Unforeseen architectural quirks and peculiarities are to be expected in any new building. Staff in the new Easton library have found that the very thing that makes that facility’s new Frederick Douglass Meeting Room so beautiful—its hard-wood floors and paneling—also makes conversation there sometimes seem overloud. To dampen the sound and give the place the sort of atmosphere it deserves, the library is looking for a few good Persian rugs. The library’s director, Robert Horvath, points out that nowadays the larger Persian rugs of a previous generation are often stored away as unsuitable for today’s smaller homes. It is his hope that someone might be willing to donate such a rug to the library. The library is looking for a rug of about 12 feet by 16 feet, or for several smaller rugs that, in total, would cover a similar space. Civic-minded patrons who might be willing to donate such a rug, or rugs, are asked to call Robert Horvath at 410-822-1626.