After the exiting summer wound down, I oversaw the final touches to the library’s reading garden – a three year long project that started before my time at the library. From dealing with issues with our boilers and elevator to planning a few programs here and there, things at the library were pretty calm throughout the fall otherwise. To spice up my life, I decided to accept an offer to teach a section of English Composition at William Penn University, a local private, liberal arts school in Oskaloosa. For those who know me, I once had an interest in teaching, and this was a great opportunity for me to try it out – and earn a little extra money on the side.
|Friends of the Library Tea Time in the Garden|
All in all, I felt 2013 was a pretty great year and I’m looking forward to 2014. One of the projects that I’m most excited about that I’ll be working on is a Books & Beer club I’m starting with the co-owner of the Cellar Peanut Pub! We had a pretty good response to our initial survey, and many have expressed interest in the club. Our first selection is Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave, and we’ll be meeting to discuss the book at the pub at 6:00 p.m. on January 28th!