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Community Member Spotlight: Tim Anderson


Tim and his wife, Darlene (former Library Board member), have a tradition of going to the main library in Oakland about three times a year to spend a few hours browsing the stacks. Darlene heads to the gardening section, and Tim heads to photography.  In the Spring of 2018, Tim picked up a book about lumen printing and was intrigued. Fast forward to this past February, and Tim had a full exhibit of his own lumen prints on display at the Bridgeville Public Library. Tim is a life-long library lover and a “regular” here at South Fayette. We thought it would be fun to take some time to get to know him a little bit better.

Daffodil lumen art piece

 When did you first start coming to the library?  When I was growing up in Ingram, my mom would take me to the West End Carnegie Library branch. As soon as I was old enough, I would take the bus there myself.  I started coming to the South Fayette Township Library almost as soon as we moved here in 1990, but it wasn’t until I took retirement from Penn Dot (April 2016), that I came here as regularly as I do now. After I retired, I wanted to do to something to keep my mental and physical activity up, so I started walking to the library three days a week (about 3 mi round trip). I read the Wall Street Journal and pick up movies from time to time. 

Do you have any favorite events or memories? I enjoy some of the programs that Sarah puts together — recently there was one on decluttering and one on orchids that I liked.

 What is your favorite book? There are a couple. I read the Bible from Genesis through Revelations every other year, and I have always loved Looking at Ansel Adams: The Photographs and the Man, by Andrea G. Stillman. Adams is kind of an inspiration.