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27 July 2005

Five Reasons I Love the Public Library

I love the public library. That probably makes me a Socialist. Chicagoland has a particularly great system. There are several large, well-stocked libraries within a few miles of our apartment. A couple are within walking or biking distance. And as a Chicagolander, I can check anything out from any library in the area. Usually this is a problem for me because I can't go in one without checking out half a dozen things, which means I don't read the books I already own, many of which I haven't read yet. At any rate, this is what's in the pile right now:

1) Public Enemy #2 : An All-New Boondocks Collection - Aaron McGruder

2) Jame's Dobson's War on America - Gil Alexander-Moeggerle

3) Six Feet Under - The Complete Third Season

4) Ice Haven - Daniel Clowes

5) Savage Pastimes: A Cultural History of Violent Entertainment - Harold Schechter

As an aside, I should point out that our village's library employs a security guard, the only security guard I've ever seen in a library. I'm not sure why. Mostly she just sits around or talks to the librarians, older women who scowl all day long.

Comments on "Five Reasons I Love the Public Library"


Blogger ninjanun said ... (8/08/2005 12:02:00 PM) : 

I recently read James Dobson's War on America. Really good stuff. Powerful and insightful because it was written by a former friend and co-host. It confirmed a lot of suspicions I'd had just listening to James Dobson for quite some time.


Blogger Wasp Jerky said ... (8/09/2005 08:59:00 AM) : 

I agree. It's very insightful to get an inside look at Dobson's organisation from a co-founder. Dobson has managed to stay under the radar for quite a while. But that changed this election cycle. I would love to see a journalist work at Focus undercover and write a book about what s/he found there.


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