May - June 2016 - Kirkwood Public Library

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May - June 2016 - Kirkwood Public Library
Chapter & Verse
FRIENDS OF THE KIRKWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY
May/June 2016
NotefromthePresident...
Though I was unable to attend the Volunteer
Appreciation Event on March 5 due to family
illness, I was delighted when the speaker, Debbie
Monterrey, morning drive-time anchor on KMOX
radio,sentmeexcerptsofhertalk.Theinterwoven
topics were libraries and volunteerism. Though
Debbie lives in the City and is a fan and regular
visitor at St. Louis Public Library, she told the
audiencesheisalsoabigfanofourlibrary,saying
shehasusedourpassportservicesandhaspassed
onthatfacttoKMOXlisteners.Shehasalsobeena
bigadvocateoftheelvesatourlibrarywhoassist
withtheLettersfromSanta.
I'musingabitofspaceinthisissueofC&Vtopass
on bits from Debbie's talk, thinking that some of
our readers who were not in attendance at the
eventwillenjoyhercommentsasmuchasIdid.
GinnyKramer,InterimPresident
ExcerptsfromDebbieMonterrey'sMarch5,2016talk:
I have more than once been
asked why we need libraries.
Everything we need is online,
they say. Well, yes and no.
English author and artist Neil
Gaiman says, “Google can bring
youback100-thousandanswers.
A librarian can bring you back
therightone.”
Libraries today as you well
know, are more important than
ever. And busier than ever.
Because libraries continue to
evolve and change. People use
libraries for computer access to
find jobs, opportunities, for the
free wi-fi. For books. For games.
For community. In an economic
downturn,librariesbecomeever
moreimportant.Theybecomean
equalizer. Not everyone can
afford to spend $100 at the
bookstore or buy a new
computer.
I do quite a few events for the
St. Louis County Library as well.
It’s been such a pleasure and
honor to meet amazing authors
andsharethestagewiththemto
conduct interviews. I got to do
onstage events with Laura Bush,
Caroline Kennedy, Jane Pauley
andothers.
I did a live, onstage interview
with Beau Willimon, creator of
Netflix breakthrough series
“House of Cards.” He is a
BurroughsgraduateANDalover
oflibraries!Heneedledeveryone
intheaudiencetodonatemoney
and talked about how many
hours HE spent in St. Louis
County Headquarters library on
Lindberghasakid.AndIcantell
you, that man is whip-smart. He
has Emmy awards and critical
acclaimandhecreditsthelibrary
forgettinghimthere.
So how many of you are
volunteers at the library? You
probably all have a myriad of
reasons why you do it. Maybe
you love libraries. Maybe you’re
bored. Maybe you want to give
back. Maybe it’s a social thing, a
fun thing. Whatever it is that
drives you to volunteer, at the
library or anywhere else, thank
youfordoingit.
Volunteers don’t do it for the
praise, but let me take this
opportunitytothankyou.Thank
you for giving your time to
helping…to
making
an
organization better…to serving
thecommunity.
Volunteers are truly the
unsung heroes in our society.
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Some expect the government to
help everyone, but let’s be
honest, look at our government.
Even if every level of
government was efficient and
selfless and well-meaning, we
still wouldn’t have enough
money to do everything that
needstobedone.
Volunteers fill that void.
Volunteers do so much in our
society and they do it with a
passion and a purpose and a
dedication that a paid employee
from the government, if there
was one, might never be able to
match.
I’m blessed. I recognize my
privilege.
Recognizing
my
privilegemakesmewanttohelp
others who aren’t as lucky as I
am.Andhopefullysomeofthose
people who’ve been helped will
payitforwardandhelpsomeone
else.It’sacycle.Agoodcycle,not
aviciousone.
And my kids see me going off
to things all the time and they
say, “Mommy, do you have an
event tonight?” And I make sure
to tell them what organization
I’mofftohelpandwhattheydo.
Because I want them to know
aboutissuesandproblemsinour
community,butIalsowantthem
toseepeoplehelpingfixthem.
