By Roswell Encina
We are celebrating along with the great City of Baltimore the Super Bowl win of our home town team, the Baltimore Ravens!
Pratt Library staff members and patrons alike are wearing their purple shirts with pride today. We are especially beaming because we won our Super Bowl bet with our dear colleagues at the San Francisco Public Library.
Now San Francisco Public Library City Librarian Luis Herrera will have to recite Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Raven" in the atrium of the SFPL Main Library wearing a Ravens jersey. They also have to post it on YouTube.
"Congratulations to the Baltimore Ravens, my dear friend Carla and the Enoch Pratt Free Library," said Herrera. "A great Super Bowl, two great libraries and two super teams. I'll be looking for a Ravens jersey and looking forward to a fine reading of Edgar Allan Poe's classic poem. We're all winners with such great literary traditions in both Baltimore and San Francisco!"
If the had Ravens lost, Pratt Library CEO Carla Hayden would have had to recite George Sterling’s "The Cool, Grey City of Love" in the Central Library Main Hall wearing a 49ers jersey.
We are coordinating the date and time with SFPL when Luis Herrera will be reciting "The Raven" in their atrium. We can't wait to see him sporting a Ravens jersey. Should he go for a Ray Lewis jersey? Or Flacco or Rice?