30 September 2009

What's on My Desk October 2009

That's Not My Kitten! by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells. Ages 0-3. DONE
That's Not My Teddy! by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells. Ages 0-3. DONE
Usborne books knows how to do things right. These are two touchy/feely cardboard books with simple text and pictures with texture.
Watt lists the ways that different animals have different traits (long ears/short ears; soft tail/curly tail) to find the right animal.

29 September 2009

Life Magazine part II

You can search the Life pictures on Google image search.
Google books has scans of the entire Life magazine, including advertisements, pictures, etc.
Go to the timeline pictures and choose a date and issue to view.
Click on the link above.
Oddly enough, life.com doesn't seem to have links to the google full scans, but if you go through Google books you can view Life magazine 1936-1972.

Life magazine's incredible collection is now online

Thank you Google!

sample picture:

War And Conflict-WWI
Class in pole climbing in course for telephone electricians during vocational training for S.A.T.C., as instructors & other non-participants stand for group pic behind them, at University of Michigan, during WWI.
Location:Ann Arbor, MI, US
Date taken:1918
Size:1280 x 993 pixels (17.8 x 13.8 inches)

Search tip

Add "source:life" to any Google image search and search only the LIFE photo archive. For example: computer source:life


23 September 2009

Emergency averted

I see that some funding has been restored for the Free Public Library of Philadelphia.
Link here.http://www.library.phila.gov/

"Every great city needs a great library".

What is this world coming to?

16 September 2009

This is an emergency! Free Library of Philly to close!


Library Pep Rally

Supporters of the Dayton Metro Library are holding a pep rally this Friday to raise funds and awareness for the levy on the ballot this November.
Come on out!
If you are not in Montgomery County, please support your local library in this time of financial trouble.
(No books are scheduled to be incinerated at this event).

03 September 2009

Big Read

And the winner of vote for the Big Read 2010 is:
Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell, a Cleveland author

01 September 2009

Disney buys Marvel

Disney buys Marvel

Spider-man versus Ariel?
Incredible Hulk versus Donald Duck?
Wolverine versus Cruella DeVille?
Thing versus Doc Hudson?
Winnie-the-Pooh meets Thor?

I don't want to think about it.