As of December 16th,
2017, the Pahrump Friends of the Library
will no longer exist.
The membership voted to disband and turn over all
funds to the Pahrump Library to be used exclusively to fund
children’s summer reading program. These funds should fund this
program for the next four years.
Thanks to all who participated in the Pahrump FOL.
Please see December minutes for final actions of the Pahrump FOL.
Our October 21st
speaker was Amy Bronco, new Reference and Technology
Librarian. She introduced herself and supplied infromation
on her backround, and discussed her plans for improvements in
technological support for the library.
Friends of the Library at the Jume meeting about to indulge in a pot luck at the last meeting before our summer hiatus.
Enforcement on Two Borders was the topic of FOL member Regina Zeitlin, at our April 15,
2017 meeting. She related her career experiences in the US Border Patrol.
At our February meeting, John Salacan, spoke about The Pencil and the culmination of 5,000 years of development in writing.
Our January speaker was FOL member Dennis Suter presenting a slide show of museums he has visited.
Friends of the Library meeting on Saturday, September 17th featured
author Maer Wilson. Her new memoir is titled 'The Other Side of
Philip K. Dick' and covers her friendship with Phil the last ten years
of his life. Philip K. Dick wrote numerous science fiction books and
stories which ended up on Hollywood screens.
Author Lyn Pizor, speaking about her book, "Grandmother Tales" at our March meeting.
Gholson presented her book : "Robbing Peter, Not Paying Paul:
Overcoming Self-Defeating Behaviors We Learn as Children" at the
Martello autographs a copy of his "The King of Casinos" the story of
the El Rey Casino in Searchlight, Nevada at the January 16th meeting
of Friends of Pahrump Library._________________________________________________________
October speaker was local resident and author Robert Joseph.
Robert is currently working on the Raff Rafferty detective/thriller mystery series
His books can be found at Amazon.com._________________________________________________________
March speaker was fantasy writer John Edgell.
February's guest speaker, Phil Huff, talked about the Lincoln collection at the _________________________________________________________
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._________________________________________________________
Round Table and Writers Guild presented a look at their weeky
gatherings held at the library on Tuesday from 2 to 4 pm. Peggy
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.
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
Officers from left: Janet Rider, Treasurer; Jim Ferrell, Vice
President; Mary Costello, Corresponding Secretary; Phil Hider,
Recording Secretary; and Donna Lee Laduke, President.
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.
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
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
Librarian’s Report: Director
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
Adelson Hospice “Festival of Trees” fund-raiser.
Valley Chamber of Commerce director spoke on authoring books,
business experiences, and the local chamber.
of Commerce Mixer on February
Co-sponsored by the Pahrump
Library and the Friends of the Library.
Ward uses one of the ten new flat screen
monitors donated by the Friends of the Library.
technician Genie Salerno, displays
Friends of the Library
book bags which are available for $10.
the Library members Phyllis Alvis and Ellie Leemans
maintain our book store with help of many volunteers.