Saturday, February 26, 2011

Librarypalooza & Community Survey

The Librarypalooza is tomorrow! We're releasing the community library survey at the same time. This survey is designed to get feedback on our building plans, help guide us for future fundraising and program decisions, find out about the needs of the community, and other library-related things. Please participate in the survey. To take our survey, go here:

Ester Library Survey

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lallapalooza volunteers meeting at the Annex

On Friday, Nancy Burnham is holding a volunteers meeting and get-together at the Annex at 6 pm to go over what needs doing at the Lallapalooza. The Annex is at 2922 Parks Highway, in front of Water Wagon. Contact her for more information at 457-6668.

Since people will be there, if you'd like to bring by your auction item donation, you can do that then, too, if you like. Or call and we can come pick it up during the week. Thank you!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Lasagne sponsors wanted

This year, the main Pastapalooza cheese (so to speak) is Ken Bluhm. He will be making the majority of the lasagnes for the JTEL Lallapalooza & Book Bash; we will need sponsors for the pasta so he can buy noodles, sauce, meat, and vegetables. A few people are bringing lasagnes, and we still need side salads. If you would like to help sponsor a lasagne or provide a salad (bread is taken care of, by none other than our fabulous local baker, Kate Billington), contact the librarians. You can reach Ken at 978-8089, or Nancy Burnham at the Annex at 457-6668. Checks or cash gratefully accepted!

Monday, February 7, 2011

February meetings

Two meetings have been scheduled for February so far:

JTEL Board Meeting
February 10, Thursday, 6 pm
JTEL office, studio #8 the Annex
2922 Parks Highway
please see the agenda

Capital Campaign Committee Meeting
February 17, Thursday, 6 pm
JTEL office
agenda (coming soon)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

More sewing for the book bash!

Friday night was the first meeting of the JTEL Sewing Consortium, and included Amy Cameron, Maia Luick, and Deirdre Helfferich (yours truly). Maia sewed like a maniac and got three fun shirts done, Amy made a skirt, and I worked on a quilt. More great fashion items will be created over the next three weeks before the Lallapalooza & Book Bash. Tonight more sewing is on the table, so to speak, starting this afternoon and going until around 8:30 pm.

If you'd like to come by or be kept posted on the next sew date, contact Amy or Deirdre.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

JTEL Sewing Consortium!

As part of the 2011 Lallapalooza, Amy Cameron will offer a fashion show featuring a catwalk presentation of reworked library t-shirts! T-shirts will be from every design used in library events: the 2008, 2009, and 2010 Readers on the Run race t-shirts, the original large-logo John Trigg Ester Library shirt, and the small-logo t-shirts. Shirts are in a myriad of colors from subdued to eye-wateringly bright to tie-dyed to plain white, black, or grey. There wil be both affordable commemorative pret-a-porter items made by the JTEL Sewing Consortium and limited edition one-offs by local artists. Contact Amy (388-9138) if you would like to join the Consortium or create a unique piece of fashionwear for the event.

JTEL Sewing Consortium: noon to 8 pm, Friday, February 4
Studio #9, the Annex, 2922 Parks Highway
sewing machines and t-shirts provided

Previous fashion shows for the lallapalooza have included: the Shoe Show (2010), the Fancy Apron Parade (2009), the Hat Walk (2007) and the Garden Party (2006)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Donations for the 2011 Lallapalooza

Letters have gone out to potential donors to the 7th annual Library Lallapalooza & Book Bash, and the results are quite encouraging. A few items so far include:
And this is just the beginning!