Thomson-McDuffie Friends of the Library met Aug. 18 at 3 p.m. with 12 members present.
Ellen Herndon, president, called the meeting to order. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Treasurer's report was given.
At a previous meeting, Suzan Harris, librarian, had requested assistance on several items.
Camellia Heritage Association and McDuffie Museum are partnering with the library to present several programs - "Key Ingredients: America by Food" is a teaching exhibit sponsored by Smithonian Institute and will be on display at the McDuffie Museum from Jan. 10 through Feb. 22, 2009.
Prior to the exhibit being in town, the library will present a literacy-based program: "Authors of Mystery and Humor" on Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Chad Crews will introduce several authors using their writings and magic.
A second program will be a grandparent and child workshop on Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. Participants will create a turkey decoration using apples, candy and cake decorating techniques.
The third program will be "Build a Snowman" workshop on Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. Children will build a snowman using cupcakes and cake decorating. Stories of holiday customs will be read.
The group voted to assist the library in presenting these programs. After much discussion it was agreed to have a bulb, plant, book and bake sale on Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Since the library is scheduled for another event on Nov. 11, it was decided to hold the Veterans' Day program on Nov. 8 at 10:30 a.m. Ellen Herndon is working on the program for the event.
Following the business meeting, Ms. Herndon introduced Lisa Luken from Washington who presented the program for the afternoon. Mark Twain was the topic and she gave many interesting highlights of his life. Her father is an avid fan of Mark Twain and has done a number of impersonations of him. She showed a DVD of one of his impersonations. Books from the library written by Mark Twain were on exhibit. She presented the library with a copy of the DVD.
Following her presentation, refreshments were served.
The next business meeting is scheduled for Feb. 17, 2009, at 4 p.m.