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Help! We Need Some Cookies! Help!

Help! We need some cookies! Help! Not just any cookies. H...e...l...p! We're just four fab blokes who could use some tasty biscuits to fatten us up a might.

Help! We need some cookies! Help! Not just any cookies. H…e…l…p! We’re just four fab blokes who could use some tasty biscuits to put some zip in our act, yeah, yeah, yeah.

The First Saturday in December (December 1) is Hometown Celebration in Ridgefield.

That means the Ridgefield Community Library will be abuzz with activity.

To keep everyone’s energy levels up, the Friends are serving a Smorgasborg of tasty delights (a.k.a. cookies and spiced cider) from 9 am to 3 pm in the library.

And lots of them!

YUMMY!

That’s where you come in.

We need volunteers to bring in a dozen or two or three of your favorite PACKAGED (store-bought) cookies to share with the public. 

Make sure you deliver your delectable decadences in their original packaging before 6:00 pm on Friday, November 30 so they will be available when the library opens for the festivities on Saturday.

We also need volunteers to help set up, serve, and clean up. Even an hour of your time will help us so much. And you’ll have fun. Remember, you’ll be standing behind a table filled with yumminess! But it won’t be as hectic or demanding as this:

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Please contact Jeanne Androvich if you would like to help us and be a part of the fun! (360) 887-2579

Painters, Listen up!

Gee, they look as if they are having fun, but we weren't thinking of that kind of painter.

Gee, they look as if they are having fun, but we weren’t thinking of that kind of painter.

Have you ever wondered if you could paint something beautiful?

No, not paint a house, fence, or your face, but put paint a picture on paper and have it look like something:

  • recognizable

  • fabulous

  • worthy of sharing with family and friends

Well, here is your chance!

On Saturday, November 17, from 9-11 am AND Monday, December 3, from 9-11 am, Ridgefield’s renowned artist, Kathy Winters, will expertly guide you in creating your very own Christmas cards in watercolor, ready for personalizing, signing and sending.

No experience in painting is necessary, and all materials will be provided. She will hold the workshop in her downtown Ridgefield studio.

The size of this workshop is limited, so CALL Kathy NOW to register  (360-887-2160). She can answer any questions you may have as well.

The fee for the class is $45 ($40 if you’re a member of the Friends of Ridgefield Library).

You could sign up for both! $80 ($75 for FOL members). All proceeds benefit the Library Building Fund and current library programs.

Give it a try! This may be the beginning of something really wonderful!

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I don’t know. Clearly, it’s fabulous. And my friends and family will be so hoppy that I’m finally doing something constructive with my nervous energy. But it’s supposed to be carrots. lots and lots of carrots. I don’t even get hungry when I look at it …

As always, thank you to everyone who supports the library by attending these FUNdraising programs! 

Oops, but not the oopsiest …

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As you can see, I misjudged, miscalculated, erred, blundered, flubbed, goofed, oopsied big time.

It happens. I’m sorry.

I made a mistake in the last post.

We’re still having a supercalifragilistic-expialadocious Fall Used Book Sale in the Ridgefield Community Center.

The days of the week are:

  • Thursday evening (6-8 pm) for the Members Appreciation Reception and Advance Private Sale, but the date is 10/18.

  • Friday (11 am-7 pm) for the public sale, but the date is 10/19.

  • Saturday (11 am-3 pm) for the public sale, but the date is … you guessed it … 10/20.

So, now that I’ve confessed the error of my ways, apologized, and corrected my blatant lies from the last post, I’m able to vindicate myself.

How?

Glad you asked! By comparing my little oopsie to one doozie of an oopsie.

At least I wasn’t the Talent VP at Decca Records on January 1st, 1962. A young band auditioned for them. Decca Records wasn’t interested. No one remembers Decca Records, but I bet you recognize at least one or two of these fellas.

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I bet that you recognize one or two of these fellas.

See you at Ridgefield’s Fall Used Book Sale! 

 

 

 

 

Too Many Books? Pish Posh!

Is it possible to have too many books? The Friends Fall Used Book Sale is just around the corner, so it’s a timely question. Let’s ask some passersby …

 

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I can’t say much ’bout too many books. But I sure as shootin’ are haulin’ too many buffalo chips. Ain’t nobody toll me pioneerin’ were gonna be so dang smelly!

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We both love books and more books. A novelette by Daphne du Maurier entitled “The Birds” is a particular favorite. We disagree, however, on a fondness for birds. I wonder why?

I don’t know about you, but that wasn’t very helpful. Let’s ask one more person. He’s John Q. Benham of Avoca, Indiana. His private collection of books numbers over 1.5 million. As they have filled up his house, most of them must be kept in his six-car garage, a two-story building, and piled under tarpaulin outdoors.

