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Woot! Caitlyn Doughty's Smoke Gets In Your Eyes is waiting for me at the local library branch. Caitlyn's the founder of the Order of the Good Death, and runs the Ask a Mortician video series on YouTube. Really looking forward to reading this.

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kwokj
Mar. 23rd, 2015 02:38 am (UTC)
just put a hold on it at my library!
helenkacan
Mar. 24th, 2015 01:17 am (UTC)
Ooh. Now I have the incentive to check out the Library system here (which includes delivery service).
kishiriadgr
Mar. 24th, 2015 03:31 pm (UTC)
Kwokj above is also in Toronto. Toronto has a WONDERFUL library system. You should absolutely make use of it. The one in Tucson is ok; if a book has been featured on NPR they'll have it, but otherwise I've often been disappointed.

Edited at 2015-03-24 03:32 pm (UTC)
kwokj
Mar. 24th, 2015 05:05 pm (UTC)
I have heard variously that Toronto Public Library has the largest or second largest circulation in the world. This totally swells my heart with civic pride!

I've never used delivery, but I have a metropass and live one stop from a library, so it's easy for me. I also do e-loans a lot.
helenkacan
Mar. 25th, 2015 03:29 am (UTC)
Well, actually delivery is only available to people with certain disabilities ... and I qualify. But I do miss the library of my teens (Gladstone) and adulthood (Yorkville). I loved finding a nook and losing myself for a few hours.

But those stats are amazing and definitely something to elicit pride. As long as your initials aren't RF or DF.

helenkacan
Mar. 25th, 2015 03:30 am (UTC)
Well, actually delivery is only available to people with certain disabilities ... and I qualify. But I do miss the library of my teens (Gladstone) and adulthood (Yorkville). I loved finding a nook and losing myself for a few hours.

But those stats are amazing and definitely something to elicit pride. As long as your initials aren't RF or DF.

helenkacan
Mar. 25th, 2015 03:51 am (UTC)
Well, delivery is available only to people with certain disabilities ... and I qualify. But it's heartening to see the stats and to know that library resources play such a prominent role in our city (despite the maligning words of RF and DF).

Even though I've moved around town, I still miss the library of my teens (Gladstone) and adulthood (Yorkville). The latter was especially charming and I enjoyed sitting at the open window frame that separated the old building from its addition out front.

helenkacan
Mar. 25th, 2015 02:07 pm (UTC)
Very impressive stats that make my heart sing with pride as well (with a boisterous boo to those whose initials are RF and DF for downplaying the role of libraries)!

I fondly remember my fave branches: Gladstone during my teen years and Yorkville when I grew up. The latter was particularly charming in that it had a modern expansion at the front that joined the old building and I used to sit inside the old part right next to a window frame. Terrific way to while away a few hours.

BTW the delivery service is only available for people with disabilities ... and I qualify. But a former friend used to order books for me and then pick them up at the local branch when I lived by the lake. I tried using the website myself but found my vision was too poor to navigate. But I may give it another go.

kishiriadgr
Mar. 25th, 2015 03:46 pm (UTC)
At this point in time, you might be able to use some services for the visually impaired to access the library website. Even ours has that, and our library system is podunk.
helenkacan
Mar. 25th, 2015 02:08 pm (UTC)
Sigh. I had no idea the previous comments had gone through, as I was getting all sorts of non-deliverable messages (so I thought LJ might be under a DDOS).
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