Overdue Library Travels: The Redwood Library & Athenaeum in Newport, RI

This concept of a place for scholars to gather, read, discuss, and learn is deeply rooted in history (hence Athena at Athens!), and played a large role in making libraries what they are today. The Redwood Athenaeum in Newport, Rhode Island epitomizes the amazing value that athenaeums have held in the US, before it was even a country of its own.

Not sure what to read? Here are 7 ways to pick your next book.

The only problem is if you don’t have a to-read list, that last feeling of excitement can easily be replaced by a “lost” feeling if there’s nothing lined up to start reading. Deciding what to read can be difficult if you’re not sure what you’re looking for. Here are 7 ways to hopefully make that process of finding your next book a little easier.

Part 2: 10 Ways to Pursue Self-Improvement at Your Library… Without Picking Up a Book

Libraries are much more than just books. Few people know about the many fun and educational services offered by public libraries everywhere that don’t involve books or reading. Self-improvement doesn’t have to cost any money if you seek out solutions at your public library.  Immersing yourself in free learning opportunities only requires a library card and some curiosity.

4 Fiction Books You Should Read If You Haven’t Already

However after finishing it, I was absolutely entranced that such a complicated topic could be written about so elegantly and effortlessly. It has stolen my heart ever since and is now one of my all-time favorite books. With years in between each of the few times I have read this book, it has still managed to pleasantly surprise me with its breath-taking storyline and mesmerizing characters.

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