Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

The wonderful winner of the Best Short Animated Film Oscar. If you’ve got fifteen minutes to spare please watch it. If not, it’s well worth coming back here some time when you can spare a quarter of an hour. (Thanks … Continue reading

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A Quotation on the Wall

I like it when libraries have something original about them – a cheerful cartoon in the children’s section, a unique display, a huge lump of stone in the middle of the floor (that’s in Stornoway about which I shall blog … Continue reading

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How do you hold a stack of books?

I came across this cartoon on the web.  How can you tell it wasn’t drawn by a librarian? Because all the librarians I have ever met hold books this way – so they can use their free hand to shelve … Continue reading

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Tea and a book…

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Librarians in Films

Desk Set (His Other Woman in the UK) is a 1957 American romantic comedy. Desk Set takes place at the “Federal Broadcasting Network”. Bunny Watson (Katharine Hepburn) is in charge of its reference library, which is responsible for researching and … Continue reading

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John Dee (1527–1608 or 1609)

A 16th-century portrait by an unknown artist.  John Dee (1527–1608 or 1609) was an adviser to Queen Elizabeth I. |as well as being a mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer, he trained some of the great explorers in the art of navigation. … Continue reading

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Cartoon time

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