Grim story of survival in the library
By Charity Vogel,News ColumnistThe cold has brought them in again. It happens every year. Like swallows to Capistrano, in reverse, they come not to escape the heat but to find it. Bedraggled and grim-faced, weighed down by tattered duffels and beat-up thermoses, they trickle in as temperatures drop.
People, mostly men, who have no homes to sleep in at night, or marginal ones — in shelters or shared rental spaces with little in the way of heat or food.
To them, the Central Library isn’t a temple of knowledge. It’s got a much more practical function: survival. Read more here.
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