Imaginarium ideas, day 31: Julie

Deborah Haak

45 Ideas: Julie Keefer

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


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

At the Riviera, Lowry’s, Main St. Cafe, Kelsey Block or World Fare! My downtown life involves lots of eating, drinking, reading, watching movies, socializing and volunteering as the inventory manager at the fair trade store.


What is your connection to Huss?

I’ve been part of the volunteer crew that has been there from the beginning. I also am the Chairperson of the annual Huss Future Festival. However, my original connection was helping in an English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom nearly 20 years ago when I had first returned home from teaching ESL in South Korea.


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?

Space for TED-talk style sharing, book clubs, board gaming clubs, having delicious coffee whilst perusing books, art classes & gallery, cooking classes, live music. Pretty much making things that happen at Future Festival a more permanent and ongoing venture!

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