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Henry Young

Librarian, East Sussex LIbrary and Information Service in Bexhill on Sea

Bibliophile Henry Young loves to read. His story about the power of reading and the benefits of reading begin with an unfortunate incident whilst holidaying in Italy ...

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Why Madison? It's the Public Libraries

@ VOL 9 ON APR 17, 2014

"Libraries are truly becoming more of an experience. We're trying to create environments where the users can interact within the library" 

In "Why Madison? It's the Public Libraries" from PechaKucha Night Madison, WI Vol. 9, Greg Mickells showcases Madison's terrific public library system as it doesn't look like the libraries of the past. Today's libraries are engaging the community with new ideas, and ways to learn, share and create.

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Words Mean Things

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 07, 2014

Average humans will often converse on a daily basis exchanging at least 200 words per minute. With this many of them flying by, it's hard to sit back and think on what each word can really mean. Omar Khafagy takes us through on just a sample of what it's like to read a little deeper into what we say.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 28, 2014.

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20 Favourite Words

@ VOL 22 ON SEP 15, 2015

Lee Kemp joins us from Birmingham and takes us through his favourite 20 words from other languages that describe things we would use a sentence to tell someone about.

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You See, I Say: Transforming Pictures to Prose

@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

Hyacinthe Miller feels strongly that words are magic. She is an omnivorous reader, a world traveller, blogger and content curator. She shares about how, as a writer with a vivid imagination, her perceptions, especially of
the visual, yield stories.  

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Magic Words

@ VOL 137 ON JUN 29, 2016

"Words are really powerful, and if we’re going to use them to express the people we are and the feelings that we have, let’s make them count!"

In Magic Words from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 137, Hengtee Lim looks at how words inspire new ideas, create a shared experience, and foster understanding. Lim argues that there's a power in words and the way we use them to express ourselves and tell stories.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, July 22nd, 2016. 

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Pictures & Words

@ VOL 4 ON SEP 27, 2016

"There's this constant conflict between words and imagery and finding the right balance between them..."

In Pictures & Words at PechaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea Vol.4, Benjamin Phillips presents his offbeat yet amusing drawings accompanied by self inscribed poems to express his peculiar world of art and poetry. 

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Words, Words, Words

@ VOL 11 ON OCT 22, 2018

Derek Coghlan is a high school English teacher, so it's not surprising he loves words. Listen closely as Derek tells us a bit about Ireland and how he came to fall in love with the words of Shakespeare. 

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the words in my head

@ VOL 3 ON APR 02, 2019

We begin with chaos, the incessant drumming of a restless mind. A journey through emotion follows – feeling to the nth degree. Deconstruction seeks order in the confusion. Negotiation hatches a sense of reconciliation. Words emerge, carrying a fresh understanding and myriad new questions. This, for me, is writing.

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Love Letter to My Mom (A Life in Libraries and Words)

@ VOL 8 ON APR 25, 2019

Thanks to Valerie Wright's Mother, she grew up on a public library, which is the foundation and cornerstone of our Democracy and has shaped her to become the woman she is today. Not only did her mother's passion for libraries impact her life, but so did the endless exposure to literature, words, and the broad access to new ideas.