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Meeting Minutes for February 1, 2017

Meeting Minutes
February 1, 2017

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, new member; and Sandy Allen, Librarian (ex-officio.)

Minutes: The minutes of the November 9, 2016, meeting were distributed. Courtney Walker moved to accept the minutes. Maureen McDole seconded. The motion passed.

Treasurer’s report: We have $1775.32 in our city fund and $283.24 in our Grow Financial account.

December 2016 Book Sale: We will try to schedule our event to not conflict with other events. Parking is a problem. We discussed book vendors with scanners and decided to continue selling with no restrictions.

State of Florida Registration: Linda has completed the State Registration for 2017, and will do the Annual Report filing next.

Author events:  We have Cathy Salustri for February 13. Craig Pittman will be on April 10, as part of the Sunlit Festival. Maureen and Courtney will schedule Ben Montgomery and Steph Post for September 11 and November 13.

For the February 13 event, Linda will bring cookies. We already have water and paper products. Sandy will lock the outside door. Diane already sent a notice to the Times as well as the typical posts; she will send an email right before the event.

June 2017 Book Sale: The date will be Saturday, June 17.

Announcement: The Sunlit Festival (run by Keep St. Pete Lit) will be April 10 – 25, with a kickoff on April 6 at the Chihuly Collection, the original site of Haslam’s.

Next meeting: The next meeting will be Wednesday, April 5, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 p.m.

Submitted by
Diane Drutowski


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Book Sale – Saturday, June 17, 2017

Join us for a book sale June 17 at Mirror Lake Community Library, 280 5th Street North, downtown St. Petersburg. 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.

If you can volunteer to be a cashier or organize book table for a few hours, please sign up here:

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 16.  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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An Evening with Steph Post – February 12, 2018

Microsoft Word - three pictures together narrowest.docxJoin us for our upcoming author event, An Evening with Steph Post, on Monday, February 12, 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.

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.

Steph Post is the author of A TREE BORN CROOKED (2014) and LIGHTWOOD (2017) as well as a short story writer, reader, teacher and dog lover (among many other things). She is a recipient of the Patricia Cornwell Scholarship for creative writing from Davidson College and the Vereen Bell writing award. Her fiction has appeared in Stephen King’s Contemporary Classics and many other outlets. Her story “The Pallid Mask” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A TREE BORN CROOKED was nominated for the Big Moose Prize. She lives in St. Petersburg, Florida. Visit her at or @StephPostAuthor.

Steph has a new book coming out in January 2018, A WALK IN THE FIRE. It is the second Judah Cannon novel.

NOTE: This event has been rescheduled from September 2017, when it was postponed due to Hurricane Irma.

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