Ho hum. It’s not that that I’m sick or tired or bored. It’s just that everything seems so…I don’t know…BLAND lately.
If you need to put a little more zippity in your doodah, we’ve got just the thing for you.
Come on down to the library and bid on August’s Silent Auction item.
It’s an exciting Celebración basket full of fun and delicious items from around the Hispanic World including:
1 Gorgeous multicolored blanket from Mexico
1 Rainstick from Peru
1 “Celebración” cookbook with recipes celebrating Latino family life
1 New World Kitchen book by Norman Van Aken
1 Nuevos Sabores para ensaladas book published by William Sonoma
1 bottle of Organic extra virgin olive oil from Portugal
1 bottle of Tempranillo Reserve red wine from Spain
1 bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile
1 bottle Tia Lupita hot sauce from Mexico
1 jar of Cholula chipotle hot sauce from Mexico
1 jar of Belinda’s Jalapeno sauce from Costa Rica
1 container of Crema Catalana (crème brulee) mix from Spain
1 bottle of Sangria rose from Spain
1 bottle of Sangria rojo from Spain
1 Chipolte chili chocolate bar from World Market
This basket has a retail value of $150.00.
All items were donated by the Friends of Ridgefield Library.
I LOVE spicy stuff! Just look at me. But how does this silent auction thing work? I mean, I’m flexible and want to give it go, but I need details!
How does it work?
Every month, the Friends of Ridgefield Community Library host a Silent Auction to help raise money to support current library programs and the new library building fund.
We rely on the generous donations of our members or the public for the items which are usually valued anywhere from $25 to over $100 dollars. The auction lasts the entire month. You must come into the library to see the item, to place your bid on the bid sheet and to see if you’ve been outbid. The person with the highest bid at the end of the month wins the item and will be contacted at the end of the month.
Sure! Everyone is welcome to trot on down to the library. But pace yourselves because we’re still a little library until we expand into a BIGGER, BETTER library with YOUR help!
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Tagged gift basket, Hispanic food and drink, Silent Auction
Okay, okay. I know I have to be quiet in the library. But I’m not idling. No siree! I’m no idler. I’m taking a good, long look at this BBQ basket being silent-auctioned off in July. And I’m fixing to bid on that bad boy.
What kind of auction can you have in a library? Silent, of course!
Did you know that the Friends have been holding a monthly silent auction offering a must-have item that either you will enjoy or that would make a great gift?
Go-o-o-o-o-ly! How in tarnation did I miss that? Well, sure as shootin’ I know now, an’ I’m goin’ ta hoof on down ta the library…if Sarge lets me. Hey! Maybe Sarge’ll want ta go? Go-o-o-o-o-ly! That’d sure be swell.
Each month we have a new treasure for you to bid on. ALL proceeds support the Ridgefield Library Building Fund and other programs and services provided by the library.
July’s item is a BBQ-er’s dream!
An Ode to BBQ: BBQ, I love you. Thinking about you makes me drool. I’m pretty sure I need more tools. BBQ, I love you.
It’s a basket filled with everything you’ll need for your next BBQ adventure:
a chef’s apron,
1001 Best Grilling Recipes,
veggie grilling pan,
BBQ kitchen towel,
shish kabob skewers,
Micro Brew BBQ sauce,
small American flag,
2 hot dog baskets, and
a large reed basket.
WOW! How do I get in on this action?
EASY! Come to the Ridgefield Community Library (where you can look at the basket) and use the bid sheet to leave your name and a bid. The auction ends the last day of July at closing time for the library. The highest bidder wins. If it’s you, you will be contacted to come to pick up your treasure.
You may bid as many times as you wish, so remember to keep checking the bid sheet throughout the month. I bet you’re not the only one who loves BBQ-ing!
Questions? Contact Kathy Winters at 360-887-2160 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As always, thank you for your support of the Ridgefield Community Library. Only YOU can help a new library happen. Well, you and lots of others like you. Hey, I’m just a poster bear, and “they” make me say stuff that isn’t always logical but has an important message nonetheless.
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Tagged BBQ, bid in person, bidding war, Great deal, imagine a bigger better library, July, Silent Auction
Ah, yes. When we (by “we,” I mean the Friends) were so much younger than today, we never (by “never,” I mean a little less than now) needed anybody’s help in any way (by “any way,” I mean in a lot of ways).
