So, it’s only taken me 6 months to discover the public library here in Graz. I don’t feel too bad; my wife, who has lived her entire life in Graz and is an avid reader to boot, still doesn’t have a library card–I’m sure Moser is happy about that.
Anyway, the main branch on Belgiergasse downtown is quite beautiful, with a nice selection of books and helpful librarians. Around the corner is the Media Center with CDs, DVDs, Videotapes and such.
The other day we rented, among others, Bonjour Tristesse with David Niven and Jean Seberg. Trippy, 50s picture with creepy oedipus/electra stuff going on and in which everyone is so manic and artificially upbeat I thought I would scream. Calm down, everyone. But the Riviera scenery was great and the film, based on the book by Francoise Sagan, was memorable.
So, if you want to check it out, here are the libraries’ hours and addresses:
Neue Öffnungszeiten ab 2. Jänner 2007
Montag: 10.00 – 17.00 Uhr
Dienstag: 10.00 – 19.00 Uhr
Mittwoch: 10.00 – 17.00 Uhr
Donnerstag: 10.00 – 17.00 Uhr
Freitag: 08.00 – 15.00 Uhr
Montag: 08.00 – 14.00 Uhr
Dienstag: 11.00 – 17.00 Uhr
Mittwoch: 11.00 – 17.00 Uhr
Donnerstag: 11.00 – 17.00 Uhr
Freitag: 08.00 – 14.00 Uhr