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John may or may not be in this picture. If he’s not, I hope he’s heading over to Ridgefield for our used book sale next week!

So, People, it looks as if the majority of people we spoke with believe that you can’t have too many books.

It’s a good thing that the Friend’s Fall Used Book Sale is coming up soon! Here are the details:

Thursday (10/18) from 6 to 8 pm: Members-Only Appreciation Reception and Early Access to the sale. If you want to become a new member or are renewing your membership, fill out the membership form in advance or at the door. We’ll have delicious treats for you to savor while you browse the tables and shelves packed with books, two raffles for a free bag of books, and many great door prizes. The Reception is in the small room of the Community Center and the used book sale is in the large room.

Friday (10/19) from 11 am to 7 pm: The sale is open to members and the public. Anyone may still join the Friends! This year, we are having a “Marketplace” in the small room of the Community Center (where you will be paying for your purchases). You will find a variety of A+ gift items for that special “someone” for the holidays (or any day).

Saturday (10/20) from 11 am to 3: pm: Same as Friday, only the hours are shorter. There may be a special sale the last hour. You’ll have to come on down to find out!

As always, we appreciate everyone who comes along and buys “merch” that helps fund our current library and goes towards the building project for our new library.

We also are in need of helping hands to set up before, staff, and clean up after this major event. If you have even an hour or two and feel like making a difference in your community, please contact Jeanne at (360) 887-2579 or jeanne.androvich@mindspring.com

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We’d love you to do some things with us!

 

What’s Red or White and Makes you Glow all Over?

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What? Red? White? Glow? I can’t even figure out where I am and why I’m wearing this funny hat! I don’t even play the saxophone…

Give up?

Okay.

It’s wine!

And if you walk, skip, march, saunter, jog, or simply go to the Ridgefield Community Library, you will find TWO gift baskets that the Friends of the Library are offering for their October silent auction. Bid on one basket or bid on both!

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What’s inside these beautifully-wrapped baskets you should get for yourself or as a gift for someone you REALLY like?

They each have two bottles of wine, chocolate, a wine-related book (stories more than wine info), glasses, and a few additional goodies. One basket features red wine; the other features white wine. Each bottle comes from one of four of Ridgefield’s wineries.

Are you feeling glowy yet?

Remember, ALL proceeds of the auction will be used to support the Ridgefield Library Building Fund and other programs and services provided by the Ridgefield Community Library.

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Cheers to everyone who supports the library! But hold the wine. Give me more of that chocolate in that basket!

 

Let’s Be Pacific: The Sequel! I’m Still Fishing for a Dinner Date!

What's this about seafood? We love fresh fish! We just saw some and they made us very hungry. Tell us where to go for this dinner! We're hooked. We're waiting for the details with baited breath. Tell us before we shell out another bad pun.

What’s this about a seafood dinner? We love fresh fish! We just saw some fishy critters and they made us very hungry. We’re hooked. We’re waiting for the details with baited breath. Tell us before we shell out another bad pun and make you crabby.

What’s better than having drinks and a great meal with family and friends?

We’ll tell you what’s better—having the superb 3Peaks Public House & Taproom  serve you drinks and prepare fresh, made-to-order seafood delights while you relax.

But wait!

There’s more to make your dining experience even better!

You can have a sublime evening AND help support the Friends of the Ridgefield Community Library in their efforts to raise money to build a much-needed new library!

Yes! Please! I would love some seafood deliciousness served up to me after the day I’ve had. Who said fishing was relaxing, anyway?

Bring your family and friends to 3Peaks Public House and Taproom (24415 NE 10th Ave. Ridgefield, WA)

Thursday, June 22, from 5-9 pm

Eat and drink to your heart’s content from their regular menu. The management will generously donate 10% of the evening’s proceeds to the library building fund.

If you have any questions, contact Tevis Laspa (tlaspa@pacifier.com or 360-600-0943).

Thanks to everyone who made this event possible and who will make this fundraiser a whale of a success!

Let’s Be Pacific: The Sequel! I’m Still Fishing for a Dinner Date!

What's this about seafood? We love fresh fish! We just saw some and they made us very hungry. Tell us where to go for this dinner! We're hooked. We're waiting for the details with baited breath. Tell us before we shell out another bad pun.

What’s this about a seafood dinner? We love fresh fish! We just saw some fishy critters and they made us very hungry. We’re hooked. We’re waiting for the details with baited breath. Tell us before we shell out another bad pun and make you crabby.

What’s better than having drinks and a great meal with family and friends?

That's right! If you've been dying to trout this famous place, now's your chance!

That’s right! If you’ve been dying to trout this famous place, now’s your chance!

We’ll tell you what’s better—having a superb establishment serve you drinks and prepare fresh, made-to-order seafood delights while you relax.

But wait!

