This week’s featured haiku is by Jane Reichhold and can be found in her book, Apples Cherries.

a windy day
even bubbles of seafoam
have a life span

This book is part of the American Haiku Archives, a special collection of the California State Library. The collection contains over 2300 items including manuscripts, books and periodicals.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: Cultural Contributions - Library of Congress

The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech - Mind/Shift

The Hidden Costs of E-Books at University Libraries - Times of San Diego

Library of Congress Launches Local Radio Preservation Project - Radio Survivor

Library of Congress Wants Your Halloween/Dia de los Muertos/All Saints Day/All Souls Day Photos - BoingBoing

LibraryBox Wins Excellence in Education Award at the Chattanooga StartUp Awards - Pattern Recognition

Studies in the News - a weekly compilation of policy-related articles and reports produced by the California Research Bureau

USPTO Promotes Patent Litigation Toolkit - JD Supra Services

October 17 marks 25 years since the Loma Prieta earthquake occurred. Earthquake occurred at 5:04 pm (PDT) and had a magnitude of 6.9.  The epicenter of the quake was near the Loma Prieta peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
( Aerial view of the collapsed section of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. View westward. [C.E. Meyer, U.S. Geological Survey])
The Open Letter Legislative Sketchbook, 23rd Session, California Assembly of 1880. Title page. By Carl Browne (1849-1914).
California State Librarian, Milton Ferguson.  He served as State Librarian from 1917-1930.
Mount San Antonio, better known as Mount Baldy, in the San Gabriel Mountains. (circa 1919) Frederick Martin, photographer.  Mount Baldy is the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, reaching 10,068 feet.

This week’s featured haiku is by William Oandasan and can be found in his book, Earth & Sky.

from the cloudy sky,
a shadow bolts toward the earth—
the plummeting hawk

This book is part of the American Haiku Archives, a special collection of the California State Library. The collection contains over 2300 items including manuscripts, books and periodicals.

There’s no place like Home.
1896. W.H. Fletcher.