Our Annual General Meeting
was held on
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
in the Activity Room of
the Dorval Library.
Our thanks to those who braved the snow to attend - in particular our friends from Dorval North, whose drive home became an odyssey.
Literary Blind Date!
Mr. Robert Burns was the lucky winner of the 2017 Blind Date activity. He was one of 185 participants who dared to “take a chance on love” and borrow a wrapped book (cover not visible!) from the library. Thank you to Restaurant Bellissimo, in Dorval, and The Friends of the Dorval Library for sponsoring this activity. Restaurant owner, Hamid Khabbazha, and the Friends represented by Margo Heron (President), Emile Lacoste and Louise Dineen, presented Mr Burns with his prize. This is one literary love story with a very happy ending!
The Friends of the Dorval Library hosted a WINTERLUDE BRUNCH on
Sunday, January 29, 2017
in the library Activity Room.
Rita and Donna Stafford, coffee merchants from
Le Centre Café Gourmet
in Dorval village, (514 631-1131), provided an informative and entertaining session on the origins, history and varieties of coffee, as well as helpful brewing and storing tips!
Volunteers put finishing touches on the set-up for the Annual Book Sale, held at the end of April. Thanks to their hard work, it was a great success.
The Friends of the Dorval Library
participated in Dorval Celebrates on August 13, an annual event to highlight community groups and Dorval artists and artisans.
This year's theme was the Victorian era, so we challenged participants to write nonsense poetry, either in the style of Victorian poet, Edward Lear, or by using 4 words chosen, unseen, from a jar. Participants names were entered into a draw to win a $50 gift certificate at a local book store.
Congratulations to our two winners,
Rayna Donovan and Loretta Gillis.