A Kindness from 36 years ago and never forgotten

From Fairfax County government organizations, Barack Obama, to a random Metropolitan Police Department officer, Lorraine has been shown compassion by so many people and she continues to pay it forward through her community activism. This conversation was a part of...

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Cathy [No Name Given] and Lynn Ratzmann

Lynn Ratzmann (age 57) interviews her library colleague, Cathy T (age 51) about her decision to become a librarian and her career path.

Tara Holl & Angela Vaughn

Angela Vaughn (31) and co-worker Tara Holl (31) interview at Salem Public Library on 11/21/2022. We talk about all things library, future of the library, and what makes this place so great!

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Nohra Bernal and Maria Tapia

Maria Celeste Tapia (32) interviews her friend Nohra Bernal (46) about coming to the US from Colombia, working as a translator, and how she wants to write children's books. Nohra also talks about living in France and the additional languages...

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Lynn Burrill and Cristina Ramirez

Lynn Fremed [no age given] and her One Small Step partner, Cristina Ramirez (46), discuss their experiences in Richmond and issues of class struggle, diversity, and education accessibility.

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Lynette Mejia and Nureaka Ross

Friends and co-organizers Nureaka Ross (28) and Lynette Mejia (51) discuss their involvement in advocating for their local library system and obstacles they have faced along the way.

It is difficult to find a doctor who is interested not only in your sickness, but also your spirit

Patrizia Nave tells a story about how her oncologist in Italy provides a creative outlet for breast cancer patients, to help hospitals in Africa. This conversation was a part of the “All Together Now: Share Your Stories” program for the...

Rebecca Light Interviews Jenny Carr

Administrative Librarian, Rebecca Light, interviews Acquisitions Librarian, Jenny Carr, about working during the Covid 19 Pandemic.

Jennifer Senn interviewing Sarah Hartman

Jennifer Senn interviews her coworker Sarah Hartman about how life and work have changed at Middleton Public Library since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is part of a series of staff interviews.

Sarah Hartman Interviews Jennifer Senn

Jennifer Senn, Library Assistant in the Adult Services Department of Middleton (Wis.) Public Library, talks with her coworker Sarah Hartman as part of a series of interviews of Library staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. 12 August 2020.

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Silvia Bunn and Deborah Clark

Coworkers Silvia Bunn (67) and Deborah Clark (60) gather to honor and appreciate Deborah's years of service at the Mildred L. Terry Public Library, the first public library for African Americans in Columbus, GA. Deborah reminisces about coming to the...

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Ben Ocón and Sarita Ocón

Ben Ocón (65) and daughter Sarita Ocón (33) talk about the importance of reading, literacy, and libraries from their early lives to the present day. Ben talks about his long and prestigious career as a librarian and Sarita shares stories...

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Erma Banks and Callie McGinnis

Friends and colleagues, Erma Banks [no age given] and Callie McGinnis (77), discuss their former workplace: Columbus Area Library Association (CALA). They talk about the formation of the organization, pivotal characters in its development, and the events they created to...

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Jamie Slenker and Savannah Dominguez

Savannah Dominguez (25) and her former professor Jamie Lynn Slenker (38) talk about their library design projects they have done with the New Haven Free Public Library.

A Father's Love

Kathleen and Mike Dobbyn share stories and thoughts on friendship with Sherwood Regional Library staff. This conversation was a part of the “All Together Now: Share Your Stories” program for the Fairfax County Public Library’s 2023 Summer Reading Adventure for...

Steve Desroches and Jason Carter

Steve Desroches (48) talks to Jason Carter (22), also know as drag queen Monica Moore. On Saturday, January 14, 2023 neo-Nazis disrupted a drag queen story hour featuring Moore at the Taunton Public Library. Carter recounts the frightening event and...

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Andie Sullivan and Kristie Coons

Colleagues Andie Sullivan (47) and Kristie Coons (75) talk about their shared work in the Kern County public library system. Respectively, they talk about what compels them to serve their community by working in the libraries, and Kristie recounts some...

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Martha Lutman Brogan and Margaret Sullivan

Martha Lutman Brogan (69) talks with her colleague Margaret Sullivan (47) with whom she worked on the Ives Squared innovation space at the New Haven Free Public Library. They remember the community stakeholders they collaborated with on the project, as...

Rosemarie Martinez & Angela Vaughn

Rosemarie Martinez, patron of Salem Public Library & Angela Vaughn, employee, talk about growing up at the Salem Public Library & how reading shapes your life.

The Farooqie Family's favorite library moments and impromptu song circle.

The Farooqie children begin with sharing their favorite things to do at the Fountaindale Public Library before singing a medley for the ages.

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Tara Anura and Rebecca Varney

Significant partners Tara Anura (47) and Rebecca Varney (64) sit down to discuss rural politics and local activism. They express their appreciation and pride for one another and the work they do in their community despite how disheartening it can...

Two friends Tamara Barlow and Rachel Timpson shared a vision for a Hildale Library

Recording November 18, 2017 – These two women were instrumental in the process of Washington County opening a library in Hildale. Tamara Barlow had this dream and shared it with her friend Rachel Timpson, both residents of the twin communities...