I love finding the book I’m looking for at the library; often today, it might be a graphic novel, or a big biography. But, Fulton County needs to refocus its budget to better support librarians. Atlanta Fulton Public Library is firing more librarians this month. Let Fulton County Commissioners know, people: librarians work for VOTERS.
It’s National Library Week!
Remember being this excited to check out a book? (Maybe you still are.)
From “The Day the Books Went Blank”, a 1961 educational film intended to show the importance of maintaining quality libraries, from The Library Extension Agencies of the six New England States.
The theme of this year’s National Library Week is “Lives Change.” How has a library, or librarian, changed your life?
~ The Pensacola Journal, February 9, 1907
via Library of Congress
"Are You Satisfied With Yourself?"
“Morbid merriment. Tender cruelties. Risible frailties. Sincere hypocrisies. Of such oxymorons is the art of famed cartoonist Gahan Wilson made. Ever since the ’50s, Wilson has proudly carried aloft the moldering, web-festooned banner first hoisted by Charles Addams.” – Paul De Filippo, The Washington Post
176-page full-color 12” x 6.25” hardcover • $29.99
Due to arrive in about 2-4 weeks. Click the thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews and pre-order your copy here:
I want to read this! Love that ol’ Gahan Wilson, master of the funnies.
It’s Charlie Louvin’s birthday (on the right). He would have been 86 today.
Our latest Backstage at Mountain Stage video with Loudon Wainwright is not to be missed. And also, not for the easily offended. Listen to the entire segment here.
That’s our Loudo! [Language. Not for the language sensitive…] Fine for the musically sensitive!
The folks at JYHS Library made our lives easy today, finding a purrrrrfect picture for our weekly Caturday contribution. Yes, you should use your school library … AND your local neighborhood branch (we’ve got 91 locations)! Here in NYC, we actually work with public schools to supplement materials, so … go libraries!
Curiosity and the cat @your school library
Speaking as a school library volunteer and frequent public library user… what they said.
Action Comics #311, April 1964, cover by Curt Swan and Sheldon Moldoff
Curt Swan was the artist who made me believe in Superman. This was only a little before my time, but now, I have to read this (Was it “Imaginary”?) story… Nice hat, too.
“Trade card, distributed at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915. Vacuum was created by the user pumping up and down manually.”
Unquestionably you would tire of pumping this vacuum!