It was good to work at the Huntington Memorial Library during National Library Week. The Friends of the Library placed a basket in the library with slips of paper for our patrons to write thank you notes. It is very gratifying to see that we have such an impact on the lives of our community. Here’s a sample of our favorite notes:
Join us, Monday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m., for this delightful program hosted by the Friends of the Huntington Library. Paul Lilly will read from his latest collection of short stories entitled The Lake of Far, published by Opus Press at Politics and Prose Bookstore, Washington, DC. Paul is Professor Emeritus at SUNY Oneonta, and the author of Jerzy Kosinski: Words in Search of Victims, essays on modern and contemporary American writers, as well as short fiction. The Lake of Far is available at the Green Toad Bookstore in Oneonta and on-line at www.politics-prose.com.
National Library Week is the week of April 13-19 and Tuesday April 15 is National Library Workers Day. The Friends of the Huntington Memorial Library will recognize the hard work, dedication, and expertise of library support staff and librarians this week and encourage library patrons to do the same.
Patrons may stop by the library and sign one of the “thank you” quotes that will be in a basket on the glass display case. Research indicates that the biggest motivator for most employees is receiving praise and knowing that they make a significant contribution to their organization.
National Library Week is the perfect opportunity to tell others how the library has changed your life and to thank the people who have helped. Libraries and the library staff have a powerful and positive impact on the lives of Americans on a daily basis.
Join us tonight at 6:30 for a fascinating look at how porcelain played an important part of the politics and currency of the late 18th century. Stephanie Rozene, artist, potter and assistant professor of art at Hartwick College, will discuss tableware and politics and how French kings and queens used porcelain to demonstrate their wealth and power.