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Abby the Therapy Dog Visits the Library! 

Today, the library welcomed Abby and her owner Karen Baldwin to brighten up finals week. Abby and Karen come to TC from the Good Dog Foundation, and Abby is a certified therapy dog who helps bring stress relief, healing, and love wherever she goes. Finals can be a really stressful time for TC students, and the Gottesman …

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Wearable Books 

Most of us librarians really...really love books. I also really love jewelry. Last week, my like-minded coworker and I visited an exhibit at The Gallery at Reinstein|Ross on 30 Gansevoort Street in Chelsea. Located in the gallery's back room, "Read and Worn: Jewelry from Books" exhibited works by five artists from around the world. Their wearable pieces had with one …

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Taking a Study Break with Abby the Therapy Dog- Here at Gottesman Libraries! 

It's a busy time at Teachers College with finals around the corner. Everyone is studying, finishing projects, writing papers, and taking tests.  The library is always trying to find ways to ease the stress and frustration of finals week, whether it be staying open until 1:00 A.M. until May 9, providing complimentary chocolates for students …

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Visiting the Cooper Hewitt, Part 1 

One morning I arrive at work to find a cartload of framed art pulled from the library's closed stacks for the Brushes with History: Imagination and Innovation in Art Education History conference and exhibit – select pieces from the Dow and Ziegfeld collections loaded up for loan to Macy Gallery. As I compile the inventory, I discover a …

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Virtual Reality at the Library 

Every day, a physical copy of the New York Times is available to patrons at the Gottesman libraries. If you get the paper delivered to you, you may have been as excited as we were to find that something special had come along with the Saturday paper two weeks ago. This edition of the weekend paper came …

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Libraries that play “hard to find.” 

The Gottesman Library at TC is pretty easy to find, with its prominent location at the end of campus and its five floors of open study space and book shelves. But some libraries are more elusive, almost intentionally hard to find. Today, the New York Times noted that the City Hall Library, located inside New …

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125th Anniversary: Call for Actors 

Do you have a talent for acting that is going unused? Maybe you do and you don't even know it. Maybe you just want to give it a shot. For Teachers College's 125th, EdLab is producing a series of short (2 minute, slightly humorous video re-enactments of major events in Teachers College history. The films …

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Vintage Library Posters 

Enokson, a junior high school library technician found a collection of vintage posters when she was going though some of the old library things. She posted them on flickr. Here are some awesome 1960s posters encouraging people to use their school libraries: There are more vintage library posters and posters encouraging reading on Enokson's flickr …

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Shakespeare: To Teach or Not to Teach? 

Last night, I went to see As You Like It as part of the Shakespeare in the Park series. I had never read nor seen this play before, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but it ended up being very funny and enjoyable (though it got out at 11 PM, which was a …

Posted 63 months ago by

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NYC Digital Humanities and Performing Arts Meetup 

For all digital humanists and performing arts enthusiasts out there, and especially for those who might name themselves by both of these worthy titles, there is a Digital Humanities and Performing Arts Meetup just for you taking place this coming Thursday, June 14, 2012. It features presentations of two very intriguing projects: Linked Jazz and …

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Running: it’s all the rage 

This past March, the New York Road Runners club held their most popular half marathon in their history, with 26,797 applicants, 19,071 registrants, and 15,398 starters.  (Their previous record of finishers for the NYC half was 11,604 in 2010.) The Brooklyn half marathon, which is in May, sold out completely on the first day they …

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Happy “Pi” Day? 

So, today everyone has been referencing some "Pi Day".  Upon further investigation, I realized the reference is in regard to today's date: 3/14.  Clever...sort of.  Pi (Π), often rounded off to 3.14, is actually a mathematical constant used to calculate the area of a circle (A= Π r²).  It is a never-ending number. The first …

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Published poetry by TC students in Esque 

Recently, it came to my attention that not one, but two, Teachers College students have poems published in the most recent Esque Magazine, and so I thought I would bring this to everyone’s attention.  Esque is a literary journal founded by two poets, Amy King & Ana Božičević, and their webdesign skills are something to …

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Cheaper than a Free Lunch: Budget Beauty 

Beauty -- a subject debated ad nauseum since the beginning of time. Everything from the removal of body hair to changing hair color, length, and style. For men -- to 'stach or not to 'stach? Should they wear beards, goatees, that little annoying triangle of hair below the lip (a soul patch)?  Enhancing one's beauty …

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Library Your Way Around Town, Part 3 

Unless you've been intentionally living in deep seclusion over these past months, you have heard of this thing called Occupy Wall Street. (If you have not heard of this, please let me know how you have been able to accomplish this level of seclusion. I've got finals coming up...) So assuming you have heard of …

Posted 70 months ago by

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Trick or treat? What is the question? 

So this weekend, while considering the age-old question, "What night do kids go trick or treating when Halloween falls on a school night?"  I began thinking more about the origins of the saying, "trick or treat?" I'm pretty sure I learned this at one time or another, probably in primary school when the teachers knew …

Posted 71 months ago by

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Cheaper than a Free Lunch: Winter Clothing 

I thought about all of the posts I could contribute and most relate back to budgeting. So, perhaps I will stick to this blog title, a nickname graciously given to me by my mother. My late great uncle once used this phrase to refer to his extremely wealthy, stingy friend. Fortunately, I am neither --  …

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Library Your Way Around Town, Part 2 

Another weekend, another library. After sampling delicious food at Smorgasburg with friends (the more friends you bring, the more things you can try), we moseyed on over to the Brooklyn Art Library (103A N. 3rd Street, Williamsburg). The library is an extension of Art House and includes art supplies, vintage books that you can buy, …

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Library Your Way Around Town 

I celebrated National Museum Day (Sept. 24) at the Morgan Museum and Library (224 Madison Avenue, Manhattan). I would highly recommend a visit: Happy Birthday, Dickens! In honor of his 200th birthday, the Morgan has a special exhibition that includes original manuscripts, illustrations, and personal letters, as well as films and lectures throughout the upcoming …

Posted 72 months ago by

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Guns N’ Roses Encyclopaedia 

Guns N’ Roses Encyclopaedia Location: under “Journals and Databases” at TC, search for it by name Here’s a reference resource you might not realize is available to you through Gottesman Library: The Guns N’ Roses Encyclopaedia.  Chock full of meaty details and color photos of the band and their friends, The Guns N’ Roses …

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