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210 E. Main Street, Ennis, MT 59729 (406) 682-7244
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Library Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to
Open Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed Sundays and Federal holidays
Oct 17: Book talk with Tam Savage, Walk With the Wind
Oct. 23: Hunters' Feed, 3-5pm
Oct. 27: Cardiology Q&A w/ Dr. Erb, 9am
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FYI from Friends of the Library
From the Desk of Lucy Ennis, President
We have come to the end of another busy summer. Many fun events have happened at the library, and the Summer Reading Program on heroes, super and otherwise was a great success. Our staff has done a great job with support of the Friends. The used book sale on August 8th raised more than $500 and the Johnny Cash Tribute raised $442.50 even though there was lots of entertainment competition that evening. Let’s congratulate ourselves.
The Friends sold Susan McCaw’s doll house which was on display. We now have a silent auction of another of Susan’s houses, the garden room miniature. The starting bid for this spectacular room is $500; bids will close at the Hunters Feed.
Not to just rest on our laurels, we need to move on to fall and winter. The first event will be our monthly business meeting on Wednesday September 2 at 1:00. As always we hope many of you can attend to give us your input and suggestions for our activities and support of the library. Friday and Saturday, September 4 and 5, the used book sale will continue because there are lots of books remaining. The Fly Fishing Festival will be in town for new customers. If we still have books the sale will continue during the Hunters Feed, Oct. 23. Sunday September 20 at 2:00 pm, the Friends will be presenting Adam Miller, folksinger, storyteller, and autoharp virtuoso in the community room. Miller is an award winning, nationally recognized folk musician. His reviews are spectacular and I have checked him out on u-tube. Most years we sponsor a program that is a little pricey sometimes as a fund raiser and sometimes just to draw attention to the library. The Friends have voted to pay Miller’s fee of $400 and present his show as a gift to the community. I hope all of you will attend, bring your friends, family, and neighbors. It should be a wonderful afternoon!
October is also shaping up to be busy. There will be a medical program on Oct 3 discussing Medicare and the open enrollment period for Medicare Supplement Insurance. This will be an informational meeting and not an attempt to sell any insurance. Our monthly business meeting is on the 7th, and tentatively scheduled is a talk by Ennis resident Tom Savage about his book Walk in the Wind on Oct 17 at 11:00. October 23 will bring the Hunters Feed. Elaine Sober and her crew have once again (and probably the last time) be our lead gal for the library’s entry for the food extravaganza on Main Street. This is a BIG DEAL so here is a place the Friends could use help. Finally on Tuesday, October 27 at 9:00 AM Dr. Erb, cardiologist, will discuss heart health. The program has been scheduled at Dr. Erb’s convenience since he travels to our medical center from Bozeman on some Tuesdays.
Dare I talk about November and beyond already? Yes, we are planning another open mic program on November 21. The Woman’s Club Holiday Bazaar is Nov. 28 and perhaps might be an opportunity to showcase the library. December 4 is the Chamber’s Holiday Stroll and we will have our doors open and welcoming. Perhaps we will be having a silent auction of goods and services provided by staff and friends. That sounds like fun if we can bring it to fruition.
Again I urge you to participate in the activities of the Friends of the Library both by attending our programs and helping to spread the word about all the great things about Madison Valley Public Library.
Monday - Friday 9-6
Books & Babies every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
Story Time every Friday at 11:00 a.m.
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The Community Room is available for public events. Reservation is required. Call 682-7244 for information
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