Month: June 2012

Library: Seattle, WA (Fremont Branch)

Fremont Branch731 N. 35th St.Seattle, WA 98103website Happy Summer Solstice! What better day than today to share this post on the Fremont Branch of the Seattle Library System? The good folks in Fremont take Summer Solstice seriously and have been celebrating it since 1972 with their very own […]

A Lost Lady: Thoughts & Comments

Hello again, Cather fans! For those of you who haven’t yet read A Lost Lady, you might like to check out the intro post on this novel here. My Thoughts Cather, July 1922 at Breadloaf Reading A Lost Lady right after One of Ours was an interesting experience. […]

Library: Beatrice, Nebraska (New Public Library)

Beatrice Public Library100 North 16th StreetBeatrice, Nebraska402-223-3584website Opened: November 9, 1991 Operating Budget: $552,567Registered Users: 6,353Collection Size: 125,743Annual Circulation: 129,247source It can be a sad experience, visiting a town’s new library after seeing the beauty of its historic, no longer in-use library. I’m happy to report this was […]

Library: Beatrice, Nebraska (Old Carnegie Library)

Beatrice City Library218 North 5th StreetBeatrice, Nebraska No longer in use as a library.  See the Carnegie Restoration Project website for future plans. Grant Date: March 14, 1902Grant amount: $23,000Architect: George BurlinghofStyle: Beaux-ArtsOpened: January 1, 1904In use until 1991 Main level originally designed for 16,000 volumes. Lower level […]