I finally made it to the Central Library and it is magnificent. It is the embodiment of our civic commitment to the idea that ignorance is NOT bliss. Read. Learn. The renovation is respectful and contemporary. It provides views of the complexity of what a large library entails and needs as a substrate for the activity taking place under roof.
I wish I had brought more than a cell phone camera, but here are a few images taken from the perspective of a carpenter/construction guy.
Restored ceilings, shelving, trim, lighting are a big part of what suggests that learning and research are all but sacramental. There is stuff here that cannot be found on the internet and experience here that bears witness to an inquisitive community looking for answers.