As an avid reader and book lover (book-book NOT ebook), I immediately feel at home when I walk into a library. Truthfully, the Livonia library was my second home for a long time since I worked there during my most formative years in high school and college. It’s also where I met my lovely hubby.
I love visiting libraries and checking out their collections (namely their biography selection for Roosevelts and Hepburn). Ornate, big city libraries absolutely top my list of favorite destinations and the Detroit Public Library Main Branch is stunning and one of my go-to places in the city. It’s celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and I’m awed by the history. I can hardly imagine the decades of people, fashion and events that the building has witnessed.
If you’re in Midtown, I highly recommend checking it out and if you go before August 29th there is a beautiful art exhibit by Timothy Orikri. Detroit Inspired offers a series of colorful interpretations of the city. I don’t always appreciate modern art but this was a subject matter I could connect with. I honestly couldn’t pick a favorite but here are a couple pieces I especially enjoyed.
I was so excited about our trip, I even played model for a minute.