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Interesting library: OccupyMadisonLibrary
About meI'm the Patients' Librarian at Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison, WI. I'm also a single (and looking) 41-year-old fun person who loves choral music, reading, traveling, historical re-creation (SCA Laurel in Bardic Arts), languages, all kinds of crafts (knitting is the main one right now, but I also paint, embroider, and make costumes).
About my libraryIt's a lot like a small public library, but I don't have a board, state certification requirements, or, well, any money. (That last one is pretty recent.) We have esp. thorough collection concentrations in self-help and mental health, as you may imagine. Not open to the public; we are on WISCAT, and if you need something we have, ask your local public library (or academic, if you are a student) for it, and we'll lend.
GroupsBibliophiles of the Kingdom of Northshield, BookCrossers, Cheeseheads of Wisconsin (COW), En français, Food History, French Connection, Historical Fiction, History Fans, I Survived the Great Vowel Shift, Jewish Bibliophiles —show all groups, Knitters Inc., Librarians who LibraryThing, Medieval Europe, Metafilter, Progressive & Liberal!, ravelry, SCA, Travel and Exploration literature
Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Coleman Barks, Berkeley Breathed, Roald Dahl, Ariana Franklin, Faye Kellerman, Madeleine L'Engle, Sharan Newman, J. K. Rowling, Geoff Ryman, Oliver Sacks, Dr. Seuss, William Shakespeare, Alexander McCall Smith, Neal Stephenson, Mark Twain, Barry Unsworth, Laura Ingalls Wilder (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresA Room of One's Own, Frugal Muse, Half Price Books - Whitney Way, Paul's Bookstore, Pearl Street Books, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Prairie Bookshop, Wisconsin Historical Society - Store
Favorite librariesFitchburg Public Library, Madison Public Library - Monroe Street Branch, Madison Public Library - Sequoya Branch, Marshfield Public Library, Mendota Mental Health Institute Patients' Library, Middleton Public Library, North Dakota State Library, Olbrich Botanical Gardens - Schumacher Library, University of Wisconsin - Madison - College Library, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Superior - Jim Dan Hill Library, Verona Public Library
MembershipER. LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceNov 1, 2010