Wednesday, February 2, 2011

In Praise of Libraries

When I was an academic, I was a bit snobbish on the topic of libraries. The only libraries really worth looking in were the university ones. Local libraries were full of junky paperbacks and women's magazines with the recipes torn out. How wrong I was! Since I have rejoined the non-academic (real) world, I have come to love our local library. A really good range of books, a great source when I am researching something and always happy to order books in for me. Brilliant! Today I went in for a quick browse and emerged with seven books (above)!

And I have to share a clip with you from "The Librarians", a very popular Australian comedy.

4 comments:

Sefarina said...

Libraries are great, I even used to work in one. But the Towns Library has only little for me.

Diana Kennedy said...

I loved Libraries too. Unfortunately, there is nothing notable in reach in my area.
I had a temporary problem with my mailserver that may have been the reason why your mail has bounced back. Try again, it should work by now.

Feronia said...

@ Sefarina -
What was it like working in one? Peaceful?

@ Diana -

I'll email you now :)

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

The "Forgotten Arts and Crafts" looks like an interesting one.