Thousands of amazing Hi-Res pics free to use
A growing number of academic institutions are making their image databases available for general use under Creative Common licenses. The Wellcome Library is the latest addition to this lot. And what an addition it is! The London-based Wellcome Institute specializes in the history of public health and its library hosts a fantastic collection of books and other historic materials, spanning over a thousand years. Be like this flea and start jumping through their books by clicking here.
Baseball in Nicaragua with frozen sugary goodness. Red Sox represent!
I’m all for busting stereotypes, but does anyone really believe in the stodgy old spinster librarian trope anymore? The young, tattooed, vintage-glasses wearing, pink-hair-having, runs-a-book-club-at-a-dive-bar “hip” librarian has become a trope itself and I just want to tell everyone to stop…
Last April, my resolve was shaken to its core.
Exhilarated, exhausted, emotionally spent, I made my turn home for the final .2 miles down Boylston. I was so happy to wave at my family, with tears starting to well up in my eyes, barely seeing them in the haze of just wanting to finish my…
Love At The Library!
On Friday, February 7th, friends of the CPL Bradley Bischoff and Mirella Olivera got married at the Winter Garden Atrium atop the Harold Washington Library.
On behalf of everyone at the Chicago Public Library, we would like to congratulate Brad and Mirella. Thank you so much for having your ceremony at the CPL.
Cheers to a wonderful ceremony, and eternal happiness!
Dear employers, I will have to take the day off today because:
☐ It’s December and the streets are papier-mached with wet bronze leaves and it’s so dark outside that the cars have their headlights on at 3pm
☐ I have recently been through a breakup, or I have been through a breakup at any time in my life really, and I woke up today with the absolute conviction that I will never be loved again
☐ A dog looked at me
☐ I got a text from someone for whom I feel a mix of concern and frustration and recognition and longing that is both more and less than romance
☐ Someone made a joke about dead pets meeting you in heaven
☐ Daylight savings time
☐ I passed a knot of flowers that were so bright they glowed through the dim grey water of the day and when was anything in my life last that luminous?
☐ Girls are too pretty
☐ For the first time I genuinely comprehend that there is not enough time to have all the lives I wanted
☐ I accidentally listened to Leonard Cohen