Elburn resident Joan Hansen, 78, was volunteering at the Town and Country Public Library when she answered questions for Shaw Media’s Zachary Van Vuren.
Van Vuren: Where did you grow up?
Hansen: I grew up in Chicago. I’m a Chicago girl.
Van Vuren: What did you want to be when you grew up?
Hansen: I was influenced to be in business. I went to secretarial classes in high school and college.
Van Vuren: Do you have any family?
Hansen: I have three girls – two live in this area and one lives in Maricopa, Ariz. I have eight grandchildren.
Van Vuren: Do you have a book or movie that you would recommend?
Hansen: “Hidden Figures,” the book and the movie. And also “The Zookeeper’s Wife.”
Van Vuren: Do you have a favorite local restaurant?
Hansen: Fireside Grille
Van Vuren: Do you have a favorite charity?
Hansen: The International MS Society
Van Vuren: Do you have an interesting fact about yourself?
Hansen: I volunteered [at the library] from the day we moved to Elburn 22 years ago. It’s my home away from home.