The Friends of Mirror Lake Library and Keep St. Pete Lit present:
An Evening With Jonathan Kile
Author of “The Grandfather Clock”
This author event will be held on Monday, October 5, 2015, on the second floor of the Mirror Lake Library, 280 5th Street North, in downtown St. Petersburg. Seating will be available at 5 pm. The lecture starts at 5:30 pm. An author reception will follow the signing. Books will be available for sale and author signing.
About the book: Transporting a family heirloom across the country seemed like an easy task for disillusioned Michael Chance. But before he can cross the Mississippi, the secrets of his family’s grandfather clock and a mysterious French woman put him on an uncertain path. The life Michael knew is about to be left behind as he searches for answers amid a dangerous conspiracy that will lead him from the museums of Paris to Nazi havens in Argentina.
By day Jon Kile is a peddler of petroleum products, navigating a Glengarry Glen Ross landscape of cutthroat sales. By night he assumes the identity of novelist and child-wrangler. With an undergraduate degree in economics from Florida State University and graduate work in Florida Studies at USF St. Pete, Jon spent 12 years in non-profit fundraising. He now uses that experience to volunteer for causes he cares about. Jon’s first published novel “The Grandfather Clock” is available on amazon.com. He is writing his second and third novels, blogging at welloiledwriter.wordpress.com and cursing his editor.
Join the Friends of Mirror Lake Library and Keep St. Pete Lit for An Evening with Jonathan Kile on Monday, October 5, 2015.
This author event will be held on the second floor of the Mirror Lake Library, 280 5th Street North, downtown St. Petersburg. Seating will be available at 5 pm. The lecture starts at 5:30 pm. An author reception will follow the signing. Books will be available for sale and author signing.
The August 5, 2015 meeting of the FRIENDS OF MIRROR LAKE LIBRARY (FMLL) was called to order 6:05 PM. Roll call had D. Drutowski, M. Finley, L. Sagese, and W. Finley and S. Allen in attendance. A quorum was present.
There were no minutes from the June and July 2015 meetings. No quorum in June and summer break in July.
The treasurer’s report was given by Monica Finley. We had a combined balance in our two accounts of $1915, as of August 1st. The treasurer’s report was approved unanimously.
Old business included a wrap up of our previous event about Safety Harbor. A request for donation for the summer reading program was approved for $500. The board denied a request a music program in 2016. The pioneer panel and centennial panel were discussed and scheduled for early December.
Possible event on the 16th of October was considered.
New business included the scheduled “This is my city: St Pete stories at Sunken Gardens.
Our next board meeting will be on September 2, 2015.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 PM.
As part of our Centennial year celebrations, we want to hear the thoughts and memories of people who have used the Mirror Lake Library in years past. If you have memories to share, you are invited to speak at our Centennial Panel (Pioneer Panel) on Saturday, December 5, 2015. If you are interested, or know someone else who would make a good panelist, please contact us at email@example.com.
The St. Petersburg Library System has created a new book club at Mirror Lake Community Library, held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 2:00 p.m.
The first two books were
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (June 20)
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (July 18)
The next two books are
The Professor and the Madman By Simon Winchester (August 15)
Wild by Cheryl Strayed (September 19)
“Interested in discussing popular books on a variety of topics? Join our new book club! Pick up a reserved copy of this month’s selection at the circulation desk. Copies will be available one month prior to the meeting date. Reflections meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month Beginning June 20 at 2:00 pm In the Community Room at Mirror Lake Community Library 280 5th St. N.”
The May 6, 2015 FRIENDS of MIRROR LAKE LIBRARY (FMLL) was deemed a workshop, as a quorum was not present.
Those in attendance Wayne Finley, Linda Sagese and Diane Drutowski agreed to briefly discuss the upcoming book sale (June 6th) and share thoughts about upcoming potential and scheduled events.
It was agreed by those present that a Friends Fest in the Fall be postponed to a future date.
No votes were taken.
The workshop was adjourned at 6:50 PM.
Linda S. Sagese
(Acting) secretary FRIENDS of MIRROR LAKE LIBRARY