“Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” - Julia Child
This August marks, what would have been, Julia Child’s one-hundredth birthday. As she is fêted in the media, that unforgettable face and voice have been a recurring backdrop of this summer. Child left a rich and varied cultural legacy - from a generation of inspired chefs, to a classic Saturday Night Live spoof. While Child is perhaps best known for her television work, her passion for French cooking first took the form of teaching, and the production of a classic instructional text: Mastering the Art of French Cooking (TX719 .B388).
This summer, responding to the need to create more growth space for the collection, we rearranged over eight miles of books. It is humbling to think that we have moved not only dusty books, but miles of ideas and expressions waiting to ignite another generation’s passions and interests. Welcome - and I hope that the Library’s collection will proffer something that will inspire your passion.
~ Vince Boisselle, Director of the Library