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Post by Vlooi » December 14th, 2005, 11:38 pm

LibraryLady wrote:Look, I've managed to go off topic within the off topic board!
<Loud Cheering!> :wink:

I loved those comic strips!

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Post by hakkai_sensei » January 2nd, 2006, 6:17 am

...yes, a junkie too. I loved hanging out in libraries all throughout my student days, and when I used to work in a school, I hung out in the library as well. I dream of having one of those impressive-looking old-school libraries with wall-to-wall tomes that one used to see in those British manors (at least, in the movies). :wink: If I saw one in real life I'd probably go in and never go back out, and not just because I couldn't find the door. Unfortunately for me, there're just so many books out there that I want, I'm grateful to have a library burned onto CD's as it is. But my future hubby's into reading as much as I am, so I'm not giving up hope yet. It'd be nice to have the kids grow up surrounded by books - paper, virtual, and audio.
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Post by LibraryLady » January 2nd, 2006, 1:27 pm

It's great to have another library enthusiast here, welcome hakkai_sensei!
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Post by raouf » January 5th, 2006, 5:46 pm

Another library junky

Here is a library joke that applies to librivox

http://www.overduemedia.com/archive.aspx?strip=20031228

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Post by LibraryLady » January 5th, 2006, 6:15 pm

Heehee, that's good raouf!
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Post by Sethwoodworth » January 29th, 2006, 5:13 pm

Librarian, unfortunately no. I get paid to swordfight of all things.

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Post by LibraryLady » January 29th, 2006, 6:56 pm

Seriously?? That's awesome!
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Post by Sethwoodworth » January 29th, 2006, 10:51 pm

Yes actually. Currently I am a student, but that last thing I was doing, and still how I make my money from time to time, was sword fighting. I study Historical European Martial Arts, specifically German longsword traditions 1389 - 1500. And I traveled around the northwest doing educational demonstrations with my old fight partner for schools libraries and the occasional museum.

I've also done non-historical stage combat/acting in a few different places.

Right now I am finishing up a degree in history so I can start working on my masters in the same studying late medieval combat traditions.

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Post by kayray » January 30th, 2006, 8:57 am

Wow! That is soooo cool. I wish you'd come to San Diego. My son is OBSESSED with swords and would be so thrilled to see a historical demonstration.

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Post by vee » January 30th, 2006, 9:15 am

Kara - does your son study any martial arts? There are a number of advanced forms that encorporate swords and weapons in their curriculum. It's quite a bit of fun :)
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Post by kayray » January 30th, 2006, 9:21 am

vee wrote:Kara - does your son study any martial arts? There are a number of advanced forms that encorporate swords and weapons in their curriculum. It's quite a bit of fun :)
Yup, he just earned his purple belt in Goju Karate. They have a padded nunchaku seminar coming up, but I don't think they ever use any kind of swords, alas.

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Post by Sethwoodworth » January 30th, 2006, 9:35 am

I know a few groups in California that do demonstrations from time to time. There might be one up in LA if that's not too far of a drive.
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Post by raouf » January 30th, 2006, 6:09 pm

Of intereset to bilbiophiles (and librarians)

Interesting site, scans of origianl manuscripts

http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/ttpbooks.html

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Post by jollyrogered » January 16th, 2010, 8:39 pm

Currently applying for grad school for library sciences and public history. I suppose whichever school takes me will make that decision :)

I come from a family of librarians, which is rather evident by my personal collection that is Dewey Decimal'ed.

Thank you bibliophiles everywhere!
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Post by kayray » January 16th, 2010, 9:04 pm

jollyrogered wrote:...my personal collection that is Dewey Decimal'ed.
True story - when I was 6, I taped little tags with numbers on them to the spines of all my books. I knew *some* library books had numbers on them, but hadn't figured out that it was just nonfiction, and didn't know there was a system. So my tags had no rhyme or reason. But they made me happy. :)
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