Archive for October, 2022

Friday, October 21st, 2022

TinyCat’s October Library of the Month: The Women’s Museum of California

This month we’re proud to highlight the Women’s Museum of California (WMC), based out of San Diego and offering a Free Feminist Library to the public every first Saturday of the month. WMC’s Marketing Director Melissa Jones was kind enough to field my questions this month:

Who are you, and what is your mission—your “raison d’être”?

The mission of the Women’s Museum of California is to educate and inspire present and future generations about the experiences and contributions of diverse women by collecting, preserving, and interpreting their stories.

Picture of the Women's Museum of California Education Center, a tall building facade with a high archway full of windows and glass doors. Facade is covered with a hanging display of pink flowers and a female gender symbol made of flowers.
WMC’s Educational Center containing their
Free Feminist Library.

Tell us some interesting things about how your library supports the community.

Our library fills the gaps in our education when it comes to learning about the contributions and accomplishments of women. The library houses books by women authors, with particular attention to frequently banned or challenged books, for the public to borrow. We encourage everyone, young and old, to pursue their dreams. The Women’s Museum of California gives people the opportunity to learn about women in history who paved the way for women’s lives today and tomorrow. By sharing the hidden histories of women’s experiences we combat the limits society places on women and recognize that despite the inequalities that women face across centuries they have become inventors, politicians, activists, artists, and military heroes.

That is simply wonderful! Speaking to the works you have in your library, what are some of your favorite items in your collection?

We love that we have a wide range of perspectives in our collection – not every woman has the same experience. From classic feminist books like Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique to more modern books like Michelle Obama’s Becoming we hope every woman can see themselves in the books on our shelves.

What’s a particular challenge your library experiences?

We are only open one day a month and we’d like to grow so more people can read the books in our collection.

What’s your favorite thing about TinyCat, and what’s something you’d love to see implemented or developed?

TinyCat is affordable and easy to use. It was so easy to get our volunteers trained on how to use it. We would love a way for patrons to add themselves to the system so we can have a self-checkout system.

Great feedback, thanks! There are some workarounds libraries use so patrons can be added to the system remotely (discussed here), but we’ll be sure to announce any official changes on that front.

Want to learn more about the Women’s Museum of California?

Visit their website at, follow them on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter, and explore their full TinyCat collection here.

To read up on TinyCat’s previous Libraries of the Month, visit the TinyCat Post archive here.

Want to be considered for TinyCat’s Library of the Month? Send us a Tweet @TinyCat_lib or email Kristi at

Labels: libraries, Library of the Month, TinyCat

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

Come Join the 2022 Halloween Hunt!

It’s October, and that means the return of our annual Halloween Hunt!

We’ve scattered a hauntourage of ghosts around the site, and it’s up to you to try and find them all.

  • Decipher the clues and visit the corresponding LibraryThing pages to find a ghost. Each clue points to a specific page right here on LibraryThing. Remember, they are not necessarily work pages!
  • If there’s a ghost on a page, you’ll see a banner at the top of the page.
  • You have just under two weeks to find all the ghosts (until 11:59pm EDT, Monday October 31st).
  • Come brag about your hauntourage of ghosts (and get hints) on Talk.

Win prizes:

  • Any member who finds at least two ghosts will be
    awarded a ghost Badge ().
  • Members who find all 15 ghosts will be entered into a drawing for one of five LibraryThing (or TinyCat) coaster sets and stickers. We’ll announce winners at the end of the hunt.

P.S. Thanks to conceptDawg for the vulture illustration!

Labels: events

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

October 2022 Early Reviewers Batch Is Live!

Win free books from the October 2022 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 170 books this month, and a grand total of 3,710 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing/email address and make sure they’re correct.

» Request books here!

The deadline to request a copy is Tuesday, October 25th at 6PM EDT.

