The Library entrance blackboard

Curiously quirky blackboard murals images from the entrance to our Library - variously motivational, inspirational, informative, quizzical, and just plain fun. Check out today's in person if you are passing!
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"Wisdom begins in wonder" ~ Socrates.  (We'll leave you to wonder why.)

"Wisdom begins in wonder" ~ Socrates.

"Courage is knowing what not to fear" ~ Plato

"Courage is knowing what not to fear" ~ Plato

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, "It will be happier" ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson.

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, "It will be happier" ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson.

Brunel on bridges: "I am opposed to the laying down of rules or conditions... lest the progress of improvement tomorrow... be embarrassed or shackled by... registering as law the prejudices or errors of today." - Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Brunel on bridges: "I am opposed to the laying down of rules or conditions. lest the progress of improvement tomorrow. be embarrassed or shackled by. registering as law the prejudices or errors of today.

"Smile in the mirror every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life." ~ Yoko Ono

"Smile in the mirror every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life." ~ Yoko Ono

"What we think, we become." ~ Gautama Buddha... so, you might as well start thinking about becoming a success! ;)

"What we think, we become." ~ Gautama Buddha... so, you might as well start thinking about becoming a success! ;)

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." ~ after Aristotle.    Did you want to peek behind the curtain of mystery to uncover who offers the idea being proffered?  It's okay to be curious.  Curiosity habitually kills only cats.

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." ~ after Aristotle. Did you want to peek behind the curtain of mystery to uncover who offers the idea being proffered? It's okay to be curious. Curiosity habitually kills only cats.

"The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age - which means never losing your enthusiasm" ~ Aldous Huxley

"The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age - which means never losing your enthusiasm" ~ Aldous Huxley

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." ~ Mark Twain

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest" - Benjamin Franklin.  (Even if the investment is often quite long term).

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest" - Benjamin Franklin. (Even if the investment is often quite long term).

We are closed all this Saturday, 11th June [2016] for electrical maintenance.   ~ Because everyone enjoys switching on the light in complete safety.

We are closed all this Saturday, June for electrical maintenance. ~ Because everyone enjoys switching on the light in complete safety.

"Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think." ~ Benjamin Disraeli.

"Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.

Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can, then relax and forget all about it.

Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can, then relax and forget all about it.

Bright as a new tack, I have an eye, yet cannot see.  Some hear I sow but do not reap.  Some have I killed, yet mostly I mend.  What am I?  ~ A needle

Bright as a new tack, I have an eye, yet cannot see. Some hear I sow but do not reap. Some have I killed, yet mostly I mend. ~ A needle

"Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines." ~ R.H. Schuller.

"Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.

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