On this day in 1929, Babe Ruth became the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. In honor of Babe Ruth, and with baseball season in full swing, we’ve compiled the following list of books on the history of America’s favorite pastime.
- Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball by Rebecca T. Alpert
- Under the March Sun: The Story of Spring Training by Charles Fountain
- Baseball: The Early Years by Harold Seymour and Dorothy Seymour Mills
- Baseball: The People’s Game by Harold Seymour and Dorothy Seymour Mills
- Baseball: The Golden Age by Harold Seymour and Dorothy Seymour Mills
- The Baseball Trust: A History of Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption by Stuart Banner
- Baseball’s Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy (25th Anniversary Edition) by Jules Tygiel
I did not know this. The legislator introduced the bill after a man with autism was denied a heart transplant. Holy shit. (via thebicker)
What the actual fuck?
Can I locate a copy of this card in time for Dad’s 70th? Challenge accepted!
When I first got this little whiteboard for work, I made a million little sub-sections and tracked immediate tasks, next in line, long terms etc. That whole thing filled with tiny writing and a sense of “You are always behind and these lists will never get shorter”.
New approach: long term stuff is kept on a bit of notepaper separately while each day I write down the 2-5 things I want to get done. And when they’re done I scribble them out and feel like I’m actually doing something with my life. And it’s far easier to cut these larger projects into tinier sections, so I’m feeling more sane.
(And “Mystery Cart” is my usual designation for “Things from Inventory and Around the Library that Befuddle the Rest/Are Firmly My Problem”.)
I also have a ‘Mystery Cart’ to do item! How many mysteries is this freaking project generating?
WORKING THE REFERENCE DESK AT AN ACADEMIC LIBRARY DURING THE SUMMER
Imagine more coffee.
↳ One character: Amy Santiago
“I once arrested a 96-year-old for flashing. I was terrified he’d die in my backseat… or flash me.”
The Splendid Table: 7 kitchen-cleaning tips from a person who likes the smell of ammonia
The author of the hit column Ask a Clean Person” offers a hilarious and practical guide to cleaning up life’s little emergencies
Life is filled with spills, odors, and those oh-so embarrassing stains you just can’t tell your parents about. And let’s be honest: no one is going to ask Martha Stewart what to do when your boyfriend barfs in your handbag.
Thankfully, Jolie Kerr has both staggering cleaning knowledge and a sense of humor. With signature sass and straight talk, Jolie takes on questions ranging from the basichow do I use a mop? to the esotericwhat should I do when bottles of homebrewed ginger beer explode in my kitchen? My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag proves that even the most nightmarish cleaning conundrums can be solved with a smile, the right supplies, and a little music.
It can be a little bit too cutesy in sections, but overall, I quite enjoyed this book.
SO using this in my info literacy EVERYTHING this Fall.
I blindly trust information I find on my dash. I just assume that I wouldn’t follow anyone who’s full of shit… I should probably readjust that.
Just call it a teachable moment?
The Historic Maryland Newspapers Project will be hosting a daylong Wikipedia edit-a-thon on August 18 in Hornbake Library. The edit-a-thon will feature resources from Chronicling America and from our Special and Digital Collections.
In the morning, we will have presentations from Deb Thomas,…