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Libraries Round the World: A Victorian Summer on Block Island

Block Island’s public library dates all the way back to 1875. Impressive, considering that the island covers less than 10-square miles with a population hovering around a thousand today. 821 more words

Karen Stensgaard

Libraries Round the World: Seashells, Bones, and Books at Denmark's Egeskov Castle

Egeskov castle in Denmark dates from 1554 with a library collection of seashells, animal bones, and books. The owners over the centuries went to great lengths to be well prepared for unwanted house guests and attacks. 505 more words

Karen Stensgaard

Libraries Round the World – The Mansion at Tatton Park, England

Tatton Park is located outside Manchester, England in a village called Knutsford and said to be one of the UK’s most intact historic estates. Manchester is England’s second largest city, and the third in the UK after Edinburgh and London.  230 more words

Karen Stensgaard

Libraries Round the World: England’s Quarry Bank Mill

The Quarry Bank Mill, one of England’s largest cotton mills located south of Manchester, is now a museum. The old cotton mill, opened in 1874 and shuttered in 1969, is run by England’s National Trust. 981 more words

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Libraries Round the World: The Mary Willis Library

The Mary Willis Library in the town of Washington, Georgia, named after President George You-Know-Who, is a beauty. This rural part of Georgia, between Atlanta and Augusta, is called the Classic South by Georgia’s tourist office. 317 more words

Karen Stensgaard

Libraries Round the World: For the Fashionista & Movie Watcher

Spring has finally arrived, and with it a desire to lighten up and skip the heavy layers, especially if you live in the chilly North or East coast. 326 more words

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Libraries Round the World: Chihuly’s Sun and Moon 

The exterior of the Foothills branch of Glendale, AZ library is nondescript. But inside the front door in the lobby, I was blown away by a spectacular Chihuly glass artwork chandelier called… 424 more words

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