Tributesand
Memorials
Wethankthefollowingforpaying
tributebydonatingtotheFriends
duringFebruaryandMarch:
InMemoryofJackCarpenter
Marty&BradWastler
InMemoryofMalcolmBliss
Mary&BradWastler
PfizerFoundationMatchingGift
PAYTRIBUTE
Tohonorsomeone,tosay
“thankyou”tosomeone,to
paytributebecauseoftheloss
ofsomeonenearanddear,
considermakingadonation
toFriendsoftheKirkwood
PublicLibrary.
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Director’sMessage
Enjoy Author Elaine Viets & Support the Library’s eBook
Collection!
DearFriends,
Iam excitedtoinviteyoutoaspecialeventtomeetmystery
author Elaine Viets and have the chance to support your
Library!
OnSaturday,May7th,11:00a.m.VietswillvisittheBarnes&
Noble in Ladue (8871 Ladue Rd, St. Louis, Mo 63124) for a
signingofherbook,TheArtofMurder,thenewestbookinthe
Dead-End Job Mystery series. I love this series – the
characters are strong and the setting of Southern Florida is
perfect.
What’sespeciallyexcitingisthatBarnes&Noblewilldonatea
percentageoftheproceedsfromanypurchasesmadethatday
–includingitemsfromthecafé!Moneyraisedwillgodirectly
toward the purchase of eBooks for the Municipal Library
Consortium. Simply tell the cashier you’re with the MLC!
Hopetoseeyouthere!
Thankssomuchforallyoudo!
SarahErwin
LibraryDirector
May/June2016
Memberships
WelcometoournewmemberswhojoinedtheFriendsinFebruaryandMarch.
JudithBrauer•SusanBurkett•RitaCrain•ElizabethHahn•KathrynJ.Hallett
LisaHensley•BrendaM.Watson•DianeWoepke
Thankyoutothefollowingwhore-joinedorwhosememberships
wererenewedinFebruaryandMarch.
Jacquelyn&LarryBailey•RussellBarden•FrancisBaumli•AngelaBay•LindaBufkin
Scott&BonnieBurner•NancyCarrol•NancyCasey•Steven&DannaCockriel•MollyDuncan
SusanEnglund&DougLuke•MichaelGibbons•GordonGrundmann•SusieGrunik•CharleneHenke
AnneHensley•CarolynHrach•SharonIngram•Erwin&GailJacus•LorriJillJordan•JoanKane
Nona&BobKing•Maria&DonKukla•AnnKurtz•GerryMandel•KathleenMannion•DanielMarcus
MaryKayMenees•CarolAnnMiller•Chuck&MimiMittler•JudyMoeller•ChloePoe•Bill&JanePohlman
RuthPowell•PegRedelfs•GeneRotter•Dolores&DonSchaumburg•Richard&BarbaraSimonson
Pat&CarolSipes•Bill&CarolynSorrell•Paul&VictoriaSorrells•EileenStanley&DonHolt
CourtneyStarks&JosephJez•KatherineTemprano•JudyTisdale•Margaret&StephenVanAsdale
Brad&MartyWastler•EdithWenzel•Elinor&MichaelWhite•Kip&JulieWilliams
LindaWillman•Chuck&ShirleyWitcher
Friends’Annual
Meeting
BookSaleNews
The book sales in the library continue to be popular with
our customers, a fun time for the volunteers, and good money-makers
for the Friends. February’s sale featured history and biography and
broughtin$2,100.TheAprilsalewastargetedatfictionofallgenres–
general fiction, literature, mystery, science fiction, plays, poetry and
children’sbooks.Thedateofthesalecoincidedwiththe“bigbooksale”
andthatresultedinbuyersfromaroundthecountry.Wemade$1,624
overthetwo-daysale.
Ourthanksgoouttothesaleco-chairs–AnneSkelton,PegHerningand
JaneBond–andallthevolunteerslistedbelowwhoworkedatthetwo
sales.Yourhardworkmadethisallpossible.
