The world can be too loud and too fast, and the people in it too often have all the ill manners of an Internet chat room. But at the library you will find the sort of serenity usually found only at high-price spas.So, tell me, where is this magical library in this magical C-a-n-a-d-a where they publish this newspaper? Because my bags are packed.
There are no cellphones ringing at the library, no Twitter updates. How many places can you name where the fundamental rule of etiquette is that you stay quiet?
...You will find almost instantly that serenity washes over you. You can't put a price on this kind of calm.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Where is this "library" of which you speak?
DAVE MCGINN of the Globe and Mail wins the prize for being the least observant person in the world. Or maybe he's just living in a dream world. But here is what he says about libraries: