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Halsted Mencotti Bernard

“"Life is a balance of holding on and letting go." (Rumi)”


Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Professional title:

public library director & fiction writer

What do you do?

I am a purveyor of possibilities.


Public libraries are community hubs of literacy and learning that connect everyone with the resources they need to improve their lives. And fiction allows us to explore what might be and who we might become.

What should we read?

"Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself" by Nedra Glover Tawwab