MarthaBrown
JayCarpenter
MaryEllenDick
BarbDionne
JimGender
JinnyGender
SusanHayman
LowellHayman
GlendaHares
JanisHenderson
MaryHill
JuneHochberg
CarolLayton
KathyLee
KathleenMannion
AnnMitchell
RandyMitchell
MimiMittler
MaryNaeher
BonniePetersen
BethPurcell
JoEllenRahing
MaryRobins
GeneRotter
DianeRyberg
MaryJoSchneider
LindaShemwell
PatSoraghan
LeeStreett
HollyWasheck
EdithWenzel
MaryBethWilczak
ElinorWhite
MikeWhite
WatchforinformationonournextsalewhichwillbeheldJuly29and30.
The Friends held their bimonthly board meeting on
April18,2016.Inadditionto
the regular business which is
usually conducted at that
meeting, the board discussed
the future of the Friends.
Topics included leadership,
realignmentofduties,valueto
the
library
and
the
community, and optimization
ofrevenue.Overthecourseof
thenextyear,these questions
will continue to be pursued
with a goal being an
organization that maximizes
its contributions to the
library.
Our annual meeting will be
held June 20that 1:00p.m. in
the library meeting room.
This meeting, as are all our
meetings, is open to the
public. We encourage you to
attend.
May/June2016
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Special Books* for Members Only
Carroll, Lewis. Alice'sAdventuresinWonderlandandThrough
the Looking-Glass. John C. Winston. 1923. Black hardcover
withfull-pagecolorpictureofAliceandtherabbitgoingdown
the hole. Eighty-nine illustrations by John Tenniel and four
color plates by Edwin John Prittie. The spine is slightly
detached, but the interior pages are intact and unmarked.
Nice,bigprint.$15.00
Dennis, Morgan. The Morgan Dennis Dog Book: With Some
SpecialCats.VikingPress.1946.Lighttanclothhardcoverisa
little soiled. Clean interior pages, no markings. Realistic,
adorable black and white sketches of many popular dog
breedsaswellasafewverycutecats.$25.00
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan. The Complete Sherlock Holmes.
Doubleday. 1953. Two volumes. Green hardcover in good
condition. Dust jacket in tatters but completely readable.
Delightful introduction by Christopher Morley. Includes four
full-length novels, 56 short stories. A facsimile of Doyle's
autographisontheendpaper.$30.00
Gruelle, Johnny. Raggedy Ann's Wishing Well. R. A. Volland.
1925.Thirteenthedition.Illustratedhardcovershowsitsage.
Small tears and soiling on pages. Vintage illustrations
throughoutwithfull-pageillustrationsonendpages.10.00
RaggedyAnnandRaggedyAndy.SocietyforVisualEducation,
Inc. 1978. Softcover. All illustrations in full color. No
markings.Rarecopy.$6.00
RaggedyAnnandtheWonderfulWitch. Bobbs-Merrill. 1961.
Hardcover.Illustrationsinblackandwhiteandincolor.Very
slightsoilingoninteriorpages.Backboardismarked.$6.00
Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Nice Fat Policeman. BobbsMerrill. 1960. Hardcover has some wear. Crayon marks on
titlepages,otherwisegoodcondition.$6.00
RaggedyAnninCookieLand,Bobbs-Merrill.1960.Hardcover
isslightlyworn.Interiorisunmarked.$6.00
Hichens, Robert. Barbary Sheep. Harper & Brothers. 1907.
Dark tan hardback with depiction of a woman on the front
done in shades of red and green. Gold lettering on front and
spine. The boards are very lightly chipped. There are some
ink stains on the page edges. The interior is in very good
condition.Blackandwhitesketchesoneverypage.$5.00
Huxley, Elspeth. The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an
AfricanChildhood.Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1987. Stated first
edition. Black hardback with yellow illustrated dust jacket.
