Come join Mark Cassells and learn about the Chinese Lantern Festival.
Families welcome. (You can be home in time for the Super Bowl)
Call 955-6783 for more information.
but there's a lot going on out there.
Eric Lease Morgan of University Libraries of Notre Dame, and the listowner of the NGC4Lib (Next Generation Catalog for Libraries) email list, spent the weekend playing with "tagging, automatic classification, and Del.icio.us", processing 675 etexts with about eight separate programs, and posting the result to Del.icio.us. It takes a long time to load, but there it sits, "Food for thought," as Mr. Morgan says, "regarding libraries, books, classification, social networking, the advantages of full text, Web 2.0 technologies, etc."
There are lots of blogs maintained by librarians and technical thinkers for the sake of communicating with their peers. For provocative notions and miscellaneous trains of thought, try LibrarianInBlack, Caveat Lector, Library Tourguide to Technology, Tame the Web, The FRBR Blog, Librarian.net, Off the Mark, Disruptive Library Techology Jester, See Also..., Hanging Together, LitaBlog, the OCLC bloggers, and a zillion more. Each is a gateway to other thinkers; Stephen's Lighthouse led us to a paper by Karen Markey about the future of the Online Library Catalog at D-Lib Magazine. We could go on indefinitely.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Thomas L. Friedman
C. J. Jung
Almost ridiculously Santa Fe.
Mind you, compared to last year conditions are 'way better. And Santa Fe's reservoirs are at 83%, which is good for this time of year. The state reservoirs are refilling; some are better than 100% of average, and some not.
Whether you are coming to the program or not, stop by the glass display case on the second floor at the Main Library. Nancy Brown Martinez of the Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico, has put together a terrific little exhibit of photographs and documents about Concha Ortiz y Pino and her family. The exhibit will be there until the end of the month.
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Thomas Cahill, The gifts of the Jews : how a tribe of desert nomads changed the way everyone thinks and feels
Anne-Marie MacDonald, Fall on your Knees
Gretel Ehrlich, This Cold Heaven : seven seasons in Greenland
mysteries by Dana Cameron ("I'm reading one at home and another at work on my breaks...")
the mysteries of Elizabeth Peters
Carlos Fuentes, This I believe : an A to Z of a life
Anne Bishop, Black Jewels Trilogy
Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel series
Joseph Boyden, Three Day Road
Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of rivals : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln second vote for this one!
Evan Thompson, Mind in Life : Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind
There's lots of entertaining DVDs in the current list, not all new, ranging from the 1958 film, The Blob to Peter Magazini's Learn to play the drumset : a professional's unique approach to playing the drumset. Audio versions of a good many 2006 titles, such as Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe's Fury, Isabel Allende's Inés of my soul, Kevin Phillips's American Theocracy, and Cupcake Brown's memoir, A Piece of Cake. And a whole lot of music CDs. This time we've sorted the list by material type. DVDs at the begining, music CDs at the end. VHS and audio books in the middle.
P.S. The particular photo we are pointing to will only be on top for a day. It's this one by Jamie Newman, and will remain available from the gallery page.
To look up titles in WorldCat, go to the Magazine, Newspaper and Database page, click on "WorldCat from home with your library card" and you are on your way. If you don't have a Santa Fe Public Library card, you can use Open Worldcat. It gives you the same titles, just doesn't give you quite as much detail...
The display tells us there are 1,110,159,021 holdings... there are 1,110,159,195 holdings... 1,110,159,438... 1,110,169,003... What does that 'holdings' number mean? Suppose you are looking for Barbara Ehrenreich's 2005 title, Bait and switch : the (futile) pursuit of the American dream. Two thousand fourteen libraries own it at the moment. One title; 2014 holdings. 74 million titles; 1.1 billion holdings. Like that.
The really amazing thing is that occasionally in spite of 41,000 libraries on the network having among them those 74 million titles (see WorldCat Facts and Statistics), sometimes our Interlibrary Loan librarians are unable to find a title on the network, and so we can't borrow it from out of town for you. 74 million titles and what you want may still be unique. Or it may be added to the database in the next few seconds. Someone just added The house stood forlorn. Legacy of remembrance of a boyhood in the Russia of the late nineteenth century. Illustrations by M. Sochachewskv. Author, Cohen, Joseph J. Pub. Date, 1954 . Was that the one you wanted?
The City will host a series of related community events in March 2007 including discussions and films. Come by the library to pick up a copy of the bookmark (right) with some suggested additional reading.
It only works when it works; the words must be in the spellcheck software's database. But it's pretty nifty when it does work. And the array of choices you may be offered have their own poetry...
Books and Babies is a six-week program for babies 6 months to 2-years old and their caregivers. It's never too early to start your child on the road to reading! Come join our play and language group. Your child will enjoy books, and songs, and finger finger games from the comfort of your lap. Oral traditions and books will provide an important pre-reading experience for your child. Learn how everyday experiences can pave the way to learning success in the future.
Registration begins Tuesday, January 15, 2007. To register or for more information call the children's room at the La Farge Branch at 955-4863. This is a free program. ADA accomodations available. Sponsored by the Brindle Foundation.
It does help to know the right words for things. We had a little boy come to the reference desk who wanted a book about how to draw anime. He was so clear and articulate about what he wanted that we almost told him we had books about anime but no how-to books, before realizing we needed to ask, 'Anime generally means movies. Is it manga that you want to draw?' Yes. Good. We've got lots in the catalog (any of the 21 'most relevant' hits might work), and there were even several on the shelf. Yaay.
Thanks to Our Descent Into Madness for pointing this one out.
Julian Barnes, Arthur & George
anything by Carl Hiaasen
David Dorado Romo, Ringside seat to a revolution : an underground cultural history of El Paso and Juárez, 1893-1923
Monica Ali, Alentejo Blue
the noir mysteries of Ken Bruen
Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States
Karen Russell, St. Lucy's Home For Girls Raised By Wolves second mention of this one!
Steve Erickson, Days Between Stations
Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor
Mary Roach, Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers
Again, we'll order the ones we don't yet have
Sarah Arvio, Visits From the Seventh
Carol J. Adams, The Pornography of Meat