The Westover Branch Library recently received a visit from a PBS film crew, including Miss Rosa, the host of Mornings on PBS Kids. Miss Rosa and the crew taped several short spots in Westover Village locations, including the Library. Anne Pettit, one of Westover’s children’s librarians, even got to act in one of the scenes (playing a librarian, of course).
We asked Anne a few questions about what it was like to be part of the production:
What was being filmed?
During the PBS Kids morning show, there are education breaks in between the regularly scheduled shows. One of these breaks was recently filmed in the Westover neighborhood. Miss Rosa, the host, visited Lost Dog Cafe and learned how to make a pizza! Then she visited the Westover Market and the Westover Library. She wanted to learn what happened to a book once it was returned in the drop box.
|Anne gets ready for her close-up|
What was your role?
I explained to Ms. Rosa how the books get checked in and then shelved.
What was the best part?
Getting my own hair, make-up and wardrobe people!
How many takes did you have to do?
About 20!!! The scene will only be about 60 seconds when it airs but it took 5 hours to get it right!
When will your segment be broadcast?
Do you plan to leave the library and go into acting?
I’m expecting a call from a Hollywood casting director any day now…
(editor’s note: she’s just kidding – right?)