Gail Alter Sacco
Director, Voorheesville Public Library
Hometown: Stamford, Conn.
What have you been listening to lately?
I generally listen to WAMC. One of my favorite things to listen to is “StoryCorps.” I’m listening to (the audiobook) “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap … and Others Don’t” by James Collins.
What have you been reading?
I’m working on “Why We’re Here,” by Richard Harwood. The next book on my list is “Brown Girl Dreaming” by Jacqueline Woodson, which is a young adult book that got the National Book Award. I also devour the news.
What’s the best book you’ve over the last year?
I loved “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” by Maria Semple, “The Good House” by Ann Leary, and “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce.
What is your favorite show on TV?
I like “Grey’s Anatomy,” but what I really love is “The Middle.”
What was the last movie you saw?
“The Theory of Everything” — I was not blown away by it. One of our favorite things to do every year is see the (Oscar nominated) animated shorts at the Spectrum.
What are some of your hobbies?
I’m an avid skier, sailor and reader.
What would your last meal be?
Steak, with artichokes and a latte.
Who is the one person (dead or alive) that you would most like to meet?
I read the Torah, and I think that I might like to meet Maimonides, who is one of our greatest scholars.
What is your favorite local moment?
Moving the library to its current building, which we did with volunteers — kids, organizations, the school gave us busses. The community moved the library and it was an awesome day. We got our current building in January of 1989.
What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?
That I used to be a competitive springboard diver in my youth.