28 7 / 2014

So glad to be watching this show again.

So glad to be watching this show again.

(Source: limb-of-satan, via johndarnielle)

23 7 / 2014

"But as the reference to cancelled job hunting classes suggests, slashed library budgets mean more than just waiting longer for a copy of The Goldfinch. Libraries are a part of our ever-shrinking social safety net. The library is the place where people who can’t afford a home computer and Internet connection can apply for jobs (and more jobs require online applications than you would think: retail clerk, hotel maid, custodian…). It’s the place where some of the estimated 60 million Americans who don’t know how to use a computer at all can learn to click a mouse and create an email account. Libraries provide a safe space where parents can take their children for activities that don’t cost anything. In a library, what services or help you get don’t depend on how much money you can spend. It’s a place where if you need help all you have to do is ask."

Why We Absolutely Need To Care More About Library Funding | Kevin O’Kelly

I’m friends with the author (I even blogged about him at thesomervilleconnection.org), but this is particularly relevant to me this week, wherein I learned that our library can proctor exams for people. For free! I assumed I’d have to pay a stupid amount of money to go into some stupid safe of a room at the end of my class, but instead my local library has totally got my back.

22 7 / 2014

22 7 / 2014

thisbigcity:

Get growing veg! 
Check out the infographic in full here

Keeping this handy.

thisbigcity:

Get growing veg! 

Check out the infographic in full here

Keeping this handy.

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18 7 / 2014

It’s not perfect, but there is a ton of valuable data here.

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