Between Friends - Blount County Friends of the Library Newsletter - October 2014

Blount County Friends of the Library October 2014
Beyond Friends, Blount County Public Library Friends Newsletter

We are delighted to announce that Between Friends has a new format.
You will continue to see the same emphases on the multi-faceted literacies of our very modern library and how you as Blount County Friends of the Library put your many talents to work on these various enterprises which help our library serve Blount County.

You will be receiving a brief, emailed newsletter each month throughout the year. Those who do not use email will receive the usual posted edition about two weeks before each quarterly book sale.

Please volunteer to edit/write this newsletter or give suggestions and general feedback to Editor Jane Bennett at with the subject line of: newsletter feedback

Need inspiration for a gift? Want something that isn't the "usual" gift card or item that will never be used? Seen? Heard of again?  Why not try giving something that is still always the rage? A book!

Have you been to the Blount County Friends of the Library ebay store?  There are so many books to choose from! Over 500 and all types! Cookbooks. Collectibles. History. Childrens..... Click here to see what is happening! BCFOL Ebay Store

Friends Who Volunteer

There are some new faces volunteering at the library these days!  Having just moved here from Phoenix AZ, they both enjoy reading, and realizing that the best way to get to know their new community, Lynn McKean and George Hoerger have become the newest volunteers with the Friends of the Blount County Library.  Recruited by longtime volunteers, Harry and Lee Downey (Lynn's parents), they are excited to be a part of it all!  Look for them at the Fall book sale in Oct, and the Christmas Parade!

2014 Summer Donations

Robert & Patty De Rycke
Ray Peebles
Louis & Marlene Milliken
Tim & Leslie Lucas
Mark & Rhea Hart
Michael Harrison
Colin & Jane Kamperman
Shirley Delap Estate
Ray Peebles
In Memory of Wayne Forshay by Randy & Cathy McIntyre & Beth & Matt Fannon
In Memory of Mr. Pittman by Jim Porter
In Memory of Greg Simerly by Bob & Marie Harris

Ex Libris, by Dolores Philpot
Captain Philpot tells pirate jokes

Pearson Springs Park was the perfect setting for the September 17 program by Ex Libris. Attending members, Sue Hanye, Nancy Kaems, Marian Nicholas, Dolores Philpot, Jennifer Woolever, Joan Worley and Barbara Zurl presented their first group program in an outdoor setting. The audience, composed of New Providence Presbyterian Church’s Bartlett Adult Day Out Program participants and church volunteers, heard the story behind Constitution Day and the 19th Amendment. Tennessee’s vote in 1920 was crucial in giving women voting rights, but it did not come easily. The group also listened to discussions about upcoming events:   Scotland’s Independence vote and International Talk like a Pirate Day. Ex Libris volunteers dressed in pirate regalia for the event. They shared pirate pictures, stories, jokes and pirate songs. After the program, everyone sat down to enjoy the fellowship of a church sponsored volunteer appreciation luncheon.

Everyone is a reader... Some just haven't found their favorite book yet.
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Members have early access on October 9th!

(If you are not a member, you can join at the sale. Membership Forms will be available and credit card payments will be accepted.)

October 9, 2014
Noon to 6:00 pm

October 10 & 11, 2014
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Blount County Library, Lower Level

Amazing quarterly book sales are held in January, April, July, and October! Recent sales have offered around 50,000 books! One of the perks of being a member of the Friends is early access to the sale the day before it’s opened to the public.

Come build your own Library!

Click here to view the October 2014 Collectible Book List available at this book sale. The selection of books is excellent, and many are in mint condition. There are books for everyone and they’re well-organized for easy browsing. The book sale depends on donations, and each one seems to get bigger and better than before.

If you love to read, if you love books, this is a Book Bargain Event you cannot miss. The best selections go fast, so plan to attend as a BCFOL member to get the “preview” sale and grab the best.

Proceeds from your membership and your purchases support the Library!

BCFOL Volunteers spend hours and hours sorting and organizing books and other items. A multitude of categories of shelved books will be found on wide shopping aisles; open shopping areas display many, many special features. You will find our shopping venue rivals retail book stores. Our knowledgeable Volunteers will be on hand to gladly assist you find those special books!

Two pumpkins
Thank you! written on post-it note

Friends of the Library Week
October 19 - 25

Governor Haslam has proclaimed this honor to the Friends of the Tennessee Libraries for their promotion of the joys and benefits of literacy, learning, and economic well being for all Tennesseans through fund-raising and other volunteer activities.

Upcoming Events

Some Library Happenings

Thursday October 9 - 7 pm
Dr. Kathleen Sales
Living with PTSD

Saturday October 25 - 9-12 noon
Free Legal Advice clinic
Individuals can meet with an attorney

Wednesday October 29 - 11 am
Joanie Shaver
Director of BC Office on Aging
Medicare Changes

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Friends of the Library Book Club

If you enjoy reading a wide variety of books and stretching your mind through intelligent discussion, please join the club in the board room on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:15 a.m.

October’s book will be Dragnet Nation by Julia Angwin

November’s book will be Me Before You by Jojo Moyes