Reflections on wet pavements. The city itself is a natural watercolourist! It’s been a long rainy day at the library, and although I feel frustrated with myself and my work right now, it was worth rolling up just for this. 2016, Photo Diary, April 11.
HUZZAH! It is National Library Week, bookworms and library cats!!
And that means it is the perfect time of year to show some love to your local (and not local) Libraries, both in person and online. So, just as we took time to make a special post on Follow a Library Day last year, we’ve created ANOTHER master post to honor all the libraries we know so far on tumblr so that you can #followalibrary!!
Check out their tumblrs below and show them some love, bookworms! (Alphabetical by url)
Whew! There’s a LOT of you. :) But we now this list is just getting started! Feel free to keep the library love going by adding any libraries we missed/don’t know of yet! (And if you’re not following US already, well, what better time to start than this week? ;) Eh? Eh?) And, of course, never hesitate to visit your Library in person. We love seeing you! :)
Gustave Doré & Blanchard Jerrold, London: A Pilgrimage; Coffee Stall, early Morning. Westminster stairs, Over London by Rail, Warehousing in the City, A Chiswick Fête. Dudley Street, Seven Dials, Newgate Prison exercise yard, The Workmen’s Train, Wentworth Street, Applying for Admittance (Woodcut engravings), Grant & Co., London, England, 1872.
Summary: Sometimes the way forward lies somewhere in the past. Rumbelle Time-Travel AU.
Dedication: To @mirime-kisarrastine, who kept me connected to Tumblr when I wanted nothing to do with it by virtue of being her Secret Santa. I know times are hard and 2016 is some weird lab experiment gone horribly wrong but I hope this story gives you a few minutes of enjoyment at least. It was great meeting you!
At first this was supposed to be longer but I took your advice to leave an open ending, though I still have the idea of a second part written down somewhere. Enjoy!
Happy holidays to all from City of London Libraries. If you’re observing religious occasions, may your celebrations be happy and fulfilling ones. If you’re a festive sort, may you have a merry time. And if you’re not really into the seasonal noise and just want a bit of quiet, may your blanket fort be laden with good reading, snacks, and all things that make you feel calm and safe.