Libraries Round the World: Fritztown, Texas

The Texas Hill Country, about an hour north of San Antonio and west of Austin, brings you to some old German immigrant towns of the 1800s. Fritztown, officially named Fredericksburg, is one of the most popular, and they have a beautiful historic library!  On weekends crowds wander down Main Street, aka Hauptstrasse, in a historic district … More Libraries Round the World: Fritztown, Texas

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