From the Beirut Daily Star: Beirut's second public library opens, in a garden.
Beirut has many good universities with libraries of long standing, but public libraries are new. The Dove loves libraries, and sees the opening of Beirut's 2d library, with plans for 21 more, as a beacon of light in these times of darkness.
An earthquake in the 7th century destroyed a great libary at the Roman university of Law in Beirut, somewhere in what is now the city's downtown. May the new public libraries of Beirut survive five hundred years and more.