Saturday, April 23, 2016

My Favorite Photos: Reading Before Circus

We had a bit of time to wait before the circus began, so we got the library. I'm not much of a book reader, but I always find it way easier to read at the library rather than at home. My wife Daisy likes it too, she even found herself a new book she likes.

While we were walking back, we noticed all these little pinwheels at the library. I wasn't quite sure what they were for, but the wind wasn't strong either but I did like the little display of them. 

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  1. aww that's so awesome! People don't cherish libraries any more! That is awesome! :)

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  2. Pinwheels are fun. I add a few big ones to my garden every year.

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  3. A coincidence - I am off to the Brisbane City Library in an hour's time to get the final book, #6, in Jeffery Archer's, "The Clifton Chronicles" - each of the series final page leaves you hanging on a thread.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Archer
    The link is on Jeffery Archer and his history - fascinating.
    Libraries are not used as much as they should be these days which is really a pity, if not a disgrace, as they are a source of learning.
    One thing for sure in good books, the word "awesome" is used in it's original context! Presently a word that starts and ends a 5 word sentence in many cases!
    Colin aka B J Hunnicut

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    1. Colin, I did answer your question about public transportation in Hawaii. I'm afraid I'm very haphazard in my blog visiting because of our crazy schedule.

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    2. Oh thank you Kay, but I can't find where on Adam's blog your reply is???
      Colin

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    3. I found your reply Kay and replied. Thanks.
      Sad to know that the great HNL public transport system is now in financial strife.
      Colin

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  4. I really enjoy the libraries. I do believe this is the first shot of Daisy I have seen and she was not smiling.

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  5. when i was young, i went to the library a lot. my daughter loved going, too. with Google so easy to access, people have stopped going to the library as much...too bad.

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  6. I honestly can't remember the last time I was in a library. So sad.

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  7. I'm afraid I rarely go to the library anymore. I borrow books online (overdrive) for my Kindle so I don't really have to go to the library itself.

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  8. I love reading books, paper books. I borrow from the library as a member. There's so much more one can enjoy in the library nowadays; not only borrowing books, but also DVD's and magazines. Computer lessons for seniors, free access to the internet. All for members. Costs: only a few €'s a year for adults (from the age of 18).
    Oh, and than the children's department...where toys can be borrowed (to try out, for example), too.
    A great money saver and meeting/connecting place all together!

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    1. Jeanneke - what you have described above for libraries in Holland is exactly the same here at the libraries run by Councils in Qld, NSW and Sout Australia, therefore I would assume the same in the other Australian States and Territories.
      Even today Sunday the Brisbane city Council Library had classes operating, plus this weekend is also the Anzac Day LONG weekend - Anzac Day 25th March.
      Colin
      Colin

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    2. Due to decreasing numbers of members many libraries are closed or put together in my province of Friesland and that is quite a problem for the elderly and disabled, since they have to travel up to 12 kilometres to the first library in their neighbourhood. And that can cause isolation, loneliness for those living in the hamlets and little villages. The library bus that came every other week to those places (and the schools) disappeared year(s) earlier... Stupidity.
      I think you were a little mistaken, Colin; Anzac Day 2016 is April 25th., isn't it?
      Have a beautiful day and evening!

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    3. Good God - you CERTAINLY ARE RIGHT - me and my months! Actually watching the Dawn Services being
      held at present - APRIL 25th.
      Will be watching the DAWN SERVICE at 12.30pm at Gallipoli, Turkey and the 1.40 pm service at Villers-Bretonneux, France at 1.40 pm. Both very moving ceremonies.
      Thank you for the correction most sincerely
      Colin

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  9. Libraries are great.
    I do like those pinwheels,and a great smile from Daisy too.

    All the best Jan

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