Last week was a good time for making connections with our kids at Parsons during different SRC programs. “Farmer Jane” had our kids help make soup during Monday’s program, while on Tuesday Stephen Knight showed a captive audience the magic of reading. Thursday’s teen program was especially positive. Russell Merritt presented about manga and cartooning and made a special connection with Jamie, one of our teens who is a budding artist. Russell’s presentation was obviously very inspirational for Jamie and he encouraged her in her art, even offering to look at her portfolio when he comes back to the library at the end of the month. It was inspiring to see a performer make such an impact on one of our younger customers.