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Friday, February 8, 2002


Friends seeking friends

On January 30, in the library's Hollis Room, the Friends of Gleason Public Library met to discuss their programs for this year. President Paula Trebino and an enthusiastic new group of officers and friends identified several needs and issued an invitation for the whole Carlisle community to join them in a year of great activities and support for our library.

The Friends are looking for a number of different skills this year. If you are, or you know of, a speaker or author who could provide an interesting evening for Carlisleans, or a reading and book signing, the Friends want to know. They are also interested in anyone who is a musician or can access musicians of all stripes for various programs, including the front-lawn picnic, background music for the Murder Mystery Theatre, announcers and sound engineers for a program on mixing and the art of DJ-ing for teens, and more. In addition, the Friends would like to put together a Carlisle cookbook and need coordinators and contributors. There are plenty of opportunities for all kinds of talent and support.

Planning ahead, the Friends are sending out a call for help on the Murder Mystery Theatre, scheduled for April 27. This event was such a success last year that it had to extend its run to two nights to accommodate everyone who wanted to come and participate. This year's event is underway: the play is being written specifically about Carlisle. However, there is a need for coordinators and a committee to scout and establish a location, work with the authors to find actors and a director, and oversee refreshments for the evening. If you're interested in acting, directing, organizing, or working on support for this event, contact the Friends.

If you would like to be a part of any of these activities, or if you have ideas or suggestions, call Paula Trebino at 1-978-369-9001 or e-mail the Friends at Many hands make light work and more fun.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito