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The auction items to benefit the library have changed. We are now auctioning off a set of Royal Copenhagen Christmas plates as they seemed more fitting for the season. Some of them are in the display case in the lobby of the library, but there are at least 7-8 more. They will be sold as a group to the highest bidder, and would make a real conversation grouping in your home.

The plates are from the 60’s and 70’s and have holes in the back rim so they can be mounted on a wall. Each is named and signed on the back. The 2017 Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate is for sale on the Internet for $192, but I don’t believe these are that valuable. We might be amenable to a reasonable offer if you would like to purchase the lot in time for Christmas.

Christmas Card Workshop

I will again offer a Christmas Card Workshop to benefit the library building fund. This year it will be held in my home studio, 114 North 4th Avenue, right in downtown Ridgefield.

In order to accommodate people who work during the week there will be two choices of time: Saturday, December 9, from 1-3 pm, and Tuesday, December 12 from 9 am to noon.

Surprise your friends with a hand painted Christmas card! We’ll have lots of creative ideas, or bring your own reference materials. All supplies provided.

Cost is $45. Class size is limited, so call today to register, 360-887-2160.

Holiday Elves Needed

Calling all Holiday Elves!  The Friends of Ridgefield Community Library are in need of donations of baked goods (sweet and savory) for the Hometown Celebration BAKE SALE Fundraiser on Saturday, December 2ndfrom 9 am to 4 pm in the Ridgefield Community Center.  If you’d like to donate something yummy for the bake sale, please contact Jeanne Androvich to sign up at jeanne.androvich@mindspring.com or 360-887-2579.

Baked goods may be dropped off at the Ridgefield Community Center on Friday evening, December 1st from 5 pm to 7 pm, or on Saturday morning, December 2nd from 7:30 am to 9 am.  We are looking for donations of candy, cookies, bars, fruit pies, cakes, quick breads, muffins, rolls, and breads.  We CANNOT accept any item that needs to be refrigerated!  We especially are in need of baked goods that are vegan, gluten free and nut free.  Please label your donations to avoid any guesswork for the Elves.  Also, the Elves need to know if the baked item contains milk, egg, nuts, wheat, peanuts, or soybeans.

Want to give the Friends the gift of your time, but you don’t bake…that’s okay…the Friends need extra Elves to help during the Bake Sale as a server or cashier.  The Friends especially need extra hands for the 12 pm to 1:30 pm shift, the 1:30 pm to 3 pm shift, and the 3 pm to 4:30 pm shift.  And if you have a food handler’s license we can really use your help!  Contact Jeanne if you’d like to help at the Bake Sale.

All proceeds from the Bake Sale will go towards the Library Building Fund and library programs at the Ridgefield Community Library.  The Friends thank you for your support of your local library and wish you a wonderful holiday season!

Happy Holidays, Jeanne Androvich, President, Friends of Ridgefield Community Library

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I’m happy to report that last week’s Open House brought in $559 for the library building fund. Three original water colors were sold, as well as lots of prints and note cards. Thanks to all the people who attended and brought food to share.

We also collected $171 for the Family Resource Center, and a bunch of clothing and food. On this subject, will the person who brought the large blue collection barrel please come and pick it up?

Library Programs this Week

Tuesday November 14 6:00 p.m.-Food for Thought: A Cookbook Discussion Group – This month we are preparing recipes from the Philippines. Guests do not need to bring a dish the first time.

Wednesday November 15-10:00 a.m.-Stitchery

10:30 a.m.-Preschool Story Time

4:00 p.m.-Ridgefield Gaming Group

Thursday November 16-1:00 p.m.-Mahjong

3:30 p.m.-Spanish Conversation Circle

Friday November 17-10:30-Toddler Story Time

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Good news!

The Ridgefield Garden Club has set aside $5000 in their next year’s budget to pay for landscaping in the new library. Thanks ladies!

 It’s easy to donate to the library building fund. Make your check out to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library and mail it to PO Box 534, Ridgefield, WA 98642, or take it to the library. Contributions may be tax deductible. If you want to be a Cornerstone member by donating $1000, the money can be paid in regular increments, but you do need to sign a form in order for the Treasurer to track payments. You can designate your donation be used only for the building fund if you like.

