JOIN US for our FCPL 2020 ANNUAL MEETING

6p Wed. Dec. 2, 2020

 

We will have a presentation of our Annual Gift to the Library.

Last year’s gift was in the amount of $10,000.00  !!!!!

Also, members will vote for the Friends board of directors.

Since the Library is closed please join us for a Zoom meeting

with the following info: Meeting-826-8993-2250 Passcode-217903

 

The Friends is dedicated to continuously raising money for the Library’s benefit and to bring fun and

cultural events of broad interest to the city and residents of Chicopee, and spend each year dedicated

to raising much needed funds for the Chicopee Public Library, to benefit the many special programs

and wish list extras that would otherwise go unfunded. Many events are held and efforts expended

to raise these funds, which offset the cost of numerous items and services the library offers

such as:

Subscription to Ancestry.com, Purchase of a beautiful Yamaha Baby Grand Piano,

Beautiful Fish Tank & Wood Support Stand in Children’s Room, ​Re-usable family passes for area museums, 

Books from Gold and Silver Sponsors of the golf tournament, Large wood bookcase for Children’s Supplies,

Restoration of the Bellamy, Robinson and Stearns portraits with beautiful new frames, 
Large format Laminating Machine, Canon Digital Camera,  HP Photosmart Printer,

Extensive collection of seasonal decorations, Puppets for Library Storytime,

Sponsorship of the Children’s Summer Reading Program, and much more.

(2nd Treasurer Carole Harms and
Director Michael Fitzgerald not pictured)

Chicopee Mayor      FCPL President 

Richard Kos               John Michon

Greetings from the 

President

Dear Neighbors,

 

The Friends of the Chicopee Public Library, Inc is an active organization of folks who know that a community with a first rate library is a better place to live.  We are a non-profit community organization dedicated to supporting the Chicopee Public Library.  This is accomplished through the many fund-raising events such as the golf tournament, spaghetti suppers, and sale of community and book-related items.

Members receive an informative newsletter three times annually, which gives advance notice of upcoming library events and sales.
The Chicopee Public Library is very important to us. Supporting the Library is a responsibility and a privilege. Please join us.

 

Sincerely,

 

John Michon
President
Friends of Chicopee Public Library 

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2020 ART EXHIBIT

for March had to be Cancelled

 

 

 

But the judge

still had time

to preview

all the work

before the

Library closed

so please view

the art exhibit

and award

winners right

here at the

Gallery below !!

Stay safe and

healthy and we

hope to see you

all next year !!!

A BIG THANKS to All 2020 Golfers and Sponsors!!!
A Special THANK YOU to all our Art Angels

   from the Art Exhibit Committee Members:  Francine Jasinski Hayward, Chair,  Nancy Chartier Michon, Co-Chair, Carol Czepiel and Eileen Hodge

 Art Angels

Michael Michon & Stella Coughlin

Carl & Mary Buss      

Joseph F. Partyka

Alice Pasterczyk

Angel Patrons

Marion K. Anderson 

Joan F. Jasinski       

John and Nancy Michon

Virginia Robak 

Angel Friends

Barbara & Chester Gazda

Marlene Midura

James & Patricia Reilly

Mary K. Rider      

Joel & Mary Rodowicz

Committee to Elect John Vieau        

Stephen & Barbara Jendrysik 

First place team:  Score of  59

    Dan Franczek SeanBergeron RyanFranczek BobSawa



Second place team: Score of  61

    JoeKulig MikeStClaire TonyKulig WoodyTