Meeting date: February 17, 2015
The Friends will host a private reception for Dr. Thomas Mudd at the library on Thursday, April 9, 2015 prior to Dr. Mudd’s presentation. Dr. Mudd is a descendant of the man who as a doctor treated John Wilkes Booth after he assassinated President Lincoln. The family is attempting to exonerate Dr. Mudd’s name. The program is open to the public.
The library has acquired an additional 3-D printer for the library’s maker space.
Maureen McCabe-Power and Jennifer Amormino attended a presentation at the Grosse Pointe Public Library in January. It was about Friends groups and foundations and concentrated on fund raising, social media and advocacy. To that end the Friends will hold a strategic planning process – date to be announced.
We need more members so please renew your membership and encourage friends, neighbors and family to become members of the Friends of the ELPL.
The Friends shop had a great January keep on shopping and note the new bags for purchase $2.00 – spread the word.
The gallery is displaying artwork from the EL elementary students. It’s on display though the month of March so stop in and appreciate some awesome work.
Junior Friends group is being formed – watch for news.
Former rental collection paintings are now for sale. Stop in the library and redecorate your home or apartment - lots of neat pieces, some by local artists with a story to be told. The art is displayed in the AV room across from the circulation desk. Thank you Lanette Van Wagenen and Sandi Farrell for this project and hopefully nice fundraising for the Friends.
The Friends’ “gently used” purse sale will be held Saturday, May 9, 2015 from noon – 4:00 PM. Lots of purses everything from evening bags to roll on luggage. Come and shop, enjoy mingling and refreshments – another fundraiser for the Friends of ELPL.
The Friends are going to hold a evening of jazz fundraiser at the library sometime in the fall so be watching for this event.
Remember we need members so join the Friends of ELPL!