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From the Catbird's Seat

Library CEO Lee Keesler was a presenter and attendee at last month's annual Library Convening and Knight Media Forum, hosted by the Knight Foundation in Miami. We asked him to share his impressions of the conference:

Telling Untold Tales

The final comment of this year’s Carnegie Circle donor appreciation event summed up the evening: “When I was 15 years old, I had a job as an usher in a movie house outside Philly. There, I fell in love with Hedy Lamarr for the first time. Tonight, I feel alive again!” Longtime Library supporter Bernie Hargadon addressed featured author Marie Benedict amid 150 cheering donors who shared his enthusiasm.

Google Fiber Invests in Digital Makerspace at ImaginOn

ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center has been called a playground for literacy and self-expression. Thanks to a generous gift from Google Fiber and additional support from the Knight School of Communication at Queens University, the playground just added some new high-tech equipment. 

What's Patrice Gopo Reading?

We asked Patrice Gopo -  library advocate and the author of All the Colors We Will See -  what she reads for inspiration:  As the black American daughter of Jamaican immigrants, I often write about ideas related to race, racial identity formation, migration, and belonging. I love reading books that connect with these themes and—perhaps—overlap, in some way, with my experience. Here are some of my favorites.

Community Read 2019 Emphasizes Community

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library announces that The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas will be the main title for its annual Community Read program, held March 2019. The Library will lead a month-long community-wide effort to have adults and teens read and discuss The Hate U Give. To ensure the whole family participates, the Library has also selected companion titles for preteens and children: Wishtree by Katherine Applegate and Love by Matt de la Peña.

What's Glenn Burkins Reading?

We asked the editor and publisher of Qcitymetro to tell us about his favorite books - and he shared a literary travelogue: For me, the best books are those that take me on a journey, allowing me to experience a life I could otherwise never know.