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Annandale Area Public Library - Friends of the Library 
Meeting Notes - August 5, 2004

* End of the Summer Reading Program party: Will take place Saturday 8/14/04 from, 10-11am in the library unless the crowd requires moving to the Senior Dining space. Michael Planer aka Michael the Magnificent" will provide a 30 minute magic show for $20. (Sandy will pay Michael from internal funds.) Barbara Jacobson will provide music and stories. It was suggested to have FRIENDS stickers there. We need volunteers: Muriel, Stephanie and Elizabeth volunteered. 
* Volunteers: Elizabeth requested some additional volunteers and provided a list of opportunities. Julie Sedey and Diane Shoberg (calls) said the could help.  Barb Lundberg showed us that much of the furniture needed dusting. Ron Remington volunteered to dust.
* Treats: Sandy and Elizabeth asked the group if they wanted to spend our FOL $ on treats for events. Group comments: "Too soon after dinner. Treats unnecessary. Not the best use of our limited funds. Often go to waste." After some discussion, we took a vote and it was unanimous.
* Spring Author Event: Elizabeth has written to Minnesota author, Leif Enger (Author, Peace Like a River) to see if he could come in the spring and possibly be interested  in a One Book One Community program. No response yet. (Follow Up: Mr.Enger's office called. A woman representing Mr Enger indicated he was not available for a spring 2005 event but appreciated the invitation.) Elizabeth also suggested Janis Amatuzio, author of Forever Ours would be an excellent option. Local funeral director and new FOL member, Marlene Dingmann, says my. Amatuzio is an EXCELLENT speaker.  (Follow Up: Ms. Amatuzio has been featured in the Star Tribune with glowing reviews about her book and speaking ability).
* Stephanie's adventure: Stephanie shared info about her upcoming year-long adventure Cairo. We all expressed our thanks for all she's done for FOL and the library board, and wished her well.
* October Advocacy Event: Tuesday evening, October 26th at 7pm at the City Hall.
* MLA Conference: Cindy is attending the entire event. Elizabeth attending one day. (Update, Julie Sedey attended instead of Elizabeth)