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Dear Friends of the Library

    One of our most active, dedicated members, Frank Leemans, passed away yesterday, Wednesday, from cancer.  We send our sympathy to Ellie, and their family. 

    Many of us enjoyed Frank and Ellie's company at the June Pot Luck, at which time, they were unaware of any illness.  Frank loved the library, and served as a volunteer security man for some time.  Ellie was our Friends Historian for many years.  We will all miss Frank and his gung-ho, helpful ways. 

     Coleen Taylor will send a card on behalf of the Friends.

Setember 17, 2015


 Meeting dates - third Saturday - 10:15 am

Next meeting - September 19th

The Friends of the Library begin a new season next Saturday, Sept. 19, in the library meeting room.  First on the agenda, at 10:15 AM, will be our guest speaker, Robert Mann, who has published books about B-29 bombers.  The business meeting will follow Mr. Mann's presentation.

March speaker was fantasy writer John Edgell.

February's guest speaker, Phil Huff, talked about the Lincoln collection at the 

Pahrump Valley Museum.



January's guest speaker Patty Grubbs, moved to Pahrump in 2004 with her husband David. Her husband is a Vietnam Veteran suffering from PTSD.  She is the first wife to write a book about PTSD and its affects on family and friends. 'Life Through His Eyes', non-fiction story of the life of a wife of a Vietnam Veteran with PSTD and the author's journey of family, memories, sadness and regret.


FOL President Bob Alvis and author/guest speaker Dwight Hunter at October meeting.


 Shakespeare Round Table  and Writers Guild presented a look at their weeky  gatherings held at the library on Tuesday from 2 to 4 pm. Peggy Alps Rhoads, in renaissance custom, assisted Judy and George Strickland.


Bob Alvis introduces December speaker Don McDermott, Editor of the “Pahrump Valley Mirror


Gloria Patchin reports on the magazine distribution to our hospital and senior care facilities.


Karen Hills, Principal of Nye County’s Pathways Alternative School, was speaker at the November meeting.


October Speaker: 

Dressed in the khaki and red “uniform” of today’s historical re-enactors, Doug Shaw delivered a fascinating and informative presentation on the history of the Pony Express.  Mr. Shaw has participated in the annual re-enactments of the Pony Express ride, which travels west one year from St. Joseph, MO, and east, the next year, from Sacramento, CA.  Mr. Shaw displayed the saddle used by the riders, and shared many fascinating details.  Thanks, Doug!


Highlights from February 9th, 2013

Report on the book store by Phillis

Author  Bob McCracken  was our speaker

Highlights from November 12th, 2012

Library Officers from left: Janet Rider, Treasurer; Jim Ferrell, Vice President; Mary Costello, Corresponding Secretary; Phil Hider, Recording Secretary; and Donna Lee Laduke, President.

Library director Susan Wonderly                          Membership - Bob Alvis             

Presentation of Wheeler Pass Well by Loretta Lindell and Dick Senior


Highlights from June 9th, 2012

Library director Susan Wonderly  presented her report.

Miss Brenda, Children’s Librarian, presented an overview of the Summer Reading Program.

Out going Pahrump Friends officers Donna Lee Laduke, President;  Steven Johnson,
Vice President; Janet Rider, Treasurer;  Mary Costello, Secretary, pose at the

Ed Sepulveda memorial oak lectern.

Speaker, Aysa Ivanova was introduced by Donna Lee Laduke with the reading of a sketch of Aysa’s difficult life, which took her from the Ukraine, to Poland, to the United States.  Writing poetry gave her strength and positive inspiration to keep moving toward better days.

Potluck was enjoyed by all.


September 2010 Meeting

Librarian's Report

Committee Reports

Friends of the Library members celebrate the seventh anniversary of  the FOL book store



Local author and historian, Robert McCracken,
spoke at the Friends Of  The Library May 1st meeting.


Friends Book Room Report: Phyllis Alvis

Librarian’s Report:  Director Susan Wonderly 
Susan shows baskets and rack donated by The Friends

Membership chairman, Connie VanMalkenhorst, was honored for her service as she
 announced that she will not be able to serve in 2010.

Mary Costello reported on the Christmas wreaths that The Friends provided for the
Nathan Adelson Hospice “Festival of Trees” fund-raiser.

Dan Rodriguez
Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce director spoke on authoring books,  business experiences, and the local chamber.

Chamber of Commerce Mixer on February 18, 2009
Co-sponsored by the Pahrump Library and the Friends of the Library. 

More Photos

Library technician, Krystal Ward uses one of the ten new flat screen
 monitors donated by the Friends of the Library.

Library technician Genie Salerno, displays Friends of the Library
 book bags which are available for $10.

Friends of the Library members Phyllis Alvis and Ellie Leemans
maintain our book store with help of many volunteers.