Cameroon native Imbolo Mbue lost her job as a market researcher during the financial crisis, and she had a hard time finding a new one. As she walked around New York City one day, she saw chauffeurs waiting on the street for their clients. It triggered her interest, partly because some of the chauffeurs looked like they could be African immigrants and partly because it made her wonder what the relationship between the driver and the executive was like.
Mary Ellen Icaza is the CEO/executive director of the Stark County District Library. Mary Ellen, her husband, Javier, and children, Christian and Victoria, recently moved to Stark County from Montgomery County, Maryland.
In February, the Stark County District Library hosted a small soiree/open house at the Canton Brewing Co. to say farewell to Tena Wilson, as she moves on to the Cleveland Public Library, and to welcome the interim executive director, Jean Duncan McFarren. Wilson was honored with a proclamation from the mayor for her service.
By now, Garth Stein is certainly no stranger to the art of the interview. His third novel, “The Art of Racing in the Rain” sold more than six million copies and spent more than three years on the New York Times best-seller list, inspired a Young Reader edition, children’s picture books, a stage adaptation and currently is in development for a major motion picture.
The Stark County District Library Foundation hosted Tap Into Literacy, an evening of discovery in support of the critical work of the library. Nearly 200 supporters gathered at the Canton Brewing Company to enjoy great food and local beer while learning about the library’s Start Smart, Stay Smart and Share Smart initiatives.
Take some time before the month wraps up to bone up on About’s summertime picks—a mix of popular but meaningful fiction alongside timeless classics. You’ll be as engrossed as the kids, and you might just learn something along the way.
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