The February 3rd, 2016 meeting of Friends of Mirror Lake Library (FoMLL) was called to order at 6 PM by President Wayne Finley. A quorum was present.
The old business discussed, was our very successful Bicentennial Year (2015) events. It was agreed that this year we would only have 4 board meetings and 3-4 Author events.
New business was the nomination and election of officers. Linda Sagese was elected President, succeeding Wayne Finley. Maureen McDole was elected Vice President. Monika Finley was re-elected as Treasurer. Wickie Lofgren was elected Secretary. Diane Drutowski was elected Communications Chair, Wayne Finley Special Projects Chair and Maureen McDole will be Author Events Chair.
Other new business discussed, was the Book Sale. It was agreed by the members that we would only consider holding the event if the library staff would set up and brake down the books. Librarian Sandy Allen stated that her staff could do that; especially since it is our leading fundraiser.
It was decided by the Board, that the next Author Event will be on Monday, April 11th, starting at 5:30 PM. Maureen McDole will select the Author. Monika said she would do the refreshments. The next events will be September 12th and November 14th.
All those attending the meeting thanked Wayne for his unbelievable contributions to the FoMLL.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:50 PM.
Acting Secretary, FoMLL
News from our annual meeting on February 3, 2016.
Linda Sagese – President
Maureen McDole – Vice President
Monika Finley – Treasurer
Wickie Lofgren – Secretary
Other board members:
Wayne Finley – Special Projects
Diane Drutowski – Communications
We offer most heartfelt thanks to Wayne Finley for founding the Friends and for his many years as President and driving force of the organization. He has stepped down as president and is now in charge of special projects, which will be a great fit for his creativity and energy.
The Friends are switching from monthly to quarterly meetings in 2016. The meetings will continue to be held on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the library. This year’s dates are April 6, September 7, and November 9. Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings. We are always looking for people to join the board or just help us plan and carry out our activities.
Our author events continue this year on Mondays starting at 5:30 p.m. The dates are April 11, September 12, and November 14. Author names and other details will be announced.
Congratulations to Friends of Mirror Lake Library President Wayne Finley for receiving a City of St. Petersburg 2015 Leisure Services Outstanding Volunteer Award on October 5. A letter from Mika Slaughter Nelson, the Director of the St. Petersburg Library system, includes this: “As President of the Friends of the Library, you have continuously championed library advocacy and fundraising. Your leadership has also yielded great programs, which have involved the community in both literary and visual arts.” Wayne is pictured here with Mirror Lake Community Library Coordinator Sandy Allen.
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.”