Page 1

MILTONLIBRARYFRIENDS.ORG FOMLVOLUNTEERS@GMAIL.COM FOMLGAINFO@GMAIL.COM FACEBOOK.COM/FOMLGA

FRIENDS OF THE

MILTON LIBRARY TH E FR I E NDS OF THE MILTON LI BR A RY I S A 501(c )(3) N O N - PRO F IT C O RPO RAT IO N February•March•April 2016 - vol. 2, issue 1 - Quarterly Newsletter

S

NEWS AND UPDATES FROM YOUR FRIENDS!

THE FRIENDS OF THE MILTON LIBRARY {FOML} is pleased to have established a relationship with Local Life Publishing, publisher of Milton Magazine, to publish and distribute our quarterly newsletter. We will be bringing you news and stories from the FOML, along with a calendar of programs and events at the Milton Library. Whether you call Milton, Alpharetta, Crabapple or Roswell home, one thing’s for sure–our community has gotten even better thanks to the addition of the new, state-of-the-art Milton Public Library. FOML, an all volunteer organization, has been around for years, advocating for a new library and the many benefits it brings… increased literacy, access to books, periodicals, computers, multi-media and more. It also serves as a place for people of all ages to gather. We are thrilled to have the new library as the centerpiece of our Milton community and the Friends Barn as our new home. FOML is a 501(c)3 organization established to raise funds and support the programs and ongoing needs of the library not covered in the Fulton County Library budget. We

also promote awareness of the library, hold fundraising events and encourage public support. INSIDE News & Updates, p1 There are many ways to get Volunteering, p2 involved! Book Sales, p2 facebook.com/FOMLGA Found Treasures, p3 DID YOU HEAR? Library Events, p4 From January through Book Sorting, p6 November 2015 the Visual Milton, p8 FOML volunteers donated FRIENDS OF THE 3,082 hours. Even though MILTON LIBRARY BOARD our group is less than a Marsha Spear, co-President year old, our volunteers came in third place among Kimberly Gauger, co-President David Shannon, Vice President all of the Friends groups in Karen Thurman, Treasurer Fulton County: Board Members: 1st place-Roswell 6,834 Leslie Fanuzzi, Gordon Hunter, 2nd -Alpharetta- 4,131 Paul B Kaplan, Bill Lusk, 3rd -Milton-3,082 hours Christy McWhorter, Bob Meyers, Mercy Vennel

FRIENDS TO ADVERTISE: OF THE MILTON INFO@LOCALLIFEPUBLISHING.COM 1 LIBRARY•845 MAYFIELD RD•MILTON, GA 30004•MILTONLIBRARYFRIENDS.ORG


VOLUNTEERING

T

THE FRIENDS OF MILTON LIBRARY {FOML} is an organization built on volunteering and welcomes new volunteers at any time. Our volunteers are the life blood of our organization. They man the book store, sort incoming books each Monday, organize the shelves in the Historic Barn and provide much needed assistance on sales days. LIBRARY BOOKSTORE {2 hour shifts during library hours}: Volunteers pick a two hour shift to sit in the library bookstore located in the foyer of the Milton Library. No lifting or sorting required, but you will count money and make change. Work just one day a month, weekly or biweekly. BARN BOOK SALES {Monthly on 2nd Saturdays} Volunteers are available to assist customers in finding books and shelving donations during the sales. You may be asked to sit in the library book store during the barn sales so that both locations are open. BOOK SORTING {Mondays from 10am-12pm} Volunteers may be required to do light lifting to move books around from the donation bin to the shelves. These volunteers also identify books that may be “Found Treasures” to be researched. Although there is heat and air available in the barn, Monday mornings can be brisk. BOOK SCANNING: Book ISBNs are scanned and organized

to be sent for sale in partnership with Better World Books {betterworldbooks.com}. Volunteers must have an internet connected device and unlimited data {library’s Wi-Fi does not reach the barn}. INTERNET BOOK SALES: The FOML is looking for a volunteer to spearhead efforts to sell donated books online. If you are interested in volunteering with the FOML, please contact Leslie Fanuzzi at fomlvolunteers@gmail.com or visit our Volunteerspot at http://vols.pt/wxEGJm. You may also request a volunteer application from the library desk. Please specify that you would like to volunteer with the Friends.

