You can still apply to be the New York City Ballet’s archivist. Unfortunately I still have a year left in my degree, but if I could, I would run away to NYC and spend all my time cataloguing toe-shoes and tutu’s.
Bunting made from Golden Spine children’s books and ric-rac? Oh my. I had a t-shirt for The Poky Little Puppy that I wore well into my teens. I also loved Panda Bear’s Paintbox – the ring of colours around the tub after his bath. I finally let the shirt go, but I remain permanently poky.
Do you know about Cycling For Libraries? It’s an international un-conference happening next summer over a 10 day journey from Copenhagen to Berlin – by bike!
Travel, bikes, and libraries all in one big adventure? Yes Please.
Although, the first day I decided that I really did want to do this, the basket completely fell off my bike in the middle of an intersection, and I thought – maybe not. But, to use a sophisticated term, it’s been on the noodle. Some part of me is just not willing to let this idea go. I can think all of all kinds of reasons why this is not a feasible plan (or sensible – 650 kilometres!), but none of them come close to putting me off. I can be doggedly persistent when I want something. So, here I go: Berlin or bust!
Image from Cycling for Libraries, and you can also find their Facebook page here.
When I was a kid I would read for the entire summer vacation – a book a day, nearly every day.
Now that I’m all grown up and have demands on my time, I have to fit my summer reading in where I can.
So far I have finished:
Garlic and Sapphires and Tender at the Bone, Ruth Reichel
Drink the Sky, Lesley Kruger, and
Come Thou Tortoise, by Jessica Grant. I loved this book so much that I want to read it again; however, I have already either lent it out or promised it to a long line of people. I’m on the waiting list at my own personal library.
I do love Ruth Reichel.
And I am so curious to learn about Mata Hari:
Such a great idea.
Just outside of Edinburgh, they have a program where your family doctor can perscribe a book to anyone on any topic (i.e. depression, cancer, grief, pregnancy, whatever) at any time. The patient brings this sheet to the librarian and gets the book, no questions asked. In today’s overly-medicated world, I really appreciate the idea that there are doctors out there willing to take the time to see the need someone might have and for the library to be able to meet that need.