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Library envy

One of the benefits of living in Lawrence is you can be a patron of the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. We service not only the regions in the institution's "title", but TSCPL has a reciprocal borrowing agreement with member libraries of the Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS). Any resident of the 14 northeast Kansas counties of NEKLS is eligible to receive a Library card, which means they have the exact same privilages as anyone living in the apartments across the street from our front door--FOR FREE! Meaning any of those people can go on-line and put themselves on hold for, say, Thomas Frank's "What's the Matter with Kansas", and have it mailed to them--FOR FREE! With no punitive fines, free computer training classes, amazing visiting author programs, the nationally recognised Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery (who by the way have invited Brett Helquist, illustrator for the Lemony Snicket books to visit/talk/exhibit original work on April 23), international/classic/contemporary film series, public programs, TSCPL is unique, a blessing and a truly amazing entity for something that's "free" to Lawrence to use. Maybe Joel is right. Maybe what Lawrence needs is something different than what any Lawrence resident can access 20 miles down the road.

January 27, 2005 at 10:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jerks, Quarter-pounders, and Foreigner

what's so sad?
i was reading along comfortably until that last comment.

January 11, 2005 at 1:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Love and Rockets

Auntie M just might be the wind beneath my wings.

Because I need direction and don't feel like taking advantage of our Employee Assistance Program at work (their ad campaign with the Sisyphus-like ant pushing his troubles uphill and the ugly dog with way-too-thick eyewear clouding his vision makes my holes clench), where would I send requests for advice?

December 9, 2004 at 6:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )