Marvin Gaye and Libraries

Photo May 29, 6 31 53 PM

The more I work with teens, the more that I realize that I speak in teen.  I have a lot of trouble communicating with adults. For some reason, speaking to teens just comes naturally to me.  I think it has something to do with the fact that I still feel the excitement and energy of being a teen in my heart.  I’m extremely grateful for this talent: it’s given me the opportunity to have an awesome career, work with amazingly talented people, and to pay the bills and enjoy life.  

When it came to working something out to capture the attention of adults who came onto our newly minted Kids/Tweens/Teens 2nd Floor, I had to put on my thinking cap.  How could I capture their attention?  How could I get an adult who was visiting the library to see what’s going ON OH MY GOD I HAVE IT.

Marvin Gaye.  I hope it works.  If it doesn’t, at least our staff will be humming his amazing music in their heads over the next few weeks.

 

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2 thoughts on “Marvin Gaye and Libraries

  1. We had a What’s Going On listening party a few months ago, and it was awesome. I brought down magazines & newspapers from the same era, so, while What’s Going On was going on patrons could read about what was going on while What’s Going On was going on. Dig? Anyway, it was great. The evening ended with an older crowd reminiscing together. One guy got all choked up.

  2. We had a Marvin Gaye listening party at the library here in Cincinnati a few months back, and it went great! I brought down magazines & newspapers from the same months What’s Going On was recorded…so while What’s Going On was going on patrons could read about what was going on while What’s Going On was going on. It ended up with older folks reminiscing about the 1970s, which was pretty cool.

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