Meet Councillor Jeff Knoll, chair of the #OakvillePublicLibrary
has helped shaped OPL through his work on the board for the last 13 years, with five of those years as the Chair. The board plays an integral role in supporting OPL’s values and goals and helping cultivate long-lasting relationships within the Oakville community.
To learn more about how OPL is celebrating #OntarioPublicLibraryWeek
, check out the link in our bio for special programs and events.
𝐐: 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞? A: Growing up in Windsor, ON, I spent a great deal of time hanging out at libraries. The main branch of @windsorpublibrary
was like a second home to me. I developed my love of film and politics reading and making use of the audiovisual materials on these topics they made available in the days before the internet and home video. I would go as far as to say that I owe much of my success today to my local library, thanks to the kind and patient librarians and the seemingly endless resources available.
𝐐: 𝐁𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐛𝐨𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫? A: That we (the board) choose the books and materials acquired for our collection.
𝐐: 𝐅𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤? A: “The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz” by Mordecai Richler.
𝐐: 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 (𝐓𝐁𝐑) 𝐩𝐢𝐥𝐞? A: “Being Prime Minister” by J.D.M. Stewart, and “The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company” by Robert Iger.
𝐐: 𝐈𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞, 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐛𝐞? A: “It Always Works Out In The End”
𝐐: 𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐫, 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐛𝐞? A: Brian McDonald from “Marooned in Space” by Oakville author @captaingarypearson
𝐐: 𝐇𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞? A: “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand. While not the author’s goal, for me it was a wake-up call to the dangers of materialism and long novels.