At the Ref Desk (1/16/19): Today's funny: Got an IM from a student asking who to contact for an overdue book. I texted him the phone number for Access Services. Student replied back that he'd call once his class was over. Um, right. [more...]

German Day in Chicago

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 9/14/09 (9:59am)

Over the weekend, we went to German Day in Lincoln Square in Chicago. I've been going to this thing since I was old enough to slip into a pair of lederhosen (obligatory photo of Leo as a toddler with the first Mayor Daley).

The music and entertainment have remained consistent down through the ages. Oddly enough, the only music I heard when I was actually in Deutschland in the mid-to-late Eighties was punk and electronica. So these annual events in Chicago are almost my only exposure to the um-pa-pa way of life. Anyway, a good time was had by all.