Items tagged "devon"

Best of BARD: August 2017

For the second month in a row, John Grisham’s Camino Island comes out on top with the most downloads by LBPH patrons in Western Pennsylvania.  But King Patterson, never to be outdone, appears twice (that’s right, twice) in the top five books downloaded by our readers.  Cussler and Connelly round out the group, showing just […]

Voice of the Poet

I was looking up information on T.S. Eliot and found this archival recording of him reading “The Naming of Cats”.  I instantly fell in love.  Though I’d read the poem before, the way I’d read it was very different from the author reading it aloud.  And it was wonderful to hear T.S. Eliot’s voice, his […]

On Mindfulness

We live busy lives.  There are appointments to make, goals to achieve, and family and friends to engage with.  When we have a few moments there’s music to listen to, movies to watch, and plenty of browsing and chatting opportunities.  Away from our calendars, media, and the internet our minds remain busy with memories of […]

The Life of Nina Simone

Have you ever listened to the music of Nina Simone?  A friend introduced me to her with the songs “I Put a Spell on You” and “Feeling Good”, after which I was hooked.  But aside from enjoying her music I didn’t know much about her.  That is, not until recently, when I stumbled across the […]

Pygmalion and Galatea

I’m not sure if you’ve heard about Pygmalion and Galatea.  It’s not what I consider a well-known Greek myth, though its other iterations are well known.  As the story goes, Pygmalion was a renowned sculptor who disdained women until the day he created Galatea.  Galatea was carved from ivory and appeared so delicate and fair […]