I’m in Manchester, VT this weekend for Booktopia (a weekend full of authors and readers, created by Books on the Nightstand and now hosted by the Northshire Bookstore). The first year I came up from Connecticut for Booktopia, four years ago,… Read More ›
Used primarily for library visit and library stop posts.
The (old) Otis Library 80 Broadway Norwich, CT Built by: Joseph Otis (July 1768-April 1854) Opened: 1850 Architectural style: Greek Revival The library opened with 250 volumes and over 1,000 subscribers. Hamlin B. Buckingham was the first librarian. By February… Read More ›
The Derby Library was built in 1902 and features the only gold leaf ceiling. A unique architectural gem.
Earlier this year when driving home from Vermont to Connecticut, we stopped in Buckland, Massachusetts and couldn’t resist following the signs to the library. This is the gem that we found! Buckland Public Library 30 Upper Street Buckland, MA 01338… Read More ›
I’ve driven past both the old Westbrook Library and the road to the new library many times in the two years we’ve lived on the shoreline, but this week was the first time I stopped in to check it out…. Read More ›
My Mom visited from Chicago a couple weeks ago and we went to check out the Hemingway exhibit at the Morgan Library and Museum in Manhattan. I was excited to finally visit the Morgan Library. I first learned about Pierpont… Read More ›
Forbes Library 20 West Street Northampton, MA 01060 forbeslibrary.org Built 1894 by Judge Charles E. Forbes Cost: $113, 993.48 (that’s about $3,240,000.00 in current dollars) Designed by William Brocklesby Read more about the library architecture and see some historic photos…. Read More ›
I’ve visited three libraries in Connecticut that have taken my breath away: The Blackstone Memorial Library in Branford, the Mystic & Noank Library in Mystic, and now the Norfolk Library. The other day I ventured up into the Northwest corner… Read More ›
The Mystic & Noank Library is as handsome on the inside as it is from the outside. Come, look inside! It even has a resident cat, Mito.