July 13 2011. I’m really delighted with all the work we got done this evening and a
really great start to the project. Many thanks to all who attended.
For those that weren’t able to make it we have started to devise
idiosyncratic categories of division for the library such as “gravity
defying” “obnoxiously dogmatic” and “on singing”. We have 25
categories to date and feel free to suggest more, we have app5000
books in all so up to 100 categories would be feasible.
Categories so far; 1. Beautiful Illustrations. 1a. Books with Decorative panels. 2. Dedications. 3. Books with remarkable foreign objects inside them. 4. Door-stoppers. 5. Inheritance Books. (Empty) 6. Happy Books. (Empty) 7. Dogmatically Offensive Books. (one book) 8. The Sublime. 9. Exotic Places. 10. Books We Like The Colours Of. 11. Hideous Books. (Empty) 12. Books about Singing. 13. Anti-gravity Books. 14. Adventure Books. 15. Books On Arguing. 16. Poetry. 17. Literature. 18. Important Men. 19. Art and Architecture. 20. About Translation. 21. Sex. 21a. Catholic Marriage. 22. Smelly Books. (Empty) 23. Ireland. 24. History. 25. The Fransicans. 26. Books With Great Covers. 27. Nature 28. Politics & Economics 29. Saints 30. Rejects 31. Science 32. Boring Religious Books 33. Window Books
10th Sep 2010. The LFTT Library as mobile archival project began with the creation of a two person “Hermitage” at Multyfarnham Friary Library last November. The idea was to create a sociable and physically engaging response to a space usually associated with isolated reflection (the monks hermit/artists studio/scholars library). The aspect of mobility is very important to the LFTT regards keeping knowledge and information moving and in a constant state of interpretation. The idea of physical movement and the translation of ideas forms the basis of the LFTT.
The LFTT, with the kind help of Vivienne Byrne are bringing abstracts of the library to Bray Public Library garden for Culture night 2010. We will inhabiting the garden for the duration of the evening with a mobile-library-cum-warmly-inviting-cave. The LFTT collection, kindly donated by Multyfarhanham Franciscan Friary, includes items from the 16th through to the 20th century on subjects as wide as poetry, irish folklore, natural philosophy, and medieval mysticism. All are welcome on the night to browse, chat, drink tea and share in the illumination.