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Friends of the Library

A guide for the current and future members of the Friends of the Everett Library.

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Virtual Events 

Did you miss any of our Virtual Events this year?  No worries, we recorded them!
Go to the Calendar of Events section (see menu on the left) to find the link for the recorded session.


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Latest News Brief

  • Welcome to our newly redesigned webpage. To locate specific sections, use the menu on the left
  • See the President's Letter below for FOL 2020 News, including: 
    • Memberships extended to next year
    • Shortbread Sale suspended this year
  • Virtual Events are in the works, click on Events on the menu on the left

Dear Friends,

I hope this note finds you and your family faring well during these unprecedented times. What a strange year 2020 has been so far! Usually this time of year finds us busy planning our Kick-Off Reception while eagerly anticipating our Shortbread Sale and Holiday Books and Coffee.

Well, like everything else “2020” we are finding the need to pivot and react to our current circumstances. Like many other universities, Queens has begun their school year virtually. That means students and faculty are teaching and learning remotely with no on-campus activities or gatherings. Given this situation, the FOL Board has made the difficult decision to suspend all in-person events through the spring of 2021.

That does not mean there will be no events! That means like everything else this year; we’re moving online. Our amazing board members are working hard to come up with creative and fun ways to stay connected with virtual events, author talks and member book reviews! Make sure to follow FOL on our social media platforms Instagram and Facebook.

As we will not be having in-person events, we have decided not to charge membership dues for this year. We are still financially supporting Everett Library with a donation of $40,000 so if you like and are able, please consider making a one-time, tax-deductible donation in lieu of your membership dues. The library staff is working extra hard to support the students and faculty during this year of online learning.

2020 is FOL’s 50th year at Queens!  As we hit pause on events this year we hope you will stay with us and join us next year as we celebrate 50 +1 !!!

Sherard Anne Gates

Friends of the Library

Queens University of Charlotte

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2020-21 Calendar of Events




Shortbread Sale

Suspended for 2020


Virtual Author Event, Leslie Hooton

October 28th,

Did you miss the event?  Click here to view the recorded program: FOL Leslie Hooton Virtual Event 

Virtual Holiday Books & Lunch featuring Elin Hilderbrand

December 2nd, 12noon

Did you miss this event? Click here to view the recorded program:  Elin Hilderbrand Event

Conversations with the Authors

Suspended for 2021


Book & Author Luncheon

Suspended for 2021


Virtual Author Event, Kristin Harmel

March 10

Did you miss this event?  Click here to view the recorded program: Kristin Harmel Event

Virtual Author Event, Kristy Harvey

April 29th,

Did you miss this event? Click here to view the recorded program: Kristy Harvey Event

Virtual Annual Meeting

May 17th,

Did you miss this event? Click here to view the recorded program: Dr. Chuck Edwards Event


Officers and Executive Committee

2020-2021 Officers



Sherard Anne Gates

Vice President

Jennie Cook-Harper


Sharon Lacy


Cookie Parnell

Asst. Treasurer

Audean Godehn

Executive Committee


Book & Author Chair

Jennie Cook-Harper

Book & Author Co-Chair

Amy Colaco

Author Search Chair

Cathy Bortz

Author Search Co-Chair

Joyce Gray

Membership Co-Chair

Julie Thomas and Phyllis Mahoney

Shortbread Chairs

Kathy-Line Kelly and Sylvia Wood

Shortbread Co-Chair

Tonya Flippin

Long Range Planning Chair

Cookie Parnell

Past President Nominating

Sheila Bennett


FOL Photos