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Sista Felicia, Ma Pat and the Novena girls have been busy prepping for their St. Joseph’s feast tonight. Typically it is celebrated on the 19th of March but to make sure the college kids who have to head back tomorrow can be here, we are having it tonight. I wish you could get a whiff of how yummy the freshly made St. Joseph’s bread smells!!!
Scenes from the Cape Ann Reads live reveal in the Byers Davidson Room of the Saunders House at Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library. This March Madness snapshot just about sums up the feeling!
That’s Kate Bibeau, Programs Coordinator at the Cape Ann Museum, and Liza Browning, Museum Educator at the Cape Ann Museum, jumping up as another contestant identity is revealed to be…a colleague! Also smiling and enjoying the moment, Sawyer Free librarians Justine Vitale and Linda Bosselman, and author and artist Pat Lowery Collins. Kate and the Library Directors had not seen any entries so everything was a surprise. Jurors knew the books but did not know the names of the authors or illustrators as part of the process.
Kate Bibeau has been fantastic on the Cape Ann Reads steering committee. (She was Kate LaChance when the planning began…two years ago!) I took photographs as people were assembling. Even better: we’ll soon see Linda Bosselman photographs of the unfolding countdown. They’ll be the real deal!
Anna Vojtech arriving
Before the reveal: 4 Cape Ann Library Directors, jurors, and steering committee members assembling at Sawyer Free Library. Public reception and ceremony, readings, and stunning group exhibit to be announced.