The Library did not open at 11 am, due to safety concerns (there were no lights in the building). However the staff remained, working by windows and flashlights, until the power came back on at 1:20 pm. The Library's doors were promptly opened.....but only for 20 minutes, when the power went out again.
At 2 pm, City Hall directed staff to close the building and go home. We hope all of you are staying warm and dry today, and that we'll see you later this week.
[photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gwen/2174957090/]