Book Sale – June 2, 2018

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Join us for a book sale June 2 at Mirror Lake Community Library, 280 5th Street North, downtown St. Petersburg. The sale runs from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  We will have hardcovers, paperbacks, CDs and DVDs. Shop for children’s books, music, fiction, and non-fiction. The event is brought to you by Friends of Mirror Lake Library and Keep St. Pete Lit. All proceeds benefit the library and friends activities.

We would appreciate donations of your old books, videotapes, and CDs for the sale.  Drop them off at the library front desk between now and June 1.  The library is located at 280 Fifth Street North in St. Petersburg and is open Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Call (727) 893-7268 if you have any questions.  Thank you for helping the library and its programs with your donations.

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Meeting Minutes for February 7, 2018

Meeting Minutes February 7, 2018
Approved April 4, 2018

Call to order and roll call: The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Vice President Maureen McDole. Present were Courtney Walker, treasurer/ membership director; Diane Drutowski, secretary/communications director; Mary Jane Fales, and Beth Lindsay.

Minutes: The minutes of the November 2017 meeting were distributed. Mary Jane Fales moved to approve the minutes. Diane Drutowski seconded. The motion passed.

Treasurer’s report: We have $2341.03 in our city fund and $429.24 in our Grow Financial account. Diane Drutowski moved to approve the report. Mary Jane Fales seconded. The motion passed.

Linda Sagese negotiated a Florida Non-profit Compliance (990) late fee of $50. We will all review the dates for 2018 and stay on track with our annual report and 990 renewal.

Book Sale: Our next book sale on June 2, 2018. Beth Lindsay confirmed that the library staff with collect and organize books as usual. We will request book donations.

Author Events: The Steph Post event (rescheduled due to Hurrican Irma) is February 12, 2018. Collette Bancroft from the Tampa Bay Times reviewed Steph’s new book. Thanks to Orlando Acosta for helping promote the event. Diane Drutowski will provide the printed introduction and email sign-up sheet. Courtney Walker will coordinate with Linda Sagese about refreshments. Someone will need to bring a donation jar if Linda doesn’t attend.

Lee Irby is scheduled for April 9 as a joint event for the 4th Annual Sunlit Festival.

National Library Week is April 8-14, 2018.

Library Staff Report: Beth Lindsay told us that the position of librarian has been advertised. The staff is going ahead with the new carpet and rearranging the first floor areas. They are also planning to expand the literacy program.

Next meeting: The next meeting will be Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. It’s a week earlier than usual to avoid conflict with a SunLit Festival event.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 6:40 p.m.

Submitted by
Diane Drutowski
Secretary

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Meeting Minutes for November 1, 2017

Meeting Minutes November 1, 2017
Approved February 7, 2018

Call to order and roll call: The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President Linda Sagese. Present were Maureen McDole, vice president; Courtney Walker, treasurer/ membership director; Diane Drutowski, secretary/communications director; Mary Jane Fales, promotions; Frances Pitzer; Orlando Acosta; and Tatiana Alvarez, Librarian.

Minutes: The minutes of the April 2017 meeting were distributed. Maureen McDole moved to approve the minutes. Orlando Acosta seconded. The motion passed.

Treasurer’s report: We have $2341.03 in our city fund and $363.24 in our Grow Financial account. Maureen McDole moved to approve the report. Orlando Acosta seconded. The motion passed.

Old Business: Diane Drutowski reported briefly on the June book sale. We decided not to have a November book sale, mostly because we don’t have enough books. We will hold our next book sale on June 2, 2018.

Author Events: We will have Ben Montgomery on November 13. The Steph Post event has been rescheduled (due to Hurrican Irma) to February 12, 2018. Steph has a new book coming out in January. Lee Irby is scheduled for April 9 as the kick-off event for the Sunlit Festival. National Library Week is April 8-14, 2018. We reviewed what Tatiana needs to do for the author events. We discussed having a children’s author in 2018, to possibly tie in with the new children’s area. Suggestions were Sara Pennypacker and Erica Sirotich.

Librarian Report: Our new Librarian II Coordinator, Tatiana Alvarez, reported plans to redesign the layout of the first floor, moving the children’s area to the back and installing new carpet. She will be holding more children’s programs. She noted the need to renew our license with the Florida Department of Agriculture.

 First Night: The New Year’s Eve Event will have children’s activities at the library in the early evening.

Promotions: Mary Jane Fales suggested making and selling tote bags in 2018.

Next meeting: The next meeting will be Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. We will discuss the upcoming book sale.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:01 p.m.

Submitted by
Diane Drutowski
Secretary

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An Evening with Lee Irby – April 9, 2018

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Join us for our upcoming author event, An Evening with Lee Irby, on Monday, April 9, 2018, on the second floor of Mirror Lake Library at 280 5th Street North, St. Petersburg. This event is co-sponsored by our community partner Keep St. Pete Lit and is the kick-off event for the 4th annual SunLit Festival.

