The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library welcomes two new librarians: Johnny Blazes and Catherine Capozzi

We at The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library are very pleased to welcome two new additions to our circulation desk: Johnny Blazes on vocals and Catherine Capozzi on guitar! Johnny Blazes Johnny Blazes is known far and wide as a gender-blending vaudevillian who combines glitter with clowning, burlesque with drag. Johnny is …

Michael J. Epstein Memorial Librarian: Michael J. Epstein

Michael J. EpsteinBook Shelver, Due Date Stamp Cleaner, Pervy Computer User Kicker Outer, Ukulele, Voice Michael J. Epstein, great-great-great-great-great grandson of Michael J. Epstein is allowed to work in the library because he has the same name as its honoree and also because he threatened to sue.  He spends most …

Michael J. Epstein Memorial Librarian: Jane Allard

Jane AllardStacked Collection Curator, Melodica, Glockenspiel, Voice Jane has parlayed her few years of piano in middle school to an on again/off again keyboard gig in various projects. She has recently turned to several new instruments and has realized that the one thing playing guitar hero can prepare you for is …

Michael J. Epstein Memorial Librarian: Rachel Leah Blumenthal

Rachel Leah BlumenthalSenior Cataloguer of Plague-Era Autobiographies, Flute When Rachel isn’t playing whatever instrument she can get her hands on – most often flute, piano, and oboe – she’s writing about science, food, or the science of food. She eats ghost chili for fun and is currently attempting to try every …

Michael J. Epstein Memorial Librarian: Susannah P.

Susannah P.Assistant Director of Returning Books on Time, Viola, Voice Hailing from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Susannah moved to Boston after finishing her undergraduate degree in Viola Performance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Having studied at both Boston Conservatory and Boston University, she is now gainfully employed …

Michael J. Epstein Memorial Librarian: Sophia Cacciola

Sophia CacciolaBeatbinder, Acquisitions, Drums Sophia was hatched from a dinosaur egg at Natural Bridge, VA. She is also the frontwoman/drummer for the no-wave art-rock Prisoner-inspired band, Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling. Favorite Author: Leo Tolstoy. Anna Karenina is the kind of novel that burrows deep into your psyche and …

Michael J. Epstein Memorial Librarian: Lisa Battiston

We bring you a series of features on the fine staff of The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library. Lisa BattistonAssistant Shelver to the Dean of Mass Market Literary Literature, Bass Several years ago, Lisa was formerly playing a not-so-great guitar in an Indianapolis all-girl band when she abandoned the guitar and …