Books books books

5 Aug

Oh.My.God.

They’re opening a new branch of the San Francisco Public Library right next door to the building where I work!!!1!

Wee!

37 Responses to “Books books books”

  1. deevalish August 5, 2005 at 4:20 pm #

    Really? That’s cool!

  2. neshaffer August 5, 2005 at 4:28 pm #

    The Mission Bay branch.

    Can you say “Inter-library loan”???

    ; )

    PS I have both QaF tapes. See you at noon.

  3. etrangere August 5, 2005 at 4:49 pm #

    Whee ! Libraries are love ♥

  4. neshaffer August 5, 2005 at 4:53 pm #

    I love living in a town that can actually afford to build a new branch (because people support them), rather than being forced to close old ones!

  5. lafemmedarla August 5, 2005 at 5:00 pm #

    Awesome! ::moves in with you::

  6. etrangere August 5, 2005 at 5:38 pm #

    WORD ! I love living in a big city which got so many cultural activities available easily. Not only the public stuff, there’s english libraries and rare movies screening, lots of foreign movies screening, all nightest, random festivals… so many things I’ll probably never will find the time to do them all, but it’s so great.

    Everytime I’m thinking it’s too stressful or annoying living there I pause and consider if I ever could stand to live in a small town without any of those things.

  7. neshaffer August 5, 2005 at 5:44 pm #

    Hey, the cubicle next to mine is free.

    ; )

  8. neshaffer August 5, 2005 at 5:46 pm #

    Paris, right?

    It is Paris?

  9. etrangere August 5, 2005 at 6:19 pm #

    … someday Masq, you’re going to remember that I am Etrangere, aka Anne-Elisa, 23 years old, former student in anthropology, Jewish, bisexual, living with her parents because she’s waiting for a fridge to be delivered at her new appartment, fangirl of Science Fiction and Fantasy in general, and Parisian.

    In the midtime, I’m going to hide someplace and take care of my wounds. Farewell.

    (I’m being tongue in cheek, but really XDD…)

  10. neshaffer August 5, 2005 at 8:20 pm #

    I’m going to be in Paris next August……

  11. ninerva August 5, 2005 at 9:12 pm #

    A new library? That’s amazing! Before I could afford stuff I used to use my library all the time, for everything, books, films, music. I love libraries. I hope they have a story corner for kids, ours had a story corner when I was little. Mum used to drop us off and go shopping while we would sit on the floor and listen to volunteers read stories. Great memories.

  12. cornerofmadness August 5, 2005 at 9:47 pm #

    cross your fingers that I can get a card at Jackson City library. It’s 15 miles out of the way but it’s right by the only grocery store

  13. neshaffer August 5, 2005 at 9:47 pm #

    I started going back to the library for books about two years ago. As I was getting read to move into my new place, I found myself packing boxes full of books I’d bought, some of which I’d never read! I thought, “there are tons of books I’d like to read but not own, and certainly not pay for.”

    So I got myself a library card. I lived near the SF Main Branch at the time and went there a lot. Then I moved and it was less convenient. But NOW, hey! Branch right next door!

    Wee!

  14. etrangere August 5, 2005 at 10:21 pm #

    Terrific !

    So, we’ll get to meet ? We could have a European board meeting, I’m sure some Londoners would be willing to come, even.

  15. neshaffer August 5, 2005 at 10:21 pm #

    Convenient.

  16. neshaffer August 5, 2005 at 10:59 pm #

    Actually, it’s a trip to the UK, but since I start my trip out in London, I thought I’d go a few days early and fly into Paris instead and see the sights and THEN go to London as planned.

    So I was thinking more that I’d need a Parisian tour guide……

    ; )

  17. cornerofmadness August 6, 2005 at 12:10 am #

    I figure if I have to drive 15 miles to get groceries and to get to my new gym and they’re all in the same time it’s not so bad

  18. angeyja August 6, 2005 at 1:07 am #

    Wow. That’d be a distraction; but, a very nice one!

  19. neshaffer August 6, 2005 at 1:17 am #

    Oh. I didn’t think about the lunch-time library-crawl.

    *yikes*!!

  20. neshaffer August 6, 2005 at 1:18 am #

    Just go to the gym *before* the grocery store…..

  21. cornerofmadness August 6, 2005 at 1:49 am #

    could be dangerous. Might work up an appetite that way

  22. neshaffer August 6, 2005 at 1:50 am #

    Actually, exercise is supposed to diminish your appetite.

  23. cornerofmadness August 6, 2005 at 1:52 am #

    never noticed that to be honest. Usually it works mine up.

  24. neshaffer August 6, 2005 at 1:55 am #

    Do it your way, then!

  25. cornerofmadness August 6, 2005 at 2:20 am #

    if I even make it TO the gym i’ll be happy

  26. neshaffer August 6, 2005 at 2:22 am #

    Word. I don’t do gyms myself. Crowded, inconvenient, and did I mention inconvenient?

  27. cornerofmadness August 6, 2005 at 2:27 am #

    true but it’s also the only way I’ll exercise because at home I’m too distracted. I have to get my blood sugar down somehow

  28. neshaffer August 6, 2005 at 2:34 am #

    I don’t do home exercise, either. I like to walk outside.

  29. cornerofmadness August 6, 2005 at 2:46 am #

    I do to but where I am now, I’ll get run over or something

  30. ladyhelix August 6, 2005 at 7:35 am #

    Public Library – right next door? = Excellent!

    I am a frequent flier at our library, but if it were more convenient I’d be there every day! Weee is right!

  31. etrangere August 6, 2005 at 11:06 am #

    How evil ! Well, sure, I’d be delighted to walk you to my favourite places in Paris. ^^

  32. neshaffer August 6, 2005 at 1:36 pm #

    This could get dangerous.

  33. ladyhelix August 6, 2005 at 3:36 pm #

    Oh YES, very dangerous, but CHEAP, SAFE, and HEALTHY!! (It’s a mystery how anything THIS good for you, can be so exciting, but YEA!!)

  34. angeyja August 6, 2005 at 5:41 pm #

    *grin* I failed junior year chem reading SF under the desk during class, and have been known, even quite recently, to call in sick because I Partied with a Book all night… of course, my addiction is pretty bad!

  35. ladyhelix August 6, 2005 at 8:04 pm #

    LOL! I managed to remain “clean” in high school, and I couldn’t sit still to read anything through most of college, but these last few years, I MAY have had a personal day or two with a book, when the battle finally died down!

    That’s one thing I learned at IBM that they don’t acknowledge in my new world…

    “ENJOY the VALLEYs – they don’t last long!”

  36. anomster August 7, 2005 at 5:25 am #

    Lucky you! Here in NYC they haven’t been closing branches that I know of, but they are cutting back on hours & personnel. And they sure aren’t opening new branches.

    When I was a kid, it seemed like we always lived right near a public library. I grew up at the library the way kids in the ’30s grew up at the movie theater when it was just down the block & cost a nickel. Now my “local” library isn’t very close by, & I tend to go to the library when I’m in other neighborhoods that have branches that are more conveniently located.

  37. neshaffer August 7, 2005 at 3:06 pm #

    Color me surprised that they’re building a new branch in town. But Bay Area people are quirky that way. Home-spun socialists.

    ; )

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