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

Libraries Round the World: A Victorian Summer on Block Island

Block Island’s public library dates all the way back to 1875. Impressive, considering that the island covers less than 10-square miles with a population hovering around a thousand today. But this number swells with tourists in the summer, and most arrive on ferries. They disembark right into the Old Harbor Historic District filled with 42 … More Libraries Round the World: A Victorian Summer on Block Island

Libraries Round the World: Seashells, Bones, and Books at Denmark’s Egeskov Castle

Egeskov castle in Denmark dates from 1554 with a library collection of seashells, animal bones, and books. The owners over the centuries went to great lengths to be well prepared for unwanted house guests and attacks.   Today Egeskov castle is the home of Count Michael Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille and his wife, Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (part of … More Libraries Round the World: Seashells, Bones, and Books at Denmark’s Egeskov Castle