“Bet Arkeh” (pronounced Bet ER-keh) is the word for “library” in Neo-Aramaic.
I am a librarian, so love to visit different archives, libraries, and museums. My goal is to write about the different places that I have visited, with the hope that others will become interested in visiting them as well.
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Since it is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States this coming Monday, and since it is his birthday, I wanted to write about his birth home. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He lived in the home of his birth for the first twelve years … Continue reading Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birth Home
Founded in 1851 in Evanston, Illinois (a Chicago suburb), Northwestern University ranks among the top universities in the United States. In the tradition of all great universities, Northwestern has an amazing library system of over six million electronic and print resources. The main library building, University Library, was built in 1970, although it is connected … Continue reading Northwestern’s University and Deering Libraries
From the Gothic cathedrals of Western Europe, to the Tiffany stained glass of the United States, to the simple design of raised glass on a door, we can all appreciate the beauty of glass artists. Although I usually write about museums or libraries, for my first post of the new year, I would like to … Continue reading Circle Studio, Inc. in Chicago