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 …
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We’d love you to do some things with us!
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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…
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!
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.
Cheers to everyone who supports the library! But hold the wine. Give me more of that chocolate in that basket!
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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 email@example.com
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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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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