Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Geek, Re-defined

What comes to mind when you hear the word: "geek?"
Do you see yourself as you were in high school, sporting the giant black-and-taped glasses, high-water jeans and trusty protractor always by your side? Or do you think of kids with blue hair, always talking about anime? Math-letes? Band kids? Super-spellers?

Whatever it is that defines the word for you, think again. "Geek" is about to get a whole lot cooler. Here in the 21st century, "geek" has become a verb.

 1. To love, to enjoy, to celebrate, to have an intense passion for.
  2. To express interest in.
  3. To possess a large amount of knowledge in.
  4. To promote.
                          { geekthelibrary.org

So what is it that you "geek?" You can geek anything! Have an affinity for botany? Maybe you geek agriculture, philosophy, poetry, hockey, backgammon, bingo. Maybe you geek chocolate or dogs, or DIY. Whatever it is that drives you, here at the library, we'll help you "geek" it. Check out books, look it up online, we've got the tools to help you learn about what you "geek."

Catch this brief video from geekthelibrary.org about how Libraries are helping people "geek."

Stop by and see us here at the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association in Montrose, Susquehanna, Forest City, and Hallstead-Great Bend. Don't have a card yet? Library cards are free for anyone anyone living in the county. Click here to go to our webpage and get directions to one of our four locations. Come let us help you "geek" your passion.

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