This is the beginning of one of my favorite books, The Phantom Tollbooth. You may have seen the map in our exhibit in the Carnegie Room here at Central Library. Haven’t seen the Fantasy Maps exhibit yet? Come to the Library!! … Continue reading
Some first lines from hot-off-the-presses fiction (to whet your summer reading appetite): “Some people hate cats.” How to Set a Fire and Why (Pantheon, July 2016) by Jesse Ball. Fourteenth book, seventh novel. “In exercises 1 through 24, mark the option … Continue reading
Mark your calendars and get yourself ready: Comic Con returns to Central Library on Saturday, July 30th! This day-long event runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and will feature crafts, cosplay, vendors, speakers, food trucks, and more! You’ll find … Continue reading
There’s still plenty of summer left (I mean, we’ve got all of August to look forward to)! To me, summer reading means an extension of the general laid-back feeling that accompanies warmer weather. Books that you can take on vacation … Continue reading
See some stunning photographs of America’s myriad libraries (my personal favorites being the miniatures in Tulare County, California, and Post, Texas) courtesy of Library Journal: http://tumblr.libraryjournal.com/post/146410876613/photographing-the-quiet-majesty-of-americas You can reserve a copy of Dawson’s book, The Public Library: A Photographic Essay, right here.
Some images from our fellow Midwesterner’s special collections, just in time for the RNC!: http://uispeccoll.tumblr.com/post/146680257468/the-cutting-edge-of-library-technology Surely SLPL took advantage of similar technologies! You are welcome to visit our surviving card catalog up on the third floor in the St. Louis Room, … Continue reading
If you’ve seen our Fantasy Maps exhibit up in the Carnegie Room here at Central Library, you’ll note we used one of the maps from the Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld. This steampunk/biopunk series begins with Leviathan and is set … Continue reading
And by “recs” I mean both “recommendations” and “recreations.” Strand Books presents: http://strandbooks.tumblr.com/post/146606352333/the-ultimate-summer-reading-flowchart Track down your pick(s) in the catalog! And remember, we’re nearing the end of Pageturners’ third and final month — you’ve got until July 30th to log those summertime reads and claim … Continue reading