Thursday, May 30, 2013

Meet Birmingham Public Library Young Professionals Board Member Jeniese Hosey

The Young Professionals of the Birmingham Public Library celebrate the rich history and prosperous future of Birmingham's oldest cultural institution. The Young Professionals support the Library financially and culturally and promote its remarkable treasures. By hosting dynamic lectures, special collection tours, and other social events and by volunteering time and skills, the Young Professionals increase public awareness of and access to the Library's resources.

BPLYP Jeniese Hosey

What is your full name, age, and occupation? Jeniese Harvette Hosey.

What is your favorite place to eat in Birmingham? Saw's Super Soul Kitchen.

Why did you get involved with the BPLYP? I am an avid reader and a strong supporter of the public library system.

Which is your favorite (or most frequented) library branch? The Central Library.

Name some of your favorite books as a child or teenager. Where The Wild Things Are, Where The Sidewalk Ends, The Babysitters Club, Sweet Vally High, The Hobbit, I could go on for days...

What genres do you read the most as an adult? Chicklit, Nonfiction, and Fiction.

Who are some of your favorite authors? Junot Diaz, Stephanie Meyer, Lauren Weisberger, Beth Harbison, Curtis Sittenfeld, Zora Neale Hurston...again I could go on for days!

What is your wish for the city of Birmingham? To have a reliable, responsible public transit system that everyone, no matter what their economic standing, feels comfortable using.

Do you have a special talent? If so, what is it? Does shopping count? I think fashion is my talent and my passion.

What is your favorite quote or inspirational saying? "Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction." - Margaret Thatcher

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