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



FOML Supported Library Programming We are looking forward to an exciting summer at the Milton Library with Summer Reading! Through our fundraising efforts, the FOML has been able to support the following programs and supplies for the library in February and March, and will be assisting with funding many more programs this summer: • TEEN BEAD PROGRARM • ARTS & CRAFTS SUPPLIES • ASTRONOMY CLUB PROGRAM SUPPLIES •CHESS BOARDS & TIMERS •TEEN ADVISOTRY BOARD MEETINGS REFRESHMENTS •YOUTH BOOK CLUB REFRESHMENTS •WILDLIFE PROGRAMMING WITH ANIMALS •CHILDREN’S MUSIC PERFORMER: (Alina Celeste Music and Dance Competition) • ATLANTA AUTOBON YOURTH PROGRAMS • SUMMER READING KICK-OFF W/GWINNETT BRAVES MASCOT, “Chopper.” • THAT PUPPET GUY • BARRY STEWART MANN, A bilingual Story Performer

You can support these programs and others like them through the Friends by shopping at our book sales, INSIDE making a direct News & Updates, p1 contribution by donating Giving Tree Spotlights, p2, p6 funds to the FOML, Bookstore News, p3 contributing to the Giving BBQ Birthday Bash, p3 Tree, or purchasing original Library Events, p4 giclee prints of Visual Libray Tour of Homes, p7 Milton artwork on display How to Help, p8 in the library foyer. FRIENDS OF THE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED MILTON LIBRARY BOARD in leaving a lasting legacy Marsha Spear, co-President for the Milton Library with Kimberly Gauger, co-President David Shannon, Vice President a tax deductible donation Karen Thurman, Treasurer to the Giving Tree, please visit our website Board Members: or Leslie Fanuzzi, Gordon Hunter, Paul B Kaplan, Bill Lusk, take a brochure from the Christy McWhorter, library FOML self-serve Bob Meyers, Mercy Vennel store.




JUST INSIDE THE ENTRANCE to the new Milton  Library, the beautiful 8 foot tall steel Giving Tree  fabricated by local artist Glenn Levent commands one’s  attention. The Giving Tree acknowledges  individuals and organizations who have made financial  contributions to the Friends of the Milton Library’s efforts to  enrich a wide range of library programs.  Donors  purchase an engraved leaf or rock, which highlights their support of the library for generations.  

Spotlight donor: WJ and Crista Albertson The Albertson family – all avid readers and active in the Milton community -- demonstrated their love of the library through the purchase of a gold rock beneath the tree.


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They appreciate the library’s architecture, the adjacent Friends Barn and above all the rural heritage it all symbolizes.  The origin of William “W.J.” and Crista Albertson’s  interest in all things rural dates back to their youth near  Moline, Illinois where Crista’s family operates a farm. The farmstead features a large “scientific barn,” which had the latest revolutionary construction techniques available at the time of its construction in the mid-1800s. The barn was built by the VP of the state board of agriculture who helped lead the founding of the University of Illinois in 1867. Famed blacksmith and plow maker John Deere tested some of his early inventions on the farm, which was near the John

1785 D i n s m o re Rd . , M i l t o n G A 3 0 0 04 Deere Plow Works of Moline. As generations passed, the treasured barn fell into disrepair. About 7 years ago, W.J. and Crista extensively rehabilitated the stunning structure and today it proudly gives testimony to its historic past --- just as our library reminds us of our community’s agrarian heritage.

Spotlight Donor: The Spolan Family If you spend any time in the library, it is likely you will run into one of the Spolans. As a family of voracious readers, Keith, Tara and their two children claim to live in the library. In addition to supporting the library through their legacy of a silver leaf, Tara teaches the Silly Science children’s program, while Keith, Benjamin and Livia roam through the Milton Library stacks for something new to consume.

GIVING TREE DONORS Benjamin and Livia Spolan

Tara is grateful for the library, as she puts it, “It’s cheaper than Barnes & Noble, and our family of readers wouldn’t be able to keep up if it wasn’t for the library.”


