Happy birthday, Andrew Marvell!
Happy birthday, Andrew Marvell!
Another in an occasional series of Little Free Libraries in Southeast Portland.
I went a different route home from work recently, and was treated to this. I’ve been meaning to visit this Little Free Library for a while, but hadn’t made the opportunity before. LFL #1432 is based at Busy Bee Preschool, at 7618 SE Duke Street.
There wasn’t much of anything in the library today. I wonder what kind of traffic it usually has. I was in some sort of publicly-available wifi dead zone – I tried a couple of times to open the Little Locator app to mark it, but never was able to get in. Maybe I can plan a day to go this route again, and take some books for it.
This week, Division92 Little Free Library is featuring books to help you make your own medicine. Please use common sense, please don’t overdo it (no “if some is helpful, more is better”!), please consider checking with your healthcare professional for any allergies or conflicts with other medicines or supplements you are currently taking, or with any illnesses or conditions you already have.
This week the Division92 Little Free Library is featuring the songbooks of Sandra Boynton. You probably know her best from her massively popular card:
Did you know she also writes (and co-writes) children’s songs? And convinces hugely popular celebrities to sing them? We’re putting out her first three songbooks. Unfortunately, the CDs are missing from each of the books. HOWEVER! You can find the songs on YouTube! For instance:
Where else can you hear Kate Winslet & Weird Al Yankovic singing a duet? When was the last time you heard Scott Bakula sing? What other album contains performances by both Hootie & the Blowfish AND Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme?
Join Multnomah County Library, PRISM (Multnomah County’s LGBTQ Employee Resource Group), and the Hollywood Theatre in celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility with a screening of the documentary Kiki followed by a panel featuring Portland Ballroom PDXB performers and organizers.
Directed by Sara Jordenö and co-written by Twiggy Pucci Garçon, a leader in New York’s kiki community, 2016’s KIKI is a dynamic coming of age story about resilience and the transformative art form of vogueing. KIKI follows seven New York City LGBTQ youth of color who face real struggles creating a safe and vibrant space for themselves to vogue.
Free tickets available on Hollywood Theatre’s website.
Movie playing at Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
Thursday, April 4, 7-9:15pm
“How We Began”, by Lang Leav
Tonight was the second installment of Short Story & Movie Night. We read the short story It Had to be Murder by Cornell Woolrich. About 13 pages long, there’s not a lot of mystery to it, but it’s a good solid basic murder story.
Then we got together and watched Rear Window, with Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly, and Raymond Burr.
Again, three of the four of us hadn’t seen the movie before, and none of us had read the story before.
The film definitely kept most of the story’s elements, and what it changed, we all felt changed for the better. The two female characters in the movie didn’t exist in the story, and added a great deal to the film – in no small part because they were living breathing human characters, and not just “sexy lamps” or “dark action girl“. Because of their addition, some of the action from the story got rearranged, but it still all fell nicely into place. (and do I even need to start about Grace Kelly or her character’s wardrobe? *swoon*) We all quite liked the film – thumbs up all around!
Tonight’s tie-in dinner was eggs (scrambled, with cheese), bacon, toast, and coffee (well, coffee cocktail), per both the story and the movie. Mostly because I wasn’t up to dealing with lobster and pommes frites.
Looking forward to next month’s Short Story & Movie Night!
Holy smokes, the Division92 Little Free Library just got a donation from New Jersey!
Gina had asked on the LFL Stewards page, on FB, if anyone wanted some of the tons-too-many books she had. I will always say yes to offers like this, almost never expecting it to happen. I figured enough people much closer to her would speak up, and she could avoid shipping altogether. But she said sure, she’d send some books. Awesome! I figured a couple of books because shipping books gets expensive.
Imagine my surprise when the box showed up! I always forget about shipping books at the Library Mail rate!
I’ll be putting these out as the library gets room for them
And they all have her stamp in them!
Thank you Gina!!!