The beginning of each year brings new resolutions and fresh ideas. We have some exciting programs for you in 2006. In order to serve you better, we would enjoy hearing from you as well. Please submit your ideas for future programs and special events to the suggestion box, which is again located at the circulation desk.
Before I build up your enthusiasm, let me recap some of the events that we provided for you in 2005.
In January, April, June, August, and November, we held our renowned Used Book Sales.
In March, Shelley Berman spoke on “Comedy and its reflections in History.”
April 10th we celebrated Platt's 10th Birthday with our “The Magic of Books” Gala and unveiled our Volunteer Appreciation Plaque.
May 24th brought us a memorable evening with Ray Bradbury.
In June, we took a special membership excursion to the Central Library.
During October, Sheldon Cohen engaged us in an exploration of music “From the Silver Screen to Broadway,” and League of Women's Voters Representative Ellen Pangarliotas enlightened us on the ballot issues for the November Special Election.
As you can see, 2005 was an enriching year.
The next Used Book Sale will be held on January 27 and 28. We have been inundated with some wonderful books that we will be making available to you at our phenomenal prices.
The next General Meeting, on March 15, will feature Upcoming Author and Award-winning Teacher Alan Sitomer, who wrote the very well received The Hoopster and Hip-Hop Poetry and the Classics. Both books—plus, just off the press, his latest YA novel, Hip-Hop High School—will be available for sale and signing. This promises to be a very informative evening.
My heartfelt thanks go to Fundraising VP Mary Ann Ostrom for assuming the duties of Hospitality Chair for the reminder of this year.
Program Chair Phil Binderman deserves kudos for organizing the successful Special Election Ballot Issue Review.
Our Senior Librarian, Lynn Light, has completed the new and inviting browsing section. Check it out, if you haven't already, and be sure to add your individual thanks for an effort so many Friends members wanted.
And as the New Year begins, my deep gratitude goes to all the dedicated volunteers who make all of the Friends efforts possible.
I am looking forward to meeting each and every Friends member at our events this year. Your attendance affirms that we have done our job.
Frona DeCovnick, President
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