This is my city's central library. Its 9 floors of public services, including art exhibits, speaking rooms, sound-dampening music practice rooms, a children's library, a youth library equipped with a bunch of technology, a maker lab that hosts classes most days, and of course, they lend books, have maps, microfilms, and a whole floor of public computers.
All of it is usable free of charge. If you find yourself in Chicago, go spend some time there. It even has its own train stop.
friendly local computer nerd
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