Our first fundraiser, book club author appearances, and more!
January 2019

Hello Friends!

The coming months will feature many wonderful events, including two speaker presentations in both January and February. We are especially excited about our first fundraising event on January 24th with local historian, author and distinguished Lynn University professor, Dr. Robert Watson. See our event information and registration below. We hope you join us for a memorable evening!

Also, please save the date for our next historical impersonator performance by Mitchell Kramer as Ben Franklin, on February 21st. More information and registration of this event will be included in our February newsletter.

Finally, we are proud to announce we have presented $54,912.95 to the Boca Raton Public Library for program funding for 2019. Read the library's press release here. With your help in membership dues, donations and bookstore sales, we are truly accomplishing our mission of supporting and enhancing the Boca Raton Public Library as it serves our community.

Cyndi Bloom, Board President
Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library, Inc.
February 28- March 10, 2019
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Special Event
The Friends are holding a fundraiser to benefit the library!
This special fundraising event will raise funds to benefit the Boca Raton Public Library, which this year checked out over 1,000,000 physical and digital items, provided social and work space for over 513,900 visitors, and where over 54,500 patrons attended free community programs and classes.

Help us support this vital community resource! Join us January 24th at 6:00 pm for wine, hors d' oeuvres and raffle baskets at the Spanish River Library in Boca Raton, followed by a lecture by distinguished Lynn University professor and award-winning author, Robert P. Watson, Ph.D ., on the process of researching and writing books.
Event sponsors: BurgerIM, Trader Joe's, The Peter Blum Family YMCA of Boca Raton, Chick fil-A, Cyndi Bloom, Glen DeKraker/Core Media, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wagner, Phil & Joanne Toulanis, The Sharon and Caron Group, Dr. and Mrs. George Botelho

Tickets are $25 in advance (upon registration below); $35 at the door (credit cards accepted)
Upcoming Events
NOTE: Donations and/or quality used books to be sold in our bookstore are welcome at the time of the event, for the benefit of the library. These programs help raise awareness of the library, and all funds received support the Boca Raton Public Library.
Sunday Speaker Series: Neil Waldman , music historian re: the history of Doo Wop music
January 20th at 3:00 pm at the Spanish River Library
Sunday Speaker Series: Rose Feinberg, Ed.D. , popular presenter re: Bette Midler, Carole King & Barbra Streisand
January 27th at 3:00 pm at the Spanish River library
Sunday Music Matinee: Friction Farm, modern folk duo
February 3rd at 3:00 pm at the downtown BPRL

Sunday Speaker Series: Jaclyn Tureff, LCSW, and Cindy Wides, Director of Mental Health First Aid at Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Services re: Mental Health First Aid
 February 17th at 3:00 pm at the Spanish River Library
Sunday Speaker Series: Charlie Deitch, pop singers of the 20th century
February 24th at 3:00 pm at the downtown BPRL

Sunday Music Matinee: Sonny & Perley, American Songbook
March 3rd at 3:00 pm at the downtown BPRL
(Note: Registration opens January 17th).

Our Bookstore
The Friends Bookstore inside the downtown Boca Raton Public Library is run entirely by volunteers, and is open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.

We sell quality used books at bargain prices. Visit us today for all your reading needs!

Proceeds from store sales provide vital funding to the library. Please review our donation guidelines and and consider donating your used books to us!
Book Club Discussions
Wed., January 16th -7:00 pm
Spanish River Library 
Includes an appearance by the author, K.J. Howe!
Tues., January 22nd -10:30 am
Downtown Library

Also this month, the Friends Spanish River Library Book Club is sponsoring a special event hosting two local authors:

Deborah Shlian ( "The Silent Survivor"); and
Joan Lipinsky Cochran ( "The Yiddish Gangster's Daughter")

on January 30th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Spanish River Library.
Refreshments will be served. Register here.

All book club discussions are open to the public.

More information on book club selections and moderator contact information can be found on our website at https://www.bocalibraryfriends.org/bookclubs
Our Art Gallery

See the watercolor paintings of Louis Mezian at our art gallery at the Spanish River Library now through March 10th.

Exhibit curated by Friends art gallery curator, Victoria Sheridan.

All exhibition artwork is for sale.
Our Mission
The Friends support and enhance the value of the Boca Raton Public Library as it serves our community.  
We are a 501(c) (3) organization.
EIN 59-2004980 
Check out our GuideStar Profile here.