Both in excellent condition. Previous owner's name in ink,
otherwise unblemished. With a new introduction by the
author. Illustrated by Francesca Pelizzoli. A full-page color
map of Kenya Colony is opposite the introduction. Many
photographsthroughout.$8.00
Miller, Olive Beaupre. TalesToldinHolland. Book House for
Children. 1926. Hardback. Charming illustrations by Maud
andMiskaPetershaminvividcolors,aswellassomeblackand
4
white drawings. A varied collection of Dutch stories on all
aspectsofDutchlife:folk,poetry,nurseryrhymes.$20.00
Peattie, Donald Gulross, editor. Audubon's America: The
Narratives and Experiences of John JamesAudubon. Houghton
Mifflin.1940.Bluehardback,somewhatfadedandstained.A
veryslighttearonacontentspage,otherwisetheinteriorisin
excellentcondition.Thefrontispiecehasaselfportraitofthe
author at age 37. Full-page wild life illustrations in color,
alongwiththeobservationsofashrewdandeagerobserverof
allaspectsofAmericanmen,mannersandscenes.$10.00
Saunders, Ripley D. Colonel Todhunter of Missouri. BobbsMerrill. 1911. Hardback with title in gold on front cover.
IllustrationsbyW.B.King.AdrawingofTodhunterisonthe
frontispiece. Fictional novel of the Civil War and the
Confederacy.$5.00
Sienkiewicz, Henryk. Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of
Nero. Little, Brown. 1898. Scuffed green hardback. No
markings. Illustrations and a map of ancient Rome.
Introduction by Jeremiah Curtin. Tells a story of the conflict
between the moral ideas of the Roman Empire and
Christianity.WinneroftheNobelPrizein1905.$30.00
Wheatley, Dennis. Murder off Miami: A Murder Mystery
PlannedbyJ.G.Links. Mayflower Books. No publication date
given.Areplicaoftheoriginal.Illustratedsoftcoverinyellow.
Asolve-it-yourselfdetectivestorywiththesolutioninasealed
envelopetoopenafteryouthinkyouhavethecorrectanswer
to“whodoneit.”$15.00
Wyss,Hohann.TheSwissFamilyRobinson.Grosset&Dunlap.,
Illustrated Junior Library. 1987. Hardback with illustrations
frontandbackIllustrationsbyLyndWard.EditedbyWilliam
H.G.Kingston.Frontispiecehasafull-color,full-pagepicture
ofthefamily.Almostnewconditioninsideandout.$15.00
Yee, Chiang. TheSilentTravelerinLondon. London: Country
Life LTD. 1948. Eighth impression. Yellow hardback with
Chinese calligraphy on front. Dust jacket has minor chipping
and tears. The dj shows a drawing in color of Kew Gardens
done in an Oriental style. The frontispiece shows the same
drawing.Thereareblackandwhitedrawingsthroughout,as
wellasChinesecalligraphy.TheauthordepictsLondonersat
leisureandcomparesthemtoOrientalcustoms.$25.00
*A “special book” is old, rare, a first edition, out of print, or in
some way “special.” These books are researched on the Internet
andofferedtomembersfirstatexceptionalvalues–pricesthatare
half or less than half of the normal retail price. The special 10%
member discount does not apply because the books are already
heavily discounted. These books are available only to Friends
duringthemonthofferedandthenwillbeavailabletothepublic.If
youareinterestedinpurchasinganyofthesespecialofferings,call
(314)821-5770,extension1023andleaveamessage.Amemberof
theBookSaleCommitteewillcalltoarrangeatimeforyoutosee
thebook(s).
May/June2016
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May/June2016
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CalendarofUpcomingEvents
May8
LibraryclosedforMother’sDay
May18
LibraryBoardofTrusteesMeetingat5:30p.m.inLowerLevelMeetingRoom
May30
LibraryclosedforMemorialDay
June13
Friend’sBoardMeetingat1:00p.m.inLowerLevelMeetingRoom
June19
LibraryclosedforFather’sDay
June20
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