the shrinking librarian

A shy violet keeps a library & information science scrapbook.

Sep 29

librarylydia:

Today’s Award of Excellence in Library Signage goes to the Carnegie Stout Public Library in Dubuque Iowa.

(Photo credit goes to their Facebook page)

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generic-art:

5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces 

Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.

Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.

“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”

Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.

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Sep 27

afoolofhope:

My cat decided she wanted to read my book.

afoolofhope:

My cat decided she wanted to read my book.

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Sep 26

momateens:

flowers-killers:

The Killers = $500k+

Brandon Flowers = $75 - $100k+

(X)

You have $750K to hire all of the performers for your next party. 

You can make anyone perform with anyone else you want. 

Must use high estimates only. (No cheap-skating.) 



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iowacitypast:

Daily Iowan newspaper office in Close Hall, The University of Iowa, 1920s
Photographer: Frederick W. Kent
Source: http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ictcs/id/9420
Close Hall was dedicated in 1890 and located on the northwest corner of Dubuque Street and Iowa Avenue, the present location of the Biology Building. It housed the Journalism Department before being damaged by fire in 1940 and later demolished.

iowacitypast:

Daily Iowan newspaper office in Close Hall, The University of Iowa, 1920s

Photographer: Frederick W. Kent

Source: http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ictcs/id/9420

Close Hall was dedicated in 1890 and located on the northwest corner of Dubuque Street and Iowa Avenue, the present location of the Biology Building. It housed the Journalism Department before being damaged by fire in 1940 and later demolished.


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