This would be fun to do at the library!

I found this on CBS’s website and thought it was hysterical! So what do you think? We could do this different places throughout the library, we’d just need to come up with interesting poses. Its called horsemanning and the origins are from a photo some girls took in 1920, which you can see here.

The description below is from this website:

Horsemanning Origins
Horsemanning, or fake beheading, was reportedly a popular way to pose in a photograph in the 1920′s. Sometimes spelled horsemaning, the horsemanning photo fad derives its name from the Headless Horseman, an evil character from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”  According to internet legend, the “original” horsemanning photo on the left was found at a local flea market.  Soon after its discovery, a series of horsemanning photos began trending on sites like Buzzfeed and people got inspired to recreate the horseman. Horsemanning is experiencing currently a revival and is best known as a new form of planking, owling or cone-ing.

How to Horseman
The objective of horsemanning / horsemaning is to make it appear that the photo’s subject has been beheaded; a head detached from a body like the Headless Horseman. Horsemanning requires two individuals, one laying with their head back and hidden and the other exposing only their head in the picture. If done correctly, horsemanning produces a brilliant optical illusion and allows for more creativity than other photo-posing fads like planking. Also, while planking and owling are a solo games, horsemanning encourages social interaction as it requires a partner. Does this help the “forever alone” redditor?

Yes, the idea is a little gross, but I think it could be a lot of fun if we get really silly with it.

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Ready for school?

School will be starting in twelve days. Are you ready? Have you finished your summer reading? Have you finished getting new school clothes? Have you said your goodbyes to summer?

I had a look to see what the fall fashions were, but it wasn’t too obvious. What do you think we have in store for fall? Not that I’m all that fashion forward myself, but it would be fun to see what I could potentially be wearing. 🙂

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A big thank you to our sponsors

I’d just like to give a big shout out to the people who donated to the summer reading cause:

The Tenners for hosting a super cool contest and The Junior Friends for winning the contest for us.

Leaf and Bean for donating gift cards.

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What’s up with the new look to the blog?

For the two or three of you that actually look at the blog (I know there are some of you out there!) I’ve changed the look so that it looks more like the new website that I’ve put together using Google sites. I’m going to use the site to collect a lot of the book lists and Junior Friends info. I might be open to other suggestions that you might have.

I also am looking for a way that we could put together an online book discussion. I know that there are people that still like to discuss what they read, but people don’t always have the time to come into the library.

What do you think? I always appreciate comments and suggestions!

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Next week… Henna Tattoos and Bride and Prejudice

August 10 from 2 – 4 pm
Meena Ross: Henna Tattoo
Get a henna tattoo and watch the PG-13 movie “Bride and Prejudice”.
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Next Week… Clueless and Magnets

August 3 from 2 – 4 pm
Cathy Kyle: Magnet
Make a magnet for your locker & watch the PG-13 movie “Clueless”
Don’t forget to sign up!

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Next Week… Shrinky Dink and Beverly Hills Chihuahua

July 27 from 2 – 4 pm
Cathy Kyle: Shrinky Dink Jewelry
Make some incredible shrinking jewelry & watch the PG movie “Beverly Hills Chihuahua”
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