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A Trip to the Mall

Along with what seemed like the rest of the world, we braved the heat on Saturday for some time well spent at the National Book Festival. I headed right to the Library of Congress pavilion, where a technology graveyard & some excellent tips on managing personal archives were to be found. And then, continuing our […]

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May the Rumpus Never End

By routine, as children have done since the late 1940s, little ones will go to sleep tonight to the words or images created by Maurice Sendak; in tribute, this adult will as well. Maurice Sendak June 10, 1928-May 8, 2012 Go See Details The Rosenbach Museum and Library, in Philadelphia, hosts the Maurice Sendak Collection, […]

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I Took Action – Can I Convince You To, As Well?

Throughout this week, librarians, archivists, book lovers, educators, students and all measure of folks in between have been reaching out to their local elected officials as part of National Library Week. Below is the letter I sent to Mayor Gray, City Council Chair Brown, City Council Member Brown, City Council Member Catania, City Council Member […]

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Book Pusher

I write this sitting in the kitchen sink. What an evocative beginning. I’m terrible at correctly remembering quotations, but that line from I Capture the Castle is burned in my brain. My well-worn hardcover with its crinkly dust jacket dates back to when my parents met and happened to be reading the same book; I […]

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