Being part of the community means CARING Friends of the Milton Library

Marsha K Spear, CFP® Financial Advisor

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




The FOML library foyer bookstore has been converted to a self-service store and is now open daily for your convenience. If you find a book you want to purchase, please pay for it by putting your money into the locked box on the wall. Books in the store are chosen from popular adult book donations available in the barn. Children’s books and other genres are now exclusively in the barn and may be purchased during our weekly Wednesday afternoon sales or our big 2nd Saturday monthly sales. Our wonderful group of dedicated volunteers continues to organize the books in the barn so that you can find exactly what you want. We are grateful for all of their effort and invite you to stop by during our Wednesday or Saturday sales to see their progress.

coordinate online book sales. If you or your organization are interested in this service project, please email for more information.

BBQ Birthday Bash

July 16, 2016, 12pm-4pm The Milton library is turning 1! Join us for a fun, family friendly event on the grounds of the Milton Library. Bring a blanket or chair and have a seat under the old oak tree to enjoy great music with fantastic BBQ. TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-PURCHASE IN JUNE!


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 Please visit the Milton Library self-service Bookstore in the Foyer


FOML Wednesday Barn Sale Wednesdays, 3:30-7:30 p.m. (T Ages 13+) Flora & Fauna Teen Photo Contest; May 1-31 (Deadline for entry May 25) Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Sunday, May 1, 4:00 p.m. Home Selection Criteria Wednesday, May 4, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Writers on Writing: Suzanne Rosenwasser Wed., May 4, 6:15-7:30 p.m. Palliative & Hospice Care Explained Friday, May 6, 11:00 a.m. Midday at Milton Fiction Book Club: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls Friday, May 6, 12-1 p.m. Milton History Book Club: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough Tuesday, May 10, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Green Cleaning 101 Tuesday, May 10, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Astronomy Club’s Monthly Program Wednesday, May 11, 6-7 p.m. A More Empathetic You Thursday, May 12, 10:00 a.m. ACE of Our Hearts: Aging and Caregivers Educational Series Thursday, May 12, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (T) Teen Chess Club Friday, May 13, 4:30 p.m. FOML Historic Barn Book Sale Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday Scrabble Sunday, May 15, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Sunday, May 15, 4:00 p.m. Grief Recovery Tuesday, May 17, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Budding Artists Collective Wednesday, May 18, 3:15 p.m. Writers on Writing: Tom Poland Wednesday, May 18, 6:15-7:15 p.m.

(C *R Ages 9-12) Youth Book Club Sunday, May 22, 2:15 p.m. Frogging By Ear Tuesday, May 24. 6:00-8:00 p.m. (C *R) Read to a Therapy Dog with CAREing Paws; Thur, May 26, 3:45 p.m. (T) Teen Chess Club Friday, May 27, 4:30 p.m. Change Your Home, Not Your Address Tuesday, May 31, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (F) Karen White’s Flight Patterns Book Launch and Tea; Tues, May 31, 10:00 am


FOML Wednesday Barn Sale Wednesdays, 3:30-7:30 p.m. (*R$) AARP Smart Driving Class Thursday, June 2, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (F) Summer Reading Kickoff Friday, June 3. 11:00 a.m. Midday at Milton Book Club: The Pillars of Earth by Ken Follett. Friday, June 3. 12:00 p.m. (F *R) Native Reptiles of Georgia Saturday, June 4. 11 a.m. -12 p.m. Women and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Saturday, June 4. 12:30 p.m. (C) Youth Chess Club Fridays, June 4, 11, 18, 25. 4:30 p.m. Adult Yoga Class Saturdays, June 4 – Aug 27. 3:00 p.m. Heartfulness Meditation Sundays, June 5, 12, 19, 26. 4:00 p.m. (*R) Coloring for Grown-Ups Mondays starting June 6. 10:30 a.m. (C Ages 0-5) Stories for Shorties Most Tues, June 7-July 26, 10:30 a.m. (C *R Ages 9+) Water/Wastewater Treatment EnviroScape Model Town Tuesday, June 7, 4:30 p.m. Buyer’s Purchase Agreement Class