Opening remarks begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the author’s talk.  A reception and book signing is from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Seating is available starting at 5:00 p.m.

Lee Irby is the author of several major novels, including 7,000 CLAMS, THE UP AND UP, and UNRELIABLE, all published by Doubleday.  In 2012, he released THE VAN, a novel following the life of a VW Bus.  Irby’s work centers on the quirks of Florida’s history, the interplay of natural beauty and rampant corruption and violence that marked the Sunshine State in the 1920s.  He teaches at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.

To learn more about the SunLit Festival:  www.sunlitfestival.org

 

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New book by Steph Post

Steph Post, who will be speaking at the Mirror Lake Community Library on February 12, has a new book coming out in January, WALK IN THE FIRE. It’s her second Judal Cannon novel. Here is a description from Amazon.com.

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“Post combines classical genre tropes with a touch of Harry Crews–style Southern gothic in this terrific crime novel.” ―Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Life hasn’t gotten any easier for Judah Cannon. He may have survived the fiery showdown between his father, the tyrannical Pentecostal preacher Sister Tulah, and the Scorpions outlaw motorcycle club, but now Judah and Ramey, the love of his life turned partner in crime, are facing new and more dangerous adversaries. It will take all of their cunning and courage, their faith in one another and some unexpected help to give them even a shot of making it out alive.

In attempting to extricate the Cannon family from the crime ring they are known and feared for, Judah finds himself in the sights of Everett Weaver, a cold blooded killer and drug runner in Daytona Beach who shouldn’t be underestimated and doesn’t take no for an answer. Threatened by Weaver, saddled with guilt from his recovering, but now pill-popping, younger brother Benji and pressured to use his head and do the right thing by Ramey, Judah quickly arrives at a breaking point and things soon begin to go south.

Meanwhile, Special Agent Clive Grant, who has been unwillingly sent down from ATF headquarters in Atlanta, arrives in town to investigate the fire at Sister Tulah’s church. Clive, looking to prove himself, becomes obsessed with Tulah and her iron grip on Bradford County and is determined to take her down. His search leads him to Judah’s door and soon the Cannons are caught up in an increasingly tangled web of violence, lies and retribution spanning both sides of the law. Backed into a corner, but desperate to protect his family, Judah finds himself walking a dangerous path that might cost him everything or might win him it all, if only he can walk through the fire and come out on the other side.

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming events from Friends of Mirror Lake Library with our community partner Keep St. Pete Lit:

■ Monday, February 12, 2018, “An Evening with Steph Post” (rescheduled from September 2017)

■ Monday, April 9, 2018,  “An Evening with Lee Irby” – kickoff event for the 2018 Sunlit Festival

■ June 2018 Book Sale – Saturday date to be determined

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Meeting Minutes for April 5, 2017

Meeting Minutes April 5, 2017
Approved November 4, 2017

Call to order and roll call: The meeting was called to order at 6:02 p.m. by President Linda Sagese. Present were Maureen McDole, vice president; Courtney Walker, treasurer/membership director; Diane Drutowski, secretary/communications director; Mary Jane Fales, promotions; Frances Pitzer; Orlando Acosta; and Sandy Allen, Librarian (ex-officio.)

Minutes: The minutes of the February 1, 2017, meeting were distributed. A spelling correction was noted. Courtney Walker moved to accept the minutes as corrected. Mary Jane Fales seconded. The motion passed.

Treasurer’s report: We have $1775.32 in our city fund and $363.24 in our Grow Financial account. Diane Drutowski moved to accept the report. Mary Jane Fales seconded. The motion passed.

Previous Author Event: The February 13 event with Cathy Salustri had a good turnout and no problems.

Future Author Events: We will have Craig Pittman on April 10 as part of the Sunlit Festival. Diane Drutowski is coordinating with him. Linda Sagese will bring cookies and water. Mary Jane Fales will take photos of our events and send them to Diane for Facebook.

The following event is September 11 with Steph Post.

June 2017 Book Sale: The date will be Saturday, June 17. Diane Drutowski will ask for volunteers and donations of books. We will start publicizing.

Promotions and fundraising: Mary Jane Fales suggested we request reporters from the Tampa Bay Times to cover our events, and that we put out a jar for donations. (Diane will bring a receipt book to all events.) She also suggested offering prime seating for Friends Members. We discussed ordering new tote bags to sell. We need artwork. Orlando Acosta will investigate.

Summer Reading Sponsorship: Linda Sagese made a motion to provide $185 from our city fund to pay for the “Balloon Guy” at the children’s summer reading event. Maureen McDole seconded. The motion passed.

Officers: The following officers were nominated and a vote for all passed.

Linda Sagese – President
Maureen McDole – Vice President
Courtney Walker – Treasurer
Diane Drutowski – Secretary

Next meeting: The next meeting will be Wednesday, June 14, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. We will discuss the upcoming book sale.

Adjournment: Maureen McDole made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Diane Drutowski seconded. The meeting was adjourned at 6:59 p.m.

Submitted by
Diane Drutowski, Secretary

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