Eligibility: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, Italy, Germany, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Malta and more. Make sure to check the message on each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

A Fade of LightThe Mediterranean Migraine Diet: A Science-Based Roadmap to Control Symptoms and Transform Brain HealthDust ChildLittle Mr. Prose Poem: Selected Poems of Russell EdsonYour Emergency Contact Has Experienced an EmergencyI Am Still with You: A Reckoning with Silence, Inheritance, and HistoryA Noble Cunning: The Countess and the TowerPrimus, Over the Electric Grapevine: Insight into Primus and the World of Les ClaypoolRising From Down UnderA Tinderbox in Three ActsA Shiver in the LeavesEndpapersMan in a CageHeroes of an Unknown WorldCracked: My Life after a Skull FractureStudies into Darkness: The Perils and Promise of Freedom of SpeechMelpomene's GardenThe Blackout Book ClubBeyond Welcome: Centering Immigrants in Our Christian Response to ImmigrationThe Inner Athlete: Train Your Brain, Push Your Limits, Be UnstoppableTake Me HomeWe Knew All AlongWinter's ReckoningArthur Who Wrote SherlockThe Magic MomentMy Name Is Not Ed TugWhen Words Have PowerThe Next WitnessHis Delightful Lady DeliaA Daughter's CourageChessie at BayWhen Fire Splits the SkyJohnny Lycan & The Vegas BerserkerThe Hammerhead ChroniclesThe Train To HellUntrustworthy: The Knowledge Crisis Breaking Our Brains, Polluting Our Politics, and Corrupting Christian CommunityUncommonPursuit: Airborne Adventure and Intrigue in the Lafayette Flying CorpsThe Vandals: Migration to the RhineDestiny of Determination: Faith and FamilyRule Trouble: The Case of the Illegal DragonAfrican Sun RisingThe BlessedA Dragon in the RoughThe Crumbling CityThe Inconvenient Gospel: A Southern Prophet Tackles War, Wealth, Race, and ReligionOn the Level: Poems on Living with Multiple SclerosisA Walk in the DarkNew Arcadia: RevolutionNightmare AlleyBuried Talents: Overcoming Gendered Socialization to Answer God's CallStock Charting Book for Beginners: A Great Source for Learning Charting Analysis for Successful Stock TradesSummary of Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make and Keep FriendsSummary of The Great Reset and The War for The WorldSummary of Glucose Revolution: The Life-Changing Power of Balancing Your Blood SugarMidnight CravingSong of VirgoDiscordSummary of The Betrayal: How Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans Abandoned AmericaThe Stars in Their EyesSummary of Plays Well With OthersTricked in OctoberSummary of Thank You for Your Servitude: Donald Trump's Washington and the Price of SubmissionSummary of Battle for the American Mind: Uprooting a Century of MiseducationThe Dead Man in the GardenBabble!: And How Punctuation Saved ItA Different Kind of Normal: My Real-Life COMPLETELY True Story About Being UniqueLittle EchoNarwhalicorn and JellyOn This AirplaneScaredy Squirrel Visits the DoctorSeekers of the FoxStar: The Bird Who Inspired MozartStrum and Drum: A Merry Little QuestWhen Two Worlds CollideRogue FlightSuper Sleepover!Unstoppable Us, Volume 1: How Humans Took over the WorldBad FormGround ControlDream Job Pilot?: Everyday Life of Helicopter and Airline PilotsTwilight HeistThe Price of AtonementThatchThe Folly: A Moment in TimeMind of AngelsThe Heart of a WolfCan You Spot the Leopard?: An African SafariRayna Larson and the Kingdom of PetuniaAllaigna's Song: ChoraleHow Grim Was My ValleyUnder PressureThe Golden RuleThe Midnight CallDa Vinci on the LamCharacters of HuffinfieldThe Last WarThe Phoenix and the SwordThe Velvet Badge: A New York NoirBeing Clutch: How the Young Athlete Can Create Confidence and Conquer Anxiety Through VisualizationAngled for RevengeThe Keeper: An InvitationNaomi Teitelbaum Ends the WorldFleshed Out: A