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Fun at the Friends’ First Quarter Auction May 18, 2013

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Last night’s Friends of the Lantana Public Library’s first Quarter Auction at the Lantana Recreation Center was a great success, with plenty of laughter, food, prizes, bids, bargain purchases, and donations. Mayor Dave Stewart started the Auction and Friends President Teresa Wilhelm presided as Auctioneer, with assistance. Library Director Sid Patchett was also in attendance.

*Table raffles and bids for luxury items were priced at no more than a dollar — yeahh!
*Local businesses garnered new customers — awesome!
*The Friends and the Library received renewed support — cool!
*Friends, family, and associates reconnected — nice!

Doors opened at 6pm sharp. After paying the modest admission fee, the public stopped by vendor tables and displays to view, purchase, and enter raffles for wares or merchandise. The latter included designer handbags, jewellry, clothes, shoes, delicious snacks, cookware and gourmet foods, thermal lunch totes, spa items, glassbottle creations and lighting, natural/handmade scented candles, as well as healthy teas, coffees, and luxury cosmetics.

Thanks to the vendors and volunteers who came out last night — their names will be listed as they become available. Also, of course, a warm thanks to our supporting public. The biggest cheer goes to Teresa Wilhelm for organizing the Auction. Another will take place in July — mark your social calendar. Be sure to bring your $, family, and friends!

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Written by lantanalister1

May 19, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Friends of the Lantana Public Library 2012-2013 Book Discussion Group

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Hi everyone.

Here is the schedule for the Friends Book Discussion Group.  This year again we will feature Florida writers.  Thanks to Teresa Wilhelm for organizing this series.

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November 6, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Our Most Colorful Presidents (talk by Ron Washam) — April 26, 2012, at 7pm

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The Friends of the Lantana Public Library are pleased to announce an upcoming lecture:

Our Most Colorful Presidents by Ron Washam
On April 26, 2012, at 7pm at the Lantana Public Library

Refreshments and snacks will also likely be served.
Thanks to Teresa Wilhelm, Lantana Public Library Friends Director, for organizing this event.

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April 12, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast at Dune Deck Cafe…

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Today, February 2, 2012, is Volunteer Appreciation Day for the Town of Lantana, Florida.

Library employees and other town volunteers (including Chamber of Commerce office holders, Casuarinas, Nature Preserve, and Police Department volunteers) were treated to breakfast at the Lantana Beach Dune Deck Cafe and thanked for all their hard work and commitment.

Here is the roll of Lantana Library volunteers — I just received a more complete list from the Library Director, Sid Patchett.  Thanks to all of them.

Louise Barfknecht    Pat Beebe
Arminta Burns          Cathy Burns
Tabitha Burns           Russ Campbell
Sara Carlisle              Maureen Dean
Eileen Dario              Dan Dratch
Steve Flum                Sherry Goldberg
Jane Hand                 Anne Johnson
Bob Little                   Carol Mitchell
Abby Ofsink               Palens Pacius
Peggy Pezzuto           Catharine Rambeau
Dorothy Richter       Grace Scarberry
Carol Thomas           Maria Torres
Ellen Tuggle             Marie Vreeland
Teresa Wilhelm       Alireza Yami

Lantana Lou (aka Lou Canter, formerly of the Town Council and Library Foundation) was also on hand enjoying the breakfast.  Lou, of course, along with his trident, are known around the town for annual kick off beach swims to mark the beginning of spring.

Presiding over ceremonies was Mayor Dave Stewart.

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February 3, 2012 at 4:43 am

2011 Holiday Concert Update

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Hi everyone.  The Annual Holiday Concert held here at the Library on Thurs. Dec. 15th, 2011, was enjoyed by everyone.

The concert commenced at 8pm, with Teresa Wilhelm, Friends Director and Mistress of Ceremonies, welcoming guests.  The Symphonic Band of the Palm Beach’s Woodwind Ensemble performing several pieces, ranging from classical to latino. (I liked the latino piece, with a tango beat.)

Ms. Dorothy Richter, master puppeteer and long-standing member of our community, delivered a wonderful speech with wise and humorous advice for all. (This year, her focus was on Genesis, Chapter 6 — Noah, the Ark, and the Flood.)

Mike Bayer and his colleagues of the Brass Ensemble then treated the audience to several arrangements, concluding with a medley of carols and audience members joining in the singing.

The food and refreshments were delicious and more than ample.  Thanks to the musicians and especially to Teresa Wilhelm for her organization and coordination of this event.

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December 24, 2011 at 4:33 am

Meet Mr. A.C. Brooks, author of Foul Hooked: A Shagball and Tangles Adventure

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The Friends of the Lantana Public Library invite you to meet
Mr. A.C. Brooks
Local writer and author of
FOUL HOOKED: A Shagball and Tangles Adventure

There will be also be a book signing of his newly released book.
When: January 26, 2012, at 7 pm.
(See the reviews on Amazon.com…)

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December 20, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Friends Annual Holiday Concert on December 15, 2011, at 7 p.m.

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Annual Holiday Concert, December 15, 2011

Have your social secretary mark your calendar for the Friends Annual Holiday Concert at the Library on Thursday, December 15 at 7 P.MMike Bayer and his colleagues of the Brass Ensemble of the Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches will be here to lead us in a Medley of Carols.  The Friends will provide its famous spread of shrimp, dips, salads & cheeses.  We invite you to come and bring your friends for an evening of holiday cheer.  All are welcome.

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November 29, 2011 at 9:07 pm