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In celebration of National Library Week, April 10-16, 2011, we've asked everyone in our community to write their stories about libraries and books. Read all the stories.

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Libraryphiles

by Anonymous

Today,4-12-11, I had dinner with a friend who lamented not being able to keep up with the news in Middle East. I suggested that that has always been the case and he recalled that when he was in high school, he spent all of his time in the library and had always felt alienated. To illustrate my point that no one can keep up with the news, I mentioned that, until 9-11-01, the Palestinians plight at the hands of Zionists was not widely known, and he mentioned that he had read about it in his high school library in an Aldous Huxley book, "Eyeless in Gaza." I also spent all my time in the library and read the book in high school in the early 1960s. I'll have to check it out of MCPL and refresh my memory. Nowadays, many people spend all their time in libraries, there's an end to that kind of alienation, and the community of libraryphiles is a bit of heaven on Earth.

April 12, 2011

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