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Current MLIS student in the Pacific Northwest. Art, urbanism, and libraries ahoy, mixed in with a small dose of nerdery.

Blog title is from Richard H. Engeman's Reed College thesis on streetcars. Send me an ask if you want the full citation!
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1 hour ago on April 19th | J | 351 notes
cruellest month? no. i meant april is the COOLEST month. party hard
t.s. eliot probably (via theclassicreader)
1 day ago on April 17th | J | 301 notes
It’s still National Library Week. You should be especially nice to a librarian today, or tomorrow. Sometime this week, anyway. Probably the librarians would like tea. Or chocolates. Or a reliable source of funding.
Neil Gaiman (via ala-con)
1 day ago on April 17th | J | 1,732 notes

sharktunnel:

thelifeguardlibrarian:

mildhorror:

Here’s the link for more information about the PS244 fundraising campaign

Here’s the link to the GIVE IT ALL TO ME Library Collection at OutofPrintClothing.com.

Check it out! The good folks dropped me a line about this project last week, and I’m happy to boost for Library Week.

attn lyd

Library themed, well designed, and actually supporting a library? Yes please! Happy National Library Week!
3 days ago on April 15th | J | 11,270 notes

There are a bunch of people shouting profanity at each other in my (usually very quiet) neighborhood.

I’m currently debating how badly I want to go out and see the lunar eclipse. Probably not that badly.

4 days ago on April 14th | J | 0 notes
thelifeguardlibrarian:

(via Interview: Robert Dawson, Author Of ‘The Public Library’ : NPR)

Lovely update to my previous post.

thelifeguardlibrarian:

(via Interview: Robert Dawson, Author Of ‘The Public Library’ : NPR)

Lovely update to my previous post.

5 days ago on April 14th | J | 20 notes

sometimes my handwriting looks like my mother’s and it freaks me the hell out.

6 days ago on April 12th | J | 0 notes

Run like smoke and oakum.

6 days ago on April 12th | J | 611 notes

chartermagic:

The Nine Gates of death.

-from Sabriel by Garth Nix

(c) Laura Tolton 

1 week ago on April 12th | J | 14,906 notes

about koala teas

eccecorinna:

So today one of the first graders and I decided we would start a business called Koala Tea. Koala Tea is a line of teas where each tin comes with a picture of a different marsupial and facts about said marsupial.

If you buy one of the bigger special edition tins, it’s kind of like a cereal box and you get novelty items in your tins. Only they’re geared towards tea, so it’s things like cute tea infusers and the like.

I just figure everything can be marketed with puns and theme animals.

I would buy this. I also know someone who would buy ALL of this, if it existed.

1 week ago on April 11th | J | 4 notes
Tagged as: #sharktunnel 

ryanpanos:

Frozen Venice | Robert Jahns | Via

This reminds me of the Tamora Pierce book that was set in a city with the frozen canals!

1 week ago on April 11th | J | 33,325 notes
clarinetfear:



nature is beautiful

is that a croissant


is that a haffner garlic knot?

clarinetfear:

nature is beautiful

is that a croissant

is that a haffner garlic knot?

1 week ago on April 9th | J | 115,763 notes

npr:

Janel Kinlaw, a librarian at NPR, and Trevor Muñoz, an associate director at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities will be answering your questions about preserving old technology at 3 p.m. ET on Reddit.

Ask them anything. 

1 week ago on April 9th | J | 145 notes

I just thought to myself “okay, I’m going to go home and do nothing but think about homework. It will be nice and relaxing.”

This is going to be an interesting term.

1 week ago on April 7th | J | 1 note

washingtonpost:

silentgiantla:

Animated artwork by Rebecca Mock

Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.

Beautiful gif art. <3

1 week ago on April 7th | J | 105,697 notes