Monthly Archives: October 2014

An Evening With Velva Lee Heraty – Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Please join us on Wednesday, November 12, for an evening with author Velva Lee Heraty.   There will be a casual author reception at 5:00 p.m. and the talk starts at 5:45 p.m.

Heraty is a nationally recognized expert on dreams.  She achieved her Masters of Social Work from Loyola University and her Depth Psychotherapist Certification from the Jung Institute in Evanston, Illinois. After the 9/11 terrorist attack, she volunteered to be a resource for the National Nightmare Hotline.  She is a member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Heraty’s book The Dream Belongs to the Dreamer is a compelling hands-on, how-to guide professionally designed to help you unravel the mysteries of your dreams.  It features steps, techniques, definitions, and examples to help you more fully understand your dreams on their deepest levels.  Five fascinating true-life stories of insightful dream dialogues are included to show you just how rewarding and meaningful her method is.

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City Council Proclaims Friends of Library Week October 19-25, 2014

On October 9, the SFeatured imaget. Petersburg City Council presented a proclamation recognizing Friends of Libraries Week, October 19 – 25, 2014, to the city’s Friends of the Library groups. Pictured are Mika Nelson, Library Director, Diane Sawyer from Friends of South Community Library, and Barbara Riddle-Dvorak from Friends of Mirror Lake Library. Thank you to Mayor Rick Kriseman and City Council.

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Call for Volunteers

As we head into our centennial celebration year, we will be needing volunteers for our programs and activities. You can help out at the Festival of Reading, assist at the library during First Night (New Year’s Eve), work with us on the speaker programs, help at the June book sale, and more! More details will follow when we get nearer to the specific events. In the meantime, if you’d like to get your name in, email and tell us how you’d like to help.

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Photos from An Evening With…Maureen McDole on September 8, 2014

the poet speaking

the poet speaking

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Maureen McDole with Friends President Wayne Finley

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Maureen at author’s reception

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Friends board members Suzanne Chesser and Monika Finley

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best cookies ever

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Meeting Minutes for September 3, 2014

The FRIENDS OF MIRROR LAKE LIBRARY (FOMLL) September 3, 2014 meeting was called to order by Vice-President Linda Sagese at 6:00 PM. The minutes of the August 6, 2014 meeting were read and approved with no changes.

Monika Finley gave the treasurer’s report. As of August 31, 2014, the bank balance was $1898.50.

The Maureen McDole author event on September 8 was discussed. Sandy Allen will get a portable sound system from the main library. Diane Drutowski and Monika Finley will sell memberships. Monika will also get refreshments. Barbara Riddle-Dvorak and Suzanne Chesser will be greeters and help as needed. We may use the municipal lot for overflow parking, and we will use a parking cone for Maureen.

There will be no November author event. Barbara and Wayne Finley are working with Linda Ramirez for an author for January 2015. Historian/author Nevin Sitler has not committed to a 2015 date yet. A new author suggestion is John Wilson.

Diane attended the August 13 Centennial meeting and emailed a memo and preliminary list of events to the board. The Centennial group is planning eight events per month. A new FOMLL idea is to provide a docent for library tours.

For First Night, Wayne will be creating a book. Possible activities for children include creating a folded cardboard model of the library and book cover making. The library may be scheduling a puppet show. Allan Loyd may ask us to provide an activity related to new African-American Trail plaques. Wayne also described an idea for the following year—creating boats with lights to float on Mirror Lake.

Wayne listed ideas for FOMLL Centennial activities: four author events, book sale, a photography event, and display cases with artifacts.

Carefest 2014 on September 27 was discussed, and Diane will send a request for people who are interested. We will definitely participate in Carefest 2015. (POST NOTE: the Friends decided to postpone this until 2015.)

Wayne passed a sample of a proposed new handout for future author events. He will add web site and Facebook page information and provide them for the next event.

After the author event on September 8, FOMML bags will be sold for $5.

Respectfully submitted,
Diane Drutowski
Communications Director

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