Where it all beganâ€¦.It has long been said that deep in peopleâ€™s hearts, there is a void, a yearning, for a pattern and a way of life.
The satisfaction of a want of this kind is not due entirely to the skill of the one who presents the solution but rather the audience who wanted it in the first place. As Socrates once said "The Best Flavoring for a Drink is Thirst."
It is probably this fact that has made The Library what it is today. In its 21 years of existence it has gracefully metamorphosed from being an almost nondescript wall along Adriatico Street in Malate to being a vibrant, melting spot with SRO crowds even on weekdays.
More, it has become what it claims; a second home to stand-up comedians and to its regular patrons. Like a tapestry, The Library weaves a number of factors into a blend that is distinctly different. Its mahogany panels, overflowing bookshelves and antique decors are contrasted with modern furnishings producing a cozy ambience that evoke both century old and modern day pragmatism.
The walls reverberate with music that defies conventions: it is a place where opera and Broadway hits are performed and applauded with the same gusto as the top 40â€™s. And the crowd transcends labels. Foreigners also make the place a harbor from their travels. Perhaps this is one of the main reasons why TIME MAGAZINE Asia (April 15, 2002 issue) featured The Library as one of the best entertainment place to visit in Manila.
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