But lately I’ve been thinking I’ll retire to the Mechanics Institute. What’s special about this library is that it’s private, but anyone can be a member as long as you pay the annual dues. For one person, it’s about $100 for the year. It’s open every day except for the major holidays, and from 9am – 9pm Monday through Thursday. It closes earlier on the other days of the week.
Because it’s private, there are always big cozy leather chairs waiting for you to sink in with a new book. Computer terminals are available to surf the web and check your email. What I love most is the periodical section. Every newspaper, all the most subscribed magazines. A Warren Buffet look-a-like sat next to me today. The old guy had packed his lunch and was covertly snacking while reading the paper. So cute. I can totally see myself packing a lunch and spending the day in the library!
For me, that’s the best way to die. Sitting in the library, relaxing in a chair, and reading a classic. Bliss!