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Emmanuel Doreste

Ferguson Library

Manny has more than 20 years of experience working in various public libraries, where he developed strong leadership and customer service skills. He currently works at the Ferguson Library in Information & Adult Services (Main Branch) and as the Head of Circulation and Library Assistant II (South End Branch).

Manny is also the Executive Producer and Host of the longest Haitian TV show broadcasting weekly on public access tv cable channel 88 in Fairfield County, CT. This program is community oriented with focus on education, information, and entertainment. He is also the Co-Founder of the Epervier Association for Youth Advancement in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (a non-profit organization to help less fortunate children).

Manny attends community events and meetings, including Hispanic Advisory Committee and the Neighbor Revitalization Zone; is involved with programs such as “An Evening of Classical Guitar (4th ed),” the Women’s International Day Celebration, and Haiti Flag Day Celebration; and volunteers annually for the Annual Book Fair by Haitian American Professional Association of Connecticut (HAPAC) and other Spanish activities. He also develops his skills through various seminars and workshops such as diversity training, undoing racism, leadership and conflict management, and effective customer service.

He enjoys memberships with The Black Caucus of the American Library Association, CLA Connecticut Library Association, CLASS Connecticut Library Association Support Staff, Stamford Stands Against Racism, the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Council, the Haitian American Soccer Association of CT, and volunteered as a Census 2020 member in Stamford. Manny earned his Bachelors of Liberal Arts from the Charter Oak State College in New-Britain, CT in 2007.

Manny is the proud parent of an INTEMPO student and a wonderful advocate for the organization. He speaks several languages (English, French, Haitian Creole and Spanish) and lives in Stamford with his family.

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