Saturday, September 29, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Away From Her will be the Wednesday Night Movie at the DPL on Wed., October 3 at 6pm in the Library Lecture Hall. Admission is free.
Feminists are outraged, others are amused, and some point out quite rightly, that the campaign is obviously a success because of all the attention garnered by the controversy.
Personally I found their other promos much more striking:
If you would like to see what else those clever Wyoming Librarians have been
up to, check out http://www.wyominglibraries.org/campaign.html
Monday, September 24, 2007
I think things have changed here for the better, what about you? Do you prefer your library to be a dynamic center of discussions and information exchanges or a temple of scholarly silence?
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Friends also fund the purchase of all of the library's museum passes, pay for printing costs for the Summer Reading Program booklets, and hire speakers and entertainers for library programs for children and adults. This year alone they've donated money for three new public PCs for the library's Internet users, 500 souvenir change purses for children getting their first library card, plus a new "MovieMate" projector/DVD combo to make it easier for us to show feature films at our weekly Saturday matinees in the Lecture Hall.
Even if you cannot volunteer time to Friends' projects, your membership can demonstrate your commitment to the library. Applications for Membership are available at the library's front desk and you can volunteer to help with program planning, publicity, booksales, or baking. Alternately, you can simply check off that you're glad to support the Friends but wish to be an inactive member.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Nevermind the "Great Pumpkin", we know you're waiting for the library's great book sale! So here's advance notice: the Library's annual Fall Book Sale begins on Saturday, October 27th at 9AM in the Library’s Lecture Hall for cardholders only. The sale is then open to the public beginning Sunday October 28 (1-5pm) and continues through November 11.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Days like this make me think of a powerful Ray Bradbury story entitled All Summer in a Day. The story takes place on rainy soaked Venus; the sun comes out once every seven years for an hour.
"Do the scientists really know? Will it happen today, will it ?"
"Look, look; see for yourself !"
The children pressed to each other like so many roses, so many weeds, intermixed, peering out for a look at the hidden sun.
It had been raining for seven years; thousands upon thousands of days compounded and filled from one end to the other with rain, with the drum and gush of water, with the sweet crystal fall of showers and the concussion of storms so heavy they were tidal waves come over the islands. A thousand forests had been crushed under the rain and grown up a thousand times to be crushed again. And this was the way life was forever on the planet Venus, and this was the schoolroom of the children of the rocket men and women who had come to a raining world to set up civilization and live out their lives.
"It’s stopping, it’s stopping !"
"Yes, yes !"
Margot stood apart from them, from these children who could ever remember a time when there wasn’t rain and rain and rain. They were all nine years old, and if there had been a day, seven years ago, when the sun came out for an hour and showed its face to the stunned world, they could not recall.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Don Rickles and I are best friends. I know that might seem strange to those who know Don only by reputation, but somebody has to be his friend. Just to make sure I don’t forget, Don gave me a doormat that sits just outside the front door of my house. It reads: “The Newharts: The Rickleses’ Best Friends.”
From I Shouldn’t Even be Doing This