Friends of the Library News
CHILI FEED/AUTHOR EVENT – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21st, COMMUNITY CENTER, WEBSTER
tickets $8 at the library, Fresh Start Coffee Roasters and Gandy Dancer Books or $10 at the door....
Excitement is growing about this year’s Fundraiser Chili Feed!
Join us on Saturday, October 21st, to hear from Lucie B. Amundsen, author of a great book called Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-changing Egg Farm – From Scratch.
We’ll have some great chili (with and without meat) and then listen to Lucie as we enjoy her stories about starting a poultry business, farming in America, buying and selling locally, and having a good laugh (and cry) along the way. More information about the Chili Feed is available below.
To keep you thinking, let’s consider another of the key themes Lucie will be talking about in October.
What about…. FARMING IN AMERICA:
Did you know that: “in 1900 there were well over five million farms with egg-producing hens”? Locally Laid, Lucie B. Amundsen, p.49.
If you want to read more about FARMS and FARMING. You might give these a try. They’re all available with your library card:
Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-changing Egg Farm – From Scratch. Lucie B. Amundsen.
- 5 acres & a dream, the book: the challenges of establishing a self-sufficient homestead. Leigh Tate.
- Nature is more than stones: the life and art of Ruth Peterson Baker. Ruth Peterson Baker.
- Organic hobby farming: a practical guide to earth-friendly farming in any space. Andy Tomolonis
- The first four years. Laura Ingalls Wilder
AND ONE FOR THE KIDS…
Peek Inside the Farm. Anna Milbourne - A lift-up flap book for small children.
Click HERE to see last month’s posting about eggs.
Click HERE to learn more about this year’s Friends Larson Public Library Chili Feed Author event. Tickets are available for $8.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door.
SECOND SATURDAY USED BOOK SALE: Coming November 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Click HERE for the full poster. "Harvest a Bounty of Books"
Hard cover books are $1.00, paperback books are fifty-cents, a plastic bagful is $4 and for $5 you get a paper bag full of books!
The Friends of the Larsen Family Public Library, at their May meeting, donated $1500 to the library to augment the books and materials in the children’s area. The Friends were able to raise these funds through proceeds from our monthly used book sales (held the second Saturday of each month), and from last year’s chili feed. We wish to thank all who helped make these donations possible.
Proceeds from fundraising through the sale of bricks from the old Webster High School were distributed to various organizations in the village. Laura Rachford, library board president, received a check from village representative Tim Maloney on September 27 to put towards reducing the building debt. This donation is greatly appreciated!
New MS Connection Group Forming!
WHERE: Larsen Family Public Library
Please join Diane Whitcraft and other people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) as we gather together informally each month to share our stories, triumphs, challenges, and creative ways to live our best lives with MS. This NEW MS connections group will hear topics of great interest, learn about valuable resources, and share experiences and information that could change your life!
Bring your questions and joint the discussion the second Tuesday of each month.