Pluto’s Demotion: Too Soon!

After reading How I Killed Pluto (and Why it Had it Coming), I am surprised to hear myself agreeing– Pluto never should have been a planet. I think it is better off as a non-planet.

When Geeks become Parents

Mike Brown briefly discovered the 10th planet in the solar system, before Eris, along with Pluto, was demoted to dwarf planet status. His discoveries, exploration of the Kuiper belt, and the controversy surrounding Pluto’s status are explored in his book, “How I Killed Pluto (and Why It Had It Coming).” During the course of the […]

Run Like Hell

Members of the Geeky Library crew headed to downtown Portland this weekend to participate in the “Run like Hell.” Traditionally a costumed run, the theme this year was super heroes– perfect for our geeky sensibilities. Jason originally wanted to go as the Flash, but was afraid it would be like “an episode of the Big […]

Moby-Dick Google Doodle

Have you seen the google homepage today? The doodle celebrates the 161st anniversary of the publication of Moby-Dick, Herman Melville’s so-called masterpiece. Oh yeah… I absolutely loathed that book and you probably never see it on the GeekyLibrary shelves. Read Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea instead. Edit: There is an archive of this Google […]