Greetings from the President
Happy New Year, Friends!
I hope many happy memories were made in your households this holiday season. We certainly enjoyed a festive time at the library, between the holiday display in the garden beds that greeted library- goers by the front doors and several Friends-sponsored events.
The committee that organized the December 6 Friends’ Winter Wonderland event outdid itself this year, as evidenced by record attendance of 201 people (of which 100 were children!) 15 volunteers, including an enthusiastic 9-year old elf, generously gave of their time that evening — greeting guests, manning various activity stations, and overseeing the sing-a-long. It was truly a wonder to behold! (See Pages 4-6 for pictures.)
Then, on December 17, Members attended our Annual Holiday Social and Book Exchange, feasting on some tasty treats while catching up with friends.
Without missing a beat as we move into the new year, we’ve got two terrific events lined up for this month:
On Tuesday, January 21, we will be hosting our first-ever “Cook the Books” program. Come to the library between now and January 17 to sign up for the event and select a recipe from one of two cookbooks on display; prepare and bring your dish to share with others Participants will have the opportunity to taste a variety of recipes from these two cookbooks, share tasting notes, and receive copies of those recipes for your future enjoyment. More details on Page 3; sign-up at the table by the front desk.
On Monday, January 27, we will be hosting a special author’s event featuring former reporter and political columnist Rob Christensen and his most recent book – The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys. (See Page 2 for more information about the book and the author.) This event promises to be highly educational for both North Carolina natives and for those who are newer to the area.
If you haven’t been to the library in the past several weeks, take note of the colorful artwork displayed around the library next time you stop in. Friends member Barbara Campbell has once again coordinated with the art teacher at Catawba and Sherrills Ford Elementary Schools to showcase local students’ artwork at our library. (Pictures on Page 7.)
Here’s to a fabulous 2020! Warmly, Jeanne