Stacked followers know that we like to grab a novel on the way out Friday and blog about it Monday, but this weekend there was no way out on which to grab. We never left. It was Hackathon Weekend here at the Small Library Time Forgot, and we were required to see that the hackers were happy, well fed, and well informed about the place since it was their assignment to find efficient new ways to put the Library’s name on 2.5million lips. Make that 4 million lips, as everyone in Cincinnatimetroland has at least two. One of our favorite concepts? Speaking of our neighborhood as “the Mercantile district.” Does that not have a lovely ring?
We did get a little reading in while coding and conceptualizing were taking place. Thomas Dyja’s The Third Coast had come in, and since we are a Chicago product, we dipped into the work, one of three scoffed at last week by a perfectly silly NYT reviewer. We were shocked to learn that Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a de facto bigamist. What is it with world famous architects? What actually is the deal?