Category Archives: library

off to see the wizard.

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(picture me as the one in the dress without braids, sparkly shoes, or little dog)

when going to the library

to pick up books i had ordered

i walked into the lobby

to grab them off the shelf

 the rest of the library was still closed

it was dead silent

no other people were around

but i swear that i heard someone talking to me

i looked in all directions and didn’t see anyone

i heard someone speak once again

 looked up to see a giant head on a screen

 asking if i was there for a book

my eyes got huge (and i possibly jumped a bit)

so unexpected – talking to a head on a screen

i then knew how dorothy must have felt in the wizard of oz

when she saw the wizard’s head projected on the big curtain

i thanked the giant head, grabbed my books, and walked down the street

thinking about how much i love being surprised by life.

happy 81st anniversary to the wizard of oz

(i now have a new appreciation for it)

“be unprepared, that’s my motto. let life surprise you.”

-marty rubin

image credit: metro goldwyn mayer

book therapy.

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a wonderful note during these challenging times, from our local library:

ann arbor district library

Today, you checked out 30,622 items from the AADL.
Last Friday, that number was 5,067.

NOW PLEASE, DON’T BRING ANY OF IT BACK!
NONE OF IT!
NO JOKE!

Seriously, please keep everything until we ask for it back.

We promise, we’ll let you know when.

More information on our system-wide closure: https://aadl.org/covidclosure

 

“the only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”

― albert einstein

credits: robert mccloskly, illustrator (blueberries for sal, make way for ducklings),aadl.org

get ahead.

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“libraries literally aren’t just places to obtain books for free.

they’re one of the few public spaces left in our society

where you’re allowed to exist without spending any money.”

-a. killian

 

 

 

 

image credit: ala (american library archives poster, circa 1921)