Posts Tagged ‘Tipitapa’

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More Than 200 Books

June 16, 2010

There were a bunch of books donated and now we have more than 200 books. This milestone is a particularly special one to me because LibraryThing, the site I use to keep track of all the books, only lets free members store up to that many. So, my sister donated the $25 dollars that was needed for us to have a lifetime membership adding as many books as we ever get. =]

Speaking of my sister, she was so kind as to write down the titles of the Spanish children encyclopedias that are owned by one of the local libraries. I figured that whatever they bought must be pretty good. Amazon only has two of the three she listed. Click the images to go to the corresponding Amazon/sellers page.

$399.00 - Published in 2001

$437.99 - Published in 2006

Apparently the first one has a relatively selective amount of entries and the second has a lot more, but they are briefer. The other one my sister wrote down, “Enciclopedia de los Pueblos del Mundo,”  is about different countries and their peoples.

About $42 depending on the site - Published in 2005

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Global Missions Team

March 11, 2010

On Tuesday I was privileged to drop in on Ginger Creek’s Global Missions Team meeting and tell them a bit about the Library Mission. There were a couple familiar faces and a couple new ones, but, regardless of our acquaintance, they were all friendly and encouraging. And it was neat experience to see Marcia on the webcam.

Although I can be fairly eloquent in writing, my words got jumbled together a couple of times. Still, they hung with me as I told them about how the Library Mission got started and what I envisioned for the future. It was wonderful to have their knowledge and experience available to draw upon. What can I say–I like talking with adults.

I believe I mentioned Tipitapa in a previous post. I wanted to bring it up again, because it’s a name you’ll be hearing increasingly alongside Pochocuape and La Chureca. People that used to be in La Chureca are now living there, and I intend to include them in the Library Mission later on. Right now I have no specifics, but I thought I would let you know all the same.

I’ll leave you with a link to a slideshow.