Ahhhgh I can’t resist a bear pun.
There are few things more beautiful than the opening or reopening of a library.
Happy birthday, Thomas Edison, born on this date in 1847!
Who can guess which Queens Library is home to a signed copy of the book explaining one of Edison’s most famous inventions, the electric light bulb? The book, “Incandescent Electric Lighting: A Practical Description of the Edison System,” was written by noted the inventor and Edison’s draftsman, Lewis Latimer, whose diary, patents, and sketches of inventions are also available to be viewed at a certain Queens Library…
Find out the answer.
I’m not overly emotional about the loss of books (even in the times of budget cuts, books are just small things that can be replaced), but damage to actual library buildings is really upsetting. When people lose their houses, electricity, cellphone and internet service, heat and other things that are necessary for their basic comfort, livelihood and communication, the library can serve as a lifeline. When that lifeline is gone, it can be hard to know where to turn.
The best part of your week: looking forward to picking up a book from the library!
Yes yes yes:
The Queens Library tumblr: one of the best library tumblrs out there.
City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Queens Library president and CEO Tom Galante, and the Long Island City and Astoria communities gathered at the Queens Library at Long Island City at the Broke Down Carnival, a community event held to help save Queens Library, can’t “bear” cuts to library funding. Can you?
Urban Librarians United members and Queens Library staff showing off their librarian skills at Library Advocacy Day in Albany, New York.
A super librarian and a clown-brarian? Not sure if I deciphered these costumes correctly, but you have to admire their pluck.