Wednesday, January 27, 2010

January News & Notes

Pagrovians love their library! We didn't think it was possible, but 2010 is even busier than 2009.

Every day flies by with hundreds of people walking through our door, up to 1000 items being checked out, and all the public access computers in constant use. There is rarely a free moment to post to our blog.

Before January is only a memory, we want to share a few significant happenings at the Library.
  • The Fund Our Library Campaign has raised almost $30,000 since December 15th! We have an ambitious goal of $250,000. So if you know of anyone with deep pockets and a generous heart, please let us know.... We are also interested in any businesses or charitable organizations that would be interested in making a matching grant. To all of our donors: Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
  • The Friends of the Library's annual meeting, featuring Sharon Randall, was a tremendous success. If you missed the special opportunity to attend her talk, you can read "the short version" in the column she wrote after the event.
  • And don't miss this month's wonderful exhibit of Matroishka dolls. Lisa Bennett's collection includes traditional peasant girls, as well as nesting dolls of the Russian Tsars and other Soviet leaders. Her collection also features one of the smallest Matroishka dolls ever seen!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting

On Saturday, January 16th, the Friends of the Library is having their annual meeting. A brief business meeting will followed by the guest speaker -----Sharon Randall!

As many of you know, Randall wrote the immensely popular "Bay Window" column, which appeared in the Monterey Herald for many years. In only a few paragraphs she has always been able to capture the humor, complexities, sorrows and joys of human life. To her readers, Sharon has become a friend. And so this event has generated tremendous much so that all the tickets vanished in a few days!

If you already have a ticket, make sure you're there promptly at 2 pm to claim a seat. If you don't have a ticket, the doors will open to the all at 2:15 pm.

We are hoping that everyone who wants to attend will be able to claim a seat. However, given the enthusiasm of the response, the Friends of the Library are already talking to Sharon about a return visit - in a bigger hall.