Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Librarian Suzi Townsdin In the Loop With Bike/Walk Denton

In the Library Loop  TWU Librarian Suzi Townsdin (far right) speaks to participants in the Cycle with the
City: Library Loop bike ride at the group's final stop--the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus of
TWU. October 19, 2015. 
On Monday, October 19, 2015 TWU Science Librarian Suzi Townsdin participated in a Cycle with the City: Library Loop bike ride organized by Bike/Walk DentonThese periodic bike rides are facilitated by City of Denton Bike/Pedestrian Coordinator Julie Anderson.

The ride began at the City of Denton’s Emily Fowler Library where participants learned about services and collections featured at that location. In addition to lending books they now lend bike locks to library users who need one.

After the presentation at the Emily Fowler Library the cyclists cruised their way up Locust Street to the Denton Public Library North Branch at the intersection of Locust and Windsor. A librarian met the group outside and talked about the awesome tech tools available there--including 3D printers, Arduinos, a Raspberry Pi, soldering irons, and more.

Ride participants then used the bike lanes on Windsor to travel to their final destination, our own Blagg-Huey Library on the TWU Denton campus. Townsdin spoke to the group about the library's history and some of its collections--including the WASP Collection, the University Archives, the Children’s Collection, and the collection of more than 20,000 cookbooks. Townsdin encouraged the group to visit the library to enjoy its colorful artwork and rotating exhibits highlighting current events and TWU history.

The next Bike/Walk Denton bike ride is scheduled for Saturday, November 14, 2015 when participants will travel to the Denton recycling facility. For more information and updates follow Bike/Walk Denton on Facebook at City of Denton–Bike/Walk Denton. Maybe you’ll see TWU librarians Suzi Townsdin and Susan Whitmer on the ride!

~Suzi Townsdin

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