August272014

For this #Whimsical Wednesday, we’re posting some more of one of our favorite illustrators, Arthur Rackham.

From our stacks: Cinderella. Retold by C. S. Evans and Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann, 1919.

August232014

Celebrating the return of Doctor Who and the new Scottish Doctor with what else…..Tartans!!!

From our Stacks: The costume of the clans : with observations upon the literature, arts, manufactures, and commerce of the Highlands and Western Isles during the Middle Ages, and on the influence of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries upon their present condition by John Sobieski Stolberg Stuart and Charles Edward Stuart. John Grant, Edinburgh 1892.

11AM

Happy Caturday!!!

Today’s offering is a wee bit scary!!!  The pictures are taken for a children’s poetry book written in 1869. 

From our Stacks: Child World by Fanny Hart Wheeler. Strahan and Co., London 1869.

August222014
My favorite time of day.

My favorite time of day.

1PM

Forest Friday!

Inspiration for the last few days of Summer!

From our Stacks: Etude de la Foret by M. Meheut. 1927.

August212014

#ThrowBackThursday

We wanted to share this charming label found in many of our books for #TBT.  It dates to a time when the library was known as the Public Library of the City of Detroit (before 1865).. We love the wording, but love the five cent fine for grease spots even more.

Hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

August202014

I think this #Whimsical Wednesday calls for Byron!

This is such a lovely book, the page illustrations change colour throughout and the steel engravings are delightful!

From our Stacks: The Poetical Works of Lord Byron. With Life. engravings on Steel. Gall & Inglis, Edinburgh: Bernard Terrace. N.D.

August192014

Happy National Aviation Day!!!!

Since airplanes really aren’t our subject, we decided natural avions would have to do.  Enjoy!

From our Stacks: Etudes D’Animaux by Mathurin Meheat, 1911.

1PM

Happy Birthday Ogden Nash!

 (Aug 19, 1902-May 19, 1971)

From our Stacks: The Bad Parents’ Garden of Verse by Ogden Nash. Illustrated by Reginald Birch. 1936.

"A Drink With Something in It" taken from the work entitled The Primrose Path by Ogden Nash, 1935.

August182014
detroitsymphony:

We are so excited for our 2014-15 season to begin! Single tickets are officially on sale today, including our season opener with the always amazing violinist Sarah Chang! Check out our upcoming season at dso.org!

detroitsymphony:

We are so excited for our 2014-15 season to begin! Single tickets are officially on sale today, including our season opener with the always amazing violinist Sarah Chang! 

Check out our upcoming season at dso.org!

August162014
12PM

Posting this because I loved the name of this book and the content is wonderful.

From our Stacks: The Grammar of Ornament by Owen Jones.  Illustrated by Examples from Various Styles of Ornament. One Hundred and Twelve Plates. Bernard Quaritch, London.  1868.

12PM

rockhalllibrary:

Happy Birthday Madonna!

Madonna Louise Ciccone was born August 16, 1958, in Bay City, Michigan. She moved to New York in the late 1970s to be a dancer, but found herself entrenched in the music scene, working as a backup singer and leading new wave rock bands. In 1982 she went solo, signing with Sire Records, and the rest is pop diva history. Learn more about this 2008 inductee at the Library and Archives.

Video: In a 1982 club performance, Madonna performs her first single, “Everybody.”

10AM

Wishing anglers everywhere a bountiful catch!

 From our Stacks: Etudes D’Animaux.  Mathurin Meheat.  1911.

10AM

Caturday with a French flare!!! 

From our Stacks: Etudes D’Animaux. Mathurin Meheat. 1911.

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