A handwritten letter written in 1891 by Alice in Wonderland author Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) will be auctioned in England March 19 – and is expected to be sold for 4,000 pounds or more. In it he writes that he hated being famous and sometimes wished he “had never written any books at all.” In the letter written to his friend Mrs. Symonds he notes that there are plenty of people “who like being looked at as a notoriety. ..But we are not all made on the same pattern: & our likes & dislikes are very different.” You can read the entire article here. And check the EPL catalog for works by and about Lewis Carroll.
In case you haven’t heard, Evanston’s libraries are in a tight spot. Due to lack of funding, the Evanston Public Library is set to close its North and South branch locations at the end of the summer. But we’re not going without a fight! The Evanston Public Library Friends have been valiantly hitting the streets, raising money, spreading the word, and talking to people about saving our local libraries. Starting May 15th, you too can get in on the very worthwhile action of saving your libraries and bolstering your community strength and spirit, all without leaving the comfort of your home. Continue reading “Local Library Auction Action”