Wandering around behind the scenes at MPOW with @coco_hayes and @msh #spiralstaircase (at Saint Ignatius Church)
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. —
Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain
Is is a wonderful time to begin anything at all.
Shawn P. Calhoun turned 4 today! So much better than my real age…
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)
Modern Jazz Quartet. #nowspinning #vinyl (at Cross At Mount Davidson)
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.
Dewey Decimal and the Librarians
DeweyFront by Super Furry Librarian on Flickr.
An Interview with Scott Bonner, Ferguson Librarian -
I am not a smart enough person, or eloquent enough, to talk about the situation in Ferguson, Missouri.I’m not even going to try. I will say that, as I’ve watched events unfold, I’ve been struck at how the community, and in some ways, the country, has come together to support the citizens of Ferguson.
(Source: librarianlauren, via thepinakes)