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Ellen Forsyth
Reading, games, libraries, ideas, stories, knitting...
Reading, games, libraries, ideas, stories, knitting...

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local studies and knitting
This... SO excited! I'm teaching a class on psychogeography & knitting at @yarninthecity Yarnporium in London this November. #mapmaking #stitchesandstories #knittingthelandscape #flaneur A photo posted by Karie Westermann (@kariebookish) on Sep 30, 2016 at ...

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print on demand fabric - local studies potential
I recently had my first play with Spoonflower . The image below shows what the print looks like. I was impressed. I hemmed these and they became small table cloths (for gifts). There is a lot of potential for local studies digitised material to be turned in...

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Boston Public Library profiling love of reading
I thought a while before I wrote that title, but, while obvious, it fits this series on Instagram In anticipation of #ValentinesDay, some of our staff members’ #children are sharing which #books they #love most. Kamari, son of BPL Technology Access Manager ...

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some thoughts on @Knitsonik stranded colourwork sourcebook
Knitsonik Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook by Felicity Ford My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a wonderful and inspiring book about knitting. It is also a great book for local studies. Felicity Ford takes inspiration from daily object including brickwork, beer, ...

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Collecting local industry for local studies
This article shows how a library is collecting information about their local craft brewing industry.  Oregan State University Library has key archives .  While is this currently a small collection, they are collecting it. Cornell University has a research w...

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#lightrailbookreview from @PhxLibrary
Phoenix Public Library has a lovely series on Instagram of book reviews from people using the light rail system.  They are all people reading library books, and it is an excellent way to show how people are using the library.  It has local studies potential...

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A few thoughts on Anarchist's Guide to Historic House Museums
Anarchist's Guide to Historic House Museums by Franklin D. Vagnone My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is an impressive book which challenges people who manage house museums to really connect with the communities which surround the houses. It asks people to think ...

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Changing lives and enriching communities in #yxe - great work by @stoonlibrary
I came across the following headline in Infodocket (go and have a look at the link) Saskatchewan: Saskatoon Public Library Dedicates Space for Truth and Reconciliation You can read more about what the Saskatoon Library is doing in reconciliation . The #Reco...

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A few thoughts about The art of relevance
The Art of Relevance by Nina Simon My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book asks a lot of questions about how museums interpret their relevance. It contains examples from museums, libraries, and other relevant places. It suggests ways to connect with new audiences...

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local studies needlepoint via @sallysetsforth
The following photograph came through my Flickr stream.  It is lovely and is local studies meets needlepoint.  The works are done in collaboration.  Have people partnered with local embroiderers as a way of recording the local environment.  There are lots o...
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