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LIBRARIES WITH MORE THAN BOOKS

WELCOME TO URBANICITY
SENSING URBANITY
LISTENING FOR WORDS
VIEWING IMAGES OF MYSTERY
LOVING MUSIC
READING FOR LIVING
CELEBRATING THE MIND
TRAVELING TO EXPLORE
SEARCHING THE FUTURE
MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Enter the calm and joy of exceptional places.

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Information is exploding at bewildering speed. What shall become of the great research libraries in the post-Google age?
 
How did we arrive at this place in time?
 
Humans first learned to write about 6,000 years ago. According to scholar Jack Goody, the invention was the most important technological breakthrough in human history.
 
The Codex replaced the scroll about 2,000 years ago (the second technological shift). It had pages to turn rather than scrolls to roll and completely transformed the reading experience.
 
Gutenburg's invention of printing with movable type occurred in the 1450's and made books available to more readers. By the 19th century stream-driven presses on paper made from wood pulp delivered the flow of information to a mass reading public.
 
 

Remain curious.