Librarian Alexis Lawrence featured on WXXI’s “Connections with Evan Dawson”

Wood Library’s Adult Services Librarian Alexis Lawrence was a featured guest on WXXI’s “Connections with Evan Dawson” on December 31, 2020.

Several area librarians were invited to participate in the hour-long radio show.  They were asked to pick their favorite book of the year and share insights about what patrons are reading during the pandemic.  The guests included:

  • Anna Souannavong, director of the Gates Public Library (Brené Brown’s podcasts)
  • Ron Kirsop, executive director of the Pioneer Library System (“Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think” by Hans Rosling)
  • John Cohen, director of the Ogden Farmers’ Library (“Peace Talks” and “Battle Ground” by Jim Butcher)
  • Jenny Paxson, reader’s discovery librarian at the Webster Public Library (“Memorial: A Novel” by Brian Washington, “Smoke Bitten” by Patricia Briggs, “The 7 ½  Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” by Stuart Turton, “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” by Robin DiAngelo, and “The Yellow House” by Sarah M. Broom)
  • Matt Krueger, children’s services librarian at the Irondequoit Public Library (“You Matter” by Christian Robinson)
  • Alexis Lawrence, adult services librarian at the Wood Library in Canandaigua (“Small Great Things: A Novel” by Jodi Picoult)
  • Adrienne Pettinelli, director of the Henrietta Public Library (“Leave the World Behind” by Rumaan Alam, “The Meaning of Mariah Carey” by Mariah Carey and Michaela Angela Davis, and “Kent State” by Deborah Wiles)

Listen to the audio-recording here: