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: 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