Thursday, April 16, 2015

Meet the Computer class in April


Monday, April 13, 2015

Skype Video Calling class in April


Monday, April 6, 2015

eBooks help in April


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Who's Who in the Library: Peggy Ganong



Peggy Ganong has worked at NMPL for 17 years as the Library Technology Coordinator. Her job entails maintaining databases and the library’s hardware and software. Peggy also explores new uses of technology, and her favorite part of the job is designing and updating the NMPL website.
 
Peggy grew up in Westchester with her parents and younger brother. She attended the University of Bridgeport and graduated with a biology degree. She met her husband Bob when his brother recommended him to Peggy to help her with her cable setup. So Peggy married her cable guy in 1981!
 
She worked at Boehringer Ingelheim for 20 years, during which time she also had two children, and eventually she went back to school for her Master's in Library Science. Peggy interned at NMPL for 10 weeks, learning the workings of each department. The library director, Judy Horgen, liked her work and offered her a job as the Technology Services Librarian.
 
Peggy’s daughter Jennie got married in October—at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC, because her husband Jesse is an amateur racecar driver. They just bought a house that is being built for them just outside of Charlotte and will be ready to occupy in early summer. Peggy’s son Paul lives in Wingdale, NY, with his fianceĆ© Julie. They just had a baby boy, born January 31. Grandma Peggy gets to see Brian-Lee almost every weekend and loves her time with him.
 
One of Peggy’s hobbies is cross-stitch. She is working on a crib cover in primary colors for her grandson right now. She likes to read, and one of her favorite authors is Lee Child and his Jack Reacher mystery series. Peggy also enjoys the philosophical musings of Harlan Coben’s main character Myron Bolitar, the big-time New York sports agent.
 
Peggy’s philosophy is “live and let live.” There are all kinds of people in the world, and you don’t know their stories without walking in their shoes. Peggy says the staff at NMPL is very supportive and has helped her through some tough times. The staff at NMPL would like to give Peggy a big thanks for her efforts to keep up with the changing technology. So, thanks Peggy for all you do!

Amy Berkun
Children's Services Associate

Reference/Information Services Associate