There’s more to make your dining experience even better!

You can have a sublime evening AND help support the Friends of the Ridgefield Community Library in their efforts to raise money to build a much-needed new library!

Yes! Please! I would love some seafood deliciousness served up to me after the day I’ve had. Who said fishing was relaxing, anyway?

Bring your family and friends to 3Peaks and Pacific NW Best Fish Company (24415 NE 10th Ave. Ridgefield, WA)

Thursday, June 22, from 5-9 pm

Eat and drink to your heart’s content from their regular menu. The management will generously donate 10% of the evening’s proceeds to the library building fund.

If you have any questions, contact Tevis Laspa (tlaspa@pacifier.com or 360-600-0943).

Thanks to everyone who made this event possible and who will make this fundraiser a whale of a success!

Shout out for the Silent Auction

What's that you said about a silent auction? I love auctions. That's where I got my fancy new hearing enhancer.

What’s that you said about a silent auction? I love auctions. That’s where I got my fancy new hearing enhancer.

Every month, the Friends auction off something special and wonderful in our never-ending quest to raise money for the library.

You have to check in regularly at the library to see what’s up on the auction block, what the current bid is, and if you are in the lead.

Only a few days left to snag this Welcome banner for your door. it was designed and hand-crafted by one of our Friends.

Only a few days left to snag this Welcome banner for your door. it was designed and hand-crafted by one of our Friends. 100% cotton. Machine pieced, appliquéd, and quilted. Comes ready to hang on your door. $40 value!

March's Silent Auction item is a large basket FULL of art supplies in honor of Ridgefield's Student Art Month. $40-$50 value!

March’s Silent Auction item is a large basket FULL of art supplies in honor of Ridgefield’s Student Art Month. $40-$50 value! Come to the library for a list of all items in the basket

It’s an easy, fun, and exciting way to support YOUR library AND get wonderful things for you or someone on your gift-giving list.

Silent auctions are great! Look what I got. It's not just a ball. It's a just-my-size, perfectly yellow, I'm-not-sharing ball.

Silent auctions are great! Look what I got by being silent. It’s not just a ball. It’s a just-my-size, perfectly yellow, I’m-not-sharing ball.


Remember,
 proceeds from the Friends fundraisers will be used to support the Ridgefield Library Building Fund, as well as the programs and services provided by the Ridgefield Community Library.

 

2nd Annual Guilt-Free Pizza Night! It’s True!

No guilt there! See? I said it was possible.

No guilt there! See? I said it was possible.

Go ahead.

Have seconds…or thirds.

Just make sure to save your splurge for
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, from 3-9.

That’s when your favorite downtown Ridgefield Italian restaurant (and ours) is hosting a fundraiser to help raise money for the new Ridgefield Community Library.

Vinnie’s Pizza, Pasta and More will be donating 10% of the proceeds all food sales (eat-in or take-out) to the library building fund!

So bring your appetites!

And know that by having a delicious meal, you will be supporting your community in two ways:

  1. by helping to make our dream library a reality
  2. by patronizing a local business that believes in libraries as much as you do!

If that doesn’t want to make you grab another slice of pizza and raise it in a toast for our awesome community, I don’t know what will!

Ridgefield is full of pizza party animals!

This should be a great time for everyone. Ridgefield is full of pizza party animals!

 

Take a Load Off. We’ll Help!

Nothing weighs you down like a pile of books you’ve read.

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Well, I suppose some things could weigh you down even more.

Anyway, those wonderful books you’ve enjoyed are just sitting there, taking up space, gathering dust, and silently asking to be released into the literary wilderness for someone else to enjoy them.

How about you make them (the books), you, countless other readers, and the Ridgefield Library very happy by donating those books to our Winter Book Sale?

I know!

I know!

Just pile up your books, load them into your car (or other form of transportation), and drop them off at the library any time before February 1.

This will work, too. Just make sure Peaches has her Wheaties before hauling too many books, especially if you live downhill from the library.

This will work, too. Just make sure Peaches has her Wheaties before hauling too many books, especially if you live downhill from the library.

If that doesn’t work for you, call Sarah (360-702-8245) and she’ll help make arrangements to lighten your load.

And remember to stop by the Winter Book Sale on Friday (2/3/17) or Saturday (2/4/17)  from 10 am to 3 pm at the Ridgefield Community Center to pick up great books you haven’t read yet.

Don't worry. We'll have bags. Lots and lots of bags for those great books at unbelievably low prices.

Don’t worry. We’ll have bags. Lots and lots of bags for those great books at unbelievably low prices.

All donations and proceeds of the book sale benefit current library programs and  the future new library.

As always, thank you so much for your support of literacy and YOUR public library!

Yup. That's how we feel about our library friends!

Yup. That’s how we feel about our library friends!