Libraries Round the World – Love, Walt Whitman

Camden, New Jersey, probably isn’t your first choice for a Valentine’s Day library photo blog, but you won’t regret it. Fascinating libraries and Poet Walt Whitman’s cute little house are still there. He wrote some romantic verse, but unappreciative critics called it “obscene and scandalous.” It sure didn’t take much in the 1850s! Here’s a … More Libraries Round the World – Love, Walt Whitman

Libraries Round the World: A German Town in Texas

Boerne, Texas, about 30 miles north of San Antonio’s Alamo, was settled in 1849 by a group of intellectuals and free-thinking Germans immigrants. They spoke Latin together and supported abolition, an unpopular and dangerous opinion before the Civil War. Many Germans waited out the war in Mexico to avoid ending up in “dead man’s hole,” … More Libraries Round the World: A German Town in Texas

Libraries Round the World: Where Text and Textiles Mesh

Across from the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rocky statue and steps, the Art Deco Perelman building annex holds the library and has edgy, fashion-forward exhibits. They’ve succeeded again with Off the Wall: American Art to Wear. The Latin root textere means to weave. Stories are usually communicated via written text, and clothing is typically made from … More Libraries Round the World: Where Text and Textiles Mesh