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Why are the Friends of the Macon County Public Library important?
Because full day, 6 day per week library service staffed by librarians is vital for creating young readers and helping students succeed in school.
Because well stocked libraries help stimulate the imagination of those who want to enhance their leisure time and satisfy the curiosity of lifelong learners.
Because our libraries are comfortable places to meet, learn, and connect to the online world.
Because the library operating budget doesn’t cover all the needs of the community.
We Sponsor Programs At the Library...
Wednesdays, 1 - 4 pm. One-on-One Job Search Help with SCC's Educational Opportunities Department staff. Appointments, preferred, drop-ins available. 524-3600.
The September “Wild Critter Adventures” photography exhibit features photos and video of a variety of different wildlife behaviors and images taken by Ed and Cindy Boos. Critters displayed include mammals such as grizzly, bears, lions, Jackals, and bobcats. Many species of birds are also included in the exhibit from several birding hotspots in the US and Kenya.
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2 & 7 pm. New biographical drama chronicling the 3-month period in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr led a campaign to secure equal voting rights. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in president Johnson signing the voting Rights Act of 1965. Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material including violence, a suggestive moment, and brief strong language. 2 hrs. 8 mins.
Friday, Sept. 4, 2 pm. Classic drama staring Gregory Peck and Mary Badham based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning book of 1961. Lawyer Atticus Finch agrees to defend a black man accused of raping a white women.
Friday, Sept. 11, 2 pm. Classic drama/romance starring Jean Arthur and Robert Cummings. A tycoon goes undercover to ferret out agitators at a department store, but gets involved in their lives instead. 1 hr., 32 min.
Saturdays at 10 am. Al-Anon meetings.
Margaret Andrews Honored
Behind the tremendous success of the Friends of the Library bookstore is an amazing woman who has spent countless hours helping to keep our mission with regular monetary contributions to the library.
Margaret Andrews has been more committed to our mission than most of us can ever imagine. Margaret is the definition of loyalty and dedication. Her tenure as a volunteer Bookstore Manager during retirement is longer than many people work prior to retirement. There is just no way to give Margaret the credit that she deserves; but in thanks and appreciation for her loyalty and dedication through the years she was presented with a plaque at the general membership annual meeting on May 3. The plaque will be hung in the library foyer. Hopefully this will call attention to all that Margaret has done, and is still doing for the Macon County Library.
Another Little Free Library Comes to Macon CountyA beautiful spring day on a mountain knoll was the backdrop for the unveiling of another Little Free Library built by Jim Hartje. This one was erected on the front lawn of Snowhill-Iotla United Methodist Church. Barbara McClellan spearheaded the idea of the church sponsoring a Little Free Library and had the honor of cutting the ribbon. Students from Iotla Elementary School were in attendance and helped to stock the library with its first books. When they learned what it was all about, several of the children selected a book with delight. And so …the idea has caught on and people are reading!
Virginia Ramsey Memorial Garden Dedicated At Membership Meeting
The annual general membership meeting of the Friends of the Macon County Public Library was held Sunday, May 3 at the library.
The meeting was held in conjunction with the dedication of the Virginia Ramsey Brunner Memorial Garden. Virginia Ramsey Brunner grew up in the Tellico area of Macon County. The garden honors her memory, with the peaceful sound of a running fountain at its center and surrounded by trees, shrubs, and flowers. Visitors to the library can enjoy a quiet place to relax, read, and visit with friends.
The garden was made possible by the generous donations of Virginia’s family and friends.
FOL Memberships Make Great Gifts
Membership in the Friends of the Macon County Public Library is a great gift for those who seem to have everything!
Through memberships the FOL can sponsor programs and events for children, adults and families; support the Reading Rover Bookmobile; raise money to purchase Library materials; work to increase the visibility and use of the Library as a vital part of the community, and help the Library keep its technology equipment up-to-date.
Keep your Library in mind for gift ideas by gifting a membership to the Friends of the Macon County Public Library. We have several membership levels as indicated on our membership form which you can access here.
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