I hope everyone is staying warm as a “Polar Vortex” descends on the Midwestern and Eastern parts of the country, bringing c-h-i-l-l-l-l-y temperatures to our area. Although it might be tempting to stay put at home and curl up with a good book at this time of year, the library beckons with a variety of programs to expand our minds and enrich our lives.
A good example was our recent visiting author’s event. Former Governor Jim Martin, our featured speaker, drew an impressively large crowd to the library on January 15 for a presentation of his book, Revelation Through Science. Seats started filling up 45 minutes before “show time”, and the room was literally busting at the seams with attendees by the time the program kicked off. Dr. Martin offered up a dazzling (and somewhat dizzying!) array of examples from astronomy, evolution, physics, biology, genetics and chemistry that illustrate the miracle of our existence on this planet of ours and thus point to the intersection of science and religion. Dr. Martin’s objective was to get us to say, “Wow!”, and that he did.
A second “Wow!” for the evening was that as a result of signing up some new members, our Friends population grew to 102 members – a new record at this library location! We are very excited about the continued expansion in interest in the work we do to support the library.
On Thursday, February 7, the Friends is hosting our third annual Music Variety Show. This popular event is highly enjoyable and heartwarming. Please come and support your neighbors and friends as they share their musical talents. The evening will conclude with the drawing for our 50-50 fundraiser raffle. Locations for purchasing tickets between now and Feb. 7 are being announced via email and social media. Tickets will also be sold at the music variety show; if you can’t attend, feel free to send an email to Barbara Campbell (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will arrange for you to make a purchase.
Our next Friends business meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m. A topic of discussion will be the strategic use of our capital to support the library’s objectives. All members are welcome.