Archive for April, 2007

Do you love books? Try LibraryThing

Posted on April 1, 2007. Filed under: Fun, Resources |

LibraryThing is a pretty cool new online toy for book lovers.

LibraryThing is a new site for book lovers.

It’s basically two sites in one.

LibraryThing helps you create a library-quality catalog of your books. You can add all of them or just what you’re reading now.

LibraryThing also connects people based on the books they share.  It’s pretty neat!

Go To LibraryThing

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Seascape by Elizabeth Bishop

Posted on April 1, 2007. Filed under: Poems |

This celestial seascape, with white herons got up as angels,
flying high as they want and as far as they want sidewise
in tiers and tiers of immaculate reflections;
the whole region, from the highest heron
down to the weightless mangrove island
with bright green leaves edged neatly with bird-droppings
like illumination in silver,
and down to the suggestively Gothic arches of the mangrove roots
and the beautiful pea-green back-pasture
where occasionally a fish jumps, like a wildflower
in an ornamental spray of spray;
this cartoon by Raphael for a tapestry for a Pope:
it does look like heaven.
But a skeletal lighthouse standing there
in black and white clerical dress,
who lives on his nerves, thinks he knows better.
He thinks that hell rages below his iron feet,
that that is why the shallow water is so warm,
and he knows that heaven is not like this.
Heaven is not like flying or swimming,
but has something to do with blackness and a strong glare
and when it gets dark he will remember something
strongly worded to say on the subject.

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Hello Creekers & Branfordites!

Posted on April 1, 2007. Filed under: Welcome |

Welcome to the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library Blog!!!! 

In an effort to serve you better, we’ve developed this Blog!  There are several reasons why we’ve devloped this blog that we’d like to share with you:

1) To keep you up to date on important community and library events, issues, and activities;

2) To post interesting interviews, poems, and websites to promote reading and literacy;

3) To create an online voice for you so that we know your thoughts in an effort to serve you better and create a community commentary.

4) To call to your attention interesting resources online that you may not have been aware of to make your life easier, educate or inspire you, or create new resources for information.

5) And to bring you into the world of Blogging and web surfing. 

Blog is short for “web log,” and can be defined as a frequent and chronological publication of comments, thoughts, and ideas on the web for other people to read. 

We look forward to sharing these new comments, thoughts, and ideas with you!  And in turn, we look forward to hearing what you have to say! 

Get blogging, Creekers & Branfordites! 


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