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Ten Things from the Local Library Today

In my county, our library system is pretty good, compared to some I have seen over the years. Our local branch is rather small, but they are much more organized and can access a lot of resources through out the county system.

Today I came home with several DVDs of television series' that I had on hold:

  • Scandal--Season 1
  • The Good Wife--Seasons 2 & 3; the first season of this series was transferred from another branch today, so I should have it by Wednesday, most likely.

I also came home with the following books:

  • Celebrate Your Creative Self (More than 25 exercises to unleash the artist within) by Mary Todd Beam
  • Just Paint It! (A Painting Course) by Sam Piyasena & Beverly Philp
  • Creative Freedom (52 art ideas, projects and exercises to overcome your creative block) by Maggie Price
  • Life, Paint and Passion: Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression by Michele Cassou and Stewart Cubley
  • The Acrylic Artist's Bible (An essential reference for the practicing artist) by Marylin Scott

And, at the recommendation of lexiconlover , I have also checked out these two books by Lou Berney--Whiplash River, and Gutshot Straight.

It looks as if I will keep the part of my brain engaged where creativity, stories, and three seasons of serial television are concerned this month!

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RonElFran wrote on July 28, 2015, 1:21 AM

I've found our library system to be a tremendous resource that I think is probably underused in this digital age.

CoralLevang wrote on July 28, 2015, 1:33 AM

I have been enjoying it. I do not like that I am 48 of 50 on two seasons of two different shows I want to watch! LOL

FourWalls wrote on July 28, 2015, 1:55 AM

I spend a lot of time in libraries doing research. I'm amazed at the variation in quality from city to city. The Cincinnati library has a bigger music collection than some record stores I remember! Other libraries still have their newspaper in "hard copy" form and haven't put them on microfilm yet.

lexiconlover wrote on July 28, 2015, 2:11 AM

I can't wait to hear what you think of Barney's books. I had a friend bring by my mail, and the first two lord of the rings books came, so I have those here to read. .

CoralLevang wrote on July 28, 2015, 2:29 AM

I am going to start with GutShot Straight. Glad your books came in.

CoralLevang wrote on July 28, 2015, 2:30 AM

I want to head in to Seattle and see the big one downtown. I do not think I can get a card for them, but who knows. Maybe they have a reciprocal agreement with my county system.

Paulie wrote on July 28, 2015, 2:31 AM

When are all of these books due? Do you think you will be able to read all of them without renewing? Considering all of the posting and interaction you do on PP, when do you find the time to do all of that reading?

lexiconlover wrote on July 28, 2015, 2:39 AM

I am too, now if I could get my vision to behave long enough to read it would be awesome. Have a good night dear.

CoralLevang wrote on July 28, 2015, 9:45 AM

Initial due date is 8/17 for them all. The artist books are some things to look at and get ideas. Already went through one last night and will try a new technique. Took a photo of the step-by-step process. And all can be renewed, except if have a hold on them, so need to get Scandal watched first.

peachpurple wrote on July 28, 2015, 10:23 AM

Our library are basically more for students to look up for homework

CoralLevang wrote on July 28, 2015, 10:38 AM

I guess that is one way, also. A cross between the university and a book store.

msiduri wrote on July 28, 2015, 2:09 PM

Man, that sounds a lot one your plate! I hope you enjoy everything.

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 28, 2015, 9:19 PM

Libraries can be such a wonderful source of so many things besides books these days.

CoralLevang wrote on July 29, 2015, 7:59 AM

I am starting with Scandal tonight.

CoralLevang wrote on July 29, 2015, 8:00 AM

True . So can Goodwill for little money. emoticon :smile:

Rufuszen wrote on July 30, 2015, 11:56 AM

Love libraries and very lucky where I live as our's are open on Sundays so you can fit some research any day of the week.

CoralLevang wrote on July 30, 2015, 2:22 PM

Are you a student, Rufuszen ? What are you researching?

Rufuszen wrote on July 30, 2015, 5:03 PM

I am totally fascinated by history, especially local history, the quirkier the better. It took a couple of hours, but I found out that the area I live in now thousdands of houses use to be quarries and brickworks. I love finding out things like that

Porcospino wrote on August 2, 2015, 9:43 AM

I love the Danish libraries and I visit my local libraries very often. Some of them are self-service libraries and they are open seven days a week.

CoralLevang wrote on August 2, 2015, 9:55 AM

When I was in Sweden, I went to two of the local libraries in the towns I was in. Of course, I didn't find too many books in English, but I spent some time in the children's section, and could read some of the basics!

Porcospino wrote on August 2, 2015, 11:58 AM

There are many similarities between the Danish and the Swedish languages, but there are some words that I don't understand when I read Swedish. How long did you stay in Sweden?

CoralLevang wrote on August 2, 2015, 12:27 PM

I was there for about 7 weeks in 2006/7. I visited a friend from college, and it was her 50th birthday. She and her husband live in Valbo, which is in the Gävle Municipality. It has a population of about 7000.

MegL wrote on August 8, 2015, 4:14 PM

I love the library but for many years I used it solely for fiction reading. More recently I have learned to use it for academic research.

CoralLevang wrote on August 8, 2015, 4:23 PM

You are working on your Doctorate, if I remember correctly?

MegL wrote on August 8, 2015, 4:37 PM

Yes. I have completed my first major draft, printed it and submitted it to my supervisors. I hope that they are now reading it and getting ready to provide me with feedback very soon!

CoralLevang wrote on August 8, 2015, 4:47 PM

Draft of your thesis? What is your field of study and thesis?

MegL wrote on August 8, 2015, 5:21 PM

An area of engineering. But once it is submitted and published, I can write about it but not yet.,

CoralLevang wrote on August 8, 2015, 5:45 PM

Understood. emoticon :smile: Thank you.

cmoneyspinner wrote on August 14, 2015, 8:19 PM

Every time I hear people talk about going to the library I get so jealous. We moved and the public library is not so convenient to visit as it used to be. Bummer!