March 2019 Newsletter

THOUGHTS FROM ALISON…

Hello! What have you been reading so far this year. I am in the midst of reading a few different things - Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Trilogy is something I am working through. I have also completed a study of several books of poetry by Rae Armantrout. MoneyShot comes highly recommended. Throughout March (and surely beyond!) I’ll be studying Nikki Giovanni - a dynamite poet and activist. Her poem “Love Is”, is a great reminder for us all.


SIMPLE WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR FRIENDS

Support the FOL by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.


Obtain a Nugget/Food 4 Less Scrip Card at any Friends event. When registering the card at the above link choose The Friends of the Woodland Public Library as the organization you support. Begin using it when you shop at any Nugget or Food 4 Less Market. program is free, with no cost to our program.

FOL UPCOMING
EVENTS HIGHLIGHTS

March Events


March 9, Second Saturday Book Sale, (Saturday, 9 am - 12 pm)


March 11, Regular Board Meeting (Monday, 5 pm) Leake Conference Room


March 28, Last Thursday of the Month Book Sale (Thursday, 4 - 6:30 pm)


 FOL BOOK BAGS ARE HERE

Stop by an FOL book sale or email us at woodlandfol@gmail.com if you’d like to buy one of our brand new book bags. The book bag is a great gift for friends of the Friends.

 

Member Price: 1 @ $12.00 or 2 f@ $20.00

Non-Member Price: 1 @ $15.00 or 2 @ $25.00



The Woodland Literacy Council is up and running again after a brief hiatus.  Our mission is “To support the Woodland Public Library Literacy Services” and our vision is “A community where Literacy is available to all.”  A new Board was formed in late 2018—Alice Gillette, Valerie Robinson, Elizabeth Gray, Diane Adams and Trina Camping.  Expect to see us out and about the community talking about Literacy Services and recruiting new tutors for our waiting list of adult learners. If you are interested in being a tutor or learning more about the program, please contact Diane Adams at diane.woodland@gmail.com.


DATES FOR TEENS

Wednesday, March 6, Teen Advisory Board Meeting 3:30 p.m.

Tuesdays, March 12 & 26 Lego Engineering Club 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday March 19, TAB Homeless

Shelter Volunteer Dinner at Fourth and Hope 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 16, Annual Youth Empowerment Summit at Woodland Community College 8 a.m. Register online. at Youth Empowerment Summit.

Friday, March 29 Teen’s Night Out in Square One 7 p.m.

 

register:Free SAT Prep Course


MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR UPCOMING EVENTS

MOJO’S COCKTAIL FOR A CAUSE

April 5 First Friday - Mojo’s

Mojo’s is sponsoring Friends of the Woodland Public Library for the month of April with their Cocktail for a Cause. Mojo’s will donate 50% of the profits from their special cocktail developed for the Friends. Join us on First Friday for the Art Walk and grab a drink to support the library! Alison Borkowska, President of the FOL, will be showing her artwork artwork at Mojo’s for the month of April with 100% of artwork sales to be donated to the Friends of the Library. Let us know if we can expect to see you there woodlandfol@gmail.com.

APRIL 19 LEE MIDDLE SCHOOL CAREER DAY

Friends of the Woodland Public Library, Mike Gangitano, is organizing and hosting the Lee Middle School Career Day on April 19. FOL board members Alison Borkowska and Joan Tolla are presenting. At the presenter’s reception, FOL will be tabling. If you are interested in volunteering please contact us at woodlandfol@gmail.com.

Big Day of Giving is a fundraising event geared toward local non-profit organizations. This year, Friends of the Woodland Public Library, is participating, and in order to maximize our fundraising opportunity-we need YOUR help.

We are looking for volunteers on May 2 for one to two hours. Spare an hour of two for YOUR library and meet some new Friends! Bring along a friend who is not yet a member of FOL and they’ll get a free 1 year membership for volunteering. Contact us at woodlandfol@gmail.com for more information.


FRIENDS’ BOARD MEMBERS

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

PRESIDENT: Alison Borkowska

ACTING VICE PRESIDENT: Michael Gangitano

SECRETARY: Martha Scott

TREASURER: Diana Dearmore, Treasurer

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

MEMBERSHIP: Christy Barton

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: Open

BOOK SALES - SORTING: Diana Dearmore

BOOK SALES - DAYS: Alison Borkowska

COMMUNITY LIAISON: Open

BOARD PROGRAMS: Open

PUBLICITY: Renee Thompson

MEMBER AT LARGE: Joan Tolla

NEWSLETTER: Martha Scott

BULLETIN BOARD: Renee Thompson

WEBSITE/IT: Open

FOL Board Members

Book Sales Sorting

Book Sales Days

Lee Middle School Career Day

Big Day of Giving

If you’re interested:

Email us: woodlandfol@gmail.com

Website: http://www.woodlandfol.org/