Ashley was a student at Precious Blood Riruta, a girls' school in Nairobi we donated our first library to. After a tragedy she turned to the library to read and escape. Inspired by the Harry Potter books she wrote poetry that won her the Niko 15 competition. As the winner she represented Kenya as its child ambassador to the 2015 United Nations General Assembly in New York where the SDGs where negotiated. She said she couldn't believe that her words, which are free, were able to take her to New York to sit at the table with Malala and other amazing youth. I told this story to Bloomsbury and they were so kind to give her an original print from the illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. .
As water lapped at our feet, we settled in for a night of rocksitting hosted by our Creative in Residence Sarah Pirrie @spirries for @darwinfestival. These gorgeous rocksitting mats made by Sarah, were the foundation for many discussions and tales of Darwin's coastline... The project will culminate in a publication and exhibition later this year. Watch this space. 📷 Sarah Pirrie
Thank you Cortez Public Library and Cortez Middle School for generously supplying some eclipse glasses to the community AND not price gouging. Minutes before the library announced the unexpected donation of viewing glasses (the school board decided it was too much liability for the kids to outside even with the glasses so they gave them to the library to distrubute) I saw someone selling identical viewers for $20 each. In contrast, the library was asking $1 per pair to be donated back to CMS. Keeping it fair for families who struggle financially in our community. Very classy!
I love bookcase clearing time- especially when it means there's a new bookcase coming in! 😍😍😍
I have binders, paperwork, and even some books that will go. Another level of de-cluttering to match the goodness growing in the rest of my world.
🤓 Tanglewood Books - they aim to offer a bit from every genre, but lit fans may especially want to make a pit stop here as they specialize in selling literature works.
☕️ Bonus: To the left of here is a Euro train stop themed café offering one heck of a nitro brew
Reminder that Poughkeepsie Public Library District's Adult End of Summer Reading Party takes place next Tuesday, August 22nd, at 7PM at the Boardman Road Branch Library. Please register for this event via our site.
There will be ice cream, refreshments, and raffles!
Bring your Summer Reading Challenge Bookmark with you (available at Boardman Road or the Adriance Reference Desk) to participate in the drawing for Summer Reading prizes!
1) A $50 Gift Certificate to Juan Murphys (the location for our Books & Brews book club!) 2) 2 Day-passes for the Mohonk Preserve
3) A $25 Gift Certificate for the The Ugly Mug in Poughkeepsie & a $25 Amazon Gift Card
4) A $50 Gift Card to Regal Cinemas
5) 2 bags of Coffee from North River Roasters & 2 Library Mugs
6) A $25 Gift Certificate to Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District Book Store and a Friends' Tote Bag
7) A $25 Gift Certificate to Poughkeepsie Public Library District's Makerspace for 3D Printing
and our Grand Prize a All-New Kindle Fire HD 8” Tablet/eReader!! Register here: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=POKLIB&curID=288628
#Sufi#Soofie#soofiepmb#Spain 💞#Science came to the modern West from the world of Islam. It was the Muslims who, after the conquest of certain parts of Europe, especially Spain, established the first #universities , scientific #observatories , #laboratories and #libraries on the soil of Europe, and the first Christian scientists who, after centuries of darkness and ignorance, lit the torch of scientific knowledge in England, France, Germany and so on, were pupils of Muslim masters. The facts are known to all the scholars of history and have been stated by the most eminent authorities of the West and the East. For instance, the renowned British Orientalist, Marmaduke #Pickthall , says:
“The Qur’an undoubtedly gave a great impetus to learning, especially in the field of natural science: and, if, as some modern writers have declared, the inductive method, to which all the practical modern discoveries are chiefly owing, can be traced to it, then it may be called the cause of modern scientific and material progress' 😓Not the negative pseudo Muslim or #falseFlag presence in Spain now.
A lovely new shelf is up in the foyer, and the Romantics (plus some others) are all living up there now, along with a turtle shell and a plastic skull. And a few stacks of criticism and essays have a good home on the floor upstairs, along with a cool painting I found in a suitcase. #books#libraries#romanticpoets
Thanks to @theglobalgrid for the fun takeover! I love a good excuse to explore Baltimore and I hadn't been to to the George Peabody Library yet. During my visit I found this very #meta book about libraries, in a library. #thecitythatreads#libraries#goodreads#baltimore