Ambler Station Singers Holiday Concert
Once again, the Ambler Station Singers provided another wonderful afternoon of holiday songs and music on December 16, 2023. Their program featured classic Christmas carols, Hanukkah songs, and modern favorites. There were singing solos and a song that featured a two-person piano duet. The pianist also treated the audience to a selection of songs from "A Charlie Brown Christmas". Young and old enjoyed the show and the refreshments that were served afterwards. Everyone left in a festive mood!
Holiday Book, Jewelry, and Poinsettia Sale
The Friends held their holiday book sale on December 7-9, 2023. The sale also included jewelry and poinsettias, and we were busy all three days. Many people came in to enjoy the items for sale, picking up gifts for family and friends - or something special for themselves.
This year's sale also had two new features. The first was a preview sale on Wednesday December 6, This preview was for Friends Members only, providing a chance to make some purchases before the general public. There was also a children's author on December 7. She read from her new book and had an attentive audience!
The sale was a great success.
Friends' Annual Membership Meeting
The Friends held their second Annual Membership Meeting on November 8. This meeting was open to all members. Prior to the meeting, the audience enjoyed a slide show, displaying the highlights from the past year. The meeting included a presentation from the Library Director, Regina Vesely. She spoke about all the ways the Library and the Friends worked together. The meeting also included presentations on the activities that occurred in 2023 as well as a glimpse into future plans and upcoming events. After business was concluded, everyone enjoyed some delicious refreshments. We are pleased that we are getting some new members and look forward to their participation in 2024.
National Friends of Libraries Week
Meet and Greet
On October 19, the Friends held a Meet and Greet to introduce library patrons and others to the things that the Friends do. This fun event included raffles on baskets of books, delicious refreshments, and some crafts. One of the highlights was the post-it board where people could list their favorite books. Despite other conflicts - like the Phillies game - a good time was had by all!