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Jan 14 2011


by Jesse M

So how about that weather?

Bad enough that DCPL was forced to stay closed an unprecedented three consecutive days, and open with limited hours on the fourth day. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time, and hope you made it through the inclement weather without too much hardship.

For those of you who had items to return during the days we were closed, don’t worry, we will be making adjustments for those days. Also, if you had an item waiting for pick-up on the holds shelf, we have extended those dates.

While snowed in, many Atlantans spent their time indulging their creative sides. The AJC has a gallery of reader submitted photos, including some very impressive snow art.

And Creative Loafing has a feature on “Hothlanta“:

Sci-fi enthusiasts know Hoth was the snow-covered planet featured in The Empire Strikes Back. Atlantans know “Hotlanta” is a worn-out, cringeworthy nickname for our fair city. “Hothlanta” is a clever hashtag on Twitter some people prefer to “snowpocalypse.”

Embracing the spirit of the concept, Luke Thornton has constructed an impressive recreation of the battle of Hoth, remarking on Twitter, “This is what geeks do on a snowday”.

How did you spend the past few snow days?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Nancy M January 15, 2011 at 12:16 PM

The 2011 ALA youth media awards were announced on Monday and I was lucky enough to have already checked out 3 award winners before the storm, including this year’s Printz Award winner (best in young adult literature), Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi. While I did read I, of course, went sledding, watched a bunch of movies and spent hours on facebook! For a complete list of award winners, click here: http://ala.org/ala/newspresscenter/news/pr.cfm?id=6048

Amanda L January 19, 2011 at 4:43 PM

I used the time to watch the 2011 ALA youth media awards live since I was snow bound. I would have missed it while I was at work otherwise.

JoBe January 20, 2011 at 8:46 AM

I had an item being held that would have expired during the snow days. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the date had been extended for me so I could pick up my item after the roads were cleared. Thanks!!

Oh, and I spent my time catching up on various projects, like scanning old family photos.

Nolan R January 20, 2011 at 8:35 PM

I spent the week stuck in the house with twin 20 month olds who, when outside, could neither feel the cold (“Let’s go inside.” “Noooooooooo!” nor were heavy enough to crunch through the snow/ice to be able to walk. So instead they just tried to eat it. Fun times. We did make a snowman, though not nearly as creative as the Abominable Snow Monster you posted a pic of. We did, however, watch “Rudolph the Red-nose Reindeer” about 8 million times that week…

Ev February 1, 2011 at 3:51 PM

We spent the time making paper airplanes, racing toy cars, throwing ice/snowballs, running around the house with nerf guns/play swords/pillows, creating intricate train track structures and making more paper airplanes. So by the end of the day we walked carefully. Not only because every creation was left on the floor, but we were tired. The joys of having boys.

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