Wednesday, January 14, 2009

King's Daughters Libraries

Recently renovated King's Daughters Library in New York.

Founded January 13, 1886, ( yesterday was their anniversary) The International Order of The King's Daughters and Sons is an international and interdenominational organization of Christian men and women dedicated to service in Christ's name. The objects of the Order are "the development of spiritual life and the stimulation of Christian activities." I believe this organization started in the American south. Some of the original southern libraries have closed due to declining use.

Its threefold program is Religious, Educational and Philanthropic, with the purpose of training its members for Christian Service.


"Look up and not down;
Look forward and not back;
Look out and not in:
Lend a hand."

( I feel like adding ...Gee... you're grand! )

An architectural ... attempt. It looks like an airport.

Lots of parking and conveniently located in a shopping strip with a large food market just across the parking lot.

Inside it looks like an airport, too. While very comfortable for quiet study, the collection of books is small.

In Palmyra, New York, The King's Daughters Library sent out this announcement:
Did you know you can surf the web while sitting in the gazebo on the grounds of the Palmyra Library? The library is now offering wireless internet access. Canal travelers in the summer, business people passing through, and local residents can now connect to the internet with their laptops, PDAs, or cell phones. To try out the hotspot, bring your OWWL card and laptop to the Main Desk. A Guest Pass is available for non-resident visitors..


R.L. Bourges said...

The top building is lovely. The other one really looks like a regional airport, doesn't it?

Had to laugh at the title of the book 'the New Expatriate Generation' reminded me of one of my bosses on an overseas project. His command of both spelling and grammar was sub-liminal. One of his memos headings was: Attention, All Ex-Patriots!

(considering said 'ex-patriots' were part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, yours truly thought it wise to circulate a corrected version ...)

tut-tut said...

Libraries need to be refuges and sanctuaries; the best ones do, anyway.

I hope someone who would not ordinarily have gone into a library would use this one.

My Classic Fiction Book List -Partial List

  • Austen, Jane: (Complete Works)
  • Balzac: Cousin Bette/ Eugenie Grandet / Cousin Pons
  • Best Russian Short Stories
  • Boyle, TC: Short Works
  • Brennan, Maeve : Short Works, 1 Novella
  • Bronte, Emily, Ann, Jane (Complete Works)
  • Brookner, Anita ( Complete Works)
  • Cather, Willa (Complete Works)
  • Chekov: Short Works
  • David Copperfield (Dickens)
  • Dickens:A Tale of Two Cities
  • Dickens:Great Expectations
  • Dickens:Nicholas Nickelby
  • Dickens:Our Mutual Friend
  • Dickens:The Old Curiosity Shop
  • Doyle, Roddy (some novels, memoir)
  • Drabble, Margaret (4 Novels)
  • Drieser, Theodore (Complete Works)
  • Fitzgerald, F.Scott (Most Novels & short works)
  • Hardy, Thomas (Complete Works)
  • Hemingway, Short stories
  • Hemingway: The Old Man in the Sea
  • Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises
  • Hugo: Les Miserables/Hunchback Of ND
  • James, Henry: Daisy Miller
  • James, Henry: In The Cage
  • James, Henry: Portrait of a Lady
  • James, Henry: The Golden Bowl
  • James, Henry: What Maisy Knew
  • James, Henry: Wings of a Dove
  • James, Henry:The Ambassadors
  • James, Henry; The Bostonians
  • Kerouac: Dharma Bums
  • Kerouac: On The Road
  • Kerouac: The Subterraneans
  • Kerouac: Tristessa
  • Lardner,Ring:Short Works
  • Larsen: Quicksand
  • Lewis, Sinclair: Arrowsmith
  • Lewis, Sinclair: Free Air
  • Lewis, Sinclair: Main Street
  • Lewis, Sinclair: The Job
  • MacGill, Patrick (Complete works)
  • Mackin, Walter (novels)
  • Maupassant: Short Works, novels
  • McGahern, John (novels of)
  • McNulty, John (Short Works)
  • Norris, Frank: McTeague
  • O'Brien, Edna (3 Novels)
  • O'Donnell, Paeder : Novels of
  • O. Henry
  • Potok, Chaim (4 novels/1 non fiction)
  • Salinger, JD : Nine Stories
  • Salinger: Franny & Zooey
  • Salinger: Raise High the Roofbeams
  • Salinger: The Catcher in the Rye
  • Sinclair, Lewis: Dodsworth
  • Sinclair, Lewis: Elmer Gantry
  • Sinclair, Upton: King Coal
  • Sinclair, Upton: The Jungle
  • Steinbeck, John: Sweet Thursday
  • Steinbeck: Winter of our Discontent
  • Steinbeck: Cannery Row
  • Steinbeck: East of Eden
  • Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath
  • Theroux, Paul (3 Novels )
  • Toibin, Colm: (Novels of)
  • Tolstoy: Anna Karenina
  • Tolstoy: Short Works
  • Turgenev (2 novels)
  • Twain: T Sawyer, Life on the Mississippi
  • Vonnegut: Early Works (1950s-60s)
  • Wharton, Edith: Novels of/Short Stories
  • Women & Fiction (Edit. Cahill)
  • Zola, Emile ( 10 novels)