Tuesday, June 7, 6:00 p.m. (T+ *R) Milton Astronomy Club Tuesday, June 7, 6:00 p.m. (C *R Ages 3-7) Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre presents: Mumferd’s Safety Tales; Wed, June 8, 11:00 a.m. (T Ages 13+) Graphic, ink. Thursdays, June 8 and July 13, 3:00 p.m. (*R) Toxicity: Advanced Workshop Wednesday, June 8, 6:30 p.m. (*R) ACE of Hearts: Aging and Caregivers’ Education; Thurs, June 9, 12:30 p.m. (T *R) TAB Meeting (Teen Advisory Board); Thursday, June 9, 1 p.m. (T+) AdventureTime: Movies at the Library; Thurs, June 9 - Aug 4, 2:00 p.m. (C All Ages) Family Movie Afternoon Fridays, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22, August 5, 1:00 p.m. (C *R Ages 5+) Books with Pups with our friends from Humane Hearts Second Saturday of each month beginning June 11, 10:30 a.m. FOML Historic Barn Book Sale Sat, June 11, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Smart Start Homebuying Seminar Saturdays, June 11, 25, 10:30 a.m. (F *R) Bookmaking Class with Gregory Christie ; Sat, June 11, 11:00 a.m. (C Ages 4+ F) That Puppet Guy presents Aesop’s Fantastic Fables Tuesday, June 14. 10:30 a.m. Milton History Book Club: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson; Tues, June 14, 6:15 p.m. (T+) The Roadmap to College Tuesday, June 14 (C *R) Journey to the Center of the Graphic Novel Book Club Ages 7-10. Wednesdays, June 15, July 13, and August 3, 1:00 p.m. (T) Teen Fest Friday and Sat, June 17 & 18, all day.



(C Ages 4-12 F) Barry Stewart Mann presents Fun’n’Fit Folktales from Near and Far; Friday, June 17, 11:00 am (T) Understanding Credit Cards for Teens Saturday, June 18, 11:00 a.m. Coloring for Grown-Ups (wknd edition) Saturdays starting June 18, 1:00 p.m. (T+ *R) ACT vs. SAT Tuesday, June 21, 6:00 p.m. From Contract to Closing Tuesday, June 21, 6:00 p.m. (C Ages 5+ F) Atlanta Audubon Society presents: Bird Identification & Outdoor Adventure ; Wed, June 22, 11:00 a.m. (F) Author David Darracott Wednesday, June 22, 6:00 p.m. (C *R Ages 5+) AstroKids Wednesdays, June 22, July 27, and August 24, 6:00 p.m. (C Ages 4+) Bring your own Blanket Outdoor Storytime Thursdays, June 23, 10:30 a.m. (T *R Ages 12+) Game Day @ The Library; Sat, June 25, 11:00 Garden Produce Food Safety Tuesday, June 28, 6:00 p.m. Undiet Your Life Tuesday, June 28, 6:00 p.m.


FOML Wednesday Barn Sale Wednesdays, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Midday at Milton Book Club, Happiness

Key by Emilie Richards Friday, July 1, 12:00 p.m. (C *R Ages 5+ F) Chattahoochee Nature Center presents a Georgia Wildlife Journey ; Wed, July 6, 2:30 p.m. (*R) LIFE Skills for Parents of Tweens & Teens; Wed, July 6, 13 & 20, 6:15 p.m. (C) Youth Chess Club Fridays, July 8,15, 22, 29, 4:30 p.m. FOML Historic Barn Book Sale Sat, July 9, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Smart Start Homebuying Seminar Saturday, July 9, 23, 10:30 a.m. Heartfulness Meditation Sundays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, 4:00 p.m. (T+) Milton Astronomy Club Tuesday, July 12, 6:00 p.m. (T+ *R) Advanced Note Taking Tuesday, July 12, 6:00 p.m. Hospice Services and the Dying Dementia Patient; Thurs, July 14, 12:30-1:30 (T *R) TAB Meeting (Teen Advisory Board); Thurs, July 14, 1:00 p.m. FOML BBQ Birthday Bash Saturday, July 16, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (C Ages 7+ F) Atlanta Audubon Society presents: Taking Flight Saturday, July 16, 11:00 a.m. Canning Class Tuesdays, July 19, 6:00 p.m. (C Ages 4+) Bring your own Blanket Outdoor Storytime

Thursday, July 21, August 4, 10:30 a.m. (C T *R) SQ3R: study skills for all ages Tuesday, July 26, 6:00 p.m.


