I’ll be participating in tonight’s banned books-themed event at the Saratoga Public Library, running from 6:00 – 8:00.
It’s a 45-minute drive from my house that I’ve made many times, since my daughter rowed for Saratoga Rowing Club. I’d pick her up from HS, drive her to practice, then go off to the library to work for a couple of hours. Then I’d pick her up and we’d drive home together. Often she’d be so tired, Maggie would pass out in the front seat. I usually did this about 3-4 times a week for a couple of years.
The things parents do.
Anyway, I was invited to participate and I hate to say no. It’s a good cause, something I care about. So, yeah, the drive up there, the event, the return home: probably four hours in total. I get seven minutes to say a few words and read an excerpt from To Kill a Mockingbird. But of course, it’s not about me.
Come if you’re not too busy.