Murals, Pie, and Ice Cream – Library Curmudgeons Through History

A friend is posting all sorts of gorgeous pictures of the Boston Public Library on Instagram. So for this installment of Library Curmudgeons in History, that’s where we’ll go! Even with ice cream, people are  unhappy about the library. In this case the reception for John Singer Sargent and Edwin Abbey was simply planned by the wrong people. (oh dear) Read More …

Library Curmudgeons Through History

No one really likes change. And pretty frequently, when faced with change they take to the pen (cell phone, computer, typewriter)  to complain. As I’ve searched through the New York Times newspaper archive, I’ve realized  that people have been complaining about change in libraries just about forever. I’ve been finding so many fun and ridiculous letters that I thought it Read More …