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Do you have a library card?

Well, you should. Let me tell you, I love the library. I owe this love of la bibliotheque to my mother and my fond memories of spending the afternoon getting lost in books at the local library with her and my brother. My mother always tried to instill a love of learning and entertainment that was not measured in terms of its monetary value but of its life value. I did fall out of like with the library during my teenage years because as a teenager in the U.S., anything “free” is a euphemism for “lame”. It was not until I graduated college that I appreciated all the wonderful things that the local library offers. In fact, it seems as if the poor economy made all of us find again and appreciate the little things in life. The joys of dinner parties at home versus bottle service downtown. Watching classic movies for free versus $10 for the latest Hollywood atrocity (is it just me, or have movies sucked a lot lately?). Anyway, I kinda got on a tangent there. Let me hop off my “simple life” soapbox.

Here are just a few of my latest treasures from my local branch of the San Antonio Public Library.

Books: Generation A, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (highly recommend this book), Outliers (eh, I thought it was overrated) The Comfort Table (cookbook), Lost and Philosophy

DVDs: Away We Go, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Sicko, Lost (seasons 3 and 4)

CDs: (yes, you can get CDs at the library…for free): Brett Dennen (amazing folk artist I found via Pandora radio)

Also, I am on the waiting list for these other items. When my turn comes up, I just go to my nearest branch and pick it up. For free (unless you consider the lesson of patience a small price to pay):

Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, Food Inc. (documentary), The Value of Nothing by Raj Patel, The September Issue (the Vogue documentary which I actually paid money for and would do again, but nonetheless, it is at my library for free).