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Beautiful libraries
From the BBC, some of the world’s most beautiful libraries.
FordhamUniversity  libraries 
july 2018 by M.Leddy
“What would I have done without the library?”
Sixth-grade, and Beverly Cleary (then Bunn) has moved from fairy tales to the Myths and Legends shelves of the Rose City Branch Library.
BeverlyCleary  libraries 
april 2018 by M.Leddy
“Worse than a travesty, it’s a tragedy”: Bryan Garner writes about the trend of “deaccessioning” books from university libraries.
books  libraries 
april 2018 by M.Leddy
“Varied and impenetrable”
A passage from W.G. Sebald’s Austerlitz.
libraries  Sebald 
april 2018 by M.Leddy
The Card Catalog
An illustrated history of the card catalog, from cuneiform days onward.
books  libraries 
november 2017 by M.Leddy
Thanks to the library
Dating a piano and looking up “dord.”
dictionary  libraries  piano 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
Pogie the porcupine
From the Animal Lending Library.
libraries  photography 
june 2017 by M.Leddy
Animal Lending Library
The Animal Lending Library was a service of the California Junior Museum, which allowed children seven and older to borrow hamsters, porcupines, rabbits, rats, skunks, and squirrels.
libraries  photography 
june 2017 by M.Leddy
Library savings
“You just saved $47.00 by using your library. You have saved $47.00 since April 14, 2017.”
may 2017 by M.Leddy
“Library hand”
Penmanship for librarians writing out catalogue cards.
handwriting  libraries 
february 2017 by M.Leddy
Preventing discards
A tale of librarians seeking to prevent discards.
books  libraries 
january 2017 by M.Leddy
Long overdue
A copy of Gone with the Wind has been returned to the library, fifty-seven years late.
january 2017 by M.Leddy
A real-life Bookman
From Gay Talese’s New York: A Serendipter’s Journey. John T. Murphy was a “veteran sleuth” and Supervising Investigator for the New York Public Library.
libraries  NewYorkCity 
april 2016 by M.Leddy
Libraries and the book
Alberto Manguel: “If we change the role of libraries and librarians without preserving the centrality of the book, we risk losing something irretrievable.”
books  libraries 
october 2015 by M.Leddy
Jack DeJohnette on Muhal Richard Abrams
“He was always telling us, ‘Go to the library.’”
books  jazz  libraries  music 
march 2015 by M.Leddy
A call-number surprise
The Book of the Courtier, and just two books away on the library shelf: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
books  libraries 
december 2014 by M.Leddy
From the British Library
A British Museum stamp, from the British Library’s Flickr pages.
december 2013 by M.Leddy
The libraries of Route 66
“Route 66 abounds in physical labor and fisticuffs, but Tod (Martin Milner) and Buz (George Maharis) and, later, Linc (Glenn Corbett) still make time to use a local library — twice.”
libraries  Route66  television 
september 2013 by M.Leddy
Borges manuscript found
Found, in Argentina’s National Library, an unpublished bit of writing by Jorge Luis Borges.
Borges  fiction  handwriting  libraries 
september 2013 by M.Leddy
The Wheel of Information
Five tiers, eight hundred books, forty-five years on the job.
books  dowdyworld  libraries 
august 2012 by M.Leddy
Library of Congress (1945)
There’s so much to like in this Academy Award-nominated film, which celebrates reading and scholarship and humankind.
august 2012 by M.Leddy
Nabokov on working in the library
“There is, of course, the problem of educating the young.”
libraries  Nabokov 
august 2012 by M.Leddy
NYPL, a series of tubes
Pneumatic tubes in use at the New York Public Library.
libraries  technology 
june 2012 by M.Leddy
Digital naïfs in the news
College students have difficulty with Google and academic databases and with asking librarians for help.
college  libraries  students  technology 
august 2011 by M.Leddy
Romney Wordsworth, obsolete
Fifty years ago, a world without librarians and libraries was the stuff of a totalitarian nightmare. Now it seems that we’re closer to living in The Twilight Zone.
books  libraries  television 
july 2011 by M.Leddy
Cutting libraries
. . . in a recession is like cutting hospitals in a plague
may 2010 by M.Leddy
So gangsta
Graffiti from the University of Chicago Library
graffiti  libraries  writing 
july 2009 by M.Leddy
Libraries in hard times
Excerpt from New York Times article
april 2009 by M.Leddy
Libraries get tough collecting overdue fines
december 2007 by M.Leddy
Homer rules
Homer in top 10 library books
books  classics  Homer  libraries  Iliad  Odyssey 
march 2006 by M.Leddy

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