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5 tips for 'autism-friendly' museums {& LIBRARIES} | Network Autism


This article addresses ways to include visitors who view their museum experience through the lens of their particular place in our human consciousness.

Substitute the word 'museum' for 'library' and you have a framework for successfully integrating this demographic into your library users' experience - to everyone's delight!

• Make events for your autistic users a regular program item. 
• Include ‎your community 's autism groups in your program planning.
• Communicate well with all of your Staff about this library initiative. 
• Use innovative technologies to help the success of your programs. 
• Try it. Learn from your errors. Try again. Don't be afraid‎ to venture into this rewarding community experience.

Read the entire article: http://network.autism.org.uk/knowledge/insight-opinion/top-5-autism-tips-professionals-autism-friendly-museums

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Eames Demetrios Maps a "Parallel Universe" Through 3D Storytelling | Dwell


So I have no idea what on earth or in the Multi‎verse 'Kcymaerxthaere' is or how to pronounce it.

I do know that anything that mixes story telling; parallel universes; 3D representation; geography; multi-linguistic accessibility; trans-Earth community story re-imagining and innovative scope is something I'm going to find out about !

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Street art: rejuvenating Indian cities & rebuilding lives | Citiscope


Art in itself is important.

Decorating walls and doors is a centuries old tradition in India. 

‎Yogesh Saini who began 'Delhi Street Art' in 2013, upon returning from Silicon Valley is helping young girls find their happiness and talents and to feel part of their city through street art.

Their Library was the first place to receive their beautifying energies.

Local businesses that have stalls in areas where street art has been featured and encouraged report increased business and tourist trade.

Everybody wins. ‎Read more in the link.

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Prince's secret donation to support Louisville's historic Western Branch Library | Insider Louisville


His heart just keeps on giving...music, lyrics, poetry, instrumentation, supporting musicians, loving his fans, pushing every boundary, quietly being a solid man - a beautiful soul.

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RATs. Comey does. I do. Do you?|Sophos.com


Keep your malware protection and security fixes up to date.

And for good measure... cover your laptop or desk top camera‎. I use narrow sticky notes...less risk of adhesive tacky mess.

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Library Offers Homeless People Mental Health Services


There by the grace of whatever diety we talk to at three in the morning go we. 

Libraries have always been safe haven for people who must needs live daily without shelter or support that is our right in this country. 

The challenge never lessens.

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Zaha Hadid - thank you for the beauty and the bravery

Zaha Hadid's death today caught me off guard and effected me at a level I wasn't expecting.

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Hadid's Computer generated image for Stadium,2022 World Cup in Qatar. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

There she was, out there in the world building buildings that I had dreamed of making reality when I was in school. And here I am still, a mere mortal woman, only a year and some younger than she - no longer daring to dream my dreams.

I would have never met Ms. Hadid but if I had, I would have thanked her for showing me that buildings can be built in ways that I imagined years ago. And would have told her that she made me feel strong by being brave for dreamers like me who reveled in the sight of her buildings as they came into reality in my lifetime.

Thank you Zaha Hadid.

This little piece by Ruskin, that I think of as almost a prayer, hung as a plaque on my locker throughout architecture school. It's not in fashion and full of romantic idealism and not a little ego. I thought it could be true then then and I still do.

"When we build, let us think that we are building forever. 

Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for.

And let us think, as we lay stone upon stone,

that a time is to come when those stones will be sacred

because our hands have touched them."

 

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