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Are we living a life that is safe from harm?

Of course not. We never are. But that’s not the right question. The question is are we living a life that is worth the harm?

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— Cecil Gershwin Palmer (episode 46 - Parade Day)  (via harlequinngirlraven)

libraryadvocates:

mylifeinthelibrary:

hatpire:

mylifeinthelibrary:

hatpire:

tamorapierce:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

Amazon is searching for all kinds of ways to get little chunks of change out of readers, isn’t it?

I actually rather like this plan. The idea of being able to put a new book on my Kindle from anywhere in the world at any time of day (or night) is awesome.
I love paper books and libraries, but I read much more on my Kindle.

Becky, I feel like I should point out that your library allows you to download ebooks to your kindle from anywhere in the world at anytime as well…for free. And your library in particular has two ebook services.
My main complaint with the new Kindle plan is they’re selling it like it includes all ebooks, but it actually only applies to a very small percentage of their offerings. It’s a restricted catalog.

Whaaaaaaaaat.
I am clearly outdated in terms of my library knowledge. I need to get on top of this shit, stat.

Just go to the library’s website, open the side menu* and click on elibrary. It has links to both services there and I think there are instructions you can download as well. If not, I can walk you through it or you can stop in at the library and anyone in adult services will be happy to help.

What services does your library offer that you might not know about? Visit their website or local branch today and find out! There are only happy surprises in store for you when you do.

libraryadvocates:

mylifeinthelibrary:

hatpire:

mylifeinthelibrary:

hatpire:

tamorapierce:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

Amazon is searching for all kinds of ways to get little chunks of change out of readers, isn’t it?

I actually rather like this plan. The idea of being able to put a new book on my Kindle from anywhere in the world at any time of day (or night) is awesome.

I love paper books and libraries, but I read much more on my Kindle.

Becky, I feel like I should point out that your library allows you to download ebooks to your kindle from anywhere in the world at anytime as well…for free. And your library in particular has two ebook services.

My main complaint with the new Kindle plan is they’re selling it like it includes all ebooks, but it actually only applies to a very small percentage of their offerings. It’s a restricted catalog.

Whaaaaaaaaat.

I am clearly outdated in terms of my library knowledge. I need to get on top of this shit, stat.

Just go to the library’s website, open the side menu* and click on elibrary. It has links to both services there and I think there are instructions you can download as well. If not, I can walk you through it or you can stop in at the library and anyone in adult services will be happy to help.

What services does your library offer that you might not know about? Visit their website or local branch today and find out! There are only happy surprises in store for you when you do.

Tags: libraries

"Commander Vimes didn’t like the phrase ‘The innocent have nothing to fear’, believing the innocent had everything to fear, mostly from the guilty but in the longer term even more from those who say things like ‘The innocent have nothing to fear’."

— Terry Pratchett (via beornwulf)

(Source: theredkite, via ooksaidthelibrarian)

libraryadvocates:

theoria850:

Thinking of using the Night Vale Summer Reading Program theme for our library this year. Our town is small, don’t think anyone else listens. Could be interesting?

Only one way to find out.

libraryadvocates:

theoria850:

Thinking of using the Night Vale Summer Reading Program theme for our library this year. Our town is small, don’t think anyone else listens. Could be interesting?

Only one way to find out.

kurokitsunei:

Welcome to Night Vale.

Catching up on Welcome to Nightvale and remembering how much I love it.

(via -welcometonightvale)

(Source: butthorn, via sosleepypanda)

human events entail too many variables, too many uncertainties to make scientific statements about our future. but we can still dream. the next golden age of human achievement begins here and now.

new year’s day of the next cosmic year: in the first tenth of a second, we take the vision of the pale blue dot to heart and learn how to share this tiny world with each other. the last internal combustion engine is placed in a museum as the effects of climate change reverse and diminish.

a fifth of a second into this future, people will stop dying from the effects of poverty; the planet is now a completely self-sustaining, intercommunicating organism.

a half second from now, the polar ice caps are restored to the way they were in the nineteenth century. and the forecast is mild and pleasant for the next cosmic minute and a half — forty thousand years.

by the time we are ready to settle even the nearest other planetary systems, we will have changed. the simple passage of so many generations will have changed us. necessity will have changed us. we are an adaptable species.

it will not be we who reach alpha centauri and the other nearby star systems on our interstellar arks — it will be a species very like us, but with more of our strengths and fewer of our weaknesses. more confident, farseeing, capable, and wise. for all our failings, despite our flaws and limitations, we humans are capable of greatness.

what new wonders undreamt of in our time will we have accomplished in another generation? and another? how far will our nomadic species have wandered by the end of the next century? and the next millennium?

(Source: fartpanels)

liblife:

Date: March 16, 2014

Activity: Wearing one of my favorite library t-shirts in honor of National Library Week.

Fun fact: There is no such thing as liberry pie.

whispers-between-worlds:

#repairs to the bifrost are taking longer than we expected