Susan Orlean writes about the Los Angeles main library. There's history, an unsolved mystery, but my favorite bits were about day-to-day operations at the modern-day library. There's not so much emphasis on the books, more about providing space and community resources to local folks. It was on my mind when I read this Twitter thread about a Miami-area library re-opening in a hope-it's-declining pandemic. Anyhow, libraries are awesome; please use a mask while visiting.