In three weeks the Cleveland Park library will close its doors — forever.  It has been my home away from home lo these many years.

In future years what will be my fondest recollection of the library?  The past two years, on Christmas eve, the head librarian, Barbara Gauntt arranged a pleasant spread of cakes and fruit, coffee and juice, for patrons.  It was delightful.  I think I will always remember that.