2020 Year in Review

“…the love of learning, the sequestered nooks, and all the sweet serenity of books” –Morituri Salutamus by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Currently reading:
2020 Books I’ve Read

Updates each time I add a book to my “Read” pile.  So check back periodically.  Plus you can shuffle through the years to see how my reading habits have changed.  Pretty cool!

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About Town (Philly)

  • Brave New Worlds: Kieron Gillen comic book signing (Star Wars, Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra, Once and Future)
  • Arden Theatre Company: The Snow Queen
  • The Barnes Foundation: General Collections
  • The Academy of Natural Sciences: General Collections
  • Arden Theatre Company: My General Tubman
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: Design for Different Futures
    Coronapocalypse (March-) #CultureFromHome (#CFH) becomes the norm
  • Nederlands Dans Theatre: Mutual Comfort #CFH
  • English National Ballet & Akram Khan: Giselle #CFH
  • Club Quarantine
  • Sadler Wells & Alexander Whitley Dance Company: 8 Minutes in collaboration with scientists from STFC RAL Space, Daniel Wohl, and Tal Rosner #CFH
  • English National Ballet & Stina Quagebeur w/ music by Philip Glass: Nora #CFH
  • Nederlands Dans Theater: #QuarantineCreation #CFH
  • Sadler Wells: TOM #CFH
  • Sadler Wells & Roundhouse: Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata with Akram Khan Company and Akram Khan #CFH (A poetic retelling of the Sanskrit epic exploring notions of gender and time in a battle for justice and liberty. Akram Khan performed in the Peter Brooks 9 hour epic Mahabharata performed at BAM in 1987 at the age of 13)
  • Vortice Dance Company: Carmina Burana #CFH

About Town (NYC)

  • The Joyce Theater: Dorrance Dance (Live music and a tap dancing version of The Nutcracker!)
  • New York City Center: Matthew Bourne: Swan Lake
  • NYCB: New Combinations (Justin Peck)
    Coronapocalypse ALL performances cancelled (March-)
  • Sola Pasta Bar: Ravioli (InstagramLive cooking class)
  • Books Are Magic author Q&A: Alexis Coe author of You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington
  • Virtual Cinema BAM: Hilma af Klint: Beyond the Visible (premiere) plus Q&A with the director Halina Dyrschka and Guggenheim Assistant Curator David Horowitz
  • Virtual Cinema BAM: Bacarau (premiere)
  • The Dead Rabbit: Mixology class
  • BAM x The Joyce Theater: Set and Reset (1983 Premiere Trisha Brown, Robert Rauschenberg, Dickie Landry, Laurie Anderson) + Discussion with BAM Hamm Archives Director Susan Lehner, Aaron Mattocks, & Stephen Petronio  #CFH “….turning back to things that make me feel comfortable.”  -Aaron Mattocks
  • NYCB: Rotunda (Justin Peck–Spring Digital Season 2020) #CFH
  • The Strand Book Store: A (Virtual) Evening with Mikel Jollett: Hollywood Park
  • NYCB: Ballo Della Regina & After the Rain with Wendy Whelan #CFH
  • NYCB: Concerto DSCH #CFH
  • NYCB: Liturgy #CFH
  • BAM: Virtual Cinema: The Booksellers
  • Film at Lincoln Center Virtual Cinema: Joan of Arc

Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T)
Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)
Archivist Round Table of Metropolitan New York (ART)
Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS)
Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL)

Other interests:
Islanders hockey
Gourmet cooking classes (If anyone knows where I can find this in Philly let me know!!)
Geeky stuff–i.e. collecting women driven comics, Star Wars and Princess Leia stuff

PQ6713.I36 2009 Emergency Trunk: Books, Geeky Funko Pop collection, Comics, Souvenirs from Granada, Spain

NYCC Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher, Gary Fisher and the Fam