Here in Chicago on what has been affectionately named “The Block” is where the Dorchester Houses reside; The Archive House, Listening House and up until recently Black Cinema House. We are lucky enough to also be surrounded by a few amazing kids that keep us company at any given time. Program Manager Penny Duff took some time to talk with one of our youngest on the block, Mr. Mar’son. Check out the interview below.
Penny: What is your name?
P: How old are you?
M: 6 years old. My birthday is June 7th.
P: What have you been doing this summer?
M: Playing games. Mostly X-Box. Reading and playing music.
P: You've come over to the Archive House almost every day this summer to exchange books to read. How many books did you read from the Black Ink Book Exchange?
M: 10. (Note: Actual number is significantly higher.)
P: What is your favorite book that you've read from the library?
M: "Who am I? Sports." It was funny because he thought he was a fish, but he was really a swimmer. He never found out that he wasn't a fish.
P: You seem to really love to read. What kind of job do you want to do when you grow up?
M: I would like to be a librarian.
P: You’ve also become a member of the new Dorchester Family Band that meets every Saturday morning this summer. What instruments do you play?
M: You already know! I play the violin and the drums.
P: Which do you like best? Why?
M: Drums because they are very loud.
P: What is the loudest thing you've ever heard in your whole life?
M: The drums!!
P: So when you play the drums, you are making the loudest sounds you've ever heard in your entire life?
P: Did you know those are sound waves pushing against you?
P: What is the name of your band that meets on Saturdays?
M: Scatterbox. I came up with the name.
P: What instruments are your uncle and grandma playing?
M: My uncle’s playing the guitar and my grandma plays keyboard.
P: What do you think about this building, and the stuff you do here and the people you meet here?
M: I like it all. I like coming over here.
P: Ok, Mar'son. Last question. Do you have a favorite joke?
M: Knock, Knock.
P: Who's there?
P: Marker who?
M: Marker I'll scribble scrabble all over you.
This had to be the cutest interview of all time, thanks Penny!