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Librarians are ♥
Monday, 05 June 2006 at 07:06 pm
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Today I finally managed to do something I've been planning to do for ages: I joined the local library. I was a bit nervous that I would look ridiculous asking to join the library when I don't speak a word of Swedish, but hatam_soferet pointed out to me that the sort of people who become librarians are generally the sort of people who approve of using libraries for their intended purpose of looking for information to educate yourself.

She was right; the librarian was delighted with my request, and was extremely lovely and helpful. We kept grinning at eachother like two people who have just discovered that their secret crush is mutual. (Actually, she reminded me quite strongly of loreid; she's about my age, with dark hair and fair skin, and has the appearance of a goth who is obliged to dress respectably for work.)

So she helped me to choose some suitable children's books which are simple to read without being dire. Pippi Longstocking yay. My new favourite word is julgransplundringskvällen, which means "the evening of the party celebrating taking down the decorations from the Christmas tree". The nice librarian also mentioned that they have a few English books if I get tired of working hard to learn Swedish and just want something to read. And she explained how the library system here is terribly convenient and mostly online and self-service and I can even order books from other libraries in the city, if I run out of the meager collection of English books in Älvsjö.

I have something to read. *happy dance*


Whereaboooots: Älvsjö biblioteket, Sweden
Moooood: happyhappy bookworm
Tuuuuune: Fauré's setting of Verlaine's Clair de Lune
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darcydodo: body writing
From:darcydodo
Date:June 5th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
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Yay! And when you get better at Swedish, don't forget to read "The Brothers Lionheart."
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From:doseybat
Date:June 5th, 2006 05:56 pm (UTC)
40 minutes after journal entry, 08:56 pm (doseybat's time)
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I read lots of Pippi books in russian when I was small and they are *wonderful*
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From:rozallin
Date:June 5th, 2006 07:44 pm (UTC)
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For some reason, I'm terrified of librarians, especially if I've got a fine or have lost a book. They're always lovely, understanding, and probably just glad to get some revenue/have the books back, but I suppose I have such a high regard for books and for public libraries that I assume they are protective :)
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From:hatam_soferet
Date:June 5th, 2006 08:07 pm (UTC)
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Oh yay, I'm glad that worked out so well!
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From:pir_anha
Date:June 5th, 2006 11:11 pm (UTC)
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yay for reading material, and having met a nice librarian! and yay pippi långstrump. :) astrid lindgren in general is just wonderful.
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From:brenna26
Date:June 8th, 2006 08:05 am (UTC)
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Hooray for libraries and books. Enjoy. I used to get really funny looks reading kids books in German on the tram, but it improved my German and I was guaranteed a seat to myself! Have lots of fun.
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