First day of 2nd grade.
The last day of summer — 2nd grade and preschool (first day ever!) both start tomorrow. So we went to the Dolores Park Playground and got soft-serve ice cream.
Thanks for the awesome poster Levi! We hope that all of you NW #tumblarians can make it to our fundraiser.
What is happening in Ferguson, Missouri is overwhelming to contemplate. This is the terrifying result of 300 years of institutionalized, systemic racism and the absurd and unnecessary militarization of the American police force.
The courage of the people of Ferguson in the face of tangible oppression and tyranny is incredible. I don’t know what else to say.
Librarians at The Interval | Information Amateurs Social Club
Librarians and archivists of the Bay Area: come join a tour and happy hour at The Interval, the new Fort Mason space designed by the Long Now Foundation.
What is The Interval?
It is a library whose collection is “The Manual for Civilization,” containing all the works humanity would need to begin again.
It is a cocktail bar, with unique libations reinterpreted from the past.
As with all Info Amateurs events, it is open to anyone who considers themselves a librarian, an archivist, or is a library school student — or anyone who happens to like libraries or archives. Strangers welcome.
Sunday, September 7, 6:00pm
2 Marina Boulevard, Building A
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, California 94123
From the article:
The exhibition relates how it was Caesar who first wanted to give Rome a public library, a project that was only finished after his death. Such libraries were not stand alone structures, but belonged to multicultural complexes that often included temples and gardens and housed works of art from Roman conquests around the world. The creation of public book collections was part of the cultural policy of several emperors. They could see their worth for the benefit of the people. Pliny the Elder described the library as “an organized archive of the products of human intelligence.”
The UK’s Wellcome Library is leading a consortium that is digitizing and making publicly available 15 million pages of 19th century medical texts. Some portions are already available at the Internet Archive and the digital collection will grow over the next two years.