At the Public Library, Patrons Check Each Other Out

Single book lovers, take note. The New York Times is reporting on a new trend: speed-dating events hosted by public libraries. In San Francisco, the main library recently hosted one such event. Attendees were requested to bring a favorite book, a handy topic of conversation should the chemistry be lacking during any of the four-minute chats. No word yet on whether this trend will move to archives and special collections.