All I want in this moment is to be able to read more, but no. I have at least five more papers/final projects to get done. Ah, finals. What you do to me. Reading time is important!
Currently reading Hunger by Roxane Gay.
Swag bags prepped for Saturday’s #booktoaction author event! The first 45 people to attend will get a free bag with a notebook, pen, and stress relief ball, and the next 45 will get a bag with a pen. Plus, everyone can choose from our assorted swag bowl! We’ll talk to author Karen Joy Fowler about her book We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, animal behavior, and human and animal relationships. Then we’ll hear from reps of @bfas_la @straycatalliance @comfycarepacks and @wwaystation about how we can helps animals in Los Angeles and the world. Plus, there will be food. And a kitten! @californiacenterforthebook
Sorry kids (and teachers)! School holidays are almost over! For today's #flashbackfriday#lostvincent we have this great shot from 1962 of a classroom at Mount Hawthorn Infants School. The teacher is Miss May Miller.
For more great vintage snapshots, have a look at our Local History Image Library: http://photosau.com.au/vincent/scripts/home.asp
You can also help grow this collection by entering our 2018 Local History Awards, which are open until 30 July 2018.
Hi, Alby from Conservation here 🔬 If you’ve visited the Library lately you may have noticed that there are a lot of bare walls. Conservation have been busy coordinating the deinstallation and storage of 160 heritage and collection items from across the Library in preparation for the Vision 2020 redevelopment project. Most recently this saw the temporary removal of paintings and marble busts from Cowen Gallery and its adjoining rotunda spaces 🖼 Many of these objects have been on display for up to 15 years, so careful planning was not only needed for their safe deinstallation and placement into custom-made crates, but also in creating space within the Library’s on-site storage to accommodate such a large number of additional collection items. A bit like playing a very slow and precise game of Tetris! 🎮📦 Refreshed collections will be installed in Cowen Gallery and the south-east rotunda in Spring 2018. In the meantime, work continues with heritage and collection furniture to be moved from Manuscripts and Rare Books…
Pictured: 1. ‘Bust representing the French colony in Victoria’ by Percival Ball, 1889 (LTS42); 2. ‘Sir John O’Shannassy, Premier of Victoria’ by William Strutt, 1860 (H2003.1); 3. Three busts by Charles Summers: ‘Sir Charles Sladen,’ 1870 (LTS12), ‘Sir Frances Murphy,’ 1878 (LTS29) and ‘Gustavus Vaughn Brooke,’ 1868 (LTS5). #presconslibraryvic#conservation#preservation#behindthescenes#librariesofinstagram#relocation#storage#artinstallation#tetris
#ThursdayThoughts - New Blog Post and this is one you're not going to want to miss out on!
You’re invited to the session “Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth?” with David George Gordon, naturalist, accomplished scientist, and author of The Sasquatch Seeker’s Field Manual: Using Citizen Science to Uncover North America’s Most Elusive Creature. In the program, Gordon reviews the gathered data about the legendary Northwest icon and discusses the rules of critical thinking and the workings of the scientific method. 📍 NORTH SPOKANE - Saturday, May 12, 11am–12pm 📍 SPOKANE VALLEY -Saturday, May 12, 2–3pm 📍 CHENEY Sunday, May 13, 2–3pm
Believers, skeptics, and all who are uncertain are sure to enjoy this discussion with author David George Gordon. “Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth?” has been a very popular Speakers Bureau event across the Pacific Northwest and is supported by Humanities Washington.
The Library pangolin (hedgehog?) wants you to know about our weekend programs — Friday @ 4:30 pm
INCA, the Peruvian ensemble presents an exciting introduction to the music of the Incas!
Saturday @ 1:00 pm — Candlemaking Workshop with Makers Mess presented by LA Made. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the basics of soy candle-making, and you’ll take home four hand-poured, 2 oz. candles!
Carol’s Creative Quilling Class for the Van Gogh & Goodies crowd (Mannington): Monday, May 14 at 5:00 pm.
Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is rolled, looped, curled, twisted and otherwise manipulated to create shapes which make up designs to decorate greetings cards, pictures, boxes, eggs, and to make models, jewelry, mobiles etc.
Matt James' author debut The Funeral is anything but sad. In fact, one could even say it helps readers focus on the good DURING the bad
One day the phone rings at home, and Norma learns that her great-uncle has passed away. Norma and her parents gear up for a trip to see their family for the funeral, and Norma finds herself feeling conflicted. Why doesn't she feel sad? Why, in fact, does she feel happy? She's excited to play with her favorite cousin and can't quite understand why everyone seems so upset. But when she and her family arrive at the church and Norma gets a chance to witness the ritualistic aspects of a funeral, she begins to understand why those that knew her great-uncle are forlorn. And while not all of her questions have answers, Norma learns that people grieve in different ways and that a funeral means different things to different people
The illustrations in this book are incredibly thought-provoking. James used a wealth of other items to create the multi-layered and heavily-textured story we see before us: cut paper, masking tape, rolled-up twine, cardboard, and scroll-sawn masonite, all painted with acrylic. Readers can almost reach out and touch Norma's world, which is extra important with a story like this. The chosen media allows readers to see things from Norma's point of view and be drawn into Norma's world of questions: how will we remember those who came before us? How does a death in the family impact those who survive? As if the arrangement of the book's title on the cover wasn't enough to tell us that this book approaches death through a new lens (with "fun" in yellow and "eral" in blue), this book serves as an expertly crafted vessel through which readers can begin to ask larger questions and understand the impact of loss
The Funeral published from @groundwoodbooks earlier this month
Pop goes the library! In just one day, we transformed our community room into a mini Norton Public Library- with over 4,000 books, movies, audiobooks, cds, museum passes and magazines for you to borrow🙌🏽 during our same regular hours while the library’s HVAC is replaces. (So much work behind the scenes for the past few months went into creating this Pop-Up Library and I am incredibly grateful for our amazing staff💜)
There will be new items added all the time - and since our collection is not holdable, you’re gong to love the selection! See you @ the library soon!
#poeminyourpocketday18 was a big hit. I had to refill the display several times. Word spread that I was giving out “free poems” and there was an influx of students for open checkout-all from the same classroom. 😆 So happy they enjoyed it. Thanks again for the idea @jenniferrlewis *********************************
I also got to have a story read to me by a cute kinder. We took a #shelfie together afterwards. She is such a great reader! It made my day to hear her read. #getbookhappy ********************************** So how was your day?
In San Francisco, it often feels like it is perpetually spring; however, the longer we live here, the more I am learning to differentiate between the nuances of the seasons. THIS is definitely spring. 💛