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Library event: Junot Diaz on Mon. at 7pm
  • AKB April 28, 2013 - 10:35 am #71601 Reply

    Howdy folks. The Arlington Central Library will have Junot Diaz on Mon. at 7pm. I would have missed it if my S.O. not read in the Wash-Post and told me. Both of us will be there.

    Here is hoping that the ARL events will include comprehensive listing in future.

    Other information on ARL that could be helpful would be something like Board Meetings and Upcoming elections, Council Meetings and Upcoming elections. There needs to be a GOTO site. May be there is one that we do not know about. Sample challenge we have is: if we want to run against someone, where are the deadlines listed with requirements etc. Most sites are so unclear that ARL needs more transparency, more citizen participation, and new blood. Time to bring in new people. Off with those who are there for years and years. You have down your duty. Now, pass the batton or get soundly defeated.

    Swag April 29, 2013 - 8:19 am #71608 Reply

    What’s a Junot Diaz?

    CourthouseChris April 29, 2013 - 8:53 am #71612 Reply

    Pulitzer Prize winner, McArthur Fellow, MIT Professor.

    Quoth the Raven April 29, 2013 - 10:27 am #71633 Reply

    Oh, THAT Junot Diaz!

    AKB May 2, 2013 - 9:06 pm #72031 Reply

    How many people went to this shindig? Me and my S.O. went. Oh we sat in the front rows in the Stand-room-only event. We got there early, like may be 5:30pm. But was not impressed with his talk. He kept using the f-word. People cheered. I am not sure what this is. Do we have to reflect street lingo in our writing to say we understand the common person and the non-common person can cheer. Oh also there were young adults/kids in the room. Happy about his tremendous success (and more to him in future). Yet, I was positively shocked. Would like to hear what others thought of this event?

    Quoth the Raven May 3, 2013 - 8:34 am #72038 Reply

    I didn’t go, so I have no opinion on his talk, but I’ll say this – why would anyone bring their kids to an evening talk by an author of adult books (and by “adult”, I mean, “not kids books”)?  I’m not defending his use of the f-word; I’m only saying that if you go to an adult event, you should expect adult language.

    novasteve May 3, 2013 - 9:49 am #72054 Reply

    Given homeless guys also expose themselves and masturbate in the library, why expose kids to that too?

    Captain_Obvious May 3, 2013 - 9:58 am #72056 Reply

    ^^  You are so freakin insufferable.  I guess we should all stay inside like you…

    novasteve May 3, 2013 - 10:32 am #72063 Reply

    Yes, having people get sexually assaulted so you can get your feel good moment is just a small price we have to pay. The next time a child is sexually assaulted by a homeless person I expect you to tell the parents that that is a small price to pay for your feel good moment.

    Captain_Obvious May 3, 2013 - 10:35 am #72065 Reply

    This post and your previous one clearly violate the forum rules.  Will anything be done?  Of course not…

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