A meeting on the future of the Carter G. Woodson Regional Library turned tumultuous Thursday night after no Chicago Public Library officials showed up.
More than 100 disgruntled people from the 21st Ward expressed their frustrations over the state of the library where scaffolding has reportedly been set up out front for a dozen years.
Ald. Howard Brookins (21st), Trinity United Church of Christ, and the nonprofit Endeleo Institute hosted the community meeting at the library, 9525 S. Halsted St. The goal of the meeting was for the community to offer input on what kinds of repairs and upgrades are needed at the library.