The Last Hurrah!

The Last Hurrah!

A few new excursions, lots of work to wrap up the semester and celebrations of a great time in DC made for a fun last week at The Washington Center Program!


Bex's First Hiking Excursion


I started off the week spontaneously going on my first hiking trip, not knowing anyone and leaving with a handful of new friends! It was a gorgeous day, which made for perfect hiking weather at Rock Creek Park. Here is a selfie that alum-in-residence, Dennis Medina took of our hiking clan:



This was definitely a nice break prior to finalizing my portfolio on Monday and pounding out my in-class case study final for my Brand Management class on Wednesday. Putting together my portfolio of work samples, reflections, and more was a lot of fun! I guess some would not consider it "fun" but I really enjoyed putting it together! Similar to blogging, I enjoy activities that embody memories and reflection thus, the time I spent on this was definitely a worthwhile investment! Here is my 60-page finished product:



Last Moments at the LOC


I could not leave the Library of Congress without having some sort of celebration in which I could make a Bex treat for my co-workers! So, Meg, my fellow TWC intern in the Publishing office, and I got together to plan a "Tea Time" for our fellow colleagues that we both worked with at the Library of Congress. Great conversation, reflections on the semester and some delightful sweet treats made for a splendid afternoon! Check out Breakastwithbex's truffle recipe on!



My last day at the Library of Congress was very memorable to say the least. I had the privilege of sitting in on the Young Reader's Center's Symposium on Diversity in Children's Literature which was astounding. Authors Kwame Alexander, Gigi Amateau, Meg Medina, Ellen Oh and Tim Tingle made up the panel on Thursday, April 30 to discuss using books and stories to strengthen families. It was one of the best symposiums I attended during my time in DC and was a great event to coincide with the American Library Association's month-long DIA (Diversity in Action) celebration, highlighting literacy efforts for children of various backgrounds.



After a great day-time event, the lovely Kahin and I attended the reception and Poetry event for the evening, which was an even better way to end the day time festivities, and furthermore, a great way to end my internship.



Now, it is time to continue packing up my belongings at the RAF and move them over to my new Avalon apartment right down the street for the summer! I will check back soon to fill you in on Bex's last few days in DC before heading home to Rochester, NY for a month.


Safe travels, TWC friends and I will talk to you soon!



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