Set your calendars. Tell your friends. Reblog for your followers. Library Journal and Tumblr are joining forces, with the help of Togather, to host an ALA meetup to end all meetups.
- Tumblarians are librarians on Tumblr. It’s a big community, folks. Read more about it over at LJ.
- There will be free wine & beer.
- We’ll also have a raffle! Prizes includes signed advance copies of Richard Dawkins’s An Appetite for Wonder (Harper, Oct.) and LIBBANANAS.
- It’s right before & at the same location—Local 22—as the Librarian Wardrobe/EveryLibrary party.
- Official hashtag is #laserfingers. Make tumblarians known across platforms: tweet, tumbl, and Instagram the event.
So excited to see you all then!
Do you like librarians or Tumblr or Chicago or drinks or bananas? YEAH YOU DO.
melt butter in a pan
mush around diced garlic
mush around spinach
turn it off when it’s done
put pasta in water
when it’s done, scoop it out with the perforated spoon
dump it in the spinach pan
salt/pepper/lemon juice/grated parm
You might notice over the next couple days that our social media presences are changing a bit! Our Twitter and Tumblrs formerly known as wordbrooklyn will now be wordbookstores; we decided that, since Brooklyn and Jersey City will have a bunch of overlap in terms of staff and tastes, why not keep it in the same family? So you now have one-stop shopping for information about upcoming events, staff picks, and more at both locations. Don’t worry; we’ll make sure to tag everything clearly as necessary, so that you know what’s what.
So, to all of you who have been with us since year one, thanks for all the support. And to our new friends: welcome aboard!
Official invite to come, but here are the relevant details:
Library Journal & Tumblr Present
Set Phasers to Internet
an ALA tumblarian meet up
(with free drinks)
Save the date! Spread the word!
I wonder if Paul Auster has been to one recently, though.
Libraries have actually become, in the US at least, de facto homeless shelters and centers for the mentally ill, as well as a resource for those needing childcare as well as the unemployed seeking work. There’s now signs on some of them in New York barring people from bringing ‘large packages’ which basically means ‘homeless people cannot bring their life’s belongings in here’—but they allowed it for almost a decade as homelessness in New York reached epic proportions. There’s actually very few places in American life so of this world, more than a library. Most public libraries are where you can see what is really going on for most Americans in a way you won’t ever see on the news or in a television show, or even in most fiction or nonfiction. And it is to the credit of most librarians that they continue to operate, despite budget cuts, the outlandish depravity of austerians and privitization mongrels. So, let’s not treat libraries like delicate flowers or temples withdrawn from the concerns of the world. They’ve shown themselves to be much tougher than that. Let’s instead make them what they should be, a better thing than what they’ve had to become—and look to what has been laid at their feet as a map to what our country really needs from its government services.
Um….does this mean there are more Tumblrs in the world than .coms?
Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00pm
Bill Cheng (Southern Cross the Dog, Ecco, May 2013) and Derek Palacio (How to Shake the Other Man, Nouvella, May 2013) read from their recent releases and converse about crafting a controversial debut work. The authors will discuss writing stories beyond the “write what you know” adage (Cheng’s takes place in the South in the 1920’s; Palacio’s follows a Dominican prostitute that falls in love with a Cuban street-coffee vendor) and their experiences as debut authors.
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe: Still the best at everything.