After I finished with the meeting, I went to Penn Park for Juneteenth. We setup at a table with information on programming, sign-up sheets for new friends, and summer reading program information. We had pens and MPL temporary tattoos for anyone who wanted them. I had a few people stop by the booth for information. This was the first time for me to go to a Juneteenth celebration and to actually hear about it. The best part of the whole event was there were some very talented young UW-Madison students that expressed many feelings through poetic expression. I was really moved by their words and feel that I got a lot out of what they had to say about oppression.
I have been to quite a few meetings in my lifetime but this one by far was the most informative. I could meet some of the Friends of Goodman South Madison Library. From this meeting I found that the friends of the library are responsible for revenue more than I imagined. I also realize that the friends are also a self-maintaining entity. Although there were librarians at the meeting, I learned the friends run the meeting and also the activities they do to provide the library with money. I can understand the role of the friends. They are truly awesome.