17 March 2010

St. Patrick’s Day puzzle

Michael Dirda, the Washington Post book critic and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for criticism, asks: “How is it that this small island has produced so […]
17 March 2010

‘Reading is changing wildly’

Frances Gendlin, a writer who served on the board of trustees of the Library  a few years ago, has been living more recently in Mexico – […]
15 March 2010

Through the backstage door

A note to our youth librarian, Helen Géhin, from Library member Brita Long: “I want to thank you again for organizing Kathryn Lasky’s visit the other […]
14 March 2010

Susan Sontag in Paris

Alice Kaplan’s memoir of her embrace of the French language, “French Lessons,” is a beloved classic. She has continued to write books of history that explore […]