Physical Space

This is a nice commentary on preserving  libraries as physical spaces in an age of digitization. On a similar note, here’s an article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on the 120th anniversary of the first Carengie Library to be built in Braddock, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh’s first Carnegie, in my adopted neighborhood of …

Public Porn

Library computer users viewing porn anger parents: Kimberly Romie, whose Piedmont Homeschoolers Association members have increasingly complained about the problem, said some parents have stopped taking their children to the library. “We’re talking about some really hardcore, gross stuff,” said Romie, who had three such experiences at the library and …

Yesterday’s News

My husband brings me the coolest stuff. Today it was these newspapers from the days surrounding the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in Northern California–just in time for the twentieth anniversary. They now get to live in my private archive along with the video coverage I scored on three VHS tapes …