On Chicago’s Central Library: Sexy Like a Prince Album

I was in Chicago for a six-hour layover and went into total tourist mode, taking pictures of everything. Public art? *click* Office building lobby art? *click* Building preservation in action? *click clickety click click click* My only tourist goal, for the brief period I was to be in the city, was to go to the Museum of Science and Industry and see the Pioneer Zephyr, because I like trains … Continue reading On Chicago’s Central Library: Sexy Like a Prince Album

Library Brag!! And a Quick Book Review

I liked my library —  until today. Now I love it. My four-year-old managed to dissipate a library book, Dora’s Costume Party, into thin air. For the past two months we’ve been unable to find it. Every book in the kids’ shelf has been pulled and shaken. Every book in my case has been sifted through. The couch cushions were checked; the toy bins have been dumped … Continue reading Library Brag!! And a Quick Book Review

On NYPL Today, or a Slightly Depressing Trip Down Memory Lane

I was never the little girl who wanted to twirl around a dance floor with Prince Charming at a grand ball, like in Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty. I wanted to wear couture and twirl around the corridors of the main New York Public Library (NYPL) building. To hell with princes and happily-ever-afters! Give me a ball skirt and after-hours access to NYPL so I could swish and swirl and read … Continue reading On NYPL Today, or a Slightly Depressing Trip Down Memory Lane