RiverArts Salon: "A Look Back" with Natalie Donoso & Annie Woodall of the Kent County Public Library

RiverArts Salons

A RiverArts Salon is a (virtual) place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun.

Tuesdays from 5 - 5:45, on Zoom

A Look Back with Natalie Donoso & Annie Woodall of the Kent County Public Library

Kent County Public Library librarians Natalie Donoso and Annie Woodall led a discussion about looking back and how much the past should inform people's perceptions of the present. They discussed the library's upcoming "Look Back" art contest and Read Across America Day.

"A Look Back" Contest

Read Across America

A few followup notes:

  • Information about One Maryland One Book 2021 
  • The book Annie mentioned about the 1918 pandemic was: Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 by Albert Marrin
  • A recommended title for anyone who loved Little House on the Prairie and/or an alternative to give to kids today: Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park
  • If anyone is interested in requesting a book bundle, either related to the salon topics or otherwise, they can email their request to The brilliant librarians are happy to work with broad requests (e.g., cozy mysteries for adults) or more specific areas of interest (e.g., YA fantasy books that feature diverse characters).

Annie Woodall is the Public Services Director at Kent County Public Library. She adores the opportunities librarianship creates for connecting people with information, books, and community.

Natalie Donoso is the Youth Services Director for the Kent County Public Library and is in her eighth year of service with the library. She is a passionate advocate of access for all and is devoted to providing quality enrichment opportunities for the youth of Kent County through the library's various programs.  While ordinarily she could be found at any of the county's three library locations or at various community outreach events, most recently, she has shifted her efforts into virtual programming and take home kits for the community that can be requested via the library's website. She grew up in Florida and worked for several years as a youth services librarian for the Marion County Public Library System and prior to that worked with the University of Florida Libraries. In her spare time, Natalie is heavily involved in the arts community through River Arts and The Garfield Center for the Arts.

Bio photo credit: Brook Schultz from Kent County News


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