Rebirth of a Library

The opening of San Diego’s new Central Library was both tiresome and uplifting. On one hand there was a hectic schedule, heavy traffic, and insufficient maps. But that was a negligible price in exchange for the utter pride it brought to an entire city. History was made as people poured out to celebrate an institution that not only seemed forgotten, but the electronic world would like to assume moribund. My assignments consisted of overseeing floral displays, a shift at the Friend of the Library, and manning the authors’ tent. Still, I took every little chance to enjoy the opening ceremony, [...]