Rendition of new library

Rendition of new library
The New Point Roberts Library Out of the Old Julius Firehall

Saturday, October 5, 2013

What October Brings

We've scheduled two events for October to get us through the beginning of the rain and the grey and the wet.

--October 12, 10-4 pm, Community Center.  We're sponsoring an Indoor Yard and Bake Sale at the Community Center.  The Friends will have a few tables with Yard Sale Goods that we acquired from various places over the summer (you need a bench saw or a chop saw, e.g., or a new set of golf clubs with case and cart), and with a few more tables with lots of baked goods that may come be the star of your Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner on that weekend.  Or, if you're not celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving (and why aren't you?  Be Thankful for Canada, too), you may need treats for your own weekend dinner celebrations.  And other people will have tables of stuff, too.

The point of this event is to allow us to extend the good feelings of the Saturday Markets for yet another time before the winter comes upon us all and sends us to our houses or to warmer climates.  Tables are available to anyone who wants to sell stuff ($5/table fee).  But you have to reserve a table ahead of time so we know we have enough space available.  Call me/Judy at -3180, or email me at judywross at  We'll make some money for the new library in the process, but other folks will have their own projects to make money for, and that's good too.  Be a seller or be a buyer, but join us, please.

--October 19, 7 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church. Classical Concert: Professional musicians Michael Munro (piano) and Liam Hockley (clarinet) will be performing Brahms and Berg, in a concert to benefit the new library fund.  Admission by donation (all donations will be doubled by a special matching fund).  For information, contact Margot Griffiths, -2970.  

And you were wondering about our current donation totals?  They are $258,000.  We need another $42,000 before the end of the year, so if you haven't made this year's donation to the new library fund, it would be a very good time to do so.  Make your check out to the Whatcom County Library Foundation, write 'P.R. library fund' on the memo line, and leave it at the Library in the donation jar.  As far as I know, no one ever felt bad about making a donation to a library, and most everyone feels good, when that library comes into existence, knowing that they had a part in bringing it to life.  If you can do so over the next two months, please help this library come into life!

--Judy Ross, for the Fundraising Committee

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