Greetings From The President

Ellen Dewey


The little nip in the early morning air and the yellowing of leaves can only mean one thing…..pumpkin related everything!!! Pumpkin scented items, pumpkin flavored foods and baked goods, pumpkin spiced beverages, pumpkin decorations, and my personal least favorite of all time, pumpkin marshmallow Peeps (yes, it’s true; google it).

These signs of autumn also herald two very important things for Friends: the new Library’s anniversary and the Friends-sponsored Fall Fest!!

The community is invited to the Library’s Art and Authors Showcase, celebrating a record year of programming, thanks to both the county, and librarian Jennifer Patterson’s ingenuity and boundless energy. SFT registered 960 new patrons! Friends are providing the refreshments and helping with set- up. This open house format will feature artists (including paintings by our SFTFOL Vice President, Joanie Gardner, and piano music by our Newsletter Editor, Joyce O’Neal), a local poet, and various local authors. So stop in and check out the local art and literary scene. It will be THE place to be on Tuesday, September 29, 4-8 PM. Please share the news and bring a friend!

Our annual community Fall Fest will be held at the Library from 10- 2, Saturday, October 3. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. There will be games, prizes, face and pumpkin painting, crafts, bake sale, and more. Pirate Bob will wow the children with balloon sculptures, and refreshments will be available for purchase. A few volunteer positions still need to filled, so please let me know ASAP if you or a teen can help (teens can earn service hours). Let’s make this the best Fall Fest ever!

And I hope to see you at our SFTFOL meeting on Tuesday, October 20, 6:30PM. Bill Nagel will discuss with us his ideas about the Hwy 150 congestion. The title of his presentation is “Fix 150.” The regular business meeting will follow the program. The list of our programs for 2015-2016 appears later in this newsletter.


We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Sherrills Ford Branch Library.  Please join us.