Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
"I felt a secret justification swell in me, a pride such as I've seldom known since, because all my life, it seemed, I had been wondering rebelliously about potatoes."
Unless I change my mind in the next 24 hours, tomorrow I will be reading M. F. K. Fisher's "The First Oyster" for Fiction Allsorts.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Librarian Julie Winkelstein talks about the difficulty of recommending books to library users -- and reading the books they recommend to us!
The Distant Librarian points us to a fine article by The Ubiquitous Librarian Brian S. Matthews called "Librarian as Entrepreneur: a Blueprint for Transforming Our Future."
(photo of librarian Michael Stephens from the flickr page of Michael Stephens)
Susan Gable has something to say to Politicians of All Parties: Fiction is Not Real and the characters do not necessarily reflect the values and opinions of the writer.
(photo credit to pmeidinger)
According to the Hennen's American Public Library Ratings (2006 edition), the Lake Oswego Public Library again ranks number one among libraries our size in Oregon, eighth in the nation.
Thank you, taxpayers, staff, and everyone else who makes our good customer service happen!
(the pic? It's by librarian and artist Todd Feinman and it's based on a historic photo taken on Lake Oswego)