This week we were on midwinter break. I spent the week cleaning, organizing, and reading. Here are some of my favorite reads from this week...because #readingisenchanting
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Thank you @jazmine_joyner91 —bomb, local L.A. writer—for donating these 3 gems to our collection! We appreciate you 💛💜 Jazmine is holding “Song of Blood and Bone” by L. Penelope, “Nappily Ever After” by Trisha R. Thomas, & “Who Fears Death” by Nnedi Okorafor. Thanks, girl!! #blackbooksmatter ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✨
If you’d like to send in your donated books, please mail them to 5350 Wilshire Blvd #36618 Los Angeles, CA 90036 ⭐️ We ask that all books are written by Black women and are gently used. Until our drop boxes are in all our partner locations, please DM us for any large donation drops and we’ll do our best to arrange a pick up in the city! Additionally, we have an Amazon book wishlist #linkinbio if you’d like to purchase a book for our collection!
And thanks @bloomandplumecoffee for that bomb herb sammich! 😉🙏🏾
Celebrate Black History Month with hoopla digital! Download the hoopla digital app or follow one of these links to get started!
Hoopla is FREE with your library card, there's no wait list, and you can stream it on your AppleTV, fireTV, Roku, Android TV, Chromecast, or device!
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Yesterday, our 5th graders got the awesome opportunity to have a ship-to-shore call with marine scientists on @schmidtocean’s research vessel Falkor! The scientists on the ship (including Chase Street dad Dr. Jason Westrich) are studying marine life around deep-sea hydrothermal vents in the Gulf of California.
In the weeks before the call, students spent time in the STEM lab with @sugispace learning about ROV SuBastian, a remotely operated underwater robot that the team uses to collect data and samples from around the vents.
In the library, we paired a @tech_insider video about the depths of the ocean with the Steve Jenkins Book Down, Down, Down, to learn about different marine environments. Then we viewed an online slideshow of strange creatures (like giant tube worms!) that feed on chemotropic bacteria around hydrothermal vents. Some classes also had time to take a picture walk through the @natgeo book Alien Deep to learn more about marine scientists’ deep-sea work and findings.
Finally, Emily Davenport from @ugamarinescience visited us to share more information about hydrothermal vents and the work of the UGA scientists aboard the Falkor, and then she facilitated our conversation during the ship-to-shore call.
This was such an incredibly fun and educational collaboration between our 5th grade team, our STEM teacher, our school library, the UGA Marine Science department, and the Schmidt Ocean Institute, connecting kids in Georgia with real scientists here in Athens and all the way across the country!
Today we’re celebrating Dr. Mae Jemison, the first black woman in space! 🚀💫
Not only is Dr. Jemison an astronaut and engineer, she is also a physician, former Peace Corps volunteer, dancer, and actress.
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"This book is not some guide to greatness it couldn't be, because greatness is merely an illusion in our minds, a made-up destination that we obligate ourselves to pursue, our own psychological Atlantis.
Instead, this book will turn your pain into a tool, your trauma into power, and your problems into slightly better problems. That is real progress." ___________
The subtle Art of Not Giving a Fu** Mark Mansion
For today’s program celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the Golden Gate International Exposition, our saucy librarian is wearing a vintage GGIE dress, 👗. If you’re close to the Library, join us right now for “Intrigue and Art at the Fair,” a lively discussion with author Christie Nelson (Beautiful Illusion) and Patricia Araujo. In the Skylight Gallery.
And see the exhibition, on view now through March 28, in the Skylight Gallery, sixth floor, Main Library.
Library of the Week: Wiblingen Abbey Library | Florence • Germany
The Wiblingen Abbey Library is a Baroque style library completed in 1744 in southern Germany. The library occupies a pavilion in a much larger complex dating back to the 10th century.
Just outside the library there is an inscription reading “In quo omnes thesauri sapientiae et scientiae,” which translates to “In which are stored all treasures of knowledge and science.” With gorgeous ceiling paintings, every surface is covered in decoration.
The two story library has two level of windows highlighting the rich palette of golds, pinks and blues and white statues for a lighter look than most libraries. The columns and statues are made out of wood, but they are painted to look like marble. The statues are of the Christian virtues (Obedience, Solitude, Piety, and Devotion) and disciplines (Philosophy, History, Law, and Theology). The 15,000 books are placed by the corresponding statues. The library also contains secret doors to private rooms.
This library is open to the public for a small fee.
Check back every Sunday for a new book - @findthisbook Book Club.
What is the book that has inspired you? Submit your recommendations for the book club. Link in profile @findthisbook.
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This week I’ve been working in Duke Humfrey’s so here’s a latergram from one of the most famous and beautiful libraries in the world! 😍