We sent out a brief, fun survey about libraries to all of the nominees running in the 2017 Edmonton civic election to help you get to better know your candidates.
These are the answers that Miranda Jimmy from Ward 5 sent back to us.
1. What is your favourite library memory or experience?
Cutting the ribbon to help open the new West Henday EPL Go location when I was an EPL Library Trustee.
2. What is your favourite book, movie or song right now?
I am repeatedly borrowing Lady Gaga's Joanne from hoopla to keep me pumped up on car rides between canvassing Ward 5.
3. What magazines, newspapers, blogs, Twitter accounts and/or podcasts do you follow?
4. Which fictional character do you most relate to and why?
Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus, because I love to explore and learn from the world around us.
5. What is one book you think everyone should read and why?
Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future—the executive summary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's final report because all Canadians need to understand how our past is influencing our present and that this knowledge can help us correct the future.
6. What book is on your nightstand (or on your eReader or tablet) right now?
7. Election Day (October 16) is also Boss' Day. Who was your very first boss and what was your job? What was one important lesson you learned from them?
My first job, besides babysitting, was working at the Cold Lake Public Library. The head librarian was also the town's mayor. She taught me that you can do it all, and do it well, if you are truly committed.
8. What role do you see EPL playing in a thriving and vibrant Edmonton?
EPL is the last real public space in Edmonton where people can connect, relax, socialize and learn with and from each other. These community spaces are important in making people feel like they belong, which helps everyone thrive and contribute to our city.