Monthly Archives: December 2014

Meeting minutes for November 5, 2014

The November 5, 2014 Friends of Mirror Lake Library (FOMLL) meeting was called to order by President Wayne Finley at 6:02 PM. There were 7 board members and guests present, exceeding our 3 person requirement for a quorum.

The minutes of our October 1, 2014 meeting were read and accepted. The treasurer’s report was read by Monika Finley. A cash balance of $1341.08 as of November 1, 20114. Projected expenditures for upcoming events, estimated that we should have approximately $951.08 at the end of November. The report was approved by a voice vote.

Under old business Atty Susan Churuti presented information about duties, responsibilities, and expenses concerning our now official 501 (c)(3)application. Ms. Churuti provided 2 copies of the federal regulations governing 501(c)(3)s. The president has a copy and the treasurer has a copy. Wayne informed the board that the Friends had missed filing its annual report by May 1 with the Florida Division of Corporations and thus the state was going to dissolve the organization. The report was filed and the Friends is in good standing.

New business discussed our author event on November 12th featuring Velva Lee Heraty and our activities on First Night. The punch-out of the library for children and the coffee table book about the library are going to be our activities. It was decided we should concentrate our events early (5:30 pm at the latest) as the procession begins at 7:00 with the children’s fireworks display around 8 pm on Beach Drive.

Future possible speakers was discussed for our 2015 centennial year’s events.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:58 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Linda Sagese
Acting secretary, FOMLL


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First Night Celebration

On New Year’s Eve, the Friends of Mirror Lake Library are participating in St. Petersburg’s wonderful First Night celebration. First Night has expanded its activities into the Mirror Lake area, with events at our library, the Shuffleboard Club, and the Sunshine Center.

The Friends are providing prints of our beautiful Beaux-Arts library to cut out and assemble into a model of the building. We are also showing off a new book celebrating the library centennial in 2015. Along with the Friends in the library will be MakerSpace activities to teach and empower you, including a 3-D printer and a Book Bot craft. The library is also hosting a special exhibition of the “Midtown Through Our Eyes” youth project. The library hours are 6 – 10 pm on Wednesday, December 31.

For a complete schedule of First Night activities and to get your admission button, see

If you can help the Friends for an hour or two (passing out scissors and glue sticks and helping assemble the library models), please contact us at or just show up and pitch in between 6 and 10 pm.

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