Daily Archives: June 23, 2011

C’est la vie! 2011 Santa Barbara French Festival is Cancelled

The French Festival is no more! I’m so bummed about this. I was really looking forward to going this year. In fact, I managed to get my husband, his parents, his brother’s family along with my mom to agree to go with me to see the mini Eiffel Tower, the Poodle Parade and eat all the pastries and macaroons we could find.

Today I find out that the Festival is cancelled for this year and perhaps forever. This is a major setback/buzzkill for my Paris in July celebration plans. Back to the book and movies for me.

Portland’s Street Librarian

Only Portland.

Laura Moulton recently received a RACC grant which will fund a project to bring books to the homeless on the streets of Portland, called Street Books. This mobile library is not your typical bookmobile. It is a bike powered cart with about 40 books. She uses a card catalog to keep track of the books and has no expectations of when the books will be due. Only 6 of the 25 currently lent out have been returned. This is awesome in so many ways, I don’t even know where to begin. I’m really excited that this project has been started, especially for a segment of community that doesn’t always get the help and resources necessary.

To support the project, there’s a PayPal account accessible through the Street Books website, where you can sponsor individual books that’ve been requested.

Read the full article here.