#Blog June Day 9.

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I just looked at my draft theatre reviews list – only 117 (yes 117) behind.

So i could like totally write 4 theatre reviews per day for June or I could ponder an A -Z of musicals (with the occasional non-musical play for the rest of the letters) that I have seen on stage.


Addams Family

Billy Elliot


Drowsy chaperone


Flower children


Hot Shoe Shuffle

Into the woods

Jersey Boys

King Kong (which I’m seeing next week) or King and I

Legally Blonde

Mamma Mia

Next to normal


Phantom of the Opera

Q (avenue) Q? cheating i suspect

Rock of Ages

Singing in the rain

Top Hat


Vagina monologues

Witches of Eastwick


Yeoman of the Guard


So currently stumped by Q & Z & maybe Y  (GIlbert & Sullivan)  & maybe V (the only non musical in the list at the moment)



Libraries as community

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I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately – how libraries can continue to grow and remain important to the communities they serve.

from the Public Library Association (PLA)

Community Centered: 23 Reasons Why Your Library Is the Most Important Place in Town

by Julie Biando Edwards, Melissa S. Rauseo, & Kelley Rae Unger on April 30, 2013

David Morris wrote a stirring piece last May in which he argues for the value that public libraries bring to their communities.[1] More than just books and banks of computers, libraries are still places where individuals gather to explore, interact, and imagine. We decided to take a look at some of the specific ways in which libraries add value to our communities and serve as cultural centers for our patrons. We separated library services into five very broad categories: (1) libraries as community builders, (2) libraries as community centers for diverse populations, (3) libraries as centers for the arts, (4) libraries as universities, and (5) libraries as champions of youth. Under each of these we highlighted specific ways in which libraries serve in these capacities, and included examples of unique or exemplary library services that support the notion that libraries are about more than just information.