Body Horror CollectionOf Blood and Silver RunesConversations Across America: A Father and Son, Alzheimer's, and 300 Conversations Along the TransAmerica Bike Trail that Capture the Soul of AmericaRoses and Ashes: Poems About Feminism and Sexism, Love and HateConfronting the Storm: Regenerating Leadership and Hope in the Age of UncertaintyThe PalladiumThe Forgotten Skill: What Can We Benefit from Learning Calligraphy?Santa's Fuzzy Little VisitThe City Grew MonstersThe Menopause Relief Paradox: What Anger, Heat, Weight Gain, Cognitive Decline, and Immune Frailty Really Is, and the 5 Easy Steps Any Woman Can Take to Reset the Mind-Body ConnectionTheresa et al.The Veracity of LiesSelling Yourself: Why There's More To Making Money Online Than You've Been ToldAntuna's StoryThe Rise and Fall of AntocracyAntunites UniteJackie Stories 1: A Boarding School FriendJackie Stories 2-3: A Rival at Work & A Waspish NovelistDeath at the FeteWhat Is GIS and Its Applications?: Everything You Need to Understand About Geographic Informations Systems, So That You Can Benefit From Using OneThe Spellbound AbbeyThe Lost WitchThe Son of FireStolen SummersSlow DogPlenum: The First Book of DeoMinotaur's LairGod of Fire: Greek MythsChanging Rhythms: Poems on Life, Fantasy and ArtThe ConspiracyThe IslandHuman Anatomy and Physiology Coloring Book with Facts and MCQ's (Multiple Choice Questions)Superhero Math - Division: Grades 3-5 with Answer KeyAmerica's Loveless Age: Trumpism, FemPower, The End of PatriarchyLittle Tim and the Magic ApplesThe Poetree: A Life Journaling GuideA Child of SzaboAdira: Journey to FreedomTraptionMushroom Identification Book of the UK: A 4-Step Mushroom Field Guide for Identification, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Mushrooms & Wild Fungi of Britain and EuropeFrigg's Journey to AnasgarThe Chaos AgentsLove and Only WaterTrophyDon't Shake the Mango Tree: Tales of a Scottish MaasaiThe Officer's GambleRaised Bed and Container Gardening: 9 Practical Steps For Turning Your Backyard or Balcony Into Your First Successful Vegetable Garden. Low-Cost and Beginner-FriendlyWatson Falls: A Small Town with a Deadly SecretAdventLucid RevengeWinter PaleOld Wizards HomeDrop Dead Dangerous: The Lethal Attraction of Road Trip Killer, Paul John KnowlesSocial Skills for Kids 3 to 10: How to Help Your Child Develop Nine Social Skills Needed To Be Happy, Confident, and Successful as a Child and Grown-UpHuman Anatomy and Neuroanatomy Coloring Book with Facts & MCQ's (Multiple Choice Questions)Lost PackagesThe Muse of FreedomKnucklebonesGorgon VillaWhat Will SurviveDoctor KnifeBreak Through Burnout: Triumph over Stress and Anxiety, and Win Back Your Life!The Journey of Neil the Great Dixter CatAnger Management for Better Parenting: A Guilt Free Guide to Not Wrecking Your Kids and Peacefully Navigate Tantrums and MeltdownsThe Summer of FestivalsEchoes of EnmityThe Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes: Essays on Victorian England: Volume Four

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

111Publishing Akashic Books Algonquin Books
Amherst College Press Bethany House BHC Press
Black Rose Writing BOA Editions, Ltd. Book Summary Publishing
Brazos Press Bumpity Boulevard Press Cinnabar Moth Publishing LLC
Circling Rivers City Owl Press Crooked Lane Books
Greenleaf Book Group History Through Fiction Hot Tree Publishing
IVP Academic Kakkle Publications Liz Fe Lifestyle
Malarkey Books Mirror World Publishing NeoParadoxa
NewCon Press Niv Publishing OffBeat Publishing
Plough Publishing House PublishNation Pulp Literature Press
Quiet Thunder Publishing Rootstock Publishing Sley House Publishing
Small Beer Press Thinklings Books Tundra Books
University of North Georgia Press Unsolicited Press West Margin Press
Wise Media Group

Labels: early reviewers, LTER