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chroniclebooks:

Putting the finishing touches on the #libraryloveletter cookies we baked for @sfpubliclibrary librarians today. Happy National Library Week! (at Chronicle Books)

chroniclebooks:

Putting the finishing touches on the #libraryloveletter cookies we baked for @sfpubliclibrary librarians today. Happy National Library Week! (at Chronicle Books)

No matter what, nobody can take away the dances you’ve already had.

Gabriel García Márquez (via policymic)

So true.

Appy Hour: Songza
Price: Free
Their pitch is “Songza plays you the right music at the right time” and this is so true. When you open the app, it will tell you what day it is. “It’s Saturday morning! Play songs for cooking breakfast? Waking up happy? Drinking coffee?” or “It’s Friday night! Play music for stargazing? Camping? Roller skating?” So much fun and a great way to discover new music, especially when you don’t feel like curating a playlist.
More information can be found here. 
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Appy Hour: Songza

Price: Free

Their pitch is “Songza plays you the right music at the right time” and this is so true. When you open the app, it will tell you what day it is. “It’s Saturday morning! Play songs for cooking breakfast? Waking up happy? Drinking coffee?” or “It’s Friday night! Play music for stargazing? Camping? Roller skating?” So much fun and a great way to discover new music, especially when you don’t feel like curating a playlist.

More information can be found here

Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Guerrilla Tech Hacks Questions

librarylinknj:

What are YOUR burning questions & quandaries regarding technology in libraries? *
We are looking both for situations & questions you’ve addressed successfully AND problems you’re facing currently.

Hey, smarties. You may well be familiar with the Guerrilla Storytime model of participatory training pioneered by Amy Koester & Cory Eckert at . We’re borrowing that model for Guerrilla Tech Hacks at our Tech Speed Dating event next week. If you have a burning question — small or big, practical or theoretical, funny or awful, or anywhere in between — would you share it with us? We’ll be capturing the discussion & posting it online after the workshop for everyone to benefit from. Thank you!

(Pssst signal boost requested!)

openbooksorg:

For disliking poetry as much as he does, this 5th grader is pretty good at writing it!
I hate poetry!
Poetry looks like a demon rising.
I don’t want to do this.
Poetry sounds like nails on a chalkboard.
I still don’t want to do this.
Poetry smells like skunk spray times 20.
I still don’t want to do this.
Poetry tastes like rotten eggs with human brains.
I will never do this again.
Poetry feels like being frozen by a freeze ray.
Doesn’t everybody hate poetry?
Panajotis wrote this at an Adventures in Creative Writing field trip that focused on slam poetry.

openbooksorg:

For disliking poetry as much as he does, this 5th grader is pretty good at writing it!

I hate poetry!

Poetry looks like a demon rising.

I don’t want to do this.

Poetry sounds like nails on a chalkboard.

I still don’t want to do this.

Poetry smells like skunk spray times 20.

I still don’t want to do this.

Poetry tastes like rotten eggs with human brains.

I will never do this again.

Poetry feels like being frozen by a freeze ray.

Doesn’t everybody hate poetry?

Panajotis wrote this at an Adventures in Creative Writing field trip that focused on slam poetry.

sarahbethlibrarian:

My hands are finally warm enough to make my hypercolor national library week giveaway pencil change color! (I’ve been trying for two days)

*adds “purchase hypercolor library pencils” to to-do list*

sarahbethlibrarian:

My hands are finally warm enough to make my hypercolor national library week giveaway pencil change color! (I’ve been trying for two days)

*adds “purchase hypercolor library pencils” to to-do list*

It’s still National Library Week. You should be especially nice to a librarian today, or tomorrow. Sometime this week, anyway. Probably the librarians would like tea. Or chocolates. Or a reliable source of funding.

Neil Gaiman (via ala-con)

chocolate is always good …

(via bkmuse7)

I’ll take tequila.

lauriehalseanderson:

All of us at dinner last night: me, Deb Caletti, Stephen Chbosky, Sonya Sones, Francesca Lia Block, Daniel Handler, Megan McCafferty #dinnerofthecentury

How much do I want to be at this table? VERY MUCH.

lauriehalseanderson:

All of us at dinner last night: me, Deb Caletti, Stephen Chbosky, Sonya Sones, Francesca Lia Block, Daniel Handler, Megan McCafferty #dinnerofthecentury

How much do I want to be at this table? VERY MUCH.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ
Pat T. is using 2 formats to the same end. “I recently read, as well as listened to the audio of Dept. of Speculation, by Jenny Offill. This novel is a stream of consciousness of a woman known only as the Wife who invites the reader into her thoughts on all the conditions of life: issues of love, trust, betrayal and the complexities of marriage; motherhood and the all-consuming demands of parenting a child; professional ambitions and the conflicts between personal and professional choices. I liked listening to this story, more so than reading, because the narrator captured the emotions of the wife’s angst and musings on the everyday issues of life.”
You Are What You Read is our “Staff Recommends” GONE WILD and features recommendations from Darien Library staff members. And you don’t have to live in Darien to receive an email with our top picks!

YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ

Pat T. is using 2 formats to the same end. “I recently read, as well as listened to the audio of Dept. of Speculation, by Jenny Offill. This novel is a stream of consciousness of a woman known only as the Wife who invites the reader into her thoughts on all the conditions of life: issues of love, trust, betrayal and the complexities of marriage; motherhood and the all-consuming demands of parenting a child; professional ambitions and the conflicts between personal and professional choices. I liked listening to this story, more so than reading, because the narrator captured the emotions of the wife’s angst and musings on the everyday issues of life.”

You Are What You Read is our “Staff Recommends” GONE WILD and features recommendations from Darien Library staff members. And you don’t have to live in Darien to receive an email with our top picks!