Third Graders Visit Main Branch of NY Public Library

Third Graders Visit Main Branch of NY Public Library

The third graders visited New York Public Library's main branch on June 3 to explore the beautiful beaux-arts building and search the children's collection. Head Librarian Sarah Murphy offers this report: The boys first met with a children's librarian who shared some of her favorite books, then toured the building. Along the way, the boys met the LEGO versions of the lions Patience and Fortitude, who flank the steps of the building, along with the original models for A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh stories. Finally, they used their new library cards to check out books. View photos.

Lower School Boys Explore Life of Former Baseball Star Pete Rose

Lower School Boys Explore Life of Former Baseball Star Pete Rose

The Lower School performing arts class presented the production, “Breaking Records, Breaking Rules: A Pete Rose Story,” on May 7. Written and directed by Head Librarian Sarah Murphy, the play provided food for thought over the controversy surrounding former Major League Baseball player and manager Pete Rose, who, in 1989, three years after he retired as an active player, agreed to permanent ineligibility from baseball following accusations he gambled on games. In 2004, he finally admitted to betting on baseball and on (but not against) the Cincinnati Reds, a team he played for and managed.

The Browning boys’ play took a look at both sides of this highly controversial athlete. Mr. Rose, in fact, is the all-time Major League leader in hits, games played, at-bats, singles and outs. To this day, some consider him a hero who has done the proper penance, while others say his shortcomings can’t be dismissed. View photos.

Author/Illustrator Visits with Pre-Primary Boys

Author/Illustrator Visits with Pre-Primary Boys

Head Librarian Sarah Murphy reports on a special visitor at The Browning School on April 6: Author/illustrator Stephen Savage visited Pre-primary library classes to read from his newest book, "Supertruck," about a regular garbage truck with a super hero identity. Mr. Savage also spoke to the boys about creating books and pictures, as well as his inspiration for stories like "Supertruck." Click here to photos.