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As you probably read in yesterday’s Columbian, the City of Ridgefield and the Ridgefield School District are working on a plan to move a few city departments to the View Ridge site after the new 5-8 building is complete. That means the View Ridge site is no longer being considered as a location for the new library.

One site that is being looked at is the existing Community Center, but that is by no means a final decision. Keep posted!

Library Programs January 16 to January 20

Tuesday January 16

Read to the Dog 6:00 p.m.-Practice your reading skills and make a new four-legged friend. Program is intended for ages 5-9. Space is limited. Call the library to sign-up.

Wednesday January 17

Stitchery Group 10:00 a.m.-All stitchery type hobbies are welcome to this informal group.

Preschool  Story Time 10:30 a.m.

Ridgefield Gaming Group 4:00 p.m. (for teens)

Thursday January 18

Mahjong  1:00 p.m.

Spanish Conversation Circle 3:30 p.m.

UCAN’TDOTHATATTHELIBRARY 4:00 p.m. (for tweens ages 9-12)-Enjoy the Amazing Library Race.

Friday January 19

Toddler Story time 10:30 a.m.

Saturday January 20

11:00 a.m.-Celebrate Tea-Sharon Grace Kryger will lead a workshop on processing tea with freshly-picked tea leaves from Ridgefield’s local tea plantation.

My First Memory (Of Librarians) by Nikki Giovanni

 

 

 

 

This is my first memory:
A big room with heavy wooden tables that sat on a creaky
wood floor
A line of green shades—bankers’ lights—down the center
Heavy oak chairs that were too low or maybe I was simply
too short
For me to sit in and read
So my first book was always big

In the foyer up four steps a semi-circle desk presided
To the left side the card catalogue
On the right newspapers draped over what looked like
a quilt rack
Magazines face out from the wall

The welcoming smile of my librarian
The anticipation in my heart
All those books — another world — just waiting
At my fingertips.

Library Offers Film Streaming Service

The Fort Vancouver Regional Library District is ringing in 2018 by offering Kanopy, a free film streaming service offering more than 30,000 foreign-language films, indies, documentaries, instructional videos from The Great Courses, classics and more.

Kanopy is available to Fort Vancouver Regional Library cardholders on any device with access to the internet via http://fvrl.kanopystreaming.com or by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. Kanopy also provides captions and transcripts and JAWS screen readers for those with visual and/or hearing difficulties.

The San Francisco based Kanopy was founded in 2008 by CEO Olivia Humphrey as an educational tool for 3,000 colleges and universities worldwide, and is now available to public library systems around the globe. The library expansion began in early 2017, and Kanopy is now available in more than 200 library systems and over 1200 individual public library locations across the US.

Ridgefield Library Programs January 9 to January 13

Tuesday January 9

6:00-Food for Thought: Cookbook Discussion

Wednesday January 10

10:00 a.m.-Stitchery Group

10:30 a.m.-Preschool Story Time

4:00 p.m.-Teen Gaming

Thursday January 11

1:00 p.m.-Mahjong

3:30 p.m.-Spanish Conversation Circle

Friday January 12

10:30 a.m.-Toddler Story Time

Saturday January 13

10:00 a.m.-Build It!

11:00 a.m.-Celebrate Hot Tea Month: Taste & Brew

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I’m happy to report that to date we have raised $240,000 for the library building fund. Three donations of $10,000 or more qualified for matching funds from the anonymous donor, (who has pledged to match donations of $10,000 or more, up to a million dollars) for a total of $33,000. Good work Ridgefield!

Fort Vancouver Regional Library has also set aside a million dollars for our fund raising activities, so we are on our way to seeing this new library built.

The Trustees of FVRL are close to making a decision on a site for the library, so keep tuned. I’ll announce it as soon as  know.

This Month’s Auction Item

Fly Fishermen! Come to the Library! There’s a basket of goodies waiting for you to bid on!

All you need to tie your own flies, including an instruction book, vise, scissors, thread, yarn, feathers, wire, hooks, etc. The basket will be on sale through the end of the month, and the highest bidder will take it home.

Every month the Friends put a different item up for auction, and this is our latest. I must say, this month’s offering is pretty clever. Wish I were a fly fisherman – it would be fun to tie flies.

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I think you only have until the end of the year to avoid paying taxes on IRA money that;s donated directly to a charity. Donating to the library would bring you recognition as well as a tax savings benefit.

The named donation amounts start at $1000 for Cornerstone, $2500 for Stepping Stone, and go on up. An anonymous donor has pledged to match any donation of $10,000 up to a million dollars. There’s a time limit on this offer, so if that’s something you can afford and would like to do, this is the time!

 

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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…