Virginia Green and Eleanore Mickus don’t mind telling you their ages. Virginia, at left in the photo, is 90, Eleanore 85. We call them our super-senior volunteers, not necessarily because they’re super-old, but because they’re super-friendly, super-talented, and super-active with the Friends.
Virginia and Eleanore team up on Mondays to work on our ongoing booksale in the library. They restock the shelves, update pricing stickers, and process book donations from the public. Eleanore also serves as Vice-President on our Board while Virginia serves as an informal secretary to the Ongoing Booksale Committee. Both of them pitch in with our larger community book and media sales.
Did we mention they’re super-talented? Virginia is an award-winning artist. She’s active in the Wild Over Watercolor artists’ guild and a group of artists that meets weekly on Zoom to support and challenge each other. Eleanore expresses her creative side with quilting. She’s currently working with a Tualatin Historical Society committee to present a three-day quilt show, “The Fabric of our Lives,” which is coming up March 9-11, 2023.
Virginia and Eleanore agree that having a good attitude can make a big difference as you get older. We invite you to say hello to these two super-friendly volunteers when you see them at the Tualatin Library.