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Branch Manager, Forest Park Branch
Melanie Townsend Diggs believes she was destined to become a Librarian. Named as a 1998 ALA Spectrum Scholar, Melanie launched into earning an M.S. in Library Science from The Catholic University of America. With over 20 years of working for the Enoch Pratt Free Library, from book shelver to Branch Manager, Melanie has never lost her zeal for connecting the community with the vast opportunities the library has to offer—physically, as well as, virtually.
- Real Talk about Writing with YA Author L. Divine
On April 10, 2013, the author, L. Divine spent an hour at the Forest Park Branch talking with a group of teens and a few adults about her series, Drama High, and the art of writing. The group was very ...more
- Drumming with Doc Gibbs at Forest Park Branch
In honor of Black History Month, Leonard "Doc" Gibbs, a notable African-American musician, presented the musical program, Drum, Dance and Percussion, at the Forest Park Branch on February 6, 2013. Although ...more