An anonymous donor has pledged to match donations to the Ridgefield Library over $10,000, up to a million dollars. Please consider this option. There is a time factor to this offer, so act now. Donations don’t have to be in money – all sorts of other options are available – land, cars, jewelry, etc. Think outside the box…

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Every month the Friends of the Ridgefield Library auction off an item to raise money for the many programs they sponsor and the building fund.

This month’s auction is this spinet piano, and it could be yours. Bidding runs through the end of the month, and you could have it for a very reasonable price. Make an offer at the library, where you’ll find a bid sheet.

 It’s easy to donate to the library building fund. Make your check out to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library and mail it to PO Box 534, Ridgefield, WA 98642, or take it to the library. Contributions may be tax deductible. If you want to be a Cornerstone member by donating $1000, the money can be paid in regular increments, but you do need to sign a form in order for the Treasurer to track payments. You can designate your donation be used only for the building fund if you like.

An anonymous donor has pledged to match donations to the Ridgefield Library over $10,000, up to a million dollars. Please consider this option. There is a time factor to this offer, so act now. Donations don’t have to be in money – all sorts of other options are available – land, cars, jewelry, etc. Think outside the box…

Friend’s Book Sale

Get an early start on the Used Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgefield Library in the large room of the Community Center tonight from 6 to 8pm. You have to be a Friends member, but you can join at the door, and you’ll have first pick of the thousands of books on sale. All sales benefit the library,

Ridgefield Library Programs week of October 24 to October 28

Friends of the Ridgefield Library Book Sale

Thursday Oct 26, 6-8 pm-Members only sale. Memberships available at the door. Consider joining as a lifetime member.

Friday Oct 27, 10-7 pm-The book sale begins in earnest!

Saturday Oct 28, 9-4 pm – The book sale races to its finish. 3-4 pm is five dollars per bag of books.

Enjoy a baked goodie or hot beverage too!

Also on Saturday at 11:00 am – The Tell Tale Heart and Other Spooky Tales from Around the Globe-Master storyteller, Christopher Leebrick, present a riveting performance of Edgar Allan Poe’s masterpiece and other spooky tales. For ages 12 and up please.

Wednesday October 25 – 10:00 a.m.-Stitchery Group

10:30 a.m.-Preschool Story time

4:00 p.m.-Ridgefield Gaming Group

7:00 p.m.-Ridgefield Meaningful Movies-Watch a film that relates the life-history of Minoru Yasui, the first Japanese-American attorney in Oregon. During World War II, he initiated a legal test case by deliberately violating military orders that led to the internment of Japanese-Americans. Discussion follows. The film is being shown at the Old Liberty Theater, 115 N. Main Avenue.

Thursday October 26-1:00 p.m.-Mahjong at the library

3:30 p.m.-Spanish Conversation Circle

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You don’t want to miss the FRIENDS BIG Autumn Used Book Sale! The large room at the Ridgefield Community Center will be filled with hundreds of gently used books for only $1! The doors open early for the MEMBERS ONLY SALE on Thursday, October 26th from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Not a member? No problem! Join at the door and shop early for the best selection of books. An annual adult membership is only $10!

The PUBLIC SALE begins Friday, October 27th from 10 am to 7 pm and continues on Saturday, October 28th from 9 am to 4 pm. During the last hour of the sale get a bag of books for only $5!

The Friend’s 2018 Membership Drive will kick off during the 3-day used book sale! Join during the sale and your membership will be valid through 12/31/18. As a special bonus, if you join or renew your membership anytime during the 3-day sale you’ll be entered into one of the hourly drawings to win a FREE Bag of Books!

The Friends are still looking for volunteers to help with set-up, during the sale, and packing-up after the sale. Email the Friends at ridgefieldfriendsoflibrary@gmail.com  (correction from earlier version)if you’d like to help out for an hour our two or more! President Jeanne Androvich will forward you via email information about dates and times the Friends need help. Contact Jeanne at 360-887- 2579 if you have any questions.

This is one of the Friend’s largest fundraisers of the year. Monies raised will go towards the new library building campaign and other Ridgefield Community Library programs and projects.

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Check this out!! A nicely decorated spinet piano just in time for Birdfest is available throughout the month of October as the Silent Auction item benefitting the new Ridgefield library. Bidding started October 1 (see the item and make your bid at the library). Don’t miss out on these wonderful additions to your game collection and the chance to support a GREAT cause. Money raised helps fund a new, bigger, and better library in Ridgefield. At the end of October, the highest bidder will be notified. Questions? Contact Tevis Laspa (360-600-0943) As always, thank you for supporting YOUR library!

The golf tournament last Sunday was a big success and brought in about $4000 for the library building fund. The weather was perfect: cool and brisk with high clouds, the food was great as were the raffle prizes. Thanks to all who participated. By far the most popular raffle prize was the fixings for Moscow mules, including four cups, a pitcher, and a cookbook  with the recipe. It was donated by Jim Vincent of Vincent Construction Management. Thanks Jim!

It’s easy to donate to the library building fund. Make your check out to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library and mail it to PO Box 534, Ridgefield, WA 98642, or take it to the library. Contributions may be tax deductible. If you want to be a Cornerstone member by donating $1000, the money can be paid in regular increments, but you do need to sign a form in order for the Treasurer to track payments. You can designate your donation be used only for the building fund if you like.

An anonymous donor has pledged to match donations to the Ridgefield Library over $10,000, up to a million dollars. Please consider this option. There is a time factor to this offer, so act now. Donations don’t have to be in money – all sorts of other options are available – land, cars, jewelry, etc. Think outside the box…

Library Programs this Week

Tuesday October 3
Movies for Adults 6:00 p.m.-Please call the library for title
Wednesday October 4
Stitchery 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Teen Gaming 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday October 5
Mahjong 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Spanish Conversation Circle 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday October 6
Toddler Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Teen Council 4:00 p.m.
Saturday October 7
The Ridgefield Library opens at 9:00 a.m. for First Saturday
Stop and make a craft to celebrate Birdfest 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Bird Stories 10:00 a.m.
Bird Stories 11:00 a.m.

Library to Close Thursday

All Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries will be closed Thursday September 28th for all-staff training. The Ridgefield Community Library will be open regular hours on Friday September 29, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Many of our services are available 24/7 through the Library District’s website (www.fvrl.org).

‘Command and Control’ is next Meaningful Movie

The screening for the next movie in the Meaningful Movies series, Command and Control, is this Wednesday, the 27th at the Old Liberty Theater in downtown Ridgefield.

From the director of the groundbreaking film Food, Inc., comes Command and Control, the long-hidden story of a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas in 1980. Based on the critically-acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser, this chilling documentary exposes the terrifying truth about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal and shows what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to destroy us.

Special guest speakers Dr. John Pearson and Damon Motz-Storey from Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Doors open at 6:45, previews start at 7:15, show at 7:30, beverages and snacks available for purchase. Donations are welcomed.

The big news is that we have two speakers from Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Dr. John Pearson and Damon Motz-Storey. These gentlemen will be talking about issues surrounding the impact of the nuclear industry in our area.

The Meaningful Movies series is sponsored by the Ridgefield Library.

Hope to see you all there!

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I went to the monthly Trustees Meeting of the Fort Vancouver Library on Monday, and the representative from Woodland reported that someone who is moving to Woodland in April donated $7000 to their library building fund. I was so jealous! These people are not even residents yet, and they’ve donated a HUGE amount of money to the library in their new town. That’s community spirit.

Did you know an anonymous donor has pledged to match every donation to our Ridgefield Library building fund over $10,000? So far only two people have taken advantage of this very generous offer. The offer is good up to a million dollars, but there’s a time factor involved, so it’s important to get these donations coming.

Where are you, people of Ridgefield? Your donation would be worth double what you give and would get us that much closer to having a new library.

It’s easy to donate to the library building fund. Make your check out to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library and mail it to PO Box 534, Ridgefield, WA 98642, or take it to the library. Contributions may be tax deductible. If you want to be a Cornerstone member by donating $1000, the money can be paid in regular increments, but you do need to sign a form in order for the Treasurer to track payments. You can designate your donation be used only for the building fund if you like.