Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Friends of the Russell Library Book Sale is This Weekend!

The Friends' Sale happens in the Activity Room of the library.
Friday September 8th from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday September 9th from 10:00am to 2:00pm, The Friends of the Russell Library will be having their book sale in the Activity Room of the library.

This is the first sale since last June, so there are many new books, CDs and DVDs from which to choose!
Come and take advantage of all the donations that have been received over the summer!

The Friends of the Russell Library is a non-profit organization of citizens who believe that an excellent library is essential to a community.  Since its founding in 1983, the Friends have made significant contributions to the Library. Thanks to money from donations and book sales, the Friends have contributed more than $500,000 to improve services.

Goals of the Friends:
Bring together citizens who appreciate a fine library and will devote time to it.
Encourage the community to recognize and use the Library
Raise money for programs which are needed, but funds are not in the City budget.

Ways to become involved:
  • Become a member!  Pick up a membership form the next time you visit or click on the website:
  • Donate!   The Friends of Russell Library is a 501 (c) 3 organization.  Donations are tax deductible
  • Volunteer!  Friends volunteer to work at used book sales and special events

In 2016-17, the Friends funded a wide range of educational and cultural programs: 

Museum Passes – The Friends provide the popular Museum Passes, providing free access or discounts to nearly 20 cultural, educational and recreational facilities around the state.
Adult Cultural Programs
Book discussions (on Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird )
Caroline Doctorow Concert
Classical Favorites Concert
Elizabeth Thomas: Poetry for Mothers and Daughters
Ensemble Schumann (classical music trio)
Flutists Michael Pestel and Peter Standaart
Gershwin! (violinist and pianist)
Hip Hop Cultural History
“Indra” (Jazz/R&B ensemble)
Middletown International Film Festival (8th Annual!)
Money Smart Week (financial literacy)
Readers Theater (dramatization of plays with local actors)
Russell Readers (book discussions using the Great Books method)
Tellabration (storytelling) Program
Summer Reading Program
Veterans’ Writing Group

Teen Programs        
Crafternoon activities (combining science and art)
Graphics illustration workshop
Writing workshop

Children’s Programs
Bending Gravity Program (with Eric Girard)
Book Voyagers Program (mother/daughter book discussion)
Summer Reading Program

Young People’s Concert

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