Billy Parrot, a librarian at the Battery Park branch of the New York Public Library and an obvious fan of TV's Mad Men, created a list of books featured or casually mentioned in this series set in 1960s New York. The books offer an insight into the characters and add an authentic touch to the show's gray-flannel-and-scotch theme.
Meditations in an Emergency, Frank O’Hara
The Best of Everything, Rona Jaffe
Confessions of an Advertising Man, David Ogilvy
Babylon Revisited and Other Stories, F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Chrysanthemum and the Sword, Ruth Benedict
Exodus, Leon Uris
Ship of Fools, Katherine Ann Porter
Lady Chatterley's Lover, D.H. Lawrence
The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner
Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
The Agony and the Ecstasy, Irving Stone
The Group, Mary McCarthy
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon
Being puzzled may not be a good thing, but in this instance it may be. I live with a self-described “puzzlephile,” who enjoys puzzles on the...
What: 2018 Birmingham Public Library Summer Learning, over 400 free activities for kids, teens, and adults being held at 19 locations acr...
Local Author Workshops – "Setting the Scene" with Speaker Jim Baggett Will Be Held at Avondale Library May 19Jim Baggett, archivist at the Birmingham Public Library (BPL), will hold a free workshop on May 19 at the Avondale Regional Branch Librar...
by Pat Rumore, president of the Friends Foundation of the Birmingham Public Library Computer Commons department head and instructor Mau...
The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) is excited to present Summer Learning 2018 at all 19 locations . BPL’s commitment to outstanding su...