Friends of the Milton Library Big Historic Barn Book Sales The barn is open weekly on Wednesdays from 3:30-7:30 p.m.; Second Saturday Big Barn Sales will be held on February 13, March 12, and April 9. Hardbacks are $2.00, Paperbacks are 50¢, Harlequins are 25¢, Mixed Media (Movies/Music/Books on tape) are $1.00, Children’s Hardbacks are $1.00, Children’s Paperbacks are 50¢. Found Treasures are priced as marked and may be examined upon request.

The library foyer book store is open when volunteers are available. The schedule is posted monthly in the foyer and on Facebook. If you are interested in spending 2 hours a month in our bookstore, please contact Leslie Fanuzzi at fomlvolunteers@gmail.com or visit our Volunteerspot at http://vols.pt/wxEGJm.

2 MILTONLIBRARYFRIENDS.ORG


www.edwardjones.com

We support The Milton Library. Marsha K Spear, CFP® Financial Advisor .

295 Rucker Road Suite 150 Alpharetta, GA 30004 770-754-5018 www.edwardjones.com

Uncle Wiggily and the Littletails by Howard R. Garis, illustrated by Elmer Rache, Hardcover w/ dust jacket, 1942, $25

A

FOUND TREASURES

OWN ONE OF THESE DONATIONS AND SUPPORT FOML

ANTIQUE BOOKS or those that appear to be unique in value are pulled for research and priced accordingly. These books are located in our “Found Treasures” section at the back of the barn. All other books are sorted by category and shelved. Vintage set of The Happy Hollisters, Hardcovers with dust jackets {29 books} $200.00 -- The Happy Hollisters series started in 1953 by the Stratemeyer Syndicate and author/ partner Andrew E. Svenson, using the pseudonym Jerry West. It was designed to appeal to young readers, particularly those between the ages of 4 and 12 – the ages of the Hollister family children. Source: thehappyhollisters.com Uncle Wiggily and the Littletails, by Howard R. Garis, illustrated by Elmer Rache, Hardcover with dust jacket, 1942, $25.00 -- Uncle Wiggily Longears is the main character of a series of children’s stories by American author Howard R. Garis. He began writing the stories for the Newark News in 1910. Garis penned an Uncle Wiggily story every day {except Sundays} for more than 30 years, and published 79 books within the author’s lifetime. Source: en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Uncle_Wiggily

Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, Rvsd Ed., 1924, Hardcover Gold Leaf 2 vol. set, $50 -- Albert Gallatin Mackey {Mar. 12, 1807 – June 20, 1881} was an American medical doctor and author best known for writing many books and articles about freemasonry. Source: masonicdictionary.com/mackey. html Our Miss Ella, by Bette J. Wiley, Signed Hardcover 1st Edition, $250.00 -- Our Miss Ella is a biography of the tallest woman who ever lived. Ella was born in 1872 and grew to be 8’ 4” tall. It is believed she suffered from pituitary gigantism, a condition caused by the overproduction of growth hormones. {Not on display, but may be examined upon request during our barn book sales.} Source: https:// youtu.be/LjoLtLtRngI Our volunteers are currently in the process of organizing the barn so that it’s easier to find the types and titles you’re looking for. Organizing the books in the barn is an ongoing process and we are pleased to be making improvements. Please pick up a store map at our next sale to follow our progress.

TO ADVERTISE: INFO@LOCALLIFEPUBLISHING.COM 3


Milton Library Events and Programs

855 Mayfield Road, Milton 30009 • AFPLS.ORG for details For information or to register, please call 404.613.4402 {C} Children {T} Teen {*R} Registration Required {F} FOML Supported Program Visit the FOML Library Bookstore • Monthly Schedule Posted in Foyer

