Friends of ELPL

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Friends  Meeting
Monday, September 8, 2014
7:00 pm.
Library Conference Room

 

 

Sublime Sunflowers
Pastel Paint like the Masters with Greg Maichack

photo of sunflower done in pastelsSaturday, September 20th
10:30 – 12:30 pm.
Library Community Room

Extensively researched, Maichack teaches participants by lecture, revealing anecdotes, historical context and demo of techniques applicable to many styles of pastel painting, covering all essential pastel techniques. Participants using van Gogh’s, Georgia O’Keeffe’s and Monet’s famous “Sunflowers” artwork, and also Maichack’s reference photos, create their unique sunflower pastel painting.

All materials: pastels, pastel paper, pastel pencils, included.

Registration is required as seating is limited. Please call the library Circulation Desk at (413) 525-5400, x1511 to register.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This project is supported in part from a grant from the East Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Friends Merchandise

Come join us! We’ve been waiting for you!

Our serious side
We believe the East Longmeadow Public Library is a vital literary, cultural and social center of our community. Our group supports the library’s activities and provides for some of its needs. We educate the public about library issues, promote good-will, and raise much-needed funds to benefit the library and its patrons. If you take the library and these issues seriously, we think you would make a great Friend!

Our fun side
We put smiles on faces! We smile because we meet new people, strengthen friendships and feel a great sense of accomplishment in what we do. Event participants smile for lots of reasons (just ask them!). The library staff smiles because we raise money for items they need and our events help make the library a great place to visit.

Our accomplishments
We’re proud to bring you tried-and-true events as well as new endeavors each year and provide materials and funding for the library. Here are just some of the contributions you can be a part of when you become a Friend:

Adult book discussion series
Annual Spring book and bake sale
Annual  paperback book sale
Author’s book signings
Evenings with authors

Friends writing contest
Art prints
Children’s summer reading program funding
Purchase of  museum passes as a Friends’ perk
And many other materials, supplies and events!

Let us put your dues to work
Any patron of the East Longmeadow Public Library is eligible to become a Friend, whether you live in town or not. When you join, your membership fee helps to enrich and promote the library. Much of our support to the library is made possible through membership fees. Let us put your dues to work!

For your membership, you’ll get:

Discounted cost on Friends events, such as the book discussion series
Early admittance to book sales
Museum Passes
Friends newsletters
Admittance to our monthly Executive Board Meetings
Admittance to our Annual Meeting
Free admittance to “Chocolate Sampling” 

Tax deductible membership fees

Pick your level of involvement:
To be a Friend, just complete the enrollment form and pay your membership fee. There’s no other commitment – unless you choose to become actively involved. (We’d love that!) You could provide baked goods for our sale, make research calls to area libraries, help write our newsletter, hang event posters around town, stuff envelopes, sort books for sales, manage an event, brainstorm fundraising ideas, you name it!

FOELPL Membership Application

Friends Annual Report  2013 – 2014

For general inquiries, email foelpl@gmail.com

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