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#361 amor de cosmos

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 08:03 AM

opens on monday
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#362 amor de cosmos

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:21 AM

The community living-room space has comfortable seats, a mobile charging station and laptop stations with bistro-style seating. People are welcome to bring in coffee or a sandwich, plug in the laptop, do some research or watch a movie.

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#363 mbjj

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 08:41 AM

Anyone upset about hard-to-pronounce place names should steer clear of Wales.

One third of my heritage is Welsh. Some were from Mynyddislwyn, Cwmfelinfach :)



#364 laconic

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 08:50 AM

I've always thought the Welsh and the Poles should meet up with the Dutch to exchange all those extra vowels and consonants.
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#365 Jackerbie

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 02:01 PM

I've always thought the Welsh and the Poles should meet up with the Dutch to exchange all those extra vowels and consonants.

 

The Japanese have a bunch of vowels they aren't using, too, which might explain their trade history with the Dutch...



#366 Kungsberg

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 03:42 PM

The new sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay branch opened this morning.

 

A very nice space with lots of windows and light throughout. Even the sides have good light with big windows that look out either over sections of the interior of Capital Park or with views of the legislature. GVPL staff have done a great job of setting it up, and I liked that the children’s area has some prime window space. There are various spaces for community meeting rooms.

 

Now this is the kind of public amenity I can get behind.  The neighbourhood has been talking about a library branch for over 20 years.  

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#367 Mike K.

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 09:12 PM

Thanks for that, Kungsberg!


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#368 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:11 AM

Current Swell's new video filmed at the central library.


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#369 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:13 AM

Oh ya, I checked out the new James Bay library.   It's not bad. Could use some art on the upper walls.


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#370 aastra

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:42 AM

Same old VHF, always calling for more public art.


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#371 Rob Randall

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:49 AM

Same old VHF, always calling for more public art.

 

And promoting government-subsidized music videos.



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:16 PM

The new sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay branch opened this morning.

 

A very nice space with lots of windows and light throughout. Even the sides have good light with big windows that look out either over sections of the interior of Capital Park or with views of the legislature. GVPL staff have done a great job of setting it up, and I liked that the children’s area has some prime window space. There are various spaces for community meeting rooms.

 

Now this is the kind of public amenity I can get behind.  The neighbourhood has been talking about a library branch for over 20 years.  

 

 

Thanks for the photos!

 

Who set up those computers?  That wiring is terrible.  Much nicer ways to handle that :/

 

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#373 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:23 PM

Even worse there are some odd boxes on the floor at the computers, like steel project boxes painted black and yellow with hazard markings, right at the base of the chairs. 


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#374 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 11:14 AM

Even worse there are some odd boxes on the floor at the computers, like steel project boxes painted black and yellow with hazard markings, right at the base of the chairs. 

 

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<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 12:47 PM

UPS and network gear I guess. Ugly!



#376 Cats4Hire

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:52 PM

I noticed on the home page there's a survey about hours of operation. They ask what branch you go to most and all the questions relate to it (basically would you like it to open earlier, close later, open Sunday all year, open on a couple holidays like Family Day, etc) https://www.gvpl.ca/surveys/


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