Get to Know KDL: Angela at Alpine

Meet Angela. She's a Branch Librarian at the Alpine Township Branch. She runs the Alpine Avenue Book Club, which has been an amazing lifeline during quarantine. 

"Librarianship has looked a little different this year, so it’s great to connect with patrons and talk about life and books via Book Club," Angela said. "It’s also been great to help patrons find the right book during shutdown, whether it be via Book Bundles or curating Personalized Picks lists."  

Let's get to know the wonderful and fun Angela a little better.

The best book I have ever read is… 

I don’t know if it’s the best book ever written, but one book I wish I could go back in time and read for the first time again is A Confederacy of Dunces. It is easily the funniest book I have ever read. People either seem to love it or hate it, but I know I’m in good company if someone loves it as much as I do. 

The best trip I have ever taken was to… 

One year, I went to Milan to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Hopped up on espresso, I walked the canals, ate a scary amount of pasta, and then at midnight, I saw fireworks at the Duomo di Milano. They were handing out lots of cake, so I shoved a couple slices in my purse and ate it on the train ride back to my hotel. It was a great start to the year and a trip I will never forget.   

When I was a child, I wanted to grow up to be… 

A detective and I have not given up on that dream. Angela Lansbury in Murder, She Wrote was a retired English teacher when she started her detective career. Becoming an amateur detective is a part of my retirement plan. I'm pretty excited. 

Three things I couldn’t live without are… 

Books, an animal companion, a room of my own.  

Something people would be surprised to find out about me is… 

Probably that I have kind of a dark* sense of humor. It’s been a great 2020 coping mechanism.
*Not like scary dark. 

This past year has been tough, but it taught me… 

Pump the brakes and be more intentional with my time and energy.  

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