Saturday, September 18, 2010
Governor Patrick at Brockton Public Library
Governor swears in Angel Kelly-Brown as Brockton court judge - Brockton, MA - The Enterprise (Photo by Marc Vasconcellos/The Enterprise.)
This was an opportunity to show off our beautiful library to Brockton court officials and workers who didn't realize what a gem was around the corner, and to many from across the state who were stunned by its grandeur. Thanks to the hard working staff we were able to create open seating for 100 in the lobby, so the event could take place among our sweeping staircase and beautiful balconies. Special thanks to Brenda R. and Steve L. who joined me Saturday morning to reassemble our six-station computer catalog station in the middle of the lobby. A special treat for me was to get a personal introduction to Governor Deval Patrick. I told him how much I had enjoyed his speech at the Jean Sullivan breakfast in Brockton last Sunday, and showed him my library tie, like the one often worn by Lieutenant Governor (and former Worcester Public Library Trustee) Tim Murray.