But now my (our) life (lives) have changed in oh, so many ways (like pretty much every way)…you get the picture, right?
The Friends could use some help!
What kind of help? Glad you asked!
For now, you could get your volunteering feet wet by helping us with our monthly Pop-Up Used Book Sales we hold in conjunction with each of Ridgefield’s First Saturday extravaganzas from May to October.
This is Ridgefield, a quiet city filled with decent, hard-working, law-abiding citizens in need of a new library to keep literacy high and crime low. This is my partner, Bill Gannon and I’m Sargeant Friday. Today we’re working the Volunteer Squad. We’re going to use straight talk, serious eyebrow action and some discretionary finger-pointing to give you the facts. Our facts. The only facts that matter.
The first thing you should know is that you will always be with at least one experienced Friend so that volunteering will be a fun and easy experience.
The Saturdays for which we need YOU are:
(Volunteering for just one or two dates would be great! More would be marvelous!!)
While the sale is open to the public from 9 am to 2:00 pm, we have an early (8 to 11:30 am) and a late (11:30 am to 2:30 pm) shift to break the day up.
If you can’t be there for the whole shift, but can donate an hour here and an hour there, we’d love that. The more the merrier, and the more people on deck, the more we seem to sell!
To sign up, click HERE or contact Jeanne via email or by calling (360) 887-2579.
Remember, everything we do and every penny we make goes towards helping the Ridgefield Community Library become BIGGER and BETTER for all of us for generations to come.
Yea. So how about being a part of making that new library happen? Look at me. I love talking with folks about books, making new friends and taking people’s
allowance, um, donations, but my parents have this thing about knowing where I am, like, ALL the time.
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Tagged be a part of the solution, bigger and better library, First Saturday, help needed, make a difference, make new Friends, opportunity, pop-up used book sale, Volunteers needed
Don’t worry. My dollies are used to sharing. My mommy says I’m a super-duper tea server. Wanna see?
Every month, the Friends of Ridgefield Community Library host a Silent Auction to help raise money to support current library programs and the new library building fund. We rely on the generous donations of our members or the public for the items which are usually valued anywhere from $25 to over $100 dollars.
The auction lasts the entire month. You must come into the library to see the item, to place your bid and to see if you’ve been outbid. The person with the highest bid at the end of the month wins the item!
For May, we have a wonderful “Tea-Themed” basket that includes:
1 sugar bowl
1 package of Ridgefield’s very own “Liberty Blend” tea
This basket has a retail value of $55.00.
So come to the library and start the bidding!
When these gals switched from coffee to tea, they calmed right down. Their cackles became melodic laughs. Their brooms became household (not transportation) items. And they used their hats to guard against the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays (not for really bad traffic cones or for scaring kids or for making them look kinda silly).
Thanks in advance for being part of the solution to a new, bigger, better library for Ridgefield!
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Tagged bid in person, gift basket, Liberty Blend, Silent Auction, tea, Tea party
The first Saturday of May every year is celebrated around the world as Free Comic Book Day. On this day, participating speciality comic book stores give out free comics to anyone visiting their stores.
Could this be the inspiration for the National Enquirer? You never know. Well, you can know if you look it up…
But that’s not why May 5th is special in RIDGEFIELD.
Herb Day is an unofficial holiday annually celebrated on the first Saturday of May.
Now, wait a doggone minute! Chiapet herb thingies are supposed to grow, not growl!
But that’s not why May 5th is special in RIDGEFIELD.
The reason we’re making a big fuss over May 5th, the first Saturday in May, is that the Friends of Ridgefield Community Library will be among the happy vendors at Overlook Park from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
This year, we have two (count ’em, 2) tents under which you’ll find a variety of used books for children, teens and adults in many genres plus audio books and little gifties you or someone you know might enjoy.
All books are $1.00 or less!
Come to browse, learn about what’s happening at the library or what the Friends are up to these days. Rain or shine, there will be plenty of room under our tents to get out from under the weather.
Remember, ALL proceeds go toward supporting current and future needs of YOUR library.
And, if you have even ONE HOUR of SPARE TIME…
We REALLY need volunteers to help us with this and future events. PLEASE consider volunteering even if it’s just once for an hour on Saturday. Your help makes us and the library more effective at providing you with what you need and want. It’s an all-for-one and one-for-all kind of thing, you know?
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Tagged children's books, First Saturday, Overlook Park, used book sale, Volunteers needed