What a difference a few days make. Today I strolled deeper into Oakland (I live in North Oakland) to the main branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to return my book on the French Revolution and to check out something else to read when I was surprised to see crowds of people in Schenley Plaza. The plaza sits between Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the Hillman Library of the University of Pittsburgh. I returned my book and checked out another one and then took a stroll around the plaza.
All the tables along the walk way next to the food stalls were full of people. Lines of people waited at several of the stalls and even all the tables under the pavilion were full of people. Several people sat in the grass of the plaza. And even though it was an overcast day (it was still warm outside) people were in a good mood: laughing, talking and enjoying their food and drinks.
Several days ago the plaza was empty. I guess the students have returned. That’s my only explanation.
Hail to Pitt!
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette.
What did I check out of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh? The Internet of Us by Michael Patrick Lynch.