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Thirteen teams - including a number of new participants - competed in the 21st Annual Trivia Bee: Highway 49, The Gold Dust Trail. Congratulations to the winners - 'Faultless FOTLS,' sponsored by San Andreas/Mt. Ranch FOTL! Click HERE for team photos.
Many thanks to our sponsors, donors, volunteers, and Bee Committee for making this event possible! The Trivia Bee is the signature fundraising event for Friends of the Library of Calaveras County; proceeds help purchase books for all eight Calaveras library branches, and support the Calaveras Adult Tutoring Program.
Fridays at Moke Hill Library:
FREE! All ages welcome from 1-3pm.
More Oodles of Doodles!
Friends of the Library
Presenting the Huberty - Tuttle Building!
Trivia Bee Success!
Moke Hill Community Meeting
Friends of the Library gathered Saturday afternoon to honor Shirley Huberty and Sally Tuttle for their years of dedication in support of Calaveras County libraries. Pru Starr, CCFOTL President, introduced guests from both families in attendance: Sally's relatives included Mae Cowgill, Cinee & Dick Cowgill, Lexie Kalbach, Mia O'Neal, and Ragian Tuttle; Shirley's relatives included Steve Pargett, Ronald & Shari Pargett, Batricia Goshorn, and Earl Withycombe.
Janet Dock from Mokelumne Hill FOTL, Lexie Kalback (Sally's granddaughter), and Jack Garamendi spoke in honor of Sally. They recalled her great love of the library, and her effort to raise $700,000 in matching funds which helped to build the library that now bears her name. Sally was also very involved with reviving the Moke Hill library branch, after its closure in 1985, helping to renovate the building where the branch remains open today. Jack finished by reading a poem, 'To Be of Use' by Marge Piercy, recalling Sally's incredible work ethic.
Bob Dean (former CCFOTL President), Cliff Edson, Don Cuneo, and County Librarian Nancy Giddens (on behalf of long-time library worker Lunn Cuneo) spoke in honor of Shirley. They highlighted her hard work to create the beautiful landscaping around the main branch, and her 26 years volunteering as Treasurer for CCFOTL. They also noted the beautiful garden - Tessa Bella - Shirley created at her own home, which was the setting for many successful library fundraisers over the years. Bob noted that, thanks to the efforts of Shirley and Sally, Calaveras library patrons enjoy a level of service comparable to library branches in places with populations three times the size of our little county.
The afternoon closed with County Librarian Nancy Giddens reading the official Proclamation before everyone was ushered out front for a sparkling cider toast as Shirley Huberty and Sally Tuttle's granddaughter, Mia O'Neal, revealed the new lettering for our Calaveras County Library, Huberty - Tuttle Building!
Mokelumne Hill FOTL hosted a community meeting with members of local organizations (including Moke Hill Lions Club, History Society, Calaveras Garden Club, Veterans Memorial and Cemetery Districts, and Moke Hill Volunteer Fire Association) to talk about library usage and brainstorm ideas for their 20th Anniversary celebration, next year.
Moke Hill FOTL President Janet Dock outlined existing programs and talked about benefits for local businesses & organizations that support the library - including free advertisement, ticket sales, meeting space, and shared events.
The branch had a terrific turnout for their Valentines card-making (55 kids, parents, and grandparents!); they also host a book club, Science Club for kids, and this year are offering an Art Therapy Class for adults and teens (ages 13+) on the last Monday of each month, from 3-5pm.
Earth Day at Murphys Library was a great success, with almost 70 people (kids & adults) attending. A face painter, master gardener, and live music by Highway 4 Necktie made this event all the more fun! Thank you to all who helped and participated, and thanks to First 5 Calaveras for funding this event.
Look for more pics in our Photo Gallery (under Events), and on Facebook!
Mokelumne Hill Library Science Club
Tuesdays, 2:15 - 3:30pm: