What made all these stand-alone libraries in Northeast Ohio decide to use neon pink yard signs to promote their library levy campaigns?
For over twenty years, Mary Schmich’s perceptive columns have been a staple of the Chicago Tribune. In 2012, she was awarded the Pulitzer for Commentary, yet she had achieved a broader audience even earlier. In 1997, her column “Wear Suncreen” (originally misattributed as a Kurt Vonnegaut commencement address) rose to prominence and was even eventually […]
At this time, the options available are plentiful and range from free online courses to expensive classroom experiences. Any and all topics can be found with standalone courses, certificates, and degree programs in excess. But, the range of quality is just as vast and it seems the old adage, ‘you get what you pay for,’ is no longer true.
Recently I have been made aware of another partnering; this one between the SoFAB Culinary Library and the New Orleans Public Library. SoFAB is housing and running the Culinary Library and the New Orleans Public Library is generously offering financial support for this new venture.
Some of the joys of going to a locally-owned coffeehouse are slowly enjoying a strong cup of coffee, a warm muffin, and a friendly game of chess with a friend. Sometimes people go there to read a book or catch up on the news via newpaper or wi-fi connection. Those statements should describe a library, too.