In the course of my fabulously glamorous life, I once came across this flier from the Jericho Public Library on Long Island:
Next to the spray paint can icon is the description for a July 8th class for teens to learn graffiti. From the description, "Graffiti has tagged everything — subways, walls, cars & more. Now its your turn to create graffiti."
What were they thinking? Did the head librarian take the pins out of her bun, let her hair down at the meeting and say, "It's high time kids in this sleepy town started f-ing sh*t up!"
Right under that there's a memory bracelet workshop on July 11. Most likely the memories these teens will be immortalizing in wire and beads are the ones of the Juvenile Detention served after trying out their newly acquired tagging talents taught to them by their local library.
I'm kind of excited for the August offerings. Maybe they'll have Advanced Spliff Rolling and How to TP Your Neighbor's Trees. The latter, of course, would only be open to those who successfully completed the JPL teen course entitled Setting Bags of Poo on Fire, Ringing the Bell and Running.
Related: If you love naughty tales and a library that's open 24/7, check out the totally amazing Crime Library on truTV.com.