Books (& more) to go! Call us, email us or use Evergreen to request local materials for pickup! Call us to schedule mobile printing or copy/fax services. **This service will not require to face to face contact as in the door will always be the safety barrier** Hours will change weekly and we will cease this service once we are able to open to the public again! We will go over specific procedures with you when you email or call. When calling (leave a clear message if we don’t answer) and emailing us please include your name, library card number, phone number, and your request. Pickups will be scheduled during our announced weekly hours. Please note that the library staff works limited hours and we will respond in a timely fashion when on duty. Thanks and we look forward to serving you!
Dates and times will be updated weekly until we reopen to the public.
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
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.
Are you looking for something to read? Check out the titles that appear on this week’s New York Times Best Seller’s List.