Le ciel tumultueux

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything

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Turns out the university library only has one Vonnegut in French, and it’s my favorite one! A little worried it will fall apart while I read it, but what can you do.

If only I could find a copy to keep!

My current French read as I try to read 2 English books a week and always be working on something in French.

Turns out the university library only has one Vonnegut in French, and it’s my favorite one! A little worried it will fall apart while I read it, but what can you do.

If only I could find a copy to keep!

My current French read as I try to read 2 English books a week and always be working on something in French.

Filed under currently reading kurt vonnegut Vonnegut the sirens of titan

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nprbooks:

Libraries in many big cities often serve as de facto homeless shelters — a place for people living on the streets to find quiet and warmth — and it can make others, there to just check out books or videos, uncomfortable. 
KQED’s Scott Shafer reports that’s why the San Francisco Public Library has hired a full-time social worker. She spends her days roaming the library floors, keeping an eye out for regulars who look like they could use her help. And sometimes she hires the formerly homeless patrons she’s helped, like Joe Bank, to do outreach under her supervision.

nprbooks:

Libraries in many big cities often serve as de facto homeless shelters — a place for people living on the streets to find quiet and warmth — and it can make others, there to just check out books or videos, uncomfortable.

KQED’s Scott Shafer reports that’s why the San Francisco Public Library has hired a full-time social worker. She spends her days roaming the library floors, keeping an eye out for regulars who look like they could use her help. And sometimes she hires the formerly homeless patrons she’s helped, like Joe Bank, to do outreach under her supervision.

Filed under libraries tumblarians librarians

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Copyright in the News: April 23

transformativetidbits:

Happy World Book & Copyright Day!

Copyright in the News: April 23, 2014

Filed under copyright

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I know people have way worse neighbors but mine have been SO LOUD THIS WEEK keeping me up late and waking me up early and I’m just trying to drink ginger tea and watch my old lady movies because I’ve been feeling awful this afternoon but now they’re burning god knows what and calling it dinner and my apartment smells like burnt shit. How many people do they have squeezed in there? It’s a fucking student studio /whine

Filed under I will delete this soon when I go outside they're evening shouting down from the balcony to each other

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Get To Know Your Tumblarians Tuesday: Do you use your super librarian info seeking skills for good or evil?

Thanks for the question suggestions, everyone. A few of them were similar to previous ones so be sure to check out the archive here. And a special thanks to Kt for today’s choice.

You’re a superstar searcher. You seek that information like NO OTHER. But let’s be honest…have you ever looked for info about someone before/after meeting them? Do you do it a lot? Do you go classic and look them up on Google or do you have elaborate algorithms to find them? Tell us. Don’t be ashamed!

Filed under gtkytt tumblarians get to know your tumblarians tuesday

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Tumblarians!

lostsplendor:

lecieltumultueux:

What do you want to ask each other for GTKYTT tomorrow?

Curious: what is GTKYTT?

Best,

In-Training Tumblarchivist

Get To Know Your Tumblarians Tuesday! I ask a question each Tuesday, sometimes about library/reading things, sometimes about nothing in particular. It’s fun to learn more about each other or get a discussion going. You can check out previous questions here!

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1. Hey, what’s up?

2. Dinner with the new fam was lovely

3. My great aunt is so lovely and told me that if I’m every lonely or down or even bored to just text her to say hi or get coffee or see a movie

4. I understood all of the French at dinner but geez I really need to practice my speaking

5. So nice to have a home-cooked meal in the suburbs. Loving the city but sometimes the burbs just feel like home.

6. I’m bored and it’s still Easter so I’ll hard boil some eggs.