Friday, October 22, 1999
New staff member at Gleason Library
There's a new face behind the desk at the Gleason Public Library and her name is Conni Manoli-Skocay. Assistant librarian Manoli-Skocay presently lives in Lexington, the town where she grew up. She has been traveling the back roads of Carlisle for many years and feels she "knows the lay of the land fairly well." She admits to making a pilgrimage to Kimball Farm (formerly Bates Farm) at least once a week during the warm- weather months.
Last summer, she learned about Great Brook Farm and enjoyed their trails as well as the ice cream stand where hearing owls calling on occasion was a big treat. She feels she's much more out in the country when she is in Carlisle, than is Lexington.
Manoli-Skocay is the mother of two sons, one almost 19 and the other 13, both of whom are in school. She has a B.A. from Lesley College in American Studies and a Master of Arts degree from Lesley in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in U.S. history. She has done in-depth research in local history and hopes to continue in her new capacity at the library. She had worked in historical houses as well as at the Museum of Our National Heritage before entering into library science.
Some of Manoli-Skocay's favorite reading includes Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard ; Mystic Chords of Memory by Michael Kammen and The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.
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