Wednesday, November 12 at 7pm
We would be delighted to have you join the members of the Friends as we welcome local author Jim Bilder to talk about his newest book, Artillery Scout: The Story of a Forward Observer with the U.S. Field Artillery in WW I, published in October of this year. His message will be very timely, since we celebrate our present and past service men and women on Veteran’s Day, November 11th. Jim Bilder will have copies of his book for sale for $25 (usually $35) and he is willing to autograph your copy of the book. We know that many of you are unable to attend our day-time meetings so we are happy to have this opportunity to offer you an evening event and the chance to learn more about the Friends and their work at the short business meeting which will follow Jim Bilder’s presentation.
The Friends’ membership year runs from January through December and we will kick off our membership drive at Christmastime in Palos. What an inexpensive way ($5 for individuals and $10 for any size family!) to see that your Library’s special needs are met. What am I talking about? Well, the Friends exist to help the Library achieve its goals of serving patrons in the best ways possible. How do the Friends do that? Let me count the ways – we hold two major book sales annually and all the proceeds go to the Library. Your membership allows you to purchase materials before the public is invited. We offer at least two programs each year for your enjoyment, we accept donations and stock the “Book Nook” throughout the year and we supply materials to the Free Little Lending Library at Lake Katherine and the Metra train station in Palos Heights whenever possible. We collect the labels from Campbells and its sister companies, compile them and use the points we receive to fulfill the wish lists of the children’s staff. You know, of course, that we sponsor Christmastime in Palos annually, and we are open to new ideas from you! Join the Friends and help our wonderful Library!