October is a fine and dangerous season in America. It is dry and cool and the land is wild with red and gold and crimson, and all the lassitudes of August have seeped out of your blood, and you are full of ambition. It is a wonderful time to begin anything at all. You go to college and every course in the catalogue looks wonderful. The names of the subjects seem to lay open the way to a new world. Your arms are full of new, clean notebooks, waiting to be filled. You pass through the doors of the library and the smell of thousands of well-kept books makes your head swim with a clean and subtle pleasure. You have a new hat, a new sweater, perhaps, or a whole new suit. Even the nickels and the quarters in your pocket feel new, and the buildings shine in the glorious sun.
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Saint Jerome - The patron saint of libraries and librarians. This image is from the 1497 @GleesonLibrary copy of “Liber epistolarum Sancti Hieronymi” with the first known woodcut by Albrecht Dürer. St. Jerome is often depicted with a lion, in reference to a story telling how Jerome tamed a lion by healing its paw. #NYPLsafari #LibraryLove #SpecialCollections #Incunabula #StJerome #AlbrechtDurer (at USF - Rare Book Room)
The @gleesonlibrary Rare Book Room has officially reopened!
#Repost from @usfca —- Full tour through the newly renovated rare book room @gleesonlibrary: @usfca info link (at USF - Rare Book Room)
Ink-wash Alien 
I’m not able to figure out where, exactly, this sumi-e ink-wash-style painting of the Alien originates, but it’s something else. The garbled machine translation of this Chinese article seems like a promising lead, but I can’t make heads nor tails of it.