Friends Sponsored Programs

The Friends holds two program meetings annually, in the Spring and Fall. The Friends also sponsors a number of programs usually held each year. Notice of Friends-sponsored programs appears in The Library's newsletter.


Do you have a suggestion for a Friends program?

The Friends welcomes ideas from everyone. Remember, all Friends activities and programs are open to the entire community.


Spring and Fall Program Meetings


Two times a year the Friends presents a well-known author or personality as its program speaker. The speakers normally do readings and entertain questions from the audience. Following the free program, copies of the speaker’s books are offered for sale and autographing. Past Spring Program and Fall Program speakers have included Jennifer Keishin Armstrong (Senfeldia) and Bobby Rydell.


imagePhyllis Noar Puppetry Festival


Puppets bring out the child in all of us. Every February The Library celebrates Puppetry Month with performances by acclaimed professional puppeteers on two Sunday afternoons. Age requirements for attendance vary from year to year as determined by the artists. The Puppetry Festival celebrates the legacy of the late Phyllis Noar, a former Friends president Phyllis Noar and strong advocate for children’s programming. Check The Library's Calendar for February for more information about this year's festival.