FEBRUARY

{F}FOML Wednesday Barn Sales Wednesdays, 3:30pm - 7:30pm ESL Lounge Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Aging Caregivers Support Group Sundays, 2-3 p.m. {C} Stories for Shorties Storytime Ages birth-5. Tues.10:30 a.m. 8 Week Financial Planning Class Weds, February 3-March 30. 2-3 p.m. {T} ACT vs. SAT: What’s the Difference? Wednesday, February 3. 6:00 p.m. {R} {C} Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre presents: Mumferd’s Safety Tales Ages 3-7. {R} Friday, February 5. 3:30 p.m. {C} Mo Willems Party Ages 4-7. {R}. Saturday, Feb 6.11:00 a.m. {C} Becoming a Responsible Pet Owner Saturday, February 6. 2:00 p.m. {C} Let’s Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month Ages 1-5. Mon, Feb 8. 10:30 a.m. Milton History Book Club Tuesday, February 9. 6:15-7:15 p.m. Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations by Georgina Howell Astronomy Club’s Monthly Program Wednesday, February 10. 6-7 p.m. {C} Silly Science Storytime with an Experiment Ages 3-6. Thursday, February 11 10:30 a.m. {T} Teen Chess Club Fridays, February 12, 26.4:30 p.m. Complementary & Alternative Therapies in Palliative/Hospice Care Friday, February 12. 10:30-11:30 a.m. {F} FOML Historic Barn Book Sale Saturday, February 13. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. {T} ACT Practice Test {*R} Saturday, February 13, 2:00-6:00 p.m. Grief Recovery: A Personal Journey-I

Tuesday, February 16. 10:30-11:45 a.m. {C/T} SQ3R: Study Skills for All Ages Wednesday, February 17. 6:00 p.m. ACE of Our Hearts: Aging and Caregivers Educational Series Thursday, February 18. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Preventing Fraud Thursday, February 18. 2-3 p.m. {F}{C} Donuts with Dads Storytime {*R} Saturday, February 20. 11:00 a.m. {C} Youth Book Club Ages 9-12. {*R} Sunday, February 21. 2:15 p.m. Sunday Scrabble Sunday, February 21. 3-4:30 p.m. Green Cleaning 101 Monday, February 22. 2-3 PM On Becoming a Caregiver Tuesday, February 23. 6-7 PM {C} Let’s Play Music w/ Linda Hirschi Ages 4-6. {*R} Wednesday, February 24. 3:30 p.m. Thursday, February 25. 10:00 a.m. {C} Fun Math at Milton Ages 7 and up. Thursday, February 25. 3:45 p.m. Savvy Investments for Her Thursday, February 25. 2-3 p.m. Midday at Milton Fiction Book Club Friday, February 26. 12-1 p.m. Jane Austen Bookclub by Karen Joy Fowler

MARCH

{F}FOML Wednesday Barn Sales Wednesdays, 3:30pm - 7:30pm ESL Lounge Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Aging Caregivers Support Group Sundays, 2-3 p.m. {C} Stories for Shorties Storytime Ages birth-5. , Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. (T) Advanced Note Taking (*R) Wednesday, March 2, 6:00 p.m. {T} New SAT Practice Test {*R} Sat, March 5. 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Milton History Book Club Tuesday, March 8. 6:15-7:15 p.m. The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck Radon: The Silent Killer Wednesday, March 9. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Astronomy Club’s Monthly Program Wednesday, March 9. 6-7 p.m. {C} Silly Science Storytime with an Experiment Ages 3-6. Thursday, March 10. 10:30 a.m. Spirituality CEU Thursday, March 10. 2-3 p.m. Women & Aging Thursday, March 10. 3-4 p.m. ACE of Our Hearts: Aging and Caregivers Educational Series Thursday, March 10. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sleep Disturbances & Dementia {T} Teen Chess Club Fridays, March 11, 25. 4:30 p.m. iPhone & iPad Basics Friday, March 11. 10:30-11:30 a.m. {F} FOML Historic Barn Book Sale Saturday, March 12. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. {T} Understanding Credit Cards for Teens Saturday, March 12. 11:00 a.m. {T} The Roadmap to College {*R} Saturday, March 12. 2:00 p.m. {C} Youth Book Club Ages 9-12. {*R} Sunday, March 13. 2:15 p.m. Grief Recovery: A Personal Journey---Part 2 Tues, March 15. 10:30-11:45 a.m. Writers on Writing: Kimberly Brock Wednesday, March 16. 6-7 p.m. {F} (C) Donuts with Dads Storytime (*R) Saturday, March 19. 11:00 a.m. Sunday Scrabble Sunday, March 20. 3-4:30 p.m. Spring Tips for Home Maintenance Tuesday, March 22. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

