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Palaces of light

Former Q&Q staff writer Devin Crawley is now maintaining his own blog, Enlightened Librarian, which features some wonderful writing about libraries, books, buildings, communities, and life in Ottawa. Here’s a sample: a consideration of “the role of libraries as physical buildings where people gather and do things,” focusing in particular on two Florence landmarks. He writes: “To me, the enduring value of libraries is not just that they are repositories for things to read — or places to hook up — but that they are places outside of churches or temples where individuals literally and formally encounter light.”

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