June’s Book: Fantasyland

The book for June is: Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, A 500-Year History


This book is available at the Circulation Desk for people to pick up. Our meeting will be June 25th at 7pm on the 3rd floor of the library.


REMINDER: Discussion on 5/21


Our discussion for Empire of Sin by Gary Krist is on May 21st at 7pm in Room H on the 2nd floor near the Reference Desk.

David Hennessy Articles

Here are some articles from the time of Hennessy’s death. I couldn’t get access to the NOLA Times-Picayune, but national stories did run. One such stories was published in the Chicago Tribune. I found these articles through the library’s Access Newspaper Archive database.


THEIR WRATH FELT – New Philadelphia Times










Here’s a few articles about Storyville, New Orlean’s old vice quarter. These articles include photos from EJ Bellocq, a photographer that hung out in Storville and took pictures of the prostitutes who worked it.





Gary Krist

Here is Gary Krist giving a book talk at the 2014 Louisiana Book Fair


May’s Book: Empire of Sin


May’s book is Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and The Battle for Modern New Orleans by Gary Krist. Copies can be picked up at the Circulation Desk to check out.

The discussion will be held on May 21st in Room H, on the 2nd floor of the library near the Reference Desk.


Mark Rothko – Blue, Green and Brown


From here. 

Ocean Vuong Background


The translated Vietnamese on p. 19:

How are you? Where are you now? I miss you and me more though.”

I have a translation for the proverb on p. 20:

KHÔNG CÓ GÌ BẰNG CƠM VỚI CÁ, KHÔNG CÓ GÌ BẰNG MÁ VỚI CON, which means “there is nothing compared to rice and fish, just like there is nothing compared to the mother and her child..”


Reading a Poem


This is something I handed out at the last discussion from the Scottish Poetry Library.  I think it’s a great guide for people who don’t read poetry often or at all.

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