The one Saturday, the one Saturday this year I had to be two places at once was the Saturday of the Jones branch 50th anniversary.
I did manage to swing by, but long after dignitaries, former branch heads, a former branch head’s dad, and of course TPL managers had all arrived to celebrate and gladhand. I further missed the presentation of the plaque, co-signed by the mayor, that reads, presumably without irony, “Libraries are wonderful institutions that reinforce the educational mission of our schools and communities.” (Something else deemed “wonderful” was “his milestone anniversary’s… opportunity to reflect on the many achievements .”)
Anyway. I’m part of one-fifth of Jones’s history and I got in before everybody ate all the cake.
They were happy to see me. I can always rely on that.
I’ll keep posting pictures for a while.