2012 geology, story

stacygeekstatting

Tatting is 'knot' fun (and not a lost art) thanks to libraries!

April 09, 2012 story, tatting

bettygeeksbread

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!

April 09, 2012 bread, story

kayteegeeksprom

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.

April 09, 2012 prom, story

stonegeeksmusic

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.

April 09, 2012 music, story

leahgeekssinging

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.

April 09, 2012 singing, story

kimberleygeeksvolunteering&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.

April 09, 2012 reading, story, volunteering

jeffgeeksfirefighting

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!

April 09, 2012 firefighting, story

kevingeeksboardgames

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.

April 09, 2012 board games, story

cullengeeksbaseball

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!

April 09, 2012 baseball, story

rosemarygeeksreading

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.

April 08, 2012 reading, story

donnageekschickens

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!

April 07, 2012 chickens, story

jessgeekscrafts

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!

April 06, 2012 crafts, story

jackygeekspiecharts&spreadsheets

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.

April 06, 2012 pie charts, story

hangeekslibraryscience

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.

April 06, 2012 library science, story

michellegeeksmovies

I love movies and media so much that when I returned to school to finish a degree, I decided to study film!

April 06, 2012 movies, story

tylergeeksbuilding

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.

April 05, 2012 building, story

jimgeeksbookclubs

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.

April 05, 2012 book clubs, story

allisongeeksfrench

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!

April 04, 2012 french, story

ashantigeeksboys

My story is that boys are soooooooo cute and handsome (some), and they help you when they can and they are loving.

April 04, 2012 boys, story

pamelageeksleadership

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.

April 04, 2012 leadership, story

montanageeksforensicscience

I am hoping to be a forensic scientist someday, science is literally my life.

April 04, 2012 forensic science, story

molliegeeksdystopianyoungadultliterature

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.

April 03, 2012 story, young adult lit

bekahgeeksbeingamommy

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!

April 03, 2012 being a mommy, story

karengeekspleinairpainting

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!

April 03, 2012 painting, story

heavengeekssketching

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.

April 03, 2012 sketching, story

taniageekscardmaking

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!

April 03, 2012 card making, story

abbiegeeksknitting

I love knitting because it's creative, productive and beautiful. Knitting also helps me control my anxiety and depression, which is a huge bonus.

April 03, 2012 knitting, story

breannageeksart&manga

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.

April 03, 2012 art, manga, story

alexandrageeksanime&manga

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.

April 03, 2012 anime, manga, story

juliegeekslearning

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.

April 02, 2012 learing, story

jessicageeksdancing

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!

April 02, 2012 dancing, story

kaylageeksreading

I love reading books that inspire me to do great things for the world.

April 02, 2012 reading, story

kristengeeksbooks

I am an avid reader. I will read anything, and everything. My favorite right now is 'The Hunger Games Trilogy.'

April 02, 2012 books, story

torigeekswriting

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.

April 02, 2012 story, writing

maggiegeeksvolunteering

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!

April 02, 2012 story, volunteering

cheyennegeeksexploring

I love discovering things I've never seen before. The excitement of seeing something new and unknown is just wonderful.

April 01, 2012 exploring, story

heathergeeksanythingcreative

I'm into a variety of art and crafty things including knitting, painting, sketching, photography, ATCs, scrapbooking, etc.

April 01, 2012 anything creative, story

eniyahgeekssinging

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.

March 31, 2012 singing, story

douglasgeekseverything

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!

March 31, 2012 everything, story

petergeekscomputers

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.

March 31, 2012 computers, story

cindygeeksromance

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.

March 30, 2012 romance, story

craiggeeksanimals

I've always liked all kinds of animals. I've almost always had some kind of pet.

March 30, 2012 animals, story

marjageeksdancing

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.

March 30, 2012 dancing, story

michellegeeksreading

I have always found great escape in books. I can take a vacation without leaving the house!

March 30, 2012 reading, story

kamigeekscakedecorating

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.

March 30, 2012 cake decorating, story

stephaniegeeksknitting

I love creating something useful out of just a ball of string!

March 30, 2012 knitting, story

zackgeeksfriedchicken

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!

March 30, 2012 fried chicken, story

lorigeeksbaking

I love creating wonderful goodness to share with my family and friends.

March 30, 2012 baking, story

elainegeeksbeaches

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.

March 30, 2012 beaches, story

zackgeeksvideogames

I love playing my XBOX 360.

March 30, 2012 story, video games

beckygeeksadventures

I love doing things i've never done before.

March 30, 2012 adventures, story

karengeeksbabies&grandchildren

They are cuddly and fun.

March 30, 2012 babies, story

melaniegeeksgardening

I love to work in our garden, and canning and freezing food for my family.

March 30, 2012 gardening, story

stephanygeeksanimals

I have always loved animals and love to play with them, and even show them at the fair!

March 30, 2012 animals, story

calebgeekssports

I am being forced to geek.

March 30, 2012 sports, story

shellygeeksscotland

I went on a hiking tour of the Scottish Highlands and would like to go back.

March 30, 2012 scotland, story

jennifergeekscrafts

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.

March 30, 2012 crafts, story

gailgeeksmysteries

I love to read mysteries.

March 30, 2012 mysteries, story

lizgeeksrescuedogs

I love to help and foster, and adopt stray dogs that really need a new home.

March 30, 2012 rescue dogs, story

cierageeksmusic

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!

March 28, 2012 music, story

janicegeeksballroomdancing

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!

March 28, 2012 ballroom dancing, story

kenyageeksnature

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.

March 28, 2012 nature, story

stevengeekswords

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!

March 28, 2012 story, words

ambergeeksbutterflies

I love butterflies!

March 28, 2012 butterflies, story

donrellgeeksdjla

The struggle of one disc jockey. The hardships and the parties just for the love of music.

March 26, 2012 DJ LA, story

aprilgeeksreading

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!

March 26, 2012 reading, story

chrisgeeksmovies

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.

March 26, 2012 movies, story

samanthageeksthesky

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?

March 26, 2012 story, the sky

katpandageeksfilmsoundtracks

Children's and youth librarian who spends too much on gigs, cds and movies.

Ma