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The Charles Simic New York Review article reminds me of a blog post I wrote in 2004 about the closing of the Old Widener Branch Library in North Philadelphia. Fortunately, this wasn't a permanent closure, but a much desired move into a beautiful new location just down the street.Still a library closing is a hearftfelt event. The blog post can be found at: