Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Red Fox Feels at Home in Middleton Neighborhood

In our backyard neighbors' yard. In their compost corner.




The Towering Isthmus: Cranes over Porta Bella


Here's a view of Porta Bella that doesn't require that you.....ahem....crane your neck.


They call this "encroachment" in football.  And there's a penalty for it.  (On the other hand, what neutral zone?)

Photos by Retiring Guy.

Years Ago, the Oshkosh Public Library Presented a Monday Night at the Movies Series

As I recalled when stumbling upon this recent headline:  Free Monday Movie Matinees at Oshkosh Public Library

30+ years ago, we focused on Hollywood classics -- 16mm film rentals. 

Fall 1981 (double--sided bookmark)


The series attracted a devoted audience during the early 1980s. 

Spring 1982

Attendance averaged around 40.

Fall 1982

Classic films best fit our meager programming budget, though come to think of it, obtaining more recent releases wasn't an option as it is today.

Spring 1983

By the mid-1980s, the increasing popularity of home VCRs and videocassettes severely cut into this film series' audience.  (OPL added videocassettes to its collection in 1984.)

Fall 1984 (brochure)


All publicity materials designed by Winnefox graphic artist Rick "Bindu" McGonigle.  (Whatever happened to him?)

The Walker Team Mantra (Four Words: moving forward, failed policies)

For Wisconsin and Scott Walker, June 5 is (recall) election day.  Los Angeles Times,3/30/2012)


Scott Walker tops 4 potential  Democratic rivals in new poll.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9/17/2013)


Brett Hulsey enters race for Governor.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/21/2014)


Average Number of Ebooks in Public Libraries by State (2011)



Source:  Institute of Museum and Library Services.  "Public Libraries in the United States Survey, Fiscal Year 2011"

Other public library statistics posts:
Video materials per 1000 population in Dane County and larger Wisconsin public libraries.  (4/21/2014)
Video materials in U.S. public libraries per 1000 population.  (4/20/2014)
Audio materials in U.S. public libraries per 1000 population.  (4/19/2014)
Periodicals per 1000 population in U.S. public libraries.  (4/18/2014)
Print materials per capita in U.S. public libraries.  (4/17/2014)
Number of public-use Internet computers: Selected Dane County public libraries vs. national average.   (4/16/2014)
Two column graphs on public-use Internet computers in public libraries by population of legal service area (2011).  (4/16/2014)
A statistical look at public-use Internet computers in public libraries, 2011.  (4/15/2014)
Total, children's, and young adult public library program attendance per 1000 population, By population of legal service area (2011).  (4/14/2014)
U.S. public library children's and young adult program attendance per 1000 population (top and bottom 10 States).  (4/12/2014)
U.S. public library program attendance per 1000 population (top and bottom 10 states).  (4/12/2014) 
Wisconsin the unquestioned leader in interlibrary loans provided and received per 1000 population.  (4/11/2014)
Wisconsin and Ohio share the public library interlibrary loan spotlight.  (4/10/2014)
Public library visits and circulation per capita by population of legal service area (2011) .  (4/8/2014)
Decline in Number of Bookmobiles Continues to Accelerate in 2011.  (4/7/2014) 
Library circulation per capita: Top 10 and bottom 10+ states.  (4/5/2014)
Library visits per capita: Top 10 and bottom 10 states.  (4/5/2014)
The biggest and the smallest U.S. public libraries: Hours of operation (2011).  (4/3/2014)
Hours of operation.  (4/3/2014)
Public Libraries: Larger and Smaller Units of Governance, Iowa and South Carolina.  (4/1/2014) 
Number of public libraries in the ten most populous states. (4/1/2014)
Percentage distribution of public libraries by legal service area population.  (3/30/2014)
Public libraries by type of legal basis.  (3/30/2014)
Public library revenue.  (3/24/2014)
Number of libraries, 2011 (administrative units).  (3/19/2014)
Library staffing, 2001-2011.  (3/19/2014)