Earlier this year the Library closed the café in the Adams Building for renovation. About a month ago it was reopened and the new look is quite nice. The space is much more streamlined and bright with new recycling options, but my favorite part of the newly refurbished space are the pictures that were hung featuring the Adams Building and some of its architectural details – they make the space feel less institutional. Included are a number of photographs from the Carol M. Highsmith collection, but I really liked the historical photos. There were two photographs from the 1940’s, one of the Card Division and the other of the Independence Avenue entrance, and several from around the time the building was being built, including the proposed drawing for the reading room Jennifer featured in an earlier post.