On today’s episode of Modern Notion Daily, our guest is Wayne Wiegand, author of Part of Our Lives: A People’s History of the American Public Library (Oxford University Press, October 2015). Wiegand argues that libraries are about much more than books: they’re a community meeting place. And to answer the question in the headline: they’re not going anywhere.
Music this hour:
- “Kelli’s Number” by U.S. Army Blues, from the album Live at Blues Alley
- “Soldiertype (militarised)” by Ketsa, from the album What’s Without’s Within“
- Forgiven Not Forgotten” by Jahzzar, from the album Kuddelmuddel