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This is wonderful Abraham!

Tassy

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> On Apr 16, 2020, at 9:22 AM, Abraham A. Schechter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Greater Portland is a vibrant region, filled with creative and adventurous individuals. As a community, we are integral to one another, and the Library is integral to our community. Amidst this time of isolating during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, we invite you to send us your thoughts from your individual point of view describing how you are living with the present social distancing measures. We may now be physically distant but let us remain socially connected.
> 
> How are you weathering the challenges of this COVID-19 pandemic? Send your thoughts, poems, letters, diary entries, original artwork, doodles or comics (100 words or less, please), to: 
> [log in to unmask] 
> We’ll share your submissions on our "Life of the Library" blog and on our library social media. Archives provide future generations a richer view of history, first-person documentation of our times and lives. This is an opportunity to document our own histories for future historians and social scientists trying to make sense of it a hundred years from now!
> 
> {The Fine Print: All submitted content will be curated or edited by library staff and may become part of the Portland Public Library Archives. Selected material becomes the property of Portland Public Library for purposes of preservation and educational dissemination to the public. Our hope is to continue this project throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning March 2020. We will collect individual submissions, actively seek out relevant material for preservation from other sources, and create opportunities for our community to participate once we re-open our buildings to the public. When possible, please include the following information with your submission: your name, date of creation, your age, your location (town or neighborhood), how you self-identify (gender, identity, race, tribal affiliation, cultural affiliation, etc).}

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