The Trees Will Thank You

Been a while since you visited your local library? It’s a great way to cut costs and keep your mind humming, while saving trees. Yes, there’s still the wacky dewey decimal system and people hunkered down all day (some drooling, I might add), at least at my trusty, musty Cleveland Park library. But now, instead of leaving empty handed when you can’t find that hot new tome, you can be added to a waiting e-list for books that are checked out.

I’ve been itching to read Michael Pollan’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” and “In Defense of Food.” When I went to find them last week, the nice librarian informed me that all of their copies were checked out. She then asked if I’d like to be added to the wait list. Well, here it is not even a week later and an email arrived telling me that one of the books is waiting for me. Sure, we all love Amazon and Kramer Books, but if you want something for free and a trip back in time, the library is where it’s at.