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Stuffed Animal Husbandry: Caring for Winnie-the-Pooh and Friends

nypl:

If you were ever curious how a nearly-100-year-old stuffed bear keeps his looks, it’s due to his NYPL friends behind the scenes.  

vintageanchorbooks:

“There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth.”  ― Doris Lessing

vintageanchorbooks:

“There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth.”
Doris Lessing

picadorbookroom:

Pretty much.

picadorbookroom:

Pretty much.

Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.
libraryjournal:

Your Sunday morning inspiration!

libraryjournal:

Your Sunday morning inspiration!

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
vintageanchorbooks:

On this day in 1767, Andrew Jackson was born in the Garden of the Waxhaws, South Carolina. "But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing."— Jackson’s Farewell Address, (4 March 1837), recalling what, by then, had reached the status of a proverb.In this, the first major single-volume biography of Andrew Jackson in decades, H.W. Brands reshapes our understanding of this fascinating man, and of the Age of Democracy that he ushered in. An orphan at a young age and without formal education or the family lineage of the Founding Fathers, Jackson showed that the Presidency was not the exclusive province of the wealthy and the well-born but could truly be held by a man of the people. On a majestic, sweeping scale Brands re-creates Jackson’s rise from his hardscrabble roots to his days as frontier lawyer, then on to his heroic victory in the Battle of New Orleans, and finally to the White House. Capturing Jackson’s outsized life and deep impact on American history, Brands also explores his controversial actions, from his unapologetic expansionism to the disgraceful Trail of Tears. This is a thrilling portrait, in full, of the president who defined American democracy. Read an excerpt here: http://bit.ly/OqCIld

vintageanchorbooks:

On this day in 1767, Andrew Jackson was born in the Garden of the Waxhaws, South Carolina.

"But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing."
— Jackson’s Farewell Address, (4 March 1837), recalling what, by then, had reached the status of a proverb.

In this, the first major single-volume biography of Andrew Jackson in decades, H.W. Brands reshapes our understanding of this fascinating man, and of the Age of Democracy that he ushered in. An orphan at a young age and without formal education or the family lineage of the Founding Fathers, Jackson showed that the Presidency was not the exclusive province of the wealthy and the well-born but could truly be held by a man of the people. On a majestic, sweeping scale Brands re-creates Jackson’s rise from his hardscrabble roots to his days as frontier lawyer, then on to his heroic victory in the Battle of New Orleans, and finally to the White House. Capturing Jackson’s outsized life and deep impact on American history, Brands also explores his controversial actions, from his unapologetic expansionism to the disgraceful Trail of Tears. This is a thrilling portrait, in full, of the president who defined American democracy. Read an excerpt here: http://bit.ly/OqCIld

thepinakes:

whitenightsandbluemoons:

The library of the palace of Mafra, where bats are used at night to control insects.

A library-palace filled with bats? The real world is stranger than fiction.

thepinakes:

whitenightsandbluemoons:

The library of the palace of Mafra, where bats are used at night to control insects.

A library-palace filled with bats? The real world is stranger than fiction.

When a library is open, no matter its size or shape, democracy is open, too.
We are an NPR librarian and a digital preservationist who love saving old tech – ask us anything! : IAmA

npr:

Janel Kinlaw, a librarian at NPR, and Trevor Muñoz, an associate director at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities will be answering your questions about preserving old technology at 3 p.m. ET on Reddit.

Ask them anything. 

libraryjournal:

Professional Library Literature

Library Literature Worth Reading

I don’t know how we missed reviewing some of these!

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vintageanchorbooks:

“People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned.” 
— James Baldwin

vintageanchorbooks:

“People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned.”

— James Baldwin