Ep. 15 – Poetry, Renovations, and Baseball Recollections

On The Same Page is a podcast from the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library to keep you in the loop and on the same page about what’s happening at your library.

In this episode we learn more about the upcoming renovations at the Gordon Avenue Library beginning April 10 and we hear from Dr. Addison Hobbs about his life and experiences playing minor league baseball in the Negro Leagues during the 1940s-1950s.

Erica and Abby are both reading poetry for National Poetry Month.

Erica read

Abby read

Gail talked about the Gordon Avenue Library renovations beginning April 10. See this page for the latest details. Here are some of the big points to know:

  • The library will be closed, but beginning Friday, April 13 it will be staffed from 10am-noon and 3-6pm Monday through Friday and from 10am-noon on Saturday for patrons to pick up holds and return items. The drive-through bookdrop will be closed.
  • The Friends of the Library will still be open during renovations Monday-Saturday 9-4:30.
  • The Friends of the Library are not currently accepting donations due to the Spring Book Sale. They will begin accepting book donations again April 14.
  • The Gordon Avenue Library’s annual Ice Cream Social Summer Reading Kick-off will be Wednesday June 13th.

Gail read:

Dr. Addison Hobbs spoke at the Northside Library on February 20th.
His talk preceded a screening of
42: The Jackie Robinson Story.
He referenced A Complete History of the Negro Leagues, 1884-1955 by Mark Ribowski
He attended Hampton University for undergrad and Rutgers University for his PhD

This podcast (along with the Same Page community read) is made possible with generous support from the Friends of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Find out more about the Friends, what they do, and how to support them at the following link.

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