As many of you know, our small, completely volunteer run library held a great free outdoor family movie night with a desert pot luck last week. What a treat!
Now here's the behind the scenes story of what it takes to make that happen.
After the idea was approved in our monthly meeting volunteer Traci Templeton took on the task of making it happen. She coordinated ad space in the local paper, she secured movie licensing, and she picked up a copy of the movie itself. Meanwhile volunteer Sharon Mayer wrote a press release and copy that Angelique Lee used when she designed a newspaper ad and posters. Then we all hung them around town.
What else? Well Traci borrowed a projector and speakers from Kim & Jason at the Clear River Tavern (thanks Kim and Jason!), a popcorn machine from the local school (thanks Gail!), and purchased a new 12 x 12 tent for the library. She picked up extension cords, lemonade mix, coolers and popcorn cups too.
The night of the movie was when the group effort really came together and we worked together as a community. Some families set up games, others put tables out, Carl Oertell showed up with his ladder to put the outdoor movie screen up on the library wall, Sharon organized the deserts, Angelique mixed the lemonade, Susie stopped by to take care of a few financial details.
And what was the final result? A great community event. Something adults and kids could (and did) enjoy. A chance for neighbors to get together. A chance to watch a feature movie under the open sky right here in our home town. A chance to feel great about the community we live in.
And so, a hearty thank you to Traci, Angelique, Sharon, Karen, Carl, Jason, Kim and all the others who made this happen.
It's not hard to volunteer, it's not complicated, but there sure is a lot to do. Join us at our next meeting if you'd like to help.
Please Join Us for a Free Community Movie -
Outdoors and for the Whole Family
The Roger Clark Memorial Library in Pittsfield sponsors a “Walk-In” Movie on Friday, July 23rd. The evening begins with a Dessert Potluck at 6:30 pm along with Local Entertainment and Games. Please bring a dessert to share and join in the fun, while waiting for the sun to set on our outdoor ‘theater’, behind the library on the green in Pittsfield.
We will be viewing: Inkheart "A timeless tale about books, about imagination, about life." The movie is rated PG and begins at dusk.
Bring a blanket and/or chairs.
Free Popcorn and Drinks! Rain date is Saturday, July 24th
Library volunteers Susie, Traci and Angelique have purchased, cataloged and displayed our new selection of books. These purchases were made possible by our sponsor a book program. Come in and enjoy them. Our summer hours are Tuesday 3 to 5, Thursday 5 to 7 (stop by when you're at the farmers market), and Saturday 9 to 11am.
Here is a list of the new books and the sponsors who made their purchase possible.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
by Steig Larsson
Sponsored by Nancy Hamor
Always Looking Up
by Michael J Fox
Sponsored by Joe and Kristina Grasso
The Joy of Keeping Chickens
Sponsored by Domenic Chiarella
by Sarah Blake
Sponsored by Alvina Harvey
by Elizabeth Gilbert
Sponsored by Joyce Stevens
Mike Mulligan and More
by Virginia Lee Burton
Sponsored by Dave Soucey
by David Shannon
Sponsored by Spider McGonagle
Walking to Gatlinburg
Mosher, Howard Frank
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
by Jeff Kinney
Sponsored by The Haff Family
by Barbara Kingsolver
Sponsored by The Abrams Family
by Jodi Picoult
Sponsored by The Jarecki Family
Walking to Gatlinburg
by Howard Frank Mosher
Sponsored by The Lee Family
The Lightning Thief: The Last Olympian
by Rick Riordan
Sponsored by Zev Ruben
The Girl Who Played with Fire
by Steig Larsson
Sponsored by Kim and Jason Evans
Our Saturday morning kids program will follow in the tradition of our Summer Special Saturdays. We'll have crafts, stories, games and projects, but this summer, thanks to Yu, all with a Chinese theme. Please join us for the fun every Saturday from July 10th to August 14th at 9:30am. More volunteers are needed to make this program happen. If you're interested in lending a hand please contact the library at 746-4067 or firstname.lastname@example.org.