Inside the Icon: Geisel Library – San Diego Magazine – October 2017 – San Diego, California

Photo by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Creative Services and Publications

Photo by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Creative Services and Publications

This 47-year-old centerpiece of UC San Diego’s campus was designed with head-turning in mind

Source: Inside the Icon: Geisel Library – San Diego Magazine – October 2017 – San Diego, California

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At San Diego’s libraries, you can check out bike tools, language classes and Wi-Fi hotspots – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Library assistant Dana Sneberger gives Debbie Hill-Williams (center) and her husband, Bob Williams, hands-on instruction at the new Memory Lab at the La Jolla-Riford Library. Patrons can use software to convert their VHS tapes, photos and other keepsakes to a digital format. (Nancee E. Lewis)

Library assistant Dana Sneberger gives Debbie Hill-Williams (center) and her husband, Bob Williams, hands-on instruction at the new Memory Lab at the La Jolla-Riford Library. Patrons can use software to convert their VHS tapes, photos and other keepsakes to a digital format. (Nancee E. Lewis)

From Rosetta Stone language lessons to Wi-Fi hotspots, a look at the unusual items available for check out at San Diego’s libraries.

Source: At San Diego’s libraries, you can check out bike tools, language classes and Wi-Fi hotspots – The San Diego Union-Tribune

First Folio number 54 | Folger Shakespeare Library

Image courtesy of the San Diego Public Library

Image courtesy of the San Diego Public Library

“Explore highlights from this Folio’s travels

“During the First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare tour, this First Folio went to California and Hawaii. Explore some of the highlights below!

San Diego, California

San Diego Public Library with The Old Globe

June 4, 2016 – July 7, 2016

Visitors at the San Diego Public Library left messages sharing how Shakespeare’s words are still relevant today, 400 years after his death. Some include such thoughts as “Shakespeare has the best questions,” “no one captures the essence of the human spirit like Shakespeare,” and “he helped me fall in love.”

Image courtesy of the San Diego Public Library

Source: First Folio number 54 | Folger Shakespeare Library

The Refugee Who Built Towing Empire and Record of Crime

 Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle

Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle

• In five short years, Iraqi refugee Nash Habib has gone from broke to leading a San Diego towing empire.

• He has a lengthy history of criminal and financial problems that he failed to disclose to local governments. He’s gotten contracts anyway.

• Habib is currently under investigation by the city of San Diego over his background and is facing a state probe into his political contributions.

Source: The Refugee Who Built Towing Empire and Record of Crime

At Comic-Con, Bring Out Your Fantasy and Fuel the Culture – The New York Times

SAN DIEGO — A critic at Comic-Con International feels less like a fish out of water than like an excluded middleman. The local currency is not skepticism but enthusiasm, and though there is plenty of room in the cavernous halls of the convention center for disappointment and disagreement, irony is thoroughly banished.

via At Comic-Con, Bring Out Your Fantasy and Fuel the Culture – The New York Times.

San Diego Comic-Con International

San Diego Comic-Con International (Photo credit: Wikipedia)