Thursday, July 31, 2014

Here’s what a librarian looks like! 

Here’s what a water main break in a library looks like! 

A new proposed act in Congress would eliminate the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), which is a very, very bad thing. Tell your representative to say no.

 I think I’m going to join the Letter Writers Alliance. (Josie, if you’re reading this, do not click. I think I found your birthday present on this page.)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I forgot to post this article yesterday about “male escorts” (no, seriously, that’s what they did, escort single women around) in 1930s New York City.

Did you know about Burlington, the secret underground bunker city in England? If you like this sort of thing, be sure to check out Nettleden, which has a huge list of abandoned places for the exploring.

Over here in America, we have haunted national parks. Well, of course. Here are eight of them. I’ve been to one so far (Mammoth Cave), but did not meet any ghosts far as I know.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

If Folderol ever fades away, I will probably look into tinyletter. It could be interesting.

Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins is back! Singing old classics and maybe some new stuff, too! Yay!

The amazing Because We Can company just finished the Asbury Discovery Center at the Hattiesburg Zoo in Mississippi. I think steampunk works really well in architecture and interior design.

And speaking of steampunk, an exhibit at the Meadowlands Museum in New Jersey is going on all summer, with different events throughout the length of the exhibition.

Monday, July 28, 2014

When I was in Brooklyn last month, I got the chance to see The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago at its permanent installation, and it is incredible. The websites are detailed and informative, but nothing like seeing it in person. Highly recommended, especially if you get a chance to take the guided tour!

The daughter of John Cheever investigates the death of the father of ee cummings. 

You know what the problem is with Shakespeare? All that blood! That’s one critic’s view, at any rate. I tend to disagree.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Happy Friday! Today, my mom is flying to Europe. This has not been a great month for international flights, so let’s all think nice, safe thoughts, okay?

In Canada, there’s a little girl who isn’t aging, and scientists are studying why.

In Sweden, they’re holding an auction based on emotions.

From Cassandra: Time to clean up psychiatry! 

Have a spiffy weekend, everyone. See you next week.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Meet Cooper, a library therapy dog. I keep telling people we need library therapy dogs or cats here, but it never goes over well.

The Library of Congress has added a bunch of search options, and it’s also launched its own Pinterest account. Take that, luddites!

Fact checkers of the world, unite!

Against the Grain works to keep librarians in harmony with publishers and vendors, and they now have a news section.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Unexpected day off today -- back tomorrow with more links!