Posts Tagged ‘library’

Using the Library

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

I enjoy reading and so I visit one of my local libraries at least once a week. I usually read 2 or 3 books a week, but I like to have some spare ones ready in case I run out, or if I’m trying an author new to me I might not like their style.

I think libraries are very important and the cuts in services are worrying. I hope that everyone will still have access to a library after the cuts have been made.

I took this photo in Upton Upon Severn library. It’s a lovely modern building with a light open feel to it, and I love it’s round windows.

The round window

National Poetry Day

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Cosmea - playing with special effects

It’s National Poetry Day today and my local library is holding an exhibition of poetry chosen by their borrowers. They invited people to submit photos to illustrate the poems.

I entered several photos for different poems, and one of mine won! It illustrates a poem called ‘What is Pink?’ and has been printed out quite large, and is now on display in the library!

Here’s the poem by Christina Rossetti

What is Pink?

What is pink? A rose is pink
By the fountain’s brink.
What is red? A poppy’s red
In it’s barley bed.
What is blue? The sky is blue
Where the clouds float through.
What is white? A swan is white
Sailing in the light.
What is yellow? Pears are yellow
Rich and ripe and mellow.
What is green? The grass is green,
With small flowers between.
What is violet? Clouds are violet
In the summer twilight.
What is orange? Why, an orange,
Just an orange!

Computing in the library part two

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Well the IT men came, and I showed them what the problem was. There was a message on the screen to say that the current system they were using couldn’t support Flickr. So they decided they needed to upgrade the two computers that my friend and I were using to Internet Explorer 8. One of them did say that he thought they’d already been upgraded, and showed surprise that they hadn’t, but they still didn’t do the others, only the two we were using!

That took about half an hour, but it didn’t make the slightest bit of difference! One of my Flickr contacts made a comment on yesterday’s post saying that it’s probably the library’s filtering software. I’ve reported that to them, but they don’t seem to be very interested!

They tell me that they only have people use their computers for checking emails or looking into their family history. Apparently I’m the first person who has ever wanted to look at Flickr on their computers!

And it looks as though I’ll be the last too!

Computing in the library

Monday, September 6th, 2010

I’m not at home at the moment, so I went to the library to catch up on Flickr, to see if anyone has made any comments on my photots and to have a look at and make comments on the photos that my Flickr friends have added to their photostreams.

I remembered my user name and my password and got myself logged in and up came my stream on the screen. It looked a bit odd, and I was wondering what was wrong with it when I realised that there were no photos showing. Now that’s a bit of a problem for a photo sharing website, isn’t it!

The library staff put me on another computer, and then another one, but still no photos! Now they’ve sent for an IT expert!

I hope they can sort it out. I get withdrawal symptoms if I have to spend too long away from Flickr!

If you’d like to see my Flickr photostream, click on Katie-Rose’s photostream on the right by the photos. I hope you’ll be able to see them!