Manolo the Columnist

Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.

Dear Manolo,

I will be starting my new job as a children’s librarian next month, and my question is, how do you remain super fantastic while dealing with grubby little hands, gluesticks, crayons, and puppet shows?


Manolo says, back in the day, the stereotype of the librarian was of the humorless crone with the hair-trigger “Shsssssss”.

After that, it was the secretly hot librarian lady, the one who (from the lofty perch of her library ladder) removed her cat-eye glasses and let her auburn hair cascade down, forcing you to shout ,“Why Miss Yamamoto, you’re beautiful!”

Now, the librarians compete with each other to be the hippest young “information specialist” in the main branch, the one with the dreadlocks, the radical politics, and the uncanny ability to access arcane databases on remote servers in Tajikistan.

Through out this, though, it was the children’s librarian who remained the unwavering constant, the always cheerful, always helpful director of enthusiasms, soother of emotions, reader of Seuss, ever ready with the scotch tape and the antiseptic wipes.

Truly, this is the noblest of professions!

The Manolo recommends the Ollie by Helle, the wedge-heel mary-jane that is comfortable and fun.

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