I’m Ann Kathrin (Uhn-ke-treen). I recently relocated to the US from Berlin, Germany. It isn’t a coincidence that my work has been centered on the written word in some form or other, from lettering comics to casting actors to translating and editing screenplays. I am taken by the art of storytelling.
But just because I’m a bookworm and a film buff, doesn’t mean I’m a couch potato. I’m an avid walker, biker and yogi. I also started playing a on a softball team this past summer and went rowing for the first time the other day on the East Bay (so much fun!).
I’ve been at the Bristol library for close to three months now and feel like I’ve hit the jackpot: I get to be surrounded by books and films and also be a part of a friendly and vibrant community. Thank you to my colleagues and patrons for the warm welcome. If you need a foreign movie tip, would like to brush up on your German or just feel like sharing a good read, please always feel free to stop by the circulation desk and say hello.
Jane, a library associate at Rogers Free Library, previously worked for many years alongside related service personnel (OTs, PTs, social workers, job coaches,…) in a large public school system (NOLA). It was during that time while training with her students and job coaches at libraries that Jane gained some transferable job skills to her present job in the Children’s Room of RFL.
More recently, Jane has trained and become certified in the Orton Gillingham Reading Method. She supports the IDA (dyslexiada.org). When not working, Jane enjoys all kinds of reading, music and gardening. She is really glad to be back in the New England area.
Have you met Jackie? Jackie is our new Assistant Director. Jackie previously was the secretary at Bristol Parks and Recreation for 13 years. She loves to exercise and walk her Golden Retriever, Riley, or the more truer version, Riley loves to walk Jackie! She is super excited to play the role as mother of the groom this year! She is also excited to take on this new adventure of working for a public library!! When all of the events and festivities calm down, she cannot wait to get into a good book!
My name is Aradhana Mehta. You may have seen me working mainly in Children’s, though I work on main floor and in reference too. I have been working at the Roger’s Free Library for the last 2 years now. I love working in Children’s, it a pleasure to see the spark in the eye of the little ones when they come in. I am fully delighted to help them find a book, answer questions about computers and dig out books from the Non-Fiction and J section.
Outside of the library I am an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Providence College and Rhode Island College in Providence. I love watching sports especially football, I am a big Patriots fan! I like these two books at our library, “The Night Gardener” and “The Book with No Pictures”.
Hi everyone. I’m Katie. In the short amount of time I’ve been working at Rogers Free Library the other side of the circulation desk feels like home. Part of that cozy feeling is that the library always has been my home. I feel at home anywhere that books are present. I’ve been a volunteer and a patron and now I hope to find myself an even more permanent fixture in the library community.
The happiest day of my life was when I applied for my very first card as a little girl. I walked into the Barrington Library which through a child’s eyes looked like the edifice of a castle. It was an important place and I knew exactly what I was there to do. I knew that I was growing up and this was entirely different from all the other times I’d picked out books on my mom’s card. I was getting my own blue and white slice of magic of my very own. We went upstairs in the elevator and I walked through the rows of books, waiting patiently despite my eagerness to sign my name. I did with a black Sharpie that was bigger than my hand. I was going to romp with Saint George and his dragon adversary. I would be the kid who had to be told to tone down the Scholastic book orders. It was love.
There are very few things that bring me more joy than reading and learning and now I get to share that enthusiasm with all of you. I also happen to love animals (mostly the furry ones), writing (especially poetry), and I’m working towards a career in education. If we haven’t met, I can’t wait to get to know you. If we have met, please come back so I can make you laugh.
Hi! My name is Bethany and I am one of two pages at Rogers Free Library. You have probably seen me reshelving books among the stacks, where I try (and mostly fail) to not hit things with my cart. In September of this year I will have been a staff member for four years! That’s almost a fifth of my lifetime! My favorite genre of books is fantasy, but lately I have been into realistic fiction. My favorite series is “Throne of Glass” by Sarah J. Maas. What’s not to like about swords, strong female characters and magic? You can even check out my latest reads on my section of the staff recommends shelf!
Outside of the library my hobbies include gardening, petting animals and consuming donuts and coffee. My goals in life are to read as many books as I possibly can and to find the Lost City of Atlantis. If you have any tips on how I can accomplish my second goal feel free to leave a mysterious note at the front desk for me! Don’t hesitate to ask me where something is located in the library next time you stop by. I enjoy finding lost things. Toodaloo!