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Arms and Muses: Poems from Ukraine

“When arms speak, muses are silent” is the English paraphrase for an aphorism attributed to Cicero, albeit with a slightly different word order. Inter arma enim silent lēgēs is Latin for, literally, “For among arms, the laws are silent.” Currently both laws and muses are silent. Warnings such as “viewers discretion advised” or “Warning! Graphic content” … Read More

Welcome to Summer Tales 2022

Join our fun summer reading program hosted by New Brunswick Libraries and Summer Session. Summer Tales Book Club is back––in a brand new, more sustainable and even less stressful format! Follow our fun summer reading recommendations sponsored by New Brunswick Libraries and Summer Session starting today, May 31, 2022 with this post through the entire … Read More

Librarians Speaking: Voices from Ukraine

It was 6 pm in Ukraine, 9 am in California, and 12 pm in New Jersey on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, when 300 librarians gathered virtually for an international Zoom event initiated by a librarian at UC Berkeley. For an hour and a half, we were listening to personal accounts of our Ukrainian colleagues related … Read More