Tonight, we checked back in with two past guests who spent their pandemic helping others.

First, Sara Slymon, director of the Brookline Public Libraries, updates us on the last two months. The Brookline Library system stepped up to help during the pandemic, transforming one of their locations in lodging for local firefighters trying to social distance. They also printed mask filters and hand-sewed cloth masks for frontline workers. Yesterday was the first day staff could return to work on site. While the libraries wont physically be open until the end of summer, at the earliest, the libraries are still doing curbside pick-up of books and plan to maintain their online resources and offerings for the rest of the year.

Then, we heard from Jill Palese, a local fashion designer, who put her dream of a swim suit line on hold these last few months to instead produce gowns and masks for frontline workers. She said she hopes to start shipping out the gear on Friday.


Sara Slymon: 1:50
Jill Palese: 13:50