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March 2009

Search Flickr by sketching with Retrievr

Hey everyone!

Looking for a fun study break? This cool tool lets you explore Flickr by sketching a picture in a box on the left side of the page. The site takes your rough sketch of colors and shapes and compares it to some of the most interesting pics found on Flickr.

Go ahead. Give your brain a little break from the stresses of homework!

Vote for your favorite picture books!

New York Public Library children’s librarian Elizabeth Bird is conducting a poll of the top 100 picture books of all time on her blog on the School Library Journal site, A Fuse #8 Production. Through March 31, everyone is invited to submit their top 10 picture books, and in April the top 100 will be counted down. Complete details are available in this post.

What are some of your favorites? We’re not conducting an official poll, but we’d love to hear from you just the same. Who knows, maybe you’ll find a new favorite in someone else’s old favorite?

Spring break hours Friday, March 6, through Sunday, March 15

Spring break is upon us, and the Library will be open on the following schedule:

Friday, March 6: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note the early closing time to correspond with the closing of the residence halls.

Saturday, March 7, and Sunday, March 8: Closed

Monday, March 9, to Friday, March 13: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, March 14: Closed

Sunday, March 15: Noon to 11 p.m. These are the regular Sunday hours.

Don’t forget, you can find electronic reference books, databases and thousands of full-text journals online from anywhere you can access the Internet through links on the Library’s home page. Have a safe, restful break!