I promised the LA Public Library and so here we are. Lots more photos than normal because it was awesome. This was my first view of the library. We didn’t see either of these exhibitions as we were distracted by the actual library. I had to take this photo. Not ...

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Washington DC is such an amazing place. You can spend weeks there just visiting museums. Last time we visited there it was the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s historic speech. We didn’t realise until later that day otherwise we would have been with the masses. This time it was ...

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Visiting a nephew in Virginia and the family took us to a library. I think it’s the John Musante Porter Memorial Branch. If you’re ever there you should go in have a wander. I got very excited and had fun. Saw this drop off place in the carpark. I’ve never ...

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Here we are in Baltimore. Staying with family is great. They have small children and a good routine. We didn’t interrupt this routine, instead visited the library with them. They went for story time so we got to join in the fun. And it was fun! It’s been a long ...

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I loved Cleveland. This is where the conference was held. The organisers had booked out the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for us for one night. Needless to say we went and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. I’ve not included any photos of it here but I have plenty. The exhibitions ...

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There are times I love being up early. This is one of those times. I got to count the hot air balloons over Deakin! Fell in love with this bookmark some years ago when we were in England. What I didn’t notice at the time were the typos. It seems ...

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50 Shades and For Dummies As you know I’m horrified by the 50 Shades phenomenon, the writing is very poor and the BDSM is so wrong (I have this from a BDSM friend who talks about an escape word which does not appear to be evident) so I was not happy seeing this ...

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Robber Crabs or Coconut Crabs. These are in the Seashell Museum in the Bunurong Environment Centre. That is a real coconut underneath. They’re mentioned in Peter Duck by Arthur Ransome which you can buy at Booktopia. Yes, I endorse the reading of this book! This is a random gate in ...

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One day the Library woke up and decided it needed a bit of a change. It used its mental powers to instruct the librarians and the powers-that-be to build a better library in a better place. Next door seemed like just the place, it was previously an old people’s home ...

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I’ve written about libraries before but this one is rather more specialised than most. Makor Library a Jewish library and the focus is on books and other media on Jewish topics. You’ll find books in English, Yiddish and Hebrew. Needless to say, I only read the books in English and ...

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I found this fabulous website a while ago. It’s a part of the Eastern Regional Libraries website and can help you find new authors. Some lovely person has gone to the trouble of writing lists of who writes like who and has presented it here. Here’s an example. Authors like ...

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