4 MILTONLIBRARYFRIENDS.ORG


{T} College Scholarship 101 {*R} Wednesday, March 23. 6:00 p.m. Upgrades that Do & Don’t Pay Off Wed, March 23. 6:30-7:30 p.m. {C} Fun Math at Milton Ages 7 and up. Thursday, March 24. 3:45 p.m. Midday at Milton Fiction Book Club Friday, March 25. 12-1 p.m. Broken For You by Stephanie Kallos Feng Shui Women & Aging: Warning Danger Zone Ahead Tuesday, March 29. 6-7

APRIL {F}FOML Wednesday Barn Sales Wednesdays, 3:30pm - 7:30pm ESL Lounge Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Aging Caregivers Support Group Sundays, 2-3 p.m. {C} Stories for Shorties Storytime Ages birth-5. Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. {T} AP Government Practice Test {*R}; Saturday, April 2. 2:00 p.m. Frogging By Ear Tuesday, April 5. 6-7 p.m. DNA: Finding Cousins thru Chromosomes, Tues, April 5. 6-7 p.m. Writers on Writing Wednesday, April 6. 6-7 p.m.

{T} Teen Chess Club Fridays, April 8, 22. 4:30 p.m. Green Cleaning 101 Friday, April 8. 2-3 p.m. {F} FOML Historic Barn Book Sale Sat, April 9, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Milton History Book Club Tuesday, April 12. 6:15-7:15 p.m. Home Staging Tips for Everyone Tuesday, April 12. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Astronomy Club’s Monthly Program Wednesday, April 13. 6-7 p.m. Pre-Approved vs. Pre-Qualified? Wednesday, April 13. 6-7:30 ACE of Our Hearts: Aging and Caregivers Educational Series Thursday, April 14. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Finding Mom’s New Forever-Home: Services, Costs, and Options Guardianship CEU Thursday, April 14. 3-4 Ethics of Healthcare Thursday, April 14. 2-3 p.m. {F} {C} Donuts with Dads Storytime {*R} Saturday, April 16. 11:00 a.m. {T} AP Statistics Practice Test {*R} Saturday, April 16. 2:00 p.m. {C} Youth Book Club Ages 9-12. {*R} Sunday, April 17. 2:15 p.m. Sunday Scrabble Sunday, April 17. 3-4:30 p.m.

Grief Recovery: A Personal Journey---Part 3 Tuesday, April 19. 10:30-11:45 a.m. Writers on Writing: Leslie Marinelli Wednesday, April 20. 6-7:30 p.m. Selecting the Right Realtor Wednesday, April 20. 6-7:30 p.m. {C} Fun Math at Milton Ages 7 and up. Thurs, April 21. 3:45 p.m. Midday at Milton Fiction Book Club Friday, April 22. 12-1 p.m. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls {C} First Annual Springtime Pup Parade Saturday, April 23.11:00 a.m. Parade will be outdoors. All ages welcome! Maximizing Social Security Benefits Friday, April 26. 6-7 p.m. (T) Study Skills-ADHD Students {*R} Wednesday, April 27. 6:00 p.m.

LIBRARY HOURS Monday 10am - 6pm Tuesday 10am - 8pm Wednesday 10am - 8pm Thursday 10am - 6pm Friday 10am - 6pm Saturday 10am - 6pm Sunday 2pm - 6pm

TO ADVERTISE: INFO@LOCALLIFEPUBLISHING.COM 5


What happens with all those books? WE ARE FORTUNATE TO operate in such a giving community, and are continually amazed at the amount of book donations coming through our doors. And yet, try as we might, we are challenged as to the amount of books and materials we can display or offer. Our biggest task is to get as many of the books out on the sales floor to feed a wide array of tastes. People often ask what we do with all these donated books. Here are just a few things you may not know about our book sortings.

Bill Lusk is a Friend Board member and one of our extraordinary volunteers. He’s shown here inside the barn that he largely built with the help of Board volunteers. Special thanks to Milton architect Tom Bryan who drew the plans for the barn.

