FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY NEWSLETTER
The Friends of the Washington Carnegie Public Library held their annual business meeting January 13, 2020. The new officers were welcomed. Natalie Smith was elected to fill the vacant at large member for the Board. Officers for the next two years are President: Diane Kendrick, Vice-president: Joyce Morgan, Secretary: Mary Lou Gotwald, Treasurer: Lynn Goodwin and Board members at large: Allyson Frederick, Jodi Parsons Lee and Natalie Smith. The 2020 membership drive will take place in January. There are individual, family, group and business memberships. Any person in the community is invited to become a member of Friends. You do not have to have a library card, just an interest in supporting the library and its programs. Business members as of now are: Anna Lou Chapman, Belt Tech Industrial, Crane Credit Union, Daviess Community Hospital, Donaldson & Sellers Pro Auto Service, Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union, Eyeworks, Feel Kneaded Massage, Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, Headlines Styling Salon, Stoll & Graber CPA, Dr. Michael Walker and Washington Chrysler Center. Memberships can be obtained at any time by stopping by the main desk at the library. Friends of the Library has purchased an AED for the library. A discussion was held about the ongoing cost of maintenance. The library is looking into purchasing new chairs for the community meeting room and FOL will offer financial assistance with the purchase. Rick Chambon reported on the Adult Winter Reading program. The book is “The Only Woman in the Room” by Marie Benedict. It is about Hedy Lamarr and her groundbreaking invention that revolutionized modern communication. The communication system that she and composer, George Antheil, created is the basis of Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth that we use today. Chambon reported that the books for the Adult Summer Reading Program would be “Circe” by Madeline Miller and “Travels with Epicurus” by Daniel Klein. The theme will be Greece. FOL will be a sponsor of this program. Friends voted to financially support the youth reading program. The Friends of the Library will sponsor a Book Sale on May 1 & May 2 at the Library. Books for the sale may be dropped off in the youth department. The next meeting will be Monday, April 13 at 5:30 pm in the large meeting room at the library. Any person interested in supporting the library is welcome to attend.