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Little Words, Ngrams, and Emoji

“It’s the little details that are vital,” according to legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, who added, “Little things make big things happen.” Take the words “a” and “an.” The Online Etymology Dictionary notes that sometimes words beginning with “n,” like “nickname” and “newt,” began with vowels. 653 more words

Libraries

Clinical Depression and Libraries: How the Library Saved Me from Myself

I was having a bad day. I was agitated, restless and felt like this ball of negative feelings waiting to explode in frustration and tears. I have been diagnosed with clinical depression early last year, have gone through therapy and medication. 808 more words

Books

The End of a Chapter

It was a move I’ve been contemplating for some time. Since the news became official last fall that the school which had been my professional home for more than 23 years was relocating (but no one knew where), my future there waxed uncertain. 260 more words

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A BOOK REVIEW OF THE HARDER THEY COME by Michael Thelwell

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A BOOK REVIEW OF THE HARDER THEY COME by Michael Thelwell

By Yulande Lindsay (shahinel@hotmail.com)

Michael Thelwell’s classic novel The Harder They Come… 1,259 more words

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7 Annoying Things People Do In A Library That Librarians Cannot Stand

Contrary to popular belief, public libraries are not on the decline in America. Every day over 120,000 libraries open their doors to present the world with shelves upon shelves of books in glorious Dewey Decimal System order. 1,065 more words

My favorite reads as a child

This past weekend I went to three bookstores (I used the holiday as an excuse, because everything should be allowed when you have an extra day off… right?), and I bought a lot of books. 641 more words

Reading

BLA Conference, Liverpool 2015: Innovation in libraries

I am writing up my notes from the conference over a week after the ever. I have therefore had some time to reflect on what I learnt and experiences, however I have forgotten things, and my notes for the most part look like this… 2,662 more words