TRICIA PERRY, THE NEW DIRECTOR OF THE WESTWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY
 
 
While many of us expected to hear about all of the latest news from our local public library, we did not expect to find a fellow Rotarian in our midst.  It was a homecoming of sorts for the New Director of the Westwood Library.  It’s been many years since Tricia Perry an Ambassador Scholar from 1983-1984 to Grenoble, France has set foot in a Rotary Club.  There were little mishaps along the way.  Her mentor who was supposed to have arranged her accommodations suffered a heart attack before she arrived.  After waiting and spending a month in Tours studying, she still had no idea where she was going to stay.  Luckily a fellow Rotarian stepped to her aid and she spent many weeks with his family before the lucky stars intervened and she secured a room with a student that happen to have needed roommate at the last moment.   One of eight children, Perry graduated from Smith College with a BA in Economics and Government and a minor in French.  She had expected to start working for State Street when her Ambassador Scholarship to France came through.  A road less traveled to France led to a Research Assistant position at the Boston Public Library which then led to other positions at the Sharon Public Library, Northeastern University and more recently the Millis Public Library before Perry joined us here at the Westwood Public Library. 
Tricia Perry emphasized that the library is more than just a place to find paper books. From museum passes at discounted prices to extensive electronic book options as well as a local destination to learn foreign languages, the Westwood Public Library offers many exciting new options for those willing to explore.  For more information about Overdrive, Mango and the local museum passes please visit www.westwoodlibrary.org