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The Encyclopédie in Eighteenth-Century Ireland.[1]

The eighteenth century was a period of considerable contact between Ireland and continental Europe. Well-to-do Catholic families sent their children to the continent to be educated. 5,173 more words


The pause before we continue

This photo is of Taehwa River (태화강) in Ulsan (울산), South Korea in Autumn – the time where we can see change the most.

So as the final week of the ONL, it’s time for reflection on the process, the engagement and the thoughts that have been generated by this course. 495 more words


Alex and Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa de la Cruz

Alex and Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa de la Cruz

Release Date: 11/04/17

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Witches of East End and The Descendants comes the love story of young Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler. 228 more words


The Thing Lou Couldn't Do

The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do written & illustrated by Ashley Spires
Published by Kids Can Press
Date: 2 May 2017

What delightful fun Lou and her friends have.   245 more words


Notes from the Stacks: Rereading Habits & Rituals

The library was a sanctuary, rather like the Drones Club in P.G. Wodehouse, minus the leather chairs and drinks.

It was a mile from our house.  864 more words

Abhorring Information Banning

A recent round of reading has left me ready to revive the seventeenth-century British political party known as “the Abhorrers,” though under a different banner. In Edward Shelton’s 1861 political handbook, “The Historical Fingerpost,” he defines the “Abhorrers and Petitioners – Two great parties in opposition in the time of Charles the Second. 661 more words


I could probably talk forever about how my first semester in the MLIS program at Wayne State University went.  I have never so thoroughly enjoyed school, and I think I can safely say I have found my true love and passion in the information profession. 421 more words