|Please join us on our mission to support the Stirling Road Branch Library with our programming, fundraising, and advocacy efforts.|
The Friends' Programming Committee would like to develop and implement programs which serve the interests and needs of our community. By filling in our survey,
you can help determine the types of programs we offer! Take the Survey
Our recent addition of the Articles of Interest has become an immensely popular website feature. In our efforts to continue providing information and links that we feel will inform, entertain and enhance the experience of our visitors, we have just added a new section to provide Book Lists that will foster our efforts. Please vist our new Book Lists page and let us know what you think.
Join us at our monthly Board Meeting on the Second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 PM|
|Our most recent book sale was a resounding success!! We raised over $200 in 2 ½ hours but raised even more in goodwill. What a pleasure it was to see a cadre of volunteers recruited by Jan Surratt moving like a finely tuned mechanism. With a somewhat magical flourish, the all-purpose room was transformed into a bookstore with books divided into categories. Volunteers encouraged library patrons to browse and manned the tables and the cash register. The camaraderie between the volunteers created such a fun, lively atmosphere. Of course, our book room volunteer, Abby Stern, was there, organizing, guiding, and making order out of chaos. Our favorite moment was the twelve year old boy who could not believe his great fortune in finding books by authors he loves at a price that encouraged him to fill a bag with these treasures. His smile erased the fatigue any of the volunteers might have been feeling. To the right is a picture of Rose Sazant, one of our loyal volunteers, taking a minute to pose with her "So many books, So little time" T-shirt!|
Just when you thought that you knew all of the benefits of being a
Member of The Friends of the Stirling Road Branch Library we
find new ways to say Thank You for your support. Show your Friends
membership card at Cinema Paradiso in Hollywood and receive two dollars off the
ticket price and a free popcorn! This is a wonderful benefit for our members
and we are thrilled to offer you this incredible deal! If you have not yet been
to the movies at Hollywood's newest and most innovative movie theater, please
let this amazing offer be your introduction! Follow this link to movie times
and more information. www.fliff.com.
See you at the movies!!
140 Strong and Growing
On Thursday February 13, Dora Katz became our 140th member!! Welcome to our group of Friends, Dora!! Pictured below is Dora with her daughter Becky Katz Silverman (who of course is also a member together with her husband Mitchell, a law librarian at Nova University Law School). Meet the rest of our newest members here.
What's Happening at the Library?
Our New Series of Art Clsses are about to begin
Our series of six art classes will begin on Friday, March 7th and will run from 1:00-3:00 pm. The structure of these classes under the direction of Sandi Levy is as follows: Each week there will be a mixed media demonstration and students will follow-up with the art project at home. The following week the students will bring their work back to class for critique and then there will be another demonstration. It's simple, fun and hands on!!
The first class will be a demonstration on how to create Marbleized Paper. It will be a shorter class because there will be no critique. If you are interested, sign up on our website using the Contact Page or you can send an email to Signups@friendsofthestirlingroadbranchlibrary.com.
The classes are free and are limited to the first forty registrants.
Art Appreciation Series
Dr. Batia Cohen will lecture on The Monuments Men: The Real Story from an Art Historian's Perspective on Thursday March 6th at 6:30 pm. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Dr. Cohen has a Ph.D. in Mesoamerican Studies from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from the Universidad Metropolitana in Mexico City. She was an adjunct professor at Florida International University and has published numerous articles in specialized Art and History magazines. She is currently a collaborator of a cultural magazine in Spanish on line; LetraUrbana.com and is the author of the historical novel Una Amapola entre cactus. For more information see Dr. Cohen's website at:
Classical Music Series
Walter Ladden's musical immersions continue to inspire our Friends.
Walter's presentations are on Tuesdays through the end of March. This
series is sponsored by the Friends in partnership with The Music Club of
Hollywood. Seating is limited. Click Here to see the scheduled sessions.
Do you want to see what the audience thought of these wonderful evenings? Please read the letter which was sent by one of members in our latest Blog.
Thank you Ali Shweky.
Check out our latest book review:
Toni Morrison – A Writer for All Seasons
Review by Helen Spindler
February is African American History Month because as a country and an educational system, we have not evolved to the point where we can incorporate the truth of our stained history into one united bounty. Despite my personal frustration with this country's failures and because we do still recognize African American History Month, this seems the ideal time to recall and revere the adult fiction of the only living American Nobel Prize Laureate, Toni Morrison who is African-American. Read More
Florida Center for the Book Congratulates the 2013 Florida Book Award Winners
The Florida Book Awards -- the nation's most comprehensive state book awards program -- was established in 2006 to recognize, honor, and celebrate the best Florida literature. It is coordinated by The Florida State University Libraries, and co-sponsored by the Florida Center for the Book, State Library and Archives of Florida, Florida Historical Society, Florida Humanities Council, Florida Literary Arts Coalition, Florida Library Association, "Just Read, Florida!," Florida Association for Media in Education, Florida Center for Literature and Theatre, the Friends of FSU Libraries, Florida Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, and the Florida Writers Association. Click Here to read more.
Are you interested in becoming one of the Friends' volunteers? Would you like to become a member? Click on the links to get the full details.|