"Moby Dick" by Herman Melville, 1895
It’s finally starting to feel like summer here in the northeast. Schools are out and students around the country are (eagerly!) picking up their summer reading books from their local libraries. This yearly ritual inspired me to pick out a few books from our shelves for a new Summer Reading List display in our reading room. Read more
Leaf paintings from the Pitcairn Islands
Here at the Phillips Library we can boast a patron audience of a truly global nature. Given the unique history of our founding institutions, the Essex Institute and the Peabody Museum of Salem, we have materials and collections from all corners of the world. This can engender some fascinating requests made through our various reference outlets. Recently, we received a request from a patron from the remote island of Pitcairn in the South Pacific. Read more
"Bride and Bridegroom" page from "Wedding Bells"
Since I am headed off to attend the wedding of a high school friend this upcoming Memorial Day weekend, I thought it would be interesting to dive into our collections for materials related to matrimony. Read more