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History of the Valentine - A Victorian Tradition

The tradition of giving Valentines began during the Victorian era.

Image and Text from an Exhibit at Indiana University Lilly Library: http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/valentines/valentine1.html

The first Valentines were in the forms of pretty papers and were not cards. 456 more words

Valentines And Cottage Gardens Belong Together -- They Are Both Rooted In The Victorian Era

Books as Street Art: Michelle Heron's Flower Fairies Bus

You can never quite predict when nostalgia is going to hit. I definitely was not expecting it as I walked through the wide-open, windy space that is Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on the weekend of the 24th of January. 505 more words



November is Picture Book Month, and the ones above were five of my favourites when I was a child. (Yes, I still have them.)
The earliest picture book for children was… 75 more words


Weekend addiction!

This weekend we had a wonderful weather here in central California, fall is saying “hello” and summer is almost gone, although we still have some of the heat annoying us during the week. 213 more words


turning the page

turning the page
of an older book
the age in my hands

Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation… 213 more words


Carnegie and Kate Greenaway nominations from the North West region

As part of our Unconference 2014, to be held in Liverpool Central Library on Saturday October 11th, we will be voting for our Youth Libraries Group North West Region Carnegie and Kate Greenaway nominations.  239 more words


Sneak Peek at the New Display

As the new trainee here at the Research Collections I wanted to freshen a few things up. I have been having a look round our wide selection of children’s literature and noticed a common theme amongst them. 315 more words

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