AC Library

The following are readings/inspiration for the AC Library inspiration tour. This is a resource, not an assignment. The ideas in these readings reflect what we’ll explore together in the Bay Area. Look through the list and explore what you are drawn to - follow your curiosity. You can access the readings (or podcast) by clicking on the images. They’ll remain available to you after our time together. Librarians often want to add to these lists so please let me know if you have suggestions!

 
 
Outside Lies Magic , Chapter 1: Beginnings

Outside Lies Magic, Chapter 1: Beginnings

Species of Space , The Street and The Neighborhood

Species of Space, The Street and The Neighborhood

 
From  Fantasies of the Library , a chapter about the Prelinger Library

From Fantasies of the Library, a chapter about the Prelinger Library

A map of all the POPOS and an article that doesn’t address how difficult it is to access them.

A map of all the POPOS and an article that doesn’t address how difficult it is to access them.

Sister Outsider , Chapter 2: Poetry is Not a Luxury

Sister Outsider, Chapter 2: Poetry is Not a Luxury

From Keri’s Smith’s  How to be an Explorer of the World - the inspiration is this list and the link will take you to info about the book.

From Keri’s Smith’s How to be an Explorer of the World - the inspiration is this list and the link will take you to info about the book.

 
This article was written before the Archive of Curious Scents opened. If you’d like to read more about the Archive, there is another article  here  (this link is from the NY Times).

This article was written before the Archive of Curious Scents opened. If you’d like to read more about the Archive, there is another article here (this link is from the NY Times).

The introduction in  A More Beautiful Question  offers thoughts on the power and purpose of inquiry. This book is oriented toward business, but the fundamental ideas are really inspiring.

The introduction in A More Beautiful Question offers thoughts on the power and purpose of inquiry. This book is oriented toward business, but the fundamental ideas are really inspiring.