Saints, saints everywhere: Lent madness 2013

Easter comes early this year, which means Lent comes even earlier–just two days away, if you haven’t been paying attention. And one day after that, on St. Valentine‘s day, Lent madness kicks off. If you missed out post about this last year, this is a nifty (and fun!) way to spend the lenten season learning about various saints and well-known Christian figures. Subscribing to the site gets you an email a day (or so) containing information about the day’s competing saints, and a link to vote for your favorite. This year fields a wide range of competitors–from St. Luke to Thomas Tallis to Li-Tim Oi. Things kick off on the 14th with Jonathan Daniels vs. Macrina the Younger–anyone can vote, and no registration is required.

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Just for fun: Mysterious book sculptures

Almost a year and a half ago, mysterious and marvelous sculptures began appearing in libraries around Edinburgh–sculptures made out of books. If the article inspires you to follow suit, don’t forget we sell used books as cheaply as $0.10….

A Book For Xmas from a book for xmas on Vimeo.

Friday fun: the card catalog

Yale University Card Catalog from Ellen Su on Vimeo.

Friday fun: lent madness 2012

If you asked the library staff what March madness is, you’d get a variety of responses, ranging from “something to do with basketball?” to “something to with hares?”

Lent madness, on the other hand, is a nifty (and fun!) way to spend the lenten season learning about various saints and well-known Christian figures. Subscribing to the site gets you an email a day (or so) containing information about the day’s competing saints, and a link to vote for your favorite. The field hosts a very wide range of competitors–from Paul of Tarsus to Emmegahbowh (who defeated Thomas the apsotle yesterday). Today’s match is William Law vs. Columba–anyone can vote, and no registration is required.

It even comes with the endorsement of our very own David Lamb, so really there’s no reason not to go check it out the next time you need a break from studying.

 

Theological Libraries Month 2011 cartoon contest

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but these happen to also be worth $100 each.

Submit your caption ideas to the library by October 31, and we’ll send them in to the Theological Libraries Month cartoon contest for you. Winners will be announced in December–and you could be one of them! Here’s a look at last year’s winning captions.

Theological Libraries Month 2011 cartoon 1

Theological Libraries Month 2011 cartoon 2

Friday Fun: 2010 Hubble space telescope advent calander

Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar 2010

The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

Psalm 19:1, ESV

Friday fun: A few words on libraries

And now that you’ve learned about how marvelous libraries are, why not come by and check out ours?

Friday fun: Study like a scholar, scholar

We don’t have sandwiches, but we do have coffee and tea and hot chocolate (and occasionally candy or cake). So… come visit the library for your caffeine and/or sugar boost!

And books. We have those too.

Ca-ca-ca-catalog

Students and faculty from the University of Washington’s Information School get their groove on.

Directed, edited, and produced by Sarah Wachter.

Friday Fun: Hubble space telescope advent calander

Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar 2009

The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

Psalm 19:1, ESV

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