this city is my church
Posts tagged GSLIS
a year ago…
…i made some goals.
survey says? not so bad.
public library—built by the people—free to all
It was my habit to go very slowly up the low, broad steps to the palace entrance, pleasing my eyes with the majestic lines of the building, and lingering to read again the carved inscriptions: Public Library—Built by the People—Free to All. Did I not say it was my palace? Mine, because I was a citizen; mine, though I was born an alien…My palace—mine!…All these eager children, all these fine-browed women, all these scholars going home to write learned books—I and they had this glorious thing in common., this noble treasure house of learning. It was wonderful tosay, This is mine; it was thrilling to say, This is ours.
—Mary Antin, a Russian Jewish immigrant describing her girlhood experience of the Boston Public Library
HEY, ANDREW CARNEGIE
i see you. forget? i didn’t forget. pfft, get real. and this fall? we’re on.