PoeticsHeretic

mpdrolet:

Eudora Welty’s kitchen 1989
William Eggleston

mpdrolet:

Eudora Welty’s kitchen 1989

William Eggleston

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libralthinking:

uispeccoll:

Shakespeare’s 450th birthday party:  Ask us Anything!
Adam Hooks, assistant professor of English at here at the University of Iowa, and Colleen Theisen, Special Collections Outreach and Instruction Librarian will be online live from 1pm-3pm [Central time] on Monday April 21st, during the week of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday.
Now is your chance to ask Professor Hooks your burning questions about Shakespeare or being a Shakespeare scholar!  Also on hand will be historic, unusual, beautiful, and forged editions of Shakespeare’s works from Special Collections!
Type your questions now or live on Monday!  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVceEwlIFJs&feature=share

Want to hear me jabber live?  Well, if for some reason you do, here’s your chance.

libralthinking:

uispeccoll:

Shakespeare’s 450th birthday party:  Ask us Anything!

Adam Hooks, assistant professor of English at here at the University of Iowa, and Colleen Theisen, Special Collections Outreach and Instruction Librarian will be online live from 1pm-3pm [Central time] on Monday April 21st, during the week of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday.

Now is your chance to ask Professor Hooks your burning questions about Shakespeare or being a Shakespeare scholar!  Also on hand will be historic, unusual, beautiful, and forged editions of Shakespeare’s works from Special Collections!

Type your questions now or live on Monday!  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVceEwlIFJs&feature=share

Want to hear me jabber live?  Well, if for some reason you do, here’s your chance.

“For a long time, memory researchers assumed that memories were like volumes stored in a library. When your brain remembered something, it was simply searching through the stacks and then reading aloud from whatever passage it discovered. But some scientists now believe that memories effectively get rewritten every time they’re activated, thanks to a process called reconsolidation. To create a synaptic connection between two neurons the associative link that is at the heart of all neuronal learning you need protein synthesis. Studies on rats suggest that if you block protein synthesis during the execution of learned behavior pushing a lever to get food, for instance the learned behavior disappears. It appears that instead of simply recalling a memory that had been forged days or months ago, the brain is forging it all over again, in a new associative context. In a sense, when we remember something, we create a new memory, one that is shaped by the changes that have happened to our brain since the memory last occurred to us.”

houghtonlib:

Abraham Lincoln mourning ribbons, ca. 1865.

MS Am 2605

Houghton Library, Harvard University

nprbooks:

harriscountypl:

Try this at home.

Just be sure you have permission before you draw all over a book! Seriously, though, this is lovely.
— Petra

nprbooks:

harriscountypl:

Try this at home.

Just be sure you have permission before you draw all over a book! Seriously, though, this is lovely.

— Petra

(via gerrycanavan)

houghtonlib:

Bosse, Abraham, 1602-1676. De la maniere de graver a l’eau forte et au burin, 1758.
Typ 715.58.230
Houghton Library, Harvard University

houghtonlib:

Bosse, Abraham, 1602-1676. De la maniere de graver a l’eau forte et au burin, 1758.

Typ 715.58.230

Houghton Library, Harvard University

beingblog:

As Boston prepares to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the marathon bombing, I have seen so many signs of hope and pride. Like this one here of a woman from Rochester, New York hanging her hand-written message on a memorial tree in the Boston Public Library.
(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

beingblog:

As Boston prepares to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the marathon bombing, I have seen so many signs of hope and pride. Like this one here of a woman from Rochester, New York hanging her hand-written message on a memorial tree in the Boston Public Library.

(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

perhapsishould:

Maps tracing the path of the Mississippi River’s past and current flows as the it changed course and flooded over time.

Plate 22, sheets 5 through 14 in order.

via http://www.visualnews.com/2011/09/24/vintage-maps-trace-the-meandering-mississippi/

Massive full collection here.

(via thehannahmachine)

todaysdocument:

"The Day the Books Went Blank"

What happens if a library is not used, the collection not maintained, and the books not read?  Would the pages go blank?  That’s the outcome dramatized in “The Day the Books Went Blank”, a 1961 educational film intended to show the importance of maintaining quality libraries, from The Library Extension Agencies of the six New England States.

Remember your local library for Library Week (and every week)!

The theme of this year’s National Library Week is “Lives Change.”  How has a library, or librarian, changed your life?

(via bibliophileforrent)

Exciting news!

unbuttoningfeminism:

All of the original Unbuttoning Feminism buttons are being put in the women’s archive at The University of Iowa! Can’t believe our project’s new home will be beside some incredible zines from the 80s and 90s!

(via libralthinking)