We’re Having Drinks After Work

First Fridays at 5: Join the Conversation

July 2, 2021


By Ruth-Anne Klassen


The July 2nd meeting of First Fridays at 5 was a relaxed get-together, where the only thing on the agenda was catching up with IDL group members. 8 or 9 people tuned in, and some had cool drinks of different kinds (as many attempted to cope with a heatwave in their respective areas). Virtual backgrounds were a recurring theme in the conversation since every picture held a story from someone else’s world. Thus, the group heard about fossil displays, quilting projects, and Indigenous skateboard art. A few had stories about exploring science museums, and others reminisced about their time in the Chicago area, where the 2022 STC Summit is taking place. The group also looked forward to the shorter term, though, as they received reminders about upcoming IDL events, like sessions on internet memes and Slack.