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Friday … a snapshot from the library

February 21, 2014

This week as usual on Tuesday between 1 and 2 pm. we had a public talk in the Conference Room or was it the Seminar Room at Special Collections?  As usual I retrieved the required viewing material.  It was half a dozen or so editions of Wind in the willows by Kenneth Grahame; a nice little selection from the Children’s Collection.  They were displayed in the foyer under the eye of the Librarian for the visitors to browse as they left the talk.  

I, tempted by the subject material sat at the back to listen while eating my packed lunch.  The lecture was well attended and everyone listened intently as the speaker spoke about the more ‘meaningful,  chapter 7;   “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn” where Pan makes an appearance.  I had often wondered why this had happened; but didn’t think too deeply about it; even when my hero Van Morrison wrote a song about it.

After 45 minutes I was still none the wiser; although I did make a few knowing nods (along with everyone else) as I peeled my particularly  smelly orange as my interest flagged towards the end. ‘They were not peeling oranges or flagging I am sure; but they did enjoy the books at the end; but not me with my sticky hands!

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