After about a million, billion Storytimes, dozens of Summer Reading programs, and a professional life spent in small chairs, Joan Mead will be retiring. Joan has been the Children’s Librarian at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library since Harry Potter was in hardcover, since Lemony Snicket was only a distant fragrance, before Greg even started keeping The Diary of a Wimpy Kid. But, the last page must turn, and all good things come to an end. The Friends of the Library will be hosting a drop-in event on Friday, March 31st from 2 to 5 PM celebrating Joan’s retirement in the library meeting room 4975 Overland Avenue Culver City 90230. Please come and share your appreciation of helping children learn to read, and love to learn.