Thursday, January 8, 2009

NYPL . . .

Quotes from today's birthday pick, the British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking: "Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change." and "My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all." When you find out, Professor Hawking, please let us know. Come to think of it, does anyone really know what physicists do, besides physicists, and has anyone seen a quark? (no, not that Quark)

Happy Birthday Professor Hawking! Oh yes, if you want an interesting read check out two of his books: A Brief History of Time or A Briefer History of Time. You should find a copy in your local library.

Ahhhh, back to my love affair with libraries.
The New York Public Library, what a treasure.
Check out the New York Public Library Blog,
the collection of NYPL series, this NYPL photo collection,
and don't forget to look at the calendar of events while visiting the NYPL website. Perhaps one day we will cross paths at a NYPL event.

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