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 photo of Molly Laughlin-Keller and Ann Christopher

Columbus Metropolitan Library
Columbus Metropolitan Library patron Molly Laughlin-Keller (l) speaks to her aunt, Ann Christopher (r). Ann, who has been confined to a wheelchair due to a spinal cord injury at birth, talks about achieving her dream to be "ordinary." 

Length: 4:41

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 photo of Catherine Horn and Allison Kirby

Edventure Children's Museum
Museum President Catherine Horne (L) and her colleague Allison Kirby (R) remember the opening day of the EdVenture Children's Museum, and the successes and challenges that lead to it.

Length: 4:35

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 Steven Kennedy and Albery Colianni Jr

Hill Museum and Manuscript Library
Steven Kennedy (L) talks to Albert Colianni Jr. (R) about joining the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library’s Board of Directors and why they feel HMML is important and relevant today.

Length: 5:21

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 photo of Mariah Robinson and Matthew Williard

Madison Children’s Museum
Mariah Robinson and her friend and co-worker Matthew Williard discuss memories of visiting the Madison Children's Museum as kids and why they love working in Visitors Services now.

Length: 3:48

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 photo of Chris Corsello

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Lewis Ginter Volunteer Manager Darlene Van Laan talks to teacher Lisa Watts, with her pupil Chris Corsello (pictured.)  The three talk about how Chris, who is autistic and semi-nonverbal, has become more confident and proud since volunteering at Lewis Ginter.

Length: 4:53

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 photo of Joan Darragh and Duncan Hazard

Brooklyn Museum 
Best friends and colleagues Joan Darragh and Duncan Hazard talk about working together on a competition to design a new master plan for the Brooklyn Museum and their favorite "behind-the-scenes" museum spaces.

Length: 4:55

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 Ann Le Zotteand Shelley Mickle

Alachua County Library District
Ann Le Zotte, a poet, met Shelley Mickle, a novelist, when they both read their work in a public program at the Library, 25 years ago.  Today Ann is librarian and teacher, and in her StoryCorps interview with Shelley she talks about being deaf, the daily challenges she faces, and how it inspired her advocacy and service work for the deaf community.  

Length: 7:28

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 Deb Sementelli-Hoenes Sarah Buyer

Erie Museum of Art
Deb Sementelli-Hoenes teaches drawing and painting at the Erie Museum of Art.  In conversation with her colleague and friend, Sarah Buyer, Deb recalls a few particularly memorable students and life models, the transformation the museum has undergone during her tenure, and why art is important.

Length: 5:25

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 San Jose Public Library Director Jane Light and Assistant Director Ned Himmel

San Jose Public Library
San Jose Public Library Director Jane Light and Assistant Director Ned Himmel talk about their love of libraries and their work as librarians.

Length: 5:48

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 Library patron Jean Marie Heinbuch with her spouse Ron "Ronzo" Repphun

Weippe Public Library and Discovery Center
Library patron Jean Marie Heinbuch talks with her spouse Ron "Ronzo" Repphun about their life "off the grid" in Weippe, ID.

Length: 6:30

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