Checkin Chevy Chase Library Connection

Chevy Chase Library Connection

Stopping by the local mini branch and there’s an exciting storyteller with balloons. A fully grown woman amazed a bunch of 1-8 year olds with the ability to climb into a 6 foot yellow balloon and carefully escape. In a terrifically tiny branch library, how can you not but pay attention to 20 kids chanting, cheering, clapping, and generally recreating the sounds of a hurricane from a storybook? It was better than anything I might have otherwise watched on TV tonight.

Glendale, California, United States of America

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Checkin Los Angeles Public Library – Eagle Rock

Los Angeles Public Library - Eagle Rock

Waiting for the library to open with central casting milling around the front door:

  • A poor actor talking about knowing Corey Feldman back in the day is wearing a brown poncho with black devil horns on his forehead while speaking in a preternaturally loud voice, as if he were giving a performance;
  • His sixty-ish female companion is trying to wrangle several children, though I’m not sure how many of the three or so orbiting her are actually hers;
  • One of the children, a 7 year old named Tommy Two Feathers, is commanded to look for a blue jacket as the group hovers around a very late model Toyota pickup parked in a no parking zone that appears to have all of the family’s belongings except for the several dozen or so which are sitting on the sidewalk for no apparent reason;
  • Then there are two tatted up 20 something thugs, one of whom is sparking up in the grass while the other twitchily watches;
  • There’s a granola mom with two home-schooled kids buzzing around on scooters;
  • A first generation Chinese woman with tattered plastic grocery bags full of books to return;
  • A Caucasian retiree in a hoodie;
  • An average mom with a bright, curly red-headed 2 year old; and
  • A few hipsters of the Eagle Rock persuasion.

I wish I could take more photos, but don’t think the menagerie would really appreciate it. I definitely wanted to videotape the devil’s performance, but I’m not sure if I would have remained one of the audience in the process.

I’m wondering how I came to be here…

Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Why You Should Use Zotero To Track Your Reading | BOOK RIOT

Why You Should Use Zotero To Track Your Reading by Ashley Bowen-Murphy(BOOK RIOT)
An overview of an app for tracking your reading that offers different tools than Goodreads or Litsy
Zotero logoI’ve been using Zotero, a free, open-source application, to track my reading for several years now. Originally designed for scholars, Zotero has a number of features that make it ideal for readers who want to track a bit more about their books and reading habits than sites like Goodreads or Litsy allow. Of course, I have accounts on Litsy and Goodreads and I still use Zotero. I just use them for really different things (it’s also possible that I’m a little too uptight about tracking my reading). If reading Emma’s post that outlined 8 Reasons to Catalog Your Books got you itching to start tagging and cataloging, I’d strongly suggest Zotero. Continue reading “Why You Should Use Zotero To Track Your Reading | BOOK RIOT”
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Go To Hellman: How to check if your library is leaking catalog searches to Amazon

How to check if your library is leaking catalog searches to Amazon by Rob Hellman(go-to-hellman.blogspot.com)

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Nothing Would be More Devastating than Reduced Access to a Technical Library

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, flâneur
in the Financial Times in response to the question:
“If you lost everything tomorrow, what would you do?”

 


 

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