Month: March 2012

Library: 3 in Freeport, IL

This post covers three library related buildings in Freeport, IL 1. Freeport Carnegie Library314 W Stephenson StFreeport, IL 61032 Grant date: February 21, 1901Grant amount: $30,000Architects: Patton & Miller (they also designed the Ida Public Library in Belvidere, IL)Style: Classical RevivalCurrent holdings: 105,849 volumesAnnual Circulation: 274,148 itemsServes: 26,443 […]

Author Event: Anne Laughlin

Last night I attended the book launch for Anne Laughlin‘s new novel, Runaway. Anne was a 2008 attendee of the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Emerging LGBT Voices writers retreat and studied under Australian mystery writer extraordinaire Claire McNab (Pen name for Clarie Carmichael). The book launch had a solid […]

Library: Carnegie-Stout Public, Dubuque, Iowa

Henry L. Stout (bio) Carnegie-Stout Public Library360 W. 11th StreetDubuque, IA 52001 website Carnegie grant date: January 12, 1901Grant amount: $60,000Library opened to public: October 20, 1902Architects: Williamson & SpencerStyle: Neo-Classical RevivalistAddition built: 1981Current holdings: 270,000 volumes; 600 periodicals & newspapers The Carnegie-Stout library is the largest Carnegie […]

Goebbles Gobbles Maugham

Mystery Scene is a magazine about mystery, crime & suspense books. Have you heard of it? If not and you’re a mystery fan, you might want to check it out. Here’s their website if you’re interested. I’ve subscribed to it for several years now and enjoy the feature […]