Palaces for the People--How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life

Palaces for the People--How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg is a fascinating look at shared community spaces and what they mean. Libraries naturally play a major role. The importance of how communities should operate successfully comes to the fore during crisis management (Chicago heat wave, and major hurricanes for example) where the closeness of the community can make a huge difference in mortality. Making connections literally makes a neighborhood strong, without this people are left to fend for themselves. A well written, timely, and important book. (Non-Fiction)