Greetings From The President

 

Greetings, Friends! 

The 2018-19 FOSFTL Program year is rapidly coming to a close, and what a year it has been! A big shout-out to our Program Committee, who did an incredible job lining up a roster of terrific events for us, and to our “Roadies” volunteers who helped out at each event with room set-up and refreshments. A recent highlight of the current program year was the Trio event that took place on May 21st and showcased Southern authors, visual artists and musicians who captivated us with their stories about their collaboration with one another. Two of the Trio members were fellow Friends Joanie Gardner and Robert Eades, both highly talented artists. Lots of photos on Pages 5-8.

We will close out the current program year with our annual Members’ social on June 18th, featuring delicious fried chicken prepared by Butcher Boys and sides provided by our members.
We will hold a very brief business meeting at the start of the picnic, in which we will elect a slate of FOSFTL board members and officers for the 2019-20 Program year. I would like to thank outgoing Board members Martha Nemechek and Felicity Munier and officers Joanie Gardner (Vice President) and Jean McKinley (Secretary) for their dedication and many contributions to our organization over the years. Information about the slate of officers and Board members for 2019-20 can be found on Pages 2 and 3.

The library’s Summer Reading Program kicks off this month and is a terrific way for kids, teens and adults alike to keep up with their learning during the dog days of summer. See Page 9 for all the details!

Later this summer, the Friends will be sponsoring free AED/CPR training at the library on two different dates (August 19 and September 12). Space will be limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Members will be given a sign-up period in advance of the general public. Stay tuned for more information in an email later this month.

And speaking of Members…..If you haven’t done so already, now is a great time to renew your membership with the Friends and to encourage others in your network to join us for the upcoming program year.

Warmly, Jeanne