FOML Wednesday Barn Sale Wednesdays, 3:30-7:30 p.m. (*R) Common Equine Emergencies and Basic First Aid; Tues, August 2. 6:30 p.m. Fiction Writing Series Wednesdays, Aug 3 - Sept 14, 6:00-7:30 Midday at Milton Book Club: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski Friday, August 5, 12:00 p.m. Heartfulness Meditation Sundays, August 7, 14, 21, 28, 4:00 p.m. (T+) Milton Astronomy Club Tuesday, August 9. 6:00 p.m. (C *R Ages 3-7) Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre presents: Mumferd’s Safety Tales Wednesday, August 10, 11:00 a.m. Living Well With Dementia

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



our Giving Tree Donors!

Spotlight donor: Sally Rich-Kolb

including the Crabapple Antiques Fair in the 70s and 80s.

Sally Rich-Kolb has remained active in the Crabapple community for over 28 years, starting with her first shop when Crabapple was the Antique Mecca of the South. She has gone on to help develop two festivals, the Crabapple Community Association, and various other events. With a silver rock, Sally chose to honor SALLY RICH-KOLB Emory and Virginia Reeves, whom she remembers fondly as being kind to all, passionate for all things Crabapple and full of life!

Spotlight donor: Peyton & Megan Jamison

According to the AJC, Virginia Reeves was the unofficial first lady of Crabapple. She and her husband Emory, who was called the mayor of the North Fulton community, had two businesses in the area and supported many local events,

Peyton and Megan Jamison have been committed volunteers since they first met as students at Auburn University. As Miss Auburn, Megan was the official hostess for the university while Peyton was active in student government. Today Peyton is President of the Crabapple Community Association and is Chairman of the City of Milton Planning Commission. They both have volunteered many hours working in the Milton Library Friends Bookstore. Megan was on the Community Public Art Panel that selected the beautiful statues and sculpture that adorn the exterior and rotunda of the library. Peyton sees the library as a place where people can gather and get away from the pressures of daily life. He appreciates its small town feel. The Jamisons were pleased to contribute a gold leaf to the Friends Giving Tree. They know that their three children are destined to be serious library patrons.

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The Friends of the Milton Library are pleased to present Milton’s First Holiday Tour of Homes. Proceeds raised from the Tour and events will directly support the Milton Library. 2nd Weekend in December For more information: Becoming a Sponsor: Tracey Craft, The Craft Dolan Team at Keller Williams, 770.722.3119, OR --Lara Dolan, Keller Williams Realty Consultants, 404.514.6533, Volunteering: Amanda Quintana, 770-241-1125;

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DAVE SHANNON Vice President, Friends of Milton Library

The Giving Tree

A generous contribution to the Giving Tree is a meaningful way to honor a friend or family member or to express your personal support for our community library. The tree also provides businesses and other organizations an opportunity to communicate their support for the library. •Silver Leaf: $250 – Individual, family or business name engraved on a silver leaf. •Gold Leaf: $500 – Individual, family or business name engraved on a gold leaf. •Silver Rock: $1000 – Individual, family or business name engraved on a silver rock. •Gold Rock: $5000 – Individual, family or business name engraved on a gold rock.

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


FOML Summer Newsletter  

The Friends of the Milton Library is a non-profit 501(3)c organization which helps support the programs and activities of the Milton Library...

FOML Summer Newsletter  

The Friends of the Milton Library is a non-profit 501(3)c organization which helps support the programs and activities of the Milton Library...