While many of us are following our favorite high school and college basketball teams, it’s also been a busy month for the friends – adding new members as a result of our membership drive. Keep those new memberships coming! Every new member means we can bring you more programs and support our library and librarian. Some of us are also planning a May fundraiser, the Victorian Tea, sponsored by the Mashomack Game and Preserve, May 5, 2013, 2-4:30 PM. Tickets are $35 and are available at the Library, Hammertown, Deuel’s Home Center, and the Pine Plains Pharmacy. In addition to finding us on Facebook, we now have a Twitter account. You can follow us @friendsofppfl. We also added Goodreads to our website. In addition to our favorite, local, bookstore, Oblong Books and Music, you can connect with folks and get recommendations from this website. Vicky is currently reading In The Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson, a frightening revelation of Hitler and the years leading up to World War II. We’d love to hear about the books you are reading. The next meeting of the FRIENDS is Monday, April 8, 3:30 PM.