On Sunday, March 17, 2019, the Friends of the Goodnow Library Sunday Afternoons at Goodnow Program Series hosted 23 time marathon runner and author Paul Clerici. Clerici shared informative, enlightening, and humorous Boston Marathon stories from his book Boston Marathon: History by the Mile.
On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, The Friends of the Goodnow Library held another program in their series An Evening with an Author hosted by Deborah Norkin, an editor with Pangyrus Magazine. Authors Susan Bernhard (The Winter Loon, Katrin Schumann (The Forgotten Hours), and James Charlesworth (The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill) held a lively and interactive conversation about their different treatments of the theme of family dynamics in their books, their writing styles, and their craft choices. Each author also read excerpts from their books.
On Sunday, February 24, 2019, the Friends of the Goodnow Library hosted Kim Larkin, professional chocolatier, who presented a program entitled “Perky Pairing: Fine Coffee and Chocolate Creations.” Kim discussed the history and health benefits of both coffee and chocolate and provided delicious samples for the audience to taste.
On Thursday, January 24, 2019, The Friends of the Goodnow Library received a $15,000 grant from the Middlesex Savings Bank. Alice Levine, president of the Friends and Susan Pettit, vice president, accepted the gift on behalf of the organization at a reception held at Middlesex Savings Bank headquarters in Westborough, MA. This grant will be used to expand the Friends annual support of programming and resources not included in the annual town budget for the Goodnow Library in Sudbury.
“Local libraries play a major role in making our communities the special places they are, said Mike McAuliffe, president and CEO of Middlesex Savings Bank. “They provide important resources that residents of all ages can utilize and enjoy. We are pleased to be making this gift to support all that they do.”
The $15,000 gift to The Friends of the Goodnow Library is part of a cumulative gift of $1.4 million that Middlesex Savings Bank distributed to 84 nonprofit organizations including libraries, food pantries, and senior centers within the Bank’s retail branch territory.
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.
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.