We’ve been settled in Jaipur for a couple of days now and it’s time to venture out from our comfortable neighbourhood to visit one of the local libraries. A quick look at Google Maps tells me that we’ll need to … Continue reading Libraries on the Road: Jaipur’s Government Maharaja Public Library
I’m sitting on the couch and I’m wailing, “But I don’t LIKE travelling by myself. Why did I say I’d go? I hate being a tourist and there’s nothing else to do in a strange city. I wish I could spend the next six days getting WORK done instead of going to stupid CHICAGO.”
“How about this,” says my partner Todd, “How about we give you a Photo Treasure Hunt? That gives you a reason to wander around the city.” Continue reading Guest Post: Sage Goes to Chicago
Seeing a beautiful library for me is almost like Darshan. I will go and pay my respects to the library (and sometimes my fines) and then I get prasad in the form of books and knowledge. And the blessings that knowledge gives can be huge. Even now, I am on something of a pilgrimage, visiting all 100 Toronto libraries, one by one. It wasn’t until today, though, I realized that I’m something of a missionary as well. Continue reading The Library is My Temple
This library is the second-largest public library in the city. The largest is the Toronto Reference Library but most of the books at that library can’t be checked out. So this has, for a long time, been my favourite library. That said, it’s been closed for renovations for some time and I’ve missed it. Even today, it’s not fully open. Only three of the seven floors are open. But I couldn’t wait to take a look. Continue reading Toronto by Library #22: North York Central
For today’s library I go as close to home as I can possibly go: the Thorncliffe Branch. In 2004 we got our first Toronto Public Library cards there and for many years it was our home branch. We moved away … Continue reading Toronto by Library #20: Thorncliffe Library
One challenge I sometimes face with my personal projects is that I can complicate them to death. I can take a simple weekend bike trip, decide that there must be the perfect destination, spend hours looking for it – not … Continue reading Toronto by Library #16: Pape/Danforth Library
Guys. I have a confession to make. For all I love about the library. For all I promote it, for all the great things I say about it. I’m a terrible library patron. We’ve improved a bunch over the years – especially since starting the Toronto by Library project – I can’t avoid going to a library regularly. Our peak of bad behaviour, was in the mid 1990’s when we lived in Bethlehem, PA. At one point we were going to accept a job and relocate back to the Boston area. In the whirlwind of planning and getting ready to … Continue reading I’m so ashamed!