Jackson Book Group
Monday, January 6th @ 7:00 pm
The group is reading: Saturday by Ian McEwan
With intense precision, McEwan draws us into the life of London neurosurgeon Henry Perowne. Taking place over a single day, Saturday follows Henry as he copes with everyday quandaries: insomnia, aging, the quest for a moment of leisure in the midst of so many obligations. But this particular day ripples with unexpected fears. Before the sun is up, he sees fire glowing from an airplane as it lumbers above the Thames. Newscasters deliver conflicting accounts of the incident. Later, as Henry drives to a game of squash, anti-war protestors clog the streets. And then his car scrapes against another, a fender-bender that should have had only minor consequences. Yet, as much as Henry tries to enjoy an ordinary day, this is not meant to be a day of minor consequences. With every tender encounter-stolen moments with his wife, tea with his fragile mother, marvelous discussions with his grown children-he is looking over his shoulder. As he should be. For this is the day his fears will become realized, and he will have to choose the best means of defense.
Friends of Jackson
UPCOMING FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY EVENTS
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Meeting times for 2020:
Jackson Friends of the Library - Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 4:00 p.m. except January, June, July, August, & December
EVERYONE is invited to the next meeting to be held at the Jackson Riverside Library located at 1997 E. Jackson Blvd in Jackson Missouri.
If you would like to become a Friend, just drop in at any of the meetings, or call (573) 243-8141 ext. 1 for more information.
(NO Meetings in January, June, July, August, & December)
All members are welcome to attend meetings and contribute ideas. All meetings are held at the Main Library of Riverside Regional located at 1997 E. Jackson Blvd. in Jackson. All money raised is used at the Jackson Branch of Riverside Regional Library.
The Friends are a group of volunteers who promote the public library through fund-raisers. Money earned goes for programs, equipment, books, videos, furniture, or other things the library needs and can't afford to purchase. Being a Friend is a great way to meet other people who are interested in books and the library, to bring public attention to all the materials and services the library has to offer, to encourage and receive gifts, endowments and bequests to the library, and to raise funds to provide special programs for kids, teens, adults, and seniors at the library. If you are not yet a member of the Jackson Friends at the Riverside Regional Library, why not join? Help us make our library GREAT!!!
The Friends have been busy bringing extra support and help for the library.
The other branches of the Riverside Regional Library have organized or are working on plans to organize Friends groups. We look forward to working with them. However, remember that the money the Jackson Friends make will still be used at the Jackson Branch.
Don’t forget that the library often has need of volunteers to help with extra jobs around the library. Some may be short-term but others can be ongoing. Just ask one of the librarians for more information.
The elected officers for the 2020 year:
President - Erika Hamilton
Vice President - Tom Bass
Secretary - Sharon Sparzynski
Membership - Linda Sandlin
Secretary - Barb Morgan
Events - Janell Hinkebein
It is time to renew your membership in the Friends. You may pick up a membership envelope at the circulation desk and leave your dues with the staff or mail your dues to the FOL at the library address (1997 E. Jackson Blvd., Jackson, MO 63755). The cost of dues has not changed.
Members get to shop first on Member Night Only for ALL book Sales.
Do you have IDEAS TO SHARE? Get involved. Come to the meetings of the Friends and share your ideas. Help make our Jackson Branch of RRL really super!
We have four corporate members: Maevers Investments, Montgomery Bank, Bank of Missouri, and Gordonville Grill.
We are hoping to increase our support for the library and suggest that you might help by asking businesses that you frequent to become corporate supporters. The cost is fairly reasonable, $25.00 for the year. Corporate Sponsors receive a certificate suitable for framing and we recognize them when we have organization sponsored activities. Envelopes for becoming members are available at the circulation desks.
It is never too late to join the Friends! Our dues are affordable and it gives you a chance to help your library!
Membership dues are:
Family (Parents and at home children) $10