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Imaginarium ideas, day 21: Nathaniel

45 Ideas: Nathaniel Harper-Brees

45 Ideas: Nathaniel Harper-Brees

We asked friends, neighbors, and community partners to give us their ideas for the brand-new Imaginarium once it’s completed. Here’s what Nathaniel Harper-Brees said:

Where in Three Rivers is someone likely to spot you, and what would you be doing there?

Maybe in Lowry’s Books looking for some great books, at World Fare resupplying on cocoa powder and Hot Rocks, or at the weekly potluck with friends.


What is your connection to Huss?

I worked as an intern for *culture is not optional, the parent organization behind the Huss Project, back in 2014. I met my wife Alexandra that summer, and we have stayed involved with the Huss Project since then, trying to make it to Three Rivers on a monthly basis and for bigger events.


The Huss Project is working on turning the old kindergarten room into a cool new space with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and room for community events. What’s your most creative idea for something that could happen there?

I’ve read a lot of the other ideas and, as teacher, I really like the idea of after-school assistance and tutoring help, but I’d also love to see it be a space to develop a lot of laughter and fun. I think a board game library would be a great addition as well as having regular game nights for the community to get people interacting face-to-face without a screen as an intermediate.

Deborah Haak

Deborah is a core community member of *culture is not optional and works at the Three Rivers Public Library.