Weekend Coffee Share

wordswag_15073188796611453091488Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!
Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

If we were having coffee, I’d first say that it’s far to hot this weekend. It’s in the 90s and I’ve gone out briefly but returned as soon as I could. My hero is William Carrier, the inventor of air conditioning. I’m sure his work has saved lives as well as relationships.

Next I’d mentioned that I’ve begun to volunteer at my local library. It’s opened a maker space and on Tuesday morning I learned how to use the laser engraver and the embroidery machine. There are plenty of details. I’m looking forward to gaining familiarity with these machines. It was fun to see what patrons, young and old were making.

I finished a graphic memoir called Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle. It’s a fascinating look at his year living in Myanmar with his wife who works for Médicins Sans Frontiér.

Work is going well and I did my first shadowing shift at the Reference Desk. It was a slow afternoon so there’s not much to report. Across from the desk two librarians did a pop-up program called Civic Lab where they pick a theme and share a hand out about it. They have a white board where people can respond to a thought-provoking question. This time they asked “What should be taught about history?”