Thursday, July 31, 2008

TDWP

Done! And Jerry Oppenheimer's book (I'm not sure it deserves to be called a bio) is waiting for me at the Santa Clara City Library. The newspapers are piling up, unread, but I'm still feeling pretty cocky. I'm glad that I'm going to have lots of time to track down the October book, because it looks longish.

Is it ironic, or just stupid, that my copy of the Oppenheimer book is on interlibrary loan from the San Jose system? SJCL thinks I need to pay them for a book that we actually returned, so I'm currently putting my borrowing their on hold. (It's hard on them, I know.) I guess I should actually check my account and see if they've taken the charge off, but I like the Santa Clara Library so much better that I haven't bothered yet. I haven't been to the MLK library downtown, but I had certainly been to the main branch of the City system, and the SJSU library that was the MLK predecessor. And I have to say, the Santa Clara library is far and away the nicest library I've been to in California.

It's nice, for example, that there's a big park behind it, as well as the International Swim Center. (Remember, we read about the Swim Center right before the last summer olympics?) The library itself is pretty inside, with lots of nice art, and somehow is the bookiest library I've been in in a while. It has the nasty fluorescent lights that I hate so much in every library there is, but they aren't so obvious for some reason. The children's section is huge, the adult section even huger, and the non-fiction collection has its own second floor. Lots of books and videos in lots of languages, beautiful folk literature collection -- I really love this library. And to top it all off, you get a grace period of 24 hours on overdue books. That's right! They don't start charging you until the second day after the book is due! Not that I plan to abuse this knowledge or anything.

Anyone can get a card there for free, so if you have any reason (like Park Day) to be in or near Santa Clara Central Park on even a semi-regular basis, I highly recommend it.

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7 Comments:

Blogger zelda said...

What is DTWP?

4:59 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

The dyslexic's TDWP. I guess I'll edit the post so that it actually makes sense.

Thanks.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Vivian said...

Henry went to the opening day event at the Santa Clara library a few years ago right after the remodeling, with his grand parents. They were all very impressed.

I can't believe it's been four years since we read the swimming book. Time flies.

10:51 PM  
Blogger zelda said...

Doh! I guess I really should have been able to figure that out on my own.

4:25 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I thought that was just a gentle way of pointing out my mistake. Since, you know, in my mind, it read correctly.

5:48 PM  
Blogger Lesley said...

Okay-- I read TDWP and STILL didn't know what you were talking about. Didn't help that I had like 5 blog posts to catch up on.

And for the record. I haven't even started HE.

4:52 PM  
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