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What do you Geek?

Written on: March 5th, 2012 in Blog PostsDirectorInformal learning

Throughout Delaware, a wave of grassroots passion is brewing… Don’t be surprised if your local librarian approaches you and asks, “What do you Geek?” Reading…Gardening…Science…Crafts…Sports…Nature…Cooking… What is the topic that fascinates you, what are you passionate about?  Whatever your passion, whatever you “geek,” the library supports it.  Delaware libraries help you indulge that passion with […]


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Celebrating National Library Week?

Written on: April 14th, 2011 in Blog PostsInformal learningReading

Since 1958, libraries have thrown themselves – and you – a party in April. Happy National Library Week! The Founding Fathers recognized an informed citizenry as the backbone of a democracy. And our public libraries and schools were born. As Jefferson wrote “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of […]


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Google Art Project

Written on: February 1st, 2011 in Blog PostsInformal learningLearningNewsTech

Google introduced its Art Project website today, which allows users to explore hundreds of works of art from some of the finest museums in the world, all in incredible detail. Already some journalists and bloggers have commented that this takes away the serendipitous experience of discovering a work of art on their own.  As a […]


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It’s Thursday: Summer Reads

Written on: July 7th, 2010 in Blog PostsInformal learningLearningReadingReviews

What is it about Summer that has us all running in a thousand directions? To the point where we even shirk our blog posting responsibilities? Doesn’t it feel like Summer thumbs its nose at introspection anyway? That it tosses out a giant *raspberry* to serious reading? Well, maybe that’s a good thing. During my hiatus from […]


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It’s Thursday: A 48 hour Book Challenge

Written on: June 10th, 2010 in Informal learningLearning JourneysReading

Sometimes we need a nudge. Something to make us stretch out and wake up. My nudge came last weekend when I accepted the Fifth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge on the MotherReader blog. Please know that this was a personal challenge; an effort to generate some intellectual movement…summer is not my most creative time. I […]


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It’s Thursday:The Island of Unread Books

Written on: June 3rd, 2010 in Informal learningLearning JourneysReading

Confession time. I do not read every book that I check out of the library or buy at the bookstore. Yes, there are cases where the title and I just don’t match up…the voice of the character or the format of the writing puts me off for some reason. But more often than not, I […]


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It’s Thursday:Do you know TED?

Written on: May 27th, 2010 in Blog PostsInformal learningLearning JourneysReading

Our Learning Journeys program at the Hockessin Public Library yesterday left me so energized…the conversations were insightful; the people connected…that I dove into one of our Next Steps this morning. Our Train-the-Trainer component for the public library staff. As we create this cornerstone of Learning Journeys for public library staff, we wonder what sites, books, […]


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It’s Thursday:The Learning Journeys Journey

Written on: May 20th, 2010 in Blog PostsInformal learningLearningLearning JourneysReadingReviews

Launched at the 2007 Delaware Book Festival, the path for the Delaware Library Learning Journeys (Learning Journeys) program has always been forward but rarely in a straight line. Informal learning is like that. The beauty of our offering is the shared experience between participants and presenters. As you/they spoke, the well of stories, tools and […]


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It (was) Thursday:Guardians of the Books…or Documents…or Teacups

Written on: May 14th, 2010 in Blog PostsInformal learningLearning

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference met in Wilmington a few weeks back. Since it was at home and closely related to projects in the wings,* a few Delaware State Library staff were able to attend. I’ve talked here about how historians keep popping up in my reading/learning of late; well, this event sure brought a […]


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Journaling and the Artistic Process

Written on: May 6th, 2010 in Blog PostsInformal learningLearning Journeys

I’m filling in for Kathy to talk about an exciting new virtual exhibition we are unveiling this weekend:  The Art of Journals. The Art of Journals is inspired by Delaware painter Victor Letonoff and the link between his journaling and his artwork.  Letonoff’s journals, which he calls sketchbooks, provide insight into his artistic process as well as the […]


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