Friday, September 19, 2008

l is for library

The closest you will ever come in this life to an orderly universe is a good library.
Ashleigh Brilliant (b. 1933) author and cartoonist

photo: reading room of new york public library

9 comments:

Merle Sneed said...

It's interesting that a least two people in the photo are using the libraries wi-fi to read online.

R.L. Bourges said...

brilliant! but blogger keeps crashing on me so dashing in and out real quick

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Saretta said...

I used to work in a library in high school, but my noisy friends always got me in trouble!

Do you travel for work? You seem to be everywhere!!

R.L. Bourges said...

ok, so where was the cookie on Brilliant's website? My Yahoo news link now features a Beta version of the Santa Barbara media and when I click the internal links on it, I see last address as the one Brilliant's website. Hm...?

edward said...

this is a seriously nice picture.

i saw my local library in a movie on cable recently. it is a happy place.

lettuce said...

its funny how libraries evolve... - all the laptops - but still (so far) the same atmosphere and silence

mouse (aka kimy) said...

merle - I have another pic from a different angle and it looks like everyone is using a laptop! I liked this one as one can still see some paper. I admit I'm still quite fond of paper and books.

rlb - oh my still blogger probs for you! it's not your internet connection is it? anyone else having blogger probs?

saretta - I have a special fondness for libraries. in h.s. I did an internship during my senior year at the library of congress and then one (and the last and longest)of my work study jobs in the college was at the university's library. I've often joked that I probably should have gone to library science school! but perhaps I was a librarian in a previous life? tee hee.

I wish I traveled for work. I do love to travel - and have had work that has entailed some travel but not tons, but recently all my travel has been for pleasure - although I'm always open to someone hiring me to do something that would have me whisking off somewhere (as long as they pay!) oh, some photos I post are years old (I don't always date them on the note).... ah the age of digital- it's easy to use images from the 'archives' (my librarian-ness coming through)

rlb - I don't grok. pardon.

eddy -what's the movie? I want to check it out!!!

lettuce - I (heart) libraries!!

Megan said...

I love the 'liberry' (as my nephew calls it). Funny how little kids always seem to say it that way!

One of my projects for this weekend is to locate the closest library to my new apt. After registering to vote, getting a library card is usually the next thing I do when I move.

Great picture, comme d'habitude!

tut-tut said...

I love the library. I used to work in one. Lots of undercurrents in libraries, lots of assignations, even.

Plus my librarian was a bit of a Luddite, so we resisted the computer (the trustees made him have one, but he kept it down cellar in its box) in favor of the card catalog.

We even had a rotary phone. Why did I leave?!