The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (9/3)
Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!
TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…
ADD YOUR FAMILY PHOTO TO OUR #FALVEYFAMILY DISPLAY & WIN SOUVENIR SIGN!
In celebration of World Meeting of Families 2015 and Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia Falvey Memorial Library invites you to celebrate your family by sharing a family photo. There are two ways to participate. 1.) Bring in a copy of your favorite family photo and hang it on the library display window. 2.) Post your family photo on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtag #falveyfamily and we’ll hang it for you. Please note, submission of a photo implies your permission to use images on library social media accounts, displays, and publications. Provide copies and not originals as photos displayed will not be returned.
If you would like the opportunity to take home the large sign of our Pope Francis display as a commemorative souvenir of the 2015 World Meeting of Families, please fill out a ticket with your name and contact email available near the display. For a second entry, enter a family photo to be included in our display. (For remote participants, hashtag your photo #falveyfamily.) The random drawing will be held in November, when the display is dismantled.
THERE’S A NEW SERIF IN TOWN…
…and it’s sans. Google has changed its logo – did you notice? Redesigned to reflect material design – a sensibility which marries the tactile, physical world with technological capabilities (I admit it – I had to look it up) — the new rainbow G logo is legible on the tiniest screens as it only measures 305 bytes as opposed to the existing logo, which measures 14,000 bytes. And living on tiny screens count among Google’s newest, biggest goals, according to new CEO Sundar Pichai.
Did you know—
—that comfortable, quiet room to the rear of Falvey’s first floor is an open computer lab? The Griffin Room, when it isn’t being used for instruction, serves as an open computer lab with 32 computer workstations—each able to send work to Falvey’s printers.
GET YOUR BREAKFAST NOM ON
Did you hear that McDonald’s is going to serve breakfast all day? Not that we’re in the business of encouraging less-than-nutritious food choices, but every once in a while, don’t you just want some pancakes and eggs for dinner? Now you can! Treat yourself.
Don’t have time to stop at Falvey? Check out the e-books in our collection, like this new title from Columbia Business School Publishing, The Nature of Value: how to invest in the adaptive economy. The book receives high praise from a reviewer in ValueWalk (Newstex Global Business Blogs) who wrote that Nick Gogerty “takes a first-principles approach to explore the parallels between economic and ecological systems. Not only does Gogerty show how value is born out of tiny sparks of adaptive innovation, but he also explores the full scope of the economy as a complex network.”
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Today marks the 51st anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act, made law by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. This act provided means of protection for vast areas of American wilderness (9.1 million acres!) and the creation of the National Wilderness Preservation System. These “unspoiled” lands can be enjoyed by hikers, campers, fishers, and other wanderlusting humans – and we’re happy this law keeps the gates open for the next generation’s Thoreaus!
“If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them something more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.” – Lyndon B. Johnson
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
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