You haven't been there yet? It's the most exciting building in Seattle. Really. I'm not kidding. You have to go! After all the frustration I've had at all the taxes going to build sports stadiums, I'm finally impressed.
On my first trip to the library, I experienced the same kind of excitement I get from seeing very cool, inspiring art. Vastly different moods are created by different areas: from the excitement and fantasy of the children's area to the womb-like qualities of the red, rounded walled 5th? floor, I love it all.
I just found out that a local artist I'm very fond of has been commissioned to add some pieces to the children's area and I can't wait to see them. Not only is she local, but not yet that well known, so impressed by the curating.
It's my favorite place to go when I really need to concentrate on something and I'm too interrupted at the office. I'll spend the afternoon on the top floor on a squish purple chair with great views. I'm still connected to the office via the free wi-fi, but I feel like I'm having an experience.
The only thing that keeps it from being perfect is that I can't seem to find all the books I'm looking for - either the library doesn't have them or they're checked out or they're missing. Hmm.