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Are you ready for Lebanon Libraries’ #sofasoiree on Sunday?

(It’s pretty easy to prepare … you don’t even need to leave the couch!)

An example of a #sofasoiree post for the upcoming event reads “Comfy Couch? v Stack of Books? v Cute Dog? v Ready to Sofa Soiree? vvv #sofasoiree.” (Courtesy of Emma Wunsch)

From today’s edition of Out and About, which is cross-posted to the Upper Valley Calendar Facebook group:

Support the Lebanon Public Libraries this Sunday without leaving the comfort of your own home — or sofa.


The event asks library patrons from all towns to post on social media — with the hashtag #sofasoiree — about how they use Lebanon Public Library and Kilton Public Library resources, including the audiobooks and films they’ve borrowed and the books they’ve taken out.

Click here to read more.

Anyway, I plan to attend this event while listening to my one of my favorite Kinks songs.

As I head out on vacation, I leave you with “Poupi’s incredible adventures !” by Komiku

I’m heading out on vacation, so I’ll see ya the week of Feb. 5!

Until then, (1) you’re in good hands with Amanda flying solo, and (2) I leave you with “Poupi’s incredible adventures !” by Komiku, which I stumbled across today while searching for public domain music for videos. It’s 70 songs of glory, tagged on the Free Music Archive as folk/soundtrack/chiptune/instrumental, and I am all about it.

From the album description, which goes on for a very long time after this: “It’s the story of Poupi (they/them/their), a cute little non gendered doggo. They know that their is a prophecy that they have to work on, and they can only work on one week before the prophecy is achieved.” Along their adventures, Poupi works with Mister Paillettes (Mister Glitters), a “handsome glitter with a crooner voice,” competes in a dance contest with a gang of alley cats, “chills a bit” with Prince Cheese Burger, and more.

Their Bandcamp is also very good and fun. The only rule for using their music is to not be oppressive.

The Hartland song, The Pilgrims’ new video and now, Poupi. Don’t say I never did nothin’ for ya!

Happy Friday, y’all, and have a good week.