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dale-estey's picture
Jan.17.2013
What an interesting idea.  And just when you thought it was safe to read a book. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * BiblioTech Is Bexar County's Bookless Library   BiblioTech, opening this fall in San Antonio, will be the USA's first book-less library, according to reports. ABC News says...
joseph-means's picture
Jan.11.2013
The door to the instant travel machine closed, a red light flashed once and then the door opened again, instantly… As the door opened, a weird red light flooded the compartment from outside and a wispy red fog blew into the doorway and filled the little chamber. Everyone’s eyes were staring at the...
mark-j-janssen's picture
Nov.18.2012
  A man texting while driving his car is like a man putting on mascara while driving to play fullback at the Super Bowl.  Ridiculous. Not long ago telephones were either heavy black objects which sat on a desk or were attached to a wall.  It was actually possible to hear the people...
michael-seidel's picture
Nov.13.2012
First, don't you just love that title and the images conjured by "Book Mountain"?  A mountain of books!  Gizmag and BBC both had stories on The Book Mountain, a new Rotterdam public library in The Netherlands where 50,000 books are surrounded by a glass pyramid.  Looks fascinating,...
sherry-parnell's picture
Oct.10.2012
How I love books.  Let me count the ways.  And let Elizabeth Barrett Browning excuse my cheap poetic pilfering.  I love the smell of a book—the sharp scent of fresh ink pressed against crisp pages.  I love the feel of a book, its weight and clean, shiny cover.  I love to...
steven-belanger's picture
Aug.23.2012
photo: Picaresque but creepy photo of Madeline Yale Wynne's final little room (sorry), in the Berkshire Mountains, from Find A Grave's website.  (I couldn't find a Wikipedia page or anything else less creepy.)   The latest in the series from The Library of America, this for Week #42, "...
steven-belanger's picture
Aug.12.2012
Photos: Charles Chesnutt in 1898, and his library in his Cleveland home at 64 Brenton Street in, I'm guessing, the mid- to late-1800s.  Both are from his Wikipedia site, as is the rest of this paragraph, which creates pause:  "Chesnutt was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Andrew Chesnutt...
dale-estey's picture
Jul.27.2012
The internet can be a mean and vapid place, fuelled by mean and vapid people. But it also can offer vast arrays of wisdom wealth.  I touch these surfaces every day in my research and my interests. And straying to those funny videos. So much is there and now, there is the promise of more. There...
dale-estey's picture
Jul.17.2012
Although there are rumours (as yet, undisputed) that people who shop at WalMart are destined to go to hell, a WalMart Store actually made positive news recently. An abandoned WalMart in Texas - yes, Texas - has been turned into that country's largest single story library (as I said, it was Texas)....
dolores-cullen's picture
Jun.30.2012
The June 10th Chaucer presentation at the Claremont Library turned out just fine. The delay in this posting is due to the photos not coming through in a timely manner. [But it seems I haven't caught on to how to insert several photos. Maybe next time.] My helper/transporter arrived on time. He...