Kids dance to “Pirate Booty,” performed by Clint Perry and the Boo Hoo Crew October 1 during the third annual San Diego County (Calif.) Library Book Festival at the Encinitas branch. In addition to entertainment, keynote speakers included authors Lisa See, Gotham Chopra, Ellen Hopkins, Kim Barnouin, and Bernard Guillas.
CHICAGO—Advance registration will close Monday, Nov. 29 for “Genealogy Happens! At the Genealogy Reference Desk,” a 2011 Midwinter institute offered by the ALA genealogy experts, the History Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).
Harvesting sunlight has the power to save energy and therefore money, and to brighten up a library like fluorescent just can’t. But as anyone who has tried to use a computer in tanning-bed-powerful glare will tell you, sunlight has to be controlled to be desirable. These buildings have mechanisms in place to do just that.
These projects execute their particular design concepts with style and panache.
San Diego Public Library’s Logan Heights branch incorporates themes from the indigenous cultures of the Americas. Glasswork in the main entry lobby is in the profile of the colossal Toltec statues at Tula; the “Centro Cultural” (a suspended granite cube, 35 feet on a side, that houses student art displays and programs) is clad in a checkerboard pattern of granite reminiscent of stone construction of the Incas, Aztecs, or Anasazi; and some shelves feature end panels with Mayan decor.