Spring used book sale a success

With an all volunteer cast of more than 50, the Friends Spring Used Book Sale concluded April 21.  The sale brought in almost $6,000 that will go to library programs including summer reading programs for children, teens and adults.
The next sale will be in October.
Book donations are vital to these sales.  Friends of the Library sells your donations online through Amazon.com, on the sale cart near the Library entrance and at the twice-a-year sale events in the Library.  Please take your donations to the checkout desk at the Library.

Friends Cultural Series, Spring events

We hope you will be able to attend the final cultural program for Spring 2018.  It will start at 6:30 in the Rogers Meeting Room of the Library.  Admission is free.

Tuesday, May 15 Shipwreck Archaeology  Join Chris Dewey of the Maritime Archaeological Society as he shares recent investigations and discoveries lost ships including the Beeswax Wreck Project, one of the most popular mysteries of the Oregon Coast!  Chris will discuss the tools and techniques used to discover and investigate the famous and less-known shipwrecks and their wreck sites.


Friends 45th Annual Meeting, April 11

All Friends members are encouraged to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Forest Grove Library.  It will be held at 5:30 PM, on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in the Rogers Room of the Library.
The past year will be reviewed and officers will be elected for the coming year.  Nominations for officers for 2018-19 are:  President – Mike Smith; Vice President – Susan Schubothe; Treasurer – Ralph Vasey; Secretary – Katie Allnutt.  Nominations will also be accepted from the floor.
Light refreshments will be served and we hope to see you there.
There are vacancies on the Board.  If you are interested in learning more, contact Mike Smith at 503 530-9353 or at m2zsmith@msn.com.

October book sale

More than 50 volunteers made the Friends fall used book sale a success.  Sales of books and other media and membership fees totaled over $5,300.
All proceeds from the sale go to the Forest Grove City Library for programs like Summer Reading, Friends Cultural Series and Ted Talks.
The next sale will be April 16-21, 2018.
Thank you, volunteers and customers!

Don’t miss the Books & Buns dinner on Thursday, October 26

After shopping for books at the Friends sale Thursday, there’s nothing like a great Maggie Pike lasagna dinner!

The Library Foundation of Forest Grove will hold their vaunted Books & Buns dinner on Thursday, October 26, 5:30 to 8pm at the United Church of Christ, 2032 College Way in FG.

Menu: Lasagna (meat/vegetarian choices), salad, bread and dessert.

Prices: $12 adults, $6 children (12 and under); take-out available with pre-purchased tickets.   Famous Maggie’s buns sold on site: $1

Tickets available at: Forest Grove City Library and Maggie’s Buns.  Please purchase by Tuesday, October 24.  Limited number sold

Bonus at the dinner!  $10 raffle for a dinner for 8 catered by Maggie Pike.

All proceeds to the Library Foundation of Forest Grove to continue furniture and equipment development at your Library.