illegal library

The Signs at the Library:

Aries: Stalking the aisles upstairs and clotheslining unaware guests. There are signs warning you about them. 

Taurus: Teaching several small children about phonics. They know nothing about phonics, they thought the seminar was about phones.

Gemini: At the best part of their book, they weep loudly.

Cancer: Drunk.

Leo: Hoarded several snacks and pillows under a worktable and now lies in their nest reading something. Security attempts to dislodge them despite the fact that they really are not bothering anyone.

Virgo: Conducting an impromptu erotica table reading/workshop.

Libra: Attending the weekly watercolor classes to show those 4th graders who’s boss.

Scorpio: Currently engrossed in “An Illustrated Guide to the Plants of New England”. They think its a manga.

Ophiuchus: Dueling, but quietly as not to disturb the other patrons.

Sagittarius: Running the illegal black market library from the bathroom.

Capricorn: Proudly wielding the book club.

Aquarius: In the middle of solving the library labyrinth. They are stuck on the marble puzzle in the clock tower.

Pisces: Impersonating a librarian to lead patrons astray.

The Signs at the Library:

Aries: Stalking the aisles upstairs and clotheslining unaware guests. There are signs warning you about them.

Taurus: Teaching several small children about phonics. They know nothing about phonics, they thought the seminar was about phones.

Gemini: At the best part of their book, they weep loudly.

Cancer: Drunk.

Leo: Hoarded several snacks and pillows under a worktable and now lies in their nest reading something. Security attempts to dislodge them despite the fact that they really are not bothering anyone.

Virgo: Conducting an impromptu erotica table reading/workshop.

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latimes.com
Library of Congress to stop using term 'illegal alien'
The Library of Congress, saying a once common phrase had become offensive, announced it will no longer use “illegal aliens” as a bibliographical term.
By Los Angeles Times

Originally posted by kropotkindersurprise

The library will now use “noncitizens” and “unauthorized immigration” when referring to individuals and the larger phenomenon of people residing in the country illegally. The library called the words more precise as well as less offensive.

ficlet: (Making) Library Science

scalpelink asked you: Wait. WAIT. Hold up. Has there been a fic with Cosima studying for her last set of exams (in light of her not actually having finished her PhD yet) and Delphine utterly, utterly bored, and having none of it. Cosima could pass with her eyes closed. Why are they sitting in the library, at a table covered in illiterate graffiti and pornographic caricatures of the nasty librarian, when the archive stacks are blissfully empty and waiting to be debauched? Really.

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wingardium-levigoaway-deactivat  asked:

I am really curious to hear what you as an author think and feel about this whole Kindle Unlimited thing. I know the industry is changing and not in authors' favor lately. Is this another of those changes?

I am not currently involved with Kindle Unlimited, which means I know very little apart from what you know: it’s a loaning service, it appears to be opt in, and it allows people to read books without purchasing them.  Which sounds, to me, a lot like this thing called “the library,” which saved my life as a child.

I love libraries.  I love libraries.  Libraries are how you play your career as a long con, because that teenager who can’t afford to buy my work now, but puts a hold on it the second it enters the library system, is the future adult who will buy everything I write.  And sure, some people may read a book, decide I’m not for them, and not become fans, but they would have done that anyway.  I would rather people have access to books than get paid for every set of eyes that crosses the page.  (Note that this is not an endorsement of illegal downloads: libraries are a legal and legit way to read things, and they are awesome, and they do pay authors on a copy by copy basis, if not on a reader by reader basis.)

Kindle Unlimited strikes me as Amazon trying to pretend that they invented libraries and that libraries should always have a payment model attached, and that makes me sort of uncomfortable.  At the same time, I recognize that many indy authors don’t have a shot at library representation, so I can see the value.  I’m just a little uneasy about what this will mean for the digital divide.