listen to the distance

"Playful City USA. No alerts at this time"Taken from the city’s homepage at 11:30am 8/14.

"Playful City USA. No alerts at this time"

Taken from the city’s homepage at 11:30am 8/14.

— 1 week ago with 3 notes
#ferguson 
thisisaadl:

Last night was our last night hosting Library on the Lawn with U-M Libraries at Summer Fest, and it was a gorgeous evening!
We’ll miss all the great folks who we got to know as they stopped by, cooled off, read a bit, took home a book or two, and played Topopoly to earn points in the Summer Game!AASF may be over, but there’s still plenty of time left to get in on the AADL Summer Game!

Hey! I made that sign! (and staffed the booth a few of the days).This was a really fun way to bring a little bit of library experience outside of our walls. I hope to do it again next year. Also, promise to up my lettering game! ;)

thisisaadl:

Last night was our last night hosting Library on the Lawn with U-M Libraries at Summer Fest, and it was a gorgeous evening!

We’ll miss all the great folks who we got to know as they stopped by, cooled off, read a bit, took home a book or two, and played Topopoly to earn points in the Summer Game!

AASF may be over, but there’s still plenty of time left to get in on the AADL Summer Game!

Hey! I made that sign! (and staffed the booth a few of the days).

This was a really fun way to bring a little bit of library experience outside of our walls. I hope to do it again next year. Also, promise to up my lettering game! ;)

— 1 month ago with 4 notes
#aadl  #aasf  #ann arbor  #annarbor  #a2  #summer  #libraries  #library  #summergame 

New Words Feminist Bookstore in Cambridge, MA. 1976

my everything today

New Words Feminist Bookstore in Cambridge, MA. 1976

my everything today

(via seventiesforever)

— 1 month ago with 5994 notes
#girls  #wonder women  #heroes  #sheroes  #comix  #reading  #childhood  #women working 
‘Summer Vacation’ by Failed FlowersNeed a little slice of summer sun? Here you go.

‘Summer Vacation’ by Failed Flowers
Need a little slice of summer sun? Here you go.

— 1 month ago
#thisismyjam 
hey look, i'm in a thing! →

"But for most rock star librarians, it isn’t all or nothing. Mariah Cherem, production librarian at Ann Arbor District Library (AADL), MI, has been in many bands during her music career, including the Avatars and Van Houten, but isn’t interested in making it a full-time job…

Besides, librarianship and musicianship might have more in common than appears at first glance. Alex Tretiak, head of circulation and adult services at Glen Rock Public Library, NJ, thinks so:

'You work a lot of nights and weekends, you encounter fantastically eccentric characters on a daily basis, you are regularly exposed to and inspired by the creativity of others, and it helps to be able to lift 25 pounds or more.'
Maybe that makes all librarians rock stars.”

— 2 months ago with 3 notes
#music  #libraries  #librarians  #tumblarians  #musicians  #heavy lifting  #goodinthestacks 
Yep, pretty into this. It’s so good - can’t wait to see it again on Friday! 
Oh, and bonus: free popcorn! 
thisisaadl:

Pretty excited to screen THIS movie on Friday - a must for anyone interested in Detroit/local music history! co-sponsored by WCBN-FM (at Ann Arbor District Library)

Yep, pretty into this. It’s so good - can’t wait to see it again on Friday! 

Oh, and bonus: free popcorn! 

thisisaadl:

Pretty excited to screen THIS movie on Friday - a must for anyone interested in Detroit/local music history! co-sponsored by WCBN-FM (at Ann Arbor District Library)

— 3 months ago with 43 notes
#music  #events  #music history  #a band called death  #drafthouse  #detroit  #detroit music  #wcbn  #ann arbor  #library  #libraries 

"Is this the musical computer?" Mister Rogers introduces kids to experimental electronic music in 1968… featuring a homemade analog synth of Bruce Haack’s own design. 

We feel like the contemporary equivalent was when the amazing Mr. Quintron visited the Hubbell Library in New Orleans (wish we had video of that)!

Want to play with some synthesizers and electronic instruments? We’ve got a great collection of them that you can check out!

(Source: thisisaadl)

— 3 months ago with 13 notes
#kids  #music  #mister rogers  #mr rogers  #bruce haack  #hubbel library  #NOLA  #quintron  #libraries  #aadl mtools  #aadl  #synths  #tv