Proudly supports the Friends of the Milton Library! We are now a drop-off location for gently used book donations. Bring them to:

4955 Windward Parkway

Every Monday from 10:00 a.m. to noon we have a group of dedicated volunteers who sort through the week’s donations. Mistakenly donated library books (including school library books) are returned to the library. Donated books are date stamped with the month that they are donated. If a book is not selling after many sales, we will evaluate our options. Our first order of business, of course, is to get the best-looking, most in demand, and newest books out into the barn and the foyer store. The librarians may ask us to find specific good condition hardcover books that have been requested for circulation. Those are given directly to the library. Another group of volunteers scans ISBN barcodes to identify those books that can be sold through our partnership with Better World Books. We are constantly identifying opportunities to maximize the amount of money that can be raised for the library through book donations and sales. Books that are antique or appear to be unique in value are pulled for research and then priced accordingly. These books are located in our “Found Treasures” section at the back of the barn. All other books are sorted by category and shelved. When a book is very popular, it’s not long until we have multiple copies of the same book. Duplicates are pulled and boxed for distribution among other Friends groups in Fulton County. For example, in February we were able to share books with the Adamsville branch.

Individually Focused and Community Minded!

www.providencebankga.com 678-624-2265

Books that are damaged and cannot be sold are recycled. Our volunteers are currently in the process of organizing the barn so that it’s easier to find the types and titles you’re looking for. Organizing the books in the barn is an ongoing process and we are pleased to be making improvements. Please pick up a store map at our next sale to follow our progress.

6 MILTONLIBRARYFRIENDS.ORG


TO ADVERTISE: INFO@LOCALLIFEPUBLISHING.COM 7


M .C O G

HI N

sp He r l

ea p d FO LO TO the M CA AD wo L LL IFE VER rd ! PU TI B L SE IS :

IN FO @

I

VISUAL MILTON

IF YOU HAVE VISITED the Milton Library recently, you probably noticed the display of large canvas photographs of rural Milton. Did you know that original copies of the images can be purchased for your home or office? They represent your opportunity to own a piece of Milton history, and they make wonderful gifts!

The photographs appear in the book Bygone Treasures and Timeless Beauties; Barns of Old Milton County by Robert Meyers. The book profiles in text and photos fifty barns in what was once known as Old Milton County. The Dinsmore property where the library is located is one of the properties featured in the book.

Images are limited edition museum quality Giclée prints stretched over sturdy wood support frames, ready to hang. They can be signed by the photographer if you wish.

Three sizes are available. Sizes are approximate. Prices include UPS shipping to any address in the United States. Small (12 x 16) - $175, Medium (18 x 24) - $325, Large (36 x 48) - $950 -- Custom sizes are also available by contacting author/photographer Bob Meyers directly at 770 664-5373.

Giclée is an advanced method of fine art digital printmaking which allows multiple originals to be made from the same image, and they can be made in different sizes. They will last for decades without fading or deterioration.

All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Milton Library which uses the funds to support a wide range of library programs and services.

How to Support the Friends of the Milton Library THE MISSION of the Friends of the Milton Library (FOML) is to support the Milton Library. We are Friends because we love books, support our public libraries, and enjoy the camaraderie of our fellow members. The FOML provides financial support to enrich many library programs and services that are not covered by the Fulton County budget. There are many ways to support the FOML. Support the

Friends by joining the FOML, volunteering at one of our many events, contributing to the Giving Tree, or by purchasing artwork from Visual Milton. You can also support the FOML by donating and buying books at our monthly book sales. For the latest in Friends news, or other library-related information, please follow us facebook.com/FOMLGA.

8 MILTONLIBRARYFRIENDS.ORG FRIENDS OF THE MILTON LIBRARY•845 MAYFIELD RD•MILTON, GA 30004•MILTONLIBRARYFRIENDS.ORG

FOML Spring 2016 Newsletter  

FOML NEWSLETTER SPRING 2016 The Friends of the Milton Library is a non-profit 501(3)c organization which helps support the prograams and act...

FOML Spring 2016 Newsletter  

FOML NEWSLETTER SPRING 2016 The Friends of the Milton Library is a non-profit 501(3)c organization which helps support the prograams and act...