Libraries Round the World: On Denmark’s Other Coast

Esbjerg (pronounced s-b-yer), a port city with 80,000 residents, is an unusual stop on a tour of Scandinavia. If you travel directly west from Copenhagen, stop when you reach the North Sea and spend a few days in Denmark’s fifth-largest city.  Esbjerg and I have a long personal history, and I stopped to reminisce at Esbjerg … More Libraries Round the World: On Denmark’s Other Coast

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