Happy birthday, Roald Dahl! (Today would have been his 95th birthday.)

Holocaust Memorial Center’s library

On Sunday, I spent the majority of my day touring museums with my best friend. After a delicious breakfast, we headed to the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington. It was my third time, but my very first time visiting the library. I met librarian Feiga Weiss who was a tremendous amount of help to Melanie who was just beginning the research on her grandparents. (Thanks, Ms. Weiss!) The HMC’s library looks like it will be a great asset to me for my upcoming research on intellectual freedom and censorship during the Third Reich.

After the HMC, we had sushi and headed over to Grosse Point to check out the Fantasy, Folklore, and Fairy Tales exhibit at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House. The exhibit came highly recommended by my instructor for LIS 6510, Suzanne Todd, director of the City of Eastpointe Memorial District Library. I plan on making a separate post on this topic that will include photography. A big thank you goes to The Most for accompanying me!

See, I am working! 🙂

Yesterday, I took my studies to Pine Grove Park in Port Huron, Michigan and spent the day working while watching boats and freighters. In the six hours that I was there, I got an incredible amount of work done on a beautiful summer day — mostly my book review on The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg for my children’s literature class (infant – 3rd grade) and reading for my seminar class.

My seminar in children’s literature (vampires, wizards, and superheroes) has a pretty sizable amount of reading; however, thankfully, we get to choose most of it. Before venturing out to breakfast, I finished reading Dracula by Bram Stoker (a re-read for me). I spent the better part of the afternoon at my local public library doing reading for the class — started and finished Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin (enjoyed), lots of progress on Captain America & Whiteness: The Dilemma of the Superhero by Paul Kersey (severely dislike), and started later this afternoon the New England Witch Chronicles by Chelsea Bellingeri (can hardly put it down). I cannot even begin to express how much I enjoy studying public libraries in an actual public library…

View from my perch: Huron Lightship museum!
At 1:15p the Algoway cruised by…