Ye Olde Archive Archived Posts: 2004-2009


Philadelphia is Closing All Of Its Libraries | LISNews">A sad and shocking statement about the closing of all branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia from President and Director Siobhan Reardon.

We deeply regret to inform you that without the necessary budgetary legislation by the State Legislature in Harrisburg, the City of Philadelphia will not have the funds to operate our neighborhood branch libraries, regional libraries, or the Parkway Central Library after October 2, 2009.

Even as we remain hopeful that the State Legislature will act and pass the enabling funding legislation, we wanted to notify all of our customers of this very possible outcome. If you have any questions about impacts to Free Library services, call 215-686-5322, or visit the Free Library of Philadelphia website.

via LISNews:

Holy crap, I hope the people of Philadelphia get their asses in gear to save their libraries ... Good luck, guys!

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Why am I in a coffee shop and not a library? | Librarians Matter

An excellent list of reasons your users might choose to hang out in a coffee shop instead of a library, and something we should all think about when designing our user experience.

The electricity just went off at my house, and won’t be on for about two hours. I had been procrastinating for days on some writing with a tight deadline and I had *finally* written one sentence when I lost power.

I am now working at my favourite coffee shop, and it occurred to me that my local public library is closer to where I parked my car. So why am I here, not in there?

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Fleabelungenlied: Song of the Fleabag

3 stages in the life of a puppy (who is still under 4 months old, but growing fast!)

Working on learning how to use Camtasia better.

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Introducing AnythinkTM, a New Style of Library

Check out the press release:

"A small district in Adams County, Colo., is changing the face of public libraries. Introducing AnythinkTM, a new style of library that celebrates imagination, play and interactivity. Studies have shown that people who have had transformative experiences at their local library are more willing to support them at the polls. The Anythink model was designed to help libraries remain relevant by offering more than just books to their customers. They offer innovative programming, technology, and the highest level of customer service so that everyone who walks into an Anythink feels welcome."

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Open Call for Dancers – Olympia Area

OPEN CALL FOR DANCERS: If you can dance, like dancing, or are dreaming of dancing we want you. We need your help.

We are looking for dancers of all kinds to participate in a stealthy, sneaky, and fun event that'll make a very important point about community and the arts. And make a difference.

On September 9th @ 6pm at the Olympia Center we'll have your mission (should you choose to accept it) AND we'll serve food.
Please join us and wear comfortable clothes and bring your dancing shoes. a Click on the following link to sign up, or email with questions that may or may not have answers.

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