Have you ever walked into a library and just felt speechless? It can happen when you least expect it and completely change your outlook on things. Libraries themselves are special because they hold the written word of hundreds of authors, educational materials and a little something for the kids, too. University libraries, especially the really old ones, not only speak through leather-bound books but also through the architecture that houses them. It seems like a lot of care was put into the design and construction of these buildings. And rightfully so! People go to a library like they go to Church. They're looking for answers, entertainment and a way to feel connected to something bigger than themselves.
Countless historical women took full advantage of libraries and used what sat inside of them to change the world. You walk into a library either knowing exactly what you're looking for or stumbling upon something you never knew you needed, just like those women did. Maybe Marie Curie walked into the library and found a text to help explain an issue she was having with radioactivity. Who's to say she didn't? Want to know which historical woman you are? Build a library, and we'll guess!
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