Sunday, February 25, 2024

Library Fictions: Take 2

In writing up the notes for the first part of my upcoming show I decided to work on them here. This is my second take. It starts the same as yesterday, but then it travels in a different direction.

 Library Fictions

The tiny stories that take place in these pictures never happened.

This might be obvious when one of them shows a character from a Dr. Seuss book haughtily wandering through this library, or a dinosaur crashing down our staircase. But it may be less obvious when it realistically looks like a lion wandered into our teen room for an afternoon nap.

But stories are a funny thing.

Here you are right this moment standing in a library. Let alone the stories of these pictures, you are surrounded by countless thousands of stories. The books and movies and songs and games are full of them. But so is the person walking by you as you read this. You, dear library reader, are full of stories yourself! Some are true, some are partly true, some are trying to be true, and some are true somewhere.

I have been working in this library for almost 30 years.

I thought it would be nice to show you some pictures of what that's been like.

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