Category Archives: libraries

IONTW – February 26, 2017

Skateboarding for a better world. I love the pictures of the girls with headscarves and boards. More card catalog awesomeness – officially neat handwriting! Be writer in residence! At a shopping mall. I don’t have to worry about PTA bake sales, … Continue reading


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IONTW – January 29, 2017

A wonderful story about the power of letters – as communication, for telling your story and making a connection – just a small part of the last administration, but the details say a great deal, and all add up to … Continue reading

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Euroadventure 2016! Day 11

< previous I got up a little earlier and headed out for another morning runnish sort of thing. There were many more people out, perhaps because it was sunny, although many seemed to be part of a big training group … Continue reading

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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: In Defense of Culture

I was at the at the Library to check out the Dada exhibits, and it turned out there was also a display of prints in response to the 2007 bombing of Al-Mutanabbi Street, the book sellers district in Baghdad. There were … Continue reading

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The Most Dada Thing: Neo-Dada in San Francisco & Dadamatic Mail Art from Irene Dogmatic’s collection

I’m not sure I understand or know enough about Dada to fully explain it to someone else, but I feel like I have a general sense of it to usually be able to recognize whether something is Dada or Dada-influenced. … Continue reading

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British Library Centre for Conservation

Amidst the wandering around in an overwhelmed daze – in a good way – at the British Library, there was a dot on the floor with British Library Centre for Conservation and an arrow pointing thataway. I followed it out … Continue reading

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The British Library

Libraries are one of my Things, and so, although I hadn’t really made a point of looking for one, when I came across The British Library in one of the guidebooks it immediately went on the list. They had a … Continue reading

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Euroadventure 2016! Day 7

< previous The host parents were otherwise occupied so we were to have a self-guided day today. The night before my sister and I had talked about going in to Reykjavík again. I said I wanted to go to art … Continue reading

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IONTW – October 9, 2016

Simon Barcham Green gave A Personal View of Paper History at the Book Club of California. From the event description: Simon Barcham Green belongs to the sixth generation of the family that ran Hayle Mill, Maidstone from 1812 to 1987. … Continue reading

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That would be Library! In Icelandic, if you couldn’t guess that part of it. Another one of the Things I like to check out when I travel. Not that I make a Huge Point of it, but I definitely keep … Continue reading

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