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Abigail Elder's picture

Roster - Library Services to an Aging Population Committee

Tags: Rosters | 2013

Catherine Cottle (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013)

Abigail L. Elder (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)

Rebecca LaPlante (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)

Dana M. Lucisano (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)

Mr. Matthew Neer (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)

Janet Therese O'Keefe (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)

Dana Lucisano's picture

Can we have an ice-breaker question just to get a conversation started?  How about, "What are you currently reading?".

Janet OKeefe's picture

I'm currently reading Thank You, Mr. Moto by John P. Marquand, an American.  It's interesting in a sort of with hindsight this is icky kind of way. Mr. Moto is a Japanese secret agent who was a popular pulp character from the Thirties until the last novel was published in 1957.  This book was published in either late 1937 or early 1938, right when Japan was engage in the rape of Nanking.  It takes place in Peking and so far two characters have recited Imperial Japanese talking points on why the West should just back off and let them do what they want in Asia.  Still, as a story it's interesting and a good read and Moto is an extremely cool character if you can forget who he's working for and when.

Dana Lucisano's picture

Janet, I checked to see if we had that title here, and we do.  It's one of three novellas in a title called Mr. Moto's Three Aces.  Didn't they make detective movies out of this series?  I go for mystery now and then.  One of my favorite mystery authors is Barbara Hamilton.  Her Abigail Adams series is fun to read because the action unfolds in Boston and the surrounding towns, which are familiar to me.  Because the stories are set during the Revolutionary War period, she helps me to see some of my favorite places in New England in a new way.  Christian fiction is more my home territory when I am looking for light, relaxing reading.  I just started America the Beautiful by Laura Hayden.  It's the first book in a series about the first woman President.  The main character runs into a lot of ethical conflicts because, as the candidate's campaign manager, she is expected to do whatever it takes to see that her boss wins.  Thank you for sharing a little bit about yourself.  I look forward to working with you.

Janet OKeefe's picture

That's the version we have, Mr. Moto's Three Aces.  They were a movie series with Peter Lorre in the title role. That's how I got interested. I had put one of the films on my Neftlix queue during a George Sanders binge and forgotten about it. The character was so great in the film I decided I needed to read them.

Jeffrey Kempe's picture

I just started a book called New: Understanding Our Need for Novelty and Change.  The reviews are good and the book jacket was interesting - I'll let you know what I think of the book once I get further into it!

New: Understanding Our Need for Novelty and Change

Michael Steffens's picture

At the moment, an ARC of In the Garden of Beasts, by Erik Larson. Probably not beyond tonight, though; I'm just not finding it interesting at all. I might, in fact, jump over to studying for my PowerPoint certification exam with the MOS 2010 Study Guide for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook. Not exciting, either, but at least I'll have something to show for it when I'm done.

Abigail Elder's picture

Hello! I'm currently reading Packing for Mars by Mary Roach.  I am a big fan of popular culture/sociology books, so I just put Jeff's recommendation on hold at my library. Thanks for the tip! --abigail  


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