Fall 2014 Friends of Forbes Newsletter Volume 6, Issue 2
Wine Tasting Gala Set
Ushering in the fall season, the Friends of Forbes Library will hold its fourth annual wine tasting benefit at the library on Friday, Sept. 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A large array of wines will be offered along with hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants. Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased at Forbes Library, the library’s website at forbeslibrary.org, and Liquors 44 on King Street. Read more.
Elevator Going Up, Still
You've probably been wondering what's happening with the elevator. Unfortunately, the first contractor bid round for the new elevator to replace the lift in the front entry was unsuccessful. Forbes Library is working with the city and architect Thomas Douglas (at left) to prepare another round of bidding for this fall with work set to be completed during the winter. "We are disappointed that the process is taking longer than anticipated but are still on track to get an attractive and fully functional elevator," said Forbes Trustee President Russell Carrier.
Rapid Recovery from the Fire
While repairs continue in the wake of the July fire, most of the library's second floor, including the Hosmer Gallery, is now open, accessible by elevator. The gallery and second floor lobby still need to be painted, and those areas will be temporarily closed when work begins. Reconstruction and re-carpeting of the staircase continues and is expected to be completed in about a month.
Strange Stories of Science
A tiny insect secretes a resin that makes things shine. A brilliant scientist, convicted at the peak of his career of making illegal drugs in his campus laboratory, attempts to poison the judge who sentenced him. A romantic comedy about global warming promises to keep people laughing and thinking. The strangest stories are true and the most serious stories are comic in this evening of fiction and nonfiction. Join writers Faith Deering, Peter Kobel, and Brian Adams at the upcoming Local History/Local Novelists evening. Read more.
Volunteer Appreciation Day
Library volunteers enjoyed grilled foods and local corn on August 21. Rain forced the bbq indoors, but a good time was still had by all. The annual event, sponsored by the Friends of Forbes Library, is a way of thanking the many people who contribute hours and hours of their free time to help the library and the community.
We hope that you enjoy our new e-newsletter, which supplements the Friends of Forbes's biannual print edition. If you have comments or suggestions, please email Lisa Downing at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our many thanks to all who contributed. ~The Editors
Landscapes by Adell Donaghue, Anita Hunt, and Elizabeth Lehman.
October 2-30, 2014 Reception: Friday, Oct. 10, 5-7 p.m. (Arts Night Out) Read more.
The Awesome Box allows you to cast a physical vote for book, DVD, or CD you especially liked. Simply drop the item in the Awesome Box located at the check-in at the main desk and it will be tagged "Awesome," so the entire community can see what you've found helpful, entertaining, or mind-blowing. See what's already awesome online:
On a sunny day in July, naturalist Laurie Sanders (above) led some 20 nature lovers, history buffs and the merely curious on a ramble around the library grounds. The group explored the geological history and plants, both native and invasive, of the property.
Teens for Texts
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB), which provides young people with a forum to discuss books, movies, or music, is gearing up for the fall season. TAB members share ideas on ways to improve library services for young adults. A Halloween-themed event and a movie night are planned. Contact the Children’s Circulation Desk for more information.
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