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Decluttering, Again and Again

Have you ever met anyone, either in real life or online, who has told you that they decluttered their entire home in a weekend?  I have read these kind of stories a few times but I have a really difficult time getting my head around the concept.  298 more words


Japanese-Born Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for his book “The Remains of the Day,” has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. 49 more words


Special Collections re-opening

Over the summer we’ve been very busy moving to a new Special Collections reading room, with improved facilities for readers and teaching workshops using our collections. 126 more words

Collection Highlights

Reader Services Curious Finds - Comic Figures

Today’s Curious Find comes from Reader David Fletcher, who was consulting the Stamford Papers, specifically George Harry Grey’s letter to his sister Jane.

Whilst researching the letter, David found 2 delightful comic decoupage figures – very neatly cut from the same paper as the letters. 128 more words


Jury Orders John Steinbeck’s Daughter-in-Law to Pay $13 Million

Gene Maddaus writes: A federal jury on Tuesday ordered John Steinbeck’s daughter-in-law to pay $13 million for interfering in efforts to produce film versions of “The Grapes of Wrath” and “East of Eden.” 360 more words

Art & Culture

Reading room: cities and disruptive technologies

These days planning blogs abound. People are writing more than ever before. I mean, I subscribe to 30-40 different email lists. From politics, case law updates, planning, environmental policy, urbanism, futurism, architecture, place-making, philosophy, ecology. 423 more words


I’m featuring E.B. White again this week. Known to 20th century readers of the New Yorker magazine, he is best known for his three beloved, classic children’s books: … 135 more words


da-AL reblogged this on Happiness Between Tails by da-AL and commented:

Indeed, E.B. says it so eloquently, "A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy ..."