June Retirement For Cathy Burgard

May 31, 2008

Popular Essex Library staff member Cathy Burgard is retiring as Head of Adult Services on June 27th, a position she’s held with her trademark creativity and enthusiasm for the last six years. Cathy’s contributions to the cultural life of our community have been tremendous. Her summer Foreign Film Series showcased little-known cinematic gems to ever-growing and appreciative audiences. Parlons Francais, her class in conversational French, ran for three happy years with the same dedicated group of adult students. Cathy helped to develop, and maintains, the Library’s handsome new website. The educational, entertaining programs she’s offered have covered the spectrum from environmental issues to world music, wine tasting, foreign affairs, and literary scholarship, a measure of her own wide-ranging intellectual curiosity. Essex Meadows readers will miss Cathy’s lively book groups, reader’s advisory services, and exemplary patron support. All of our patrons and her fellow staff-members will miss Cathy’s good cheer, ready laugh, and
warm heart. Her grandchildren’s gain is our loss. Have fun at the beach, Cathy!

Please join the Essex Library community in a fond farewell party for Cathy on Friday, June 27th at 5p.m.