I started working at the Phillips Library in December, 2006. In 2007, the New England Quilt Museum announced a juried exhibition that would honor the City of Lowell, Massachusetts and commemorate the museum’s 20th anniversary. Entitled, Lowell Inside and Out, the exhibition would display quilts inspired by Lowell, its historic buildings, its canals, and its textile history.
Three books written by Alberto Manguel are included in my personal library, The Library at Night, A History of Reading, and A Reader on Reading. I refer to these texts on a regular basis, pulling them out to read at night during which I realize that being a librarian is who I am, not only what I do professionally. Books are a passion for me, a place of refuge, leaning, laughter, and awe. They seduce me by their titles, the feel of them in my hands, and the promise of hours of pleasure or challenge.