Catch Them All at The Rochester Hills Public Library

Pokémon GO has been available for less than week, yet you can’t go anywhere without seeing someone playing. The players have to go to specified locations to find rare and wild Pokémon. The more places they go, the faster they level up and participate in battles, which are also location based. Libraries and parks are focal point for "gyms" where the battles take place. The Rochester Hills Public Library has five stops on its property and the game is attracting a lot of potential patrons to its … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, How Many More Lives Does Harry Potter Have?

Dear Crabby, Did we turn the clock back a decade? Because I feel like I’m living Harry Potter hysteria all over again. He’s at my library, the bookstore, and just about everywhere else I turn. What is it about 'the boy who loved' that people won't leave him alone? Thanks! Doug Dumbell Dear Doug Dumbell, Ma’am, you’re lucky I have grandkids or I wouldn’t know what in tarnation you were talking about. But even though I’m older than dirt, I do like to stay current with what the … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What is a Pokémon?

Dear Crabby, What is a Pokémon? Sincerely, Joe Mime   Dear Mr. Mime, This reminds me of a joke I tell my grandchildren. "How do you get a Pikachu on a bus? You Pok-e-mon." Helps if you point your finger and make like you're poking someone as you deliver the punch line. I've told this joke for a while, but never knew what it meant until Pokémon Go came on the scene. It got the same response most of my comments and jokes do, rolled eyes and sighs, so I never cared if, or why, it … [Read more...]