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MILTON LIBRARY FRIE NDS OF THE M I LTON 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 2017 - vol. 3, issue 1 - Quarterly Newsletter (SPRING 2017)

PICTURED ABOVE: The FOML Tour of Homes raised over $20,000 in December. Read more on page 3.

Welcome! 2017 FOML Board Members

Welcome Judy Burds and Donna Savas to the Judy Burds, Leslie Fanuzzi, Kimberly Gauger, 2017 FOML Board. The following individuPaul B. Kaplan, Marketia Patterson, Donna als were nominated and duly elected as offiSavas, Marsha Spear, and Karen Thurman. cers for 2017: Bill Lusk as President, Christy Gordon Hunter, David Shannon, and Bob McWhorter as Vice President, Mercy Vennel Meyers will be rotating off the Board after as Treasurer, and Kevin Spear as Secretary. many years of service to the Friends and the The FOML Board for 2017 includes Judy Library. We want to thank them for their Burds, Leslie Fanuzzi, Kimberly Gauger, Paul generous contributions and service made to B. Kaplan, Marketia Patterson, Donna Savas, the Library. Marsha Spear, and Karen Thurman. Welcome 2017 Board, p1 Volunteer with FOML, p4 Are We Still Friends? p8 Book Sale News, p2 Book Donations, p5 Find FOML online, p8 Holiday Tour of Homes, p3 Classes & Programs, p6-7 FOML 2017 Board, p8 TO ADVERTISE: INFO@LOCALLIFEPUBLISHING.COM 1


Historic Barn Book Sales Our Friends volunteers recently partnered with the Young Men’s Service League to rearrange the books in the barn for the new year. There are now three distinct sections following the architecture of the barn: Non-Fiction, Fiction, and the new Children’s room. Hardcover and paperback fiction are now together by author and children and teens now have a whole room of books available to browse. We hope that you will be able to locate your favorite titles more easily. Romance paperbacks will now be located in the self-serve lobby shop. Our donations are dated the month we receive them. If a book has been in our barn for over six months it moves to the self-service lobby shop for a month. After our 2nd Saturday sale, those books are packed and offered to other AFPLS Friends groups or sent to one of our partner online sales organizations. This allows us to circulate new book donations through the barn so that it’s always a new experience every month.

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Holiday Tour of Homes Raises $20,000 The money raised from the tour benefits the Friends of the Milton Library, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the financial support and program enhancement of the Milton Library.

The inaugural Milton Holiday Tour of Homes was a huge success on December 10, 2016, with more than 300 people touring the homes with the assistance of over 70 volunteers and 37 sponsors and community partners helping to raise $20,000 before expenses to benefit Friends of the Milton Library. The Tour featured five “classically Milton” homes stunningly decorated for the holidays. Each home was carefully selected and kept secret before the Tour. The homes were revealed to ticketholders during the Tour -- providing an element of anticipation and surprise. The tickets for the tour sold out in less than 10 minutes. Robert Meyers, chair of the Milton Holiday Tour of Homes committee and board member of the Friends of the Milton Library, said: “We were overjoyed at the response of the community for this tour,” said Meyers. “With such interest and success, we hope to expand our tour next year.” Many local sponsors supported the inaugural event, including: The Craft Dolan Team at Keller Williams Realty Consultants, Scottsdale Farms, Urban Farmhouse, Edward Jones – Marsha Spear, Georgia Associated Realty, Milton Montessori, Smith & Kennedy Builders, State Farm – Daniel Lauger, The Cueny Team at Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, Windward Law Group, Andrea Costa Studio, Bryan Home Planning, Indigo Restaurant, Jamison Private Wealth Management, Lori Rohs Designs, Milton Business Alliance, Morrow Family Medicine, Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub, SuperSlow Zone, William B. Orkin Foundation, Alpharetta & Old Milton County Historical Society, Brickmont

Assisted Living, Casa Nuova Restaurant, Huntington Learning Center Alpharetta, Isabelle Gautier's Art, Milton Chiropractic, Private Bank of Buckhead, Providence Bank, Hennessy Transportation and Whitetail Bicycles & Coffee Shop. We also had seven Community Partners, people who provided goods in kind: Appen Media Group, Birmingham United Methodist Church, Cheeses & Mary, Donna Savas Digital Creations, Halyard Health, Latitude34 Public Relations and Nothing Bundt Cakes. The money raised from the tour benefits the Friends of the Milton Library, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to the financial support and program enhancement of the Milton Library. Some of the library programs supported by the Friends of the Milton Library include: STEM and STEAM programs, Lego Club, Astronomy Club program supplies, chess boards and timers, Teen Advisory Board meetings, Youth Book Club, Wildlife Program, Children’s Music Performance, Atlanta Audubon Youth programs, Summer Reading, and others. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to our Holiday Tour of Homes committee members: Bob Meyers, Lara Dolan, Tracey Craft, Kim Hirsch, Judy Burds, Marsha Spear, Amanda Quintana, Cindy Eade, Bill Lusk, Jack Lindon, Betsy Lowery, Francia Lindon, Pat Miller, Donna Savas, Pat Check, Karen Thurman, and Kim Gauger for their time and dedication in making this event such a phenomenal success. (FOML credits that portions of this article originally appeared in the Alpharetta Milton Patch, December 21, 2016.)

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

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(R) Registration Required (C) Children’s Programming (T) Teen Programming [FOML] Sponsored by Friends of the Milton Library Ongoing Events FOML Wednesday Barn Sales Wednesdays, 3:30-7:30 PM

FEBRUARY 2017 (C/R Ages 2-4 with caregiver) Small, small world; Wednesday, 2/1/2017 11AM-11:35 AM (C/R Ages 5-11) Lego Club @ Milton [FOML]; Thursday, 2/2/2017 4PM-5PM Midday at Milton Book Club: Bel Canto by Ann Pratchett; Friday, 2/3/2017 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Chess for Adult Beginners Saturday, 2/4/2017 1:00 PM-2PM (R) Silver Surfers computer classes ; Monday, 2/6/2017 11:00 AM-12PM (T/R Ages 12+) Creative Arts Hangout•Wednesday, 2/8/2017 5:30 PM-6:30 PM The role of community news in the digital world; Wednesday, 2/8 at 6:30 PM7:30 PM

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Events and Programs 855 Mayfield Road, Milton 30009 • AFPLS.ORG for details For information or to register, please call 404.613.4402

Please visit the Milton Library self-service Bookstore in the Foyer (C/R Ages 1st Grade +) Books with Pups- CAREing Paws; Thursday, 2/9/2017 4PM-4:45 PM Friends of Milton Library 2nd Saturday Book Sale Saturday, 2/11/17 10AM-4PM (C/R Ages 5-11) Books with Pups•Saturday, 2/11/2017 10:30 AM-11:30 AM (T/R) Mock SAT Test Saturday, 2/11/2017 10:30 AM-2:30 PM https://www.applerouth.com/ schools/138046 Event Code M229087 (C Ages 0-6) Bilingual Storytime with Lingual Kids [FOML]; Wednesday, 2/15/2017 11:00 AM-11:35 AM (C/R Ages 5+) Budding Artists Collective•Wednesday, 2/15/2017 4PM-5PM (T/R) Teen Manga and Cartooning; Wed, 2/15/2017 5:30 PM-7PM (R) Sit-to-Stand: How to Exercise with a Sedentary Job; Wednesday, 2/15/2017 6PM-7:30 PM (C R Ages 5-11) Lego Club @ Milton [FOML] Thursday, 2/16/2017 4PM-5PM (T Ages 13+) Game Day @ Milton Library; Saturday, 2/18/2017 11AM-5PM

(C/R) The Great Dino Dig! [FOML];Wednesday, 2/22, 4PM-5PM•(C/R Ages 1st Grade +) Books with PupsCAREing Paws ; Thursday, 2/23, 4PM-4:45 PM (T/R) Mock SAT Test Saturday, 2/25/2017 10:30 AM-2:30 PM https://www.applerouth.com/ schools/138046 Event Code M229088

MARCH 2017 (C/R Ages 2-4) Small, small world•Wednesday, 3/1/2017 11AM-11:35 AM (C/R Ages 5-11) Lego Club @ Milton [FOML; Thursday, 3/2/2017 4PM-5PM Midday at Milton Book Club: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff; Friday, 3/3/2017 12PM-1PM Chess for Adult Beginners Saturday, 3/4, 1PM-2PM (C/R Ages 9-12) Badger & Fox Book Club [FOML] Sunday, 3/5/2017 2:30 PM3:30 PM (C Ages 5-12) Laser Blazers [FOML]•Monday, 3/6, 12:30 PM-1:30 PM (C/R Ages 1st Grade+) Books with Pups- CAREing Paws; Thursday, 3/9/2017 4:00 PM-4:45 PM

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Exercise Your Mind. Read! Friends of Milton Library 2nd Saturday Book Sale; Saturday, 3/11/2017 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

(C Ages 0-5) Stories For Shorties; Tuesdays, 1/10/2017 - 5/2/2017 10:30 AM-11AM

(C/R Ages 5-11) Books with Pups•Saturday, 3/11/2017 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

(C/R Ages 2-4) Small, small world; Wednesday, 4/5/2017 11AM-11:35 AM

Milton History Book Club: Napoleon's Buttons by Penny LeCouteur; Tuesday, 3/14/2017 6PM-7PM

Friends of Milton Library 2nd Saturday Book Sale Saturday, 4/8/2017 10AM-4PM

(C Ages 0-6) Bilingual Storytime with Lingual Kids [FOML]; Wednesday, 3/15/2017 11AM-11:35 AM (C/R Ages 5+) Budding Artists Collective; Wednesday, 3/15/2017 4PM-5PM (R) Exercise and Age Wednesday, 3/15/2017 6PM7:30 PM (C/R Ages 5-11) Lego Club @ Milton; {FOML}Thursday, 3/16/2017 4PM-5PM (T Ages 13+) Game Day @ Milton Library; Saturday, 3/18/2017 11AM-5PM (C/R Ages 1st Grade +) Books with Pups- CAREing Paws ; Thursday, 3/23/2017 4PM-4:45 PM

(C/R Ages 5-11) Books with Pups; Saturday, 4/8/2017 10:30 AM-11:30 AM (C/R Ages 9-12) Badger & Fox Book Club [FOML] Sunday, 4/9/2017 2:30 PM3:30 PM Milton History Book Club: Hidden Power by Kati Marton Tuesday, 4/11/2017 6PM-7PM (C/R Ages 5-11) Lego Club @ Milton [FOML; Thursday, 4/13/2017 4PM-5PM Midday at Milton Book Club: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman; Friday, 4/14/2017 12 PM-1:PM (T Ages 13+) Game Day @ Milton Library; Saturday, 4/15/2017 11AM-5PM

(C Ages 5-12) Our Underground Helpers [FOML] Wednesday, 4/26/2017 4PM5PM (R) Starting an Exercise Program at Any Age•Wednesday, 4/26/2017 6:00 PM-7:30 PM (C/R Ages 5-11) Lego Club @ Milton [FOML];Thursday, 4/27/2017 4PM-5PM

MAY 2017 (C/R Ages 2-4) Small, small world; Wednesday, 5/3/2017 11AM-11:35 AM (C/R Ages 1st Grade +) Books with Pups- CAREing Paws ; Thursday, 5/4, 4PM-4:45 PM (R) Exercising w/ Chronic Disease•Wednesday, 5/10/2017 6:00 PM-7:30 PM Midday at Milton Book Club: Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood; Friday, 5/12/2017 12PM-1PM Friends of Milton Library 2nd Saturday Book Sale; Saturday, 5/13/2017 10AM-4PM (C/R Ages 9-12) Badger & Fox Book Club [FOML] Sunday, 5/14/2017

(C Ages 5-12) Nesting and Baby Birds [FOML], Wednesday, 3/29/2017 4PM-5PM

(C Ages 0-6) Bilingual Storytime with Lingual Kids [FOML]; Wednesday, 4/19/2017 11AM-11:35 AM

(C/R Ages 5-11) Lego Club @ Milton [FOML]; Thursday, 3/30/17; 4PM-5PM

(C/R Ages 5+) Budding Artists Collective; Wednesday, 4/19/2017 4PM-5PM

APRIL 2017

(T/R) Teen Manga and Cartooning; Wednesday, 4/19/2017 5:30 PM-7PM

(C Ages 0-6) Bilingual Storytime with Lingual Kids [FOML]; Wednesday, 5/17/2017 11AM-11:35 AM

(C Ages 1st Grade +) Books with Pups- CAREing Paws ; Thursday, 4/20, 4PM-4:45 PM

(T/R) Teen Manga and Cartooning; Wednesday, 5/17/2017 5:30 PM-7PM

Chess for Adult Beginners Saturday, 4/1/2017 1PM-2PM (C Ages 5-8) Folktales from Around the World Mondays, 1/9/2017 5/1/2017 4:15 PM-5PM

Milton History Book Club: Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China by Jung Chang; Tuesday, 5/16/17 6PM-7PM

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Volunteering with the FOML The Friends of the Milton Library (FOML) is an organization built on volunteering. FOML is pleased to welcome new volunteers at any time. Our volunteers have been and continue to be 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. If you are interested in volunteering with the FOML, please contact Leslie Fanuzzi at fomlvolunteers@gmail.com. You may also request a volunteer application from the library desk. Please specify that you would like to volunteer with the Friends. The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System requires all FOML volunteers complete the Volunteer Application found on their web site at www.afpls.org/volunteer. If you

have not yet submitted this paperwork, please do so at your earliest convenience. BARN BOOK SALES (Monthly, 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 staffed. 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. INTERNET BOOK SALES The FOML is looking for a volunteer to spearhead efforts to sell donated books online. Please contact fomlvolunteers@gmail. com if you are interested.

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Are we still Friends? Is it time to renew your Friendship? Benefits include an annual FOML membership card which entitles you to two free regular priced used books per month, invitations to annual Friends and Volunteers events and a quarterly electronic newsletter subscription direct to your preferred e-mail. Being a Friend of the Milton Library starts at $10 a year.

Find Friends on the Internet The Friends of the Milton Library web site has been updated to include our new calendar of events! Find out when the next book sales and volunteer opportunities will be at http://www.miltonlibraryfriends.org/ events/. We are now Instagramming some of our new book donations every Monday. Follow us @FOMLGA to see how unique our book donations can be.

The mission of the Friends of the Milton Library (FOML) is to support the Milton Library. We are Friends because we love books, we support our public libraries, and we 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. 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 on Facebook at facebook.com/FOMLGA.

FRIENDS OF MILTON LIBRARY BOARD BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOARD MEMBERS

PRESIDENT Bill Lusk

Judy Burds Leslie Fanuzzi Kimberly Gauger Paul B Kaplan Marketia Patterson Donna Savos Marsha Spear Karen Thurman

VICE PRESIDENT Christy McWhorter TREASURER Mercy Vennel SECRETARY Keven Spear

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Friends of Milton Library Spring 2017  

Friends of Milton Library (FOML) Spring 2017 Newsletter

Friends of Milton Library Spring 2017  

Friends of Milton Library (FOML) Spring 2017 Newsletter