Looking into book repair and how the professionals do it.
This video method requires specialized equipment and is out of my reach, but it has familiarized me with the parts of a book and some of the materials. I am working on a class with the Idaho Art Education Association led by Rachael Mayer. We are using “Almost Lost Arts: Traditional Crafts and the Artisans Keeping Them Alive” by Emily Freidenrich as our textbook.
The sky’s (nearly) the limit, so I am working to keep all the virtual bits and the physical bits together in one place. My job today was to walk through the library and find some old books to mend. I didn’t find a good example to work on, but rather some superficial type repairs, which I will do.
Now back to the real world.
My grandma’s quilt has artificial intelligence
Every so often one finds something entirely interesting. This day I followed a suggested link and I wasn’t disappointed.
Everything is here Bode New York harnesses AI | Microsoft In Culture
Show this to your textiles teacher, — or maybe they are showing it to you.
The Pandemic and the Ballet
Several years ago my New Year’s resolution was to watch more “live” performances. Since I knew people from Lionel Hampton School of Music, this was not difficult. I have many outstanding memories from that resolution!
During the Pandemic, this old habit has taken a hit and I have not been able to watch live performances at all. But this month, looking for some dance performances, I ran across Dance Theatre Harlem. They are celebrating Founder’s Week (51st anniversary) and I’ve been able to watch some wonderful dancing.
I especially enjoyed this bit of info behind their Creole Giselle. Take some time to watch!
Many professional dance companies have created streaming content or video content to share with their fans and audiences. I’ve found theatre and dance companies especially generous with their access in light of the fact that they are not able to tour and perform to paying audiences.
This Sunday, there is a streaming performance from Dance Theatre Harlem. The Valentine’s Day ticket price is $7. Where could you ever get to go and see DTH for seven dollars?
Check out all of their virtual ballet series.
Don’t forget to see The Valentine’s Day performance!
The Brotherband by John Flanagan
We are enjoying John Flanagan as an author and using the interviews on YouTube to get acquainted with this author’s motivation in writing for teens.
Our library already has the complete set of the Ranger’s Apprentice and we thought another series by this author might be of interest to our readers. Bullseye.
We now have the complete set of The Brotherband books.
Here he explains the difference between Viking and Skandian.
Follow-on videos have him talking about his series.
Long ago and far away, it seems that his own son was discouraged because of his unimpressive stature. Dad to the rescue – to write stories for his son about smaller boys being successful. One of his stories got out to a larger audience and the rest is history.
Of course at this point, he has fans.
Popular on audiobook and ebook as well. Enjoy the adventure!
John Harrison and the Problem of Longitude
Currently reading “Longitude” by Dava Sobel and gaining insight into the fascinating story of dead reckoning navigation and its deadly results. As a consequence, the Longitude Act sought a better way of determining a ship’s position in the sea.
I like this video because I wanted to see one of John Harrison’s chronometers in action. There is more history here than I had already learned from the book, and I saw his early clocks, wooden clocks, clocks without lubrication; fascinating to the mechanical side of my interests.