When I was six, maybe seven, each of my visits to the Ferndale Public Library began with a ritualistic reenactment of sorts… a tense, tip-toed pantomime through the looming, dusty shelves, winding over the old scruffy, maroon carpeting…until I’d reach the clearing (the Mystery section) at the back window…and pretend I’d come across a… g-g-gh-gh-GHOST….
Actually, I was just “playing pretend -” with Ghostbusters on my mind…
ANNOUNCING – (a bit early, but, hey, I get into the Autumn “spirit” as soon as it’s Sept 21…)—ahem, ANNOUNCING – FPL’s annual Halloween celebration
In other Library News –
a couple weeks before the youngsters’ spooky-shindig – -on October 15, the Friends of the Ferndale Library will host a party for the adults – an 80′s prom complete with era-appropriate music, dancing, decorations, snacks and drinks including our signature Depeche Mojito and Pacman Punch (pre-spiked). (From the Friends:): “Was your prom a brutal experience? Was your prom kinda lame? Was it so much fun that you want to experience it again? Well, here’s your chance for a do-over or a repeat!”
This “80s themed adult prom fundraiser” benefits FPL’S Teen Reading Programs and our Young-Adult/Teen Collections. Enticing features for this totally tubular rage include signature cocktails like Depeche Mojitos and Pac Man Punch as well as great prizes from local retailers… Pre-order tickets now/here and enter for the chance to win a hairdo from Flip salon, a makeover for the night from Rouge and other great giveaways.
Local vintage shops like Mother Fletchers are featuring great outfits in their display windows to encourage your time-traveling toggery, (any chance at leg-warmers?) .
The Friends, a non-profit organization, are also dedicated to:
org1anizing cultural, artistic and educational programs, and special events;
selling used books and other donated items in our Friends shop and annual sales;
organizing volunteers to meet library needs;
raising money to supplement library services;
reaching out to those who need assistance with books and reading
More info here.