Humboldt Park Branch: Day 20

I am finally back on the trail! It's been quite a while since I have been able to make it out to other branches, but being as yesterday was Yom Kippur and I spent the day in quiet reflection and solitude, I figured a library visit was in order. It is also with particular intention … Continue reading Humboldt Park Branch: Day 20


Canaryville Branch: Day 19

The library, as with the neighborhoods, demonstrate a clash in values and histories. Ironically, as the books on the shelves hold thousands of stories, the people in the library live them.

West Town Branch: Day 15, Part 2

I came in at 1:05 pm, so all of the teens were in school. I guess I didn't know what I was getting into, though, when I sat at a table and started writing. There were about 6 or 7 other people scattered in my area, all working on laptops or reading (one guy was napping). At 1:15, the teens started coming in.

Logan Square Branch: Day 14

So, given that this area is experiencing such dramatic changes, I was interested to see the library. The architecture is what I have come to expect from Daley-era libraries—open space with a raised ceiling in the middle.