Thanks to everyone who played in the Mike Morrissey Mulligan Madness tournament, and to those who partied after and participated in the loud and rowdy auctions and raffle.
This yearly event, in memory of Mike, has raised thousands upon thousands of dollars for our library over the last few years. Ever notice that the USB connectors in public computer room A are little golf balls? A quiet nod to the M M M M folks whose efforts paid for a big chunk of the public access software. Various special programs and services? Courtesy of lots of slices and hooks.
Please join in next year. You don't need to be any good at golf. The library staff members who played had a great time and came in dead last (but won an award for honesty). And if you really don't want to play you can sponsor someone to play in your stead while you just go to the party.
Recent reference question: how do you tie a sheepshank knot to fasten two ropes together?
Reference questions are commonly a bit off. Sheepshank knots are used to shorten a rope, not to attach two pieces together. A sheet bend is what was intended.
Animated instructions from the Tollesbury Sailing Club
Animated knots by Grog You can control the speed of the animation with the mouse (which leaves you with only one hand to tie)
BSA animated instructions and basic knot information
What knot to use when
How to tie the line to your hook