What brings you to the library today?
I came to the library today because it was something like 88 degrees and my air conditioning is not running. I’m not prepared for summer yet! Also to use the internet. I live so close to the library that I don’t have the internet set up at home, because I’m such a cheapskate!
So the library saves you money?
Yes! And because my apartment is so small, I just consider this an extension of my apartment.
I’m planning on applying for a grant at Workforce1
so I had to do some research for that on the internet so that’s why I came today. Then I looked at the newspaper. Then I was just about to go when you finagled me into doing this.
See how one thing leads to another in the library?
I like this library. For years, we had nothing.
What are you reading these days?
The book I’m reading is our book club selection, Out Stealing Horses
. So I’m learning how to do that. [laughs]
Learning how to steal horses?
You never know. Maybe that’s what I’ll do for a living, steal horses.
Good luck with that. So, what will keep you coming back to the library?
Unemployment. Once I have a job, you probably won’t see me so much. Unless you change your hours. To tell you the truth, I think Manhattan needs night libraries
, for night owl people. It would be nice if they actually had them open all the time, especially for the night owl set.