July292014

Celebrating International Tiger Day!!!

From our Stacks: Etudes D’Animaux. Par M. Meheut Sous La Direction de E. Grasset.  Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, Paris 1911.

July262014

A random find today.

Hope you like it!  

Have a great weekend, and if you happen to come across some creepy crawlies, may they be as beautiful as these. 

From our Stacks: Insectes by E. A. Seguy 

Vingt Planches en Phototypie Coloriees au Patron Donnant Quatre-Vingts Insectes et Seize Compositions Decoratives.  Editions Duchartre et Van Buggenhoudt, Paris. 1924.

July252014

Shakespeare in Detroit will be performing Romeo and Juliet tomorrow, Saturday, July 26 in Grand Circus Park at 7PM.  Check out there link below.

https://www.facebook.com/ShakespeareInDetroit

From our Stacks: Cassell’s Illustrated Shakespeare. The Plays of Shakespeare Edited and Annotated by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke. London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, Ludgate Hill, E.C. 1890.

Break a Leg!!!

11AM

detroithistoricalsociety:

Happy 313th birthday to the 313!

On this day in 1901, Detroiters decorated streetcar trucks as floats to celebrate their city’s 200th birthday.  The float in the third image represented the fire of 1805, and included a person dressed as the Nain Rouge, who unfortunately was not on board when this photo was taken.  The float in the bottom photo included a painting showing what they thought the Detroit of 2001 would look like including towering buildings and a suspension bridge spanning the river.  

Please join us this afternoon in celebration at the Detroit Historical Museum’s Legends Plaza for food, drinks, and music from 6 to 8 p.m.  Details are available here.

11AM
mocad:

This weekend is our Upscale No-Scale Garage and Sidewalk sale! Featuring goods from the MOCAD store + awesome donations from our supporters, staff, and board this is one garage sale you don’t want to miss this summer. 
Saturday and Sunday 11 - 5

mocad:

This weekend is our Upscale No-Scale Garage and Sidewalk sale! Featuring goods from the MOCAD store + awesome donations from our supporters, staff, and board this is one garage sale you don’t want to miss this summer. 

Saturday and Sunday 11 - 5

11AM

rockhalllibrary:

Born Today: Benny Benjamin

William Benjamin was born July 25, 1925, in Mobile, Alabama, and began drumming for jazz bands in the 1940s. In 1958, he became Motown’s first session drummer for the studio’s in-house band known as the Funk Brothers. Benjamin’s drumming can be heard on the label’s biggest hits, from the Contour’s “Do You Love Me” to Gladys Knight’s “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.” Lean more about this 2003 inductee at the Library and Archives.

Video: Benjamin and the Funk Brothers perform on the recording of the Supremes’ single “You Keep Me Hanging On.”

July242014
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313 in the (313)!!
Happy 313th Birthday Detroit!!!!!!  

313 in the (313)!!

Happy 313th Birthday Detroit!!!!!!  

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detroitsymphony:

Happy 313th Birthday to our beautiful city of Detroit - the “313!”

9AM
July232014

smithsonianlibraries:

mypubliclands:

usfwspacific:

Happy Batman Day! There may only be one “caped crusader”, but did you know there are about 1300 different kinds of bats worldwide? They may not be fighting crime, but they sure are busy making the world a better place by pollinating our crops and taking care of pesky insects.  
Bats live almost everywhere on Earth, except for the most extreme desert and polar regions. So chances are, there are bats where you live. Let’s meet a few of these superheroes of the nocturnal animal world in the Pacific Region.
Photo 1 - Marianas fruit bat: lives in Guam’s limestone forests and can have a wingspan of up to 3.5 feet! These gentle giants are important for pollinating and dispersing seeds of popular tropical fruits like coconut, papaya, and figs. Photo credit: Julia Boland/USFWS
Photo 2 - Townsend’s big-eared bat: Aptly named, their ears are over an inch long. That may seem small to you, but that’s a quarter of their entire body length! Can you imagine having ears almost a foot and a half long? Photo credit: Ann Froschauer/USFWS
Photo 3 - Pallid bats: Awesome listeners that use those big ears to detect the footsteps of their prey on the ground. Swooping in silently from above, these larger bats often eat scorpions and centipedes,crickets, grasshoppers and beetles.Photo credit: Ann Froschauer/USFWS
Photo 4: Spotted bats: Have the largest ears of any North American species, and those pearly pink ears and black and white spotted fur give it a very distinctive look. This bat also has one of the only echolocation calls that humans can hear. Photo credit: Paul Cryan
Photo 5: Hawaiian hoary bats: are the only land mammal native to the Hawaiian islands. The  ‘ope‘ape‘ as it’s called in Hawaii arrived on the islands some 10,000 years ago. That was quite a migration from North America, over 2,400 miles across the ocean! Photo credit: Paul Bonaccorso
Batty for bats? Check out these great resources: 
Bat Conservation International (bats worldwide) http://www.batcon.org/
Western Bat Working Group (bats in western North America) http://www.wbwg.org/


Love this Happy Batman Day post from our friends at USFWS!  And if these bats make you want more, check out our My Public Lands posts tagged “bats”!  http://mypubliclands.tumblr.com/tagged/bats

bats!!

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thisisaadl:


Debbie Harry in her New York apartment with Andy Warhol portrait of her, 1988. / We Hearth

Love
Revisit the past at aadl
The Best of Blondie
                                and
Andy Warhol Portraits
Also, it’s National Blondie & Debbie Harry Month. Really! It’s a thing!

thisisaadl:

Debbie Harry in her New York apartment with Andy Warhol portrait of her, 1988. / We Hearth

Love

Revisit the past at aadl

The Best of Blondie

                                and

Andy Warhol Portraits


Also, it’s National Blondie & Debbie Harry Month. Really! It’s a thing!

(Source: scandinaviancollectors, via rockhalllibrary)

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