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Stranger Than We Can Imagine!

book cover image: Stranger than we can imagine: An alternative history of he 20th century

The story of a confusing century that embodied stranger ideas.

They thrust the boundaries of knowledge

book cover image: 1001 inventions: the enduring legacy of Muslim Civilization

In the seventh century, as most of Europe continued its descent into intellectualy dormancy, the geniuses of Muslim society thrust the boundaries of knowledge and their innovations shaped civilizations to this day.

Security! Security!

60 years ago in March, 1952, the Policy and Personnel Committee of the London Public Library Board made the following recommendation:

that commissionaries be appointed and installed at a desk in the main lobby [of the Central Library]:

a.  to check all outgoing books, films, parcels, pictures. records, etc, to avoid losses and borrowing books without charging them [out]

b.  to act as building directors

c.  to check on undesirable transients in lobby and library divisions

d.  to check bags, parcels, etc.

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