On Sunday, November 18, 2018, the Friends of the Goodnow Library hosted an Ensemble from the Klezmer Conservatory Band. An enthusiastic audience enjoyed a rousing afternoon of Klezmer music. With a repertoire ranging from Yiddish standards to toe-tapping dance medleys and little known gems, the KCBs musicians provided a very entertaining musical afternoon.
Featured performers included: bass player Jim Guttmann, accordionist Michael McLaughlin, violinist Yaeko Miranda-Elmaleh, and vocalist Rhoda Bernard.
Congratulations to Sarah Hubbell, the winner of the $100 Amazon gift card for our October Membership drive drawing. Thanks to everyone for joining and renewing your membership which enables the Friends to continue to provide enriching programming to our library community.
The Friends of the Goodnow Library held "An Evening with Jenna Blum, internationally bestselling author of The Lost Family." The evening was hosted by Deborah Norkin, food writing editor for Pangyrus literary magazine.
Jenna Blum is the bestselling author of the novels Those Who Save Us and The Stormchasers, as well as the novella The Lucky Ones in the collection Grand Central. People Magazine has called Jenna’s third novel, The Lost Family, “an exquisite page turner.” Jenna’s novels have been published in more than 20 countries. She is one of Oprah’s Top Thirty Women Writers.
The fifth annual Friends' Teamwork Trivia night was a SOLD OUT success!
Congratulations to the the winning team, "Eight is Enough," for a job well done. And congratulations also to our 50/50 raffle winner.
Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors and to all the participants. Looking forward to more "Friend"-ly competition next year.
Cooking with Friends is back for a new season, starting in September. To accommodate more patrons, the series will be held on Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings in alternate months. (See the schedule, below.) All meetings will be held in the Community Meeting Room at the Goodnow Library.
Patrons are asked to register, and enrollment will be limited to 24. While continuing participation is strongly encouraged, patrons may also sign up just for those themes that interest them. Participants will provide food, serving utensils, and their own place settings. The Friends will provide the group leader as well as drinks.
Announced dates for 2018-2019:
Saturday, September 22 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday, October 25 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, January 24 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 23 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, April 20 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The theme for September is "5 Ingredients or Less." The theme for October is "Around the World for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner." Additional themes will be determined by participants.
Flyers will be posted in the library before each gathering detailing sign-up instructions and themes for each gathering. Information will also appear in the newspaper, in the library newsletter, on the Friends bulletin board, and online on the Friends website, on Facebook, and Twitter.
Once again, our Garden Volunteers did a great job planting and maintaining the library entry gardens. Each summer seems to bring its own unique weather challenges, and we are very grateful for the work that each volunteer does to keep the plants healthy and blooming. This year we added a new bed of flowers along the walkway and did some transplanting.
Your efforts do not go unnoticed. Library patrons really appreciate the splash of color that the gardens bring to the entrance, and we receive many compliments on your work.
On behalf of the Friends, thank you to Helen du Toit, John Iberg, Jo Travers, Bethanne Hinkle, Laura Dowling, Claudia Miller, and Ingrid Mayyasi for their continued efforts. Many thanks to our new garden volunteers, Betsy Nikula, Joanne Phillips, and Lisa Cornacchia. We are very happy to welcome you to our team of gardeners.
Alice Levine and Susan Pettit
Garden Committee Co-chairs
You can help keep our library vibrant by volunteering your time and talent.
Volunteers help with activities like planning programs, organizing book sales, and maintaining the library’s entry gardens.