Don’t mind me…just having some Tom Hiddleston feels now…
I was inspired to create this gif after reading "Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming" by Neil Gaiman, and seeing images of an abandoned Detroit library.
When I was a kid, I rode my bike every Saturday to the local library, which was less than a mile from my home. Where I live now, a child would have to ride her bike 10 miles to the nearest library. Even by car, it takes a dedicated parent and engaged child to make the trip. All the more reason adults, whether they have children or not, need to show enthusiasm and support for public libraries.
The last bookstore in la
Women’s History Wednesday!
What is the sound of twelve tambourines shaking? We’re not sure, but we suspect the citizens of Roland, Iowa, home of this girls’ dance class circa 1910, had more than enough opportunity to find out.
View these images along with several hundred other picture postcards depicting rural women’s lives in the early 20th century: Noble photographs digital collection.
How to fight
During the Middle Ages all serious fighting was done by knights. Near the end of the period, however, fighting as a sport became popular as well. Ultimately, manuals were made that showed lay individuals how to handle sword, club and shield. The books contained numerous images outlining how to position your feet, how to swing your weapon, and how to stare your opponent in the face. The images above are taken from Hans Talhoffer’s Fechtbuch (Fighting Manual), which was made c. 1467. While the pages of his manual show the theory of fighting, the practice will have looked something like this animation.
Erik Kwakkel made a gif?!?
This one’s for the Tumblarians: Card Catalog, a new notecard set featuring 30 beloved classics, reproduced from the original Library of Congress card catalog.
I just want to stack rows and rows of the keepsake boxes on my shelf.
OK, look, I really don’t like too much twee library stuff but oh, I like this.
Oh heavens. This is ridiculously amazing.
If you’re like me, there were bound to be some gaps or blind spots in your library school education. So I decided to start putting together a list of Open Access resources that are available and would be useful for other information professionals, but since lots of heads are…
It’s a secret to everybody…
This is one example of a fore-edge painting from a four volume set of scientific books which are divided by season. Each has a landscape painting of the season hidden until you begin to read it and bend the pages to turn them.
One of my favorites. The painting for summer is just as vibrant and gorgeous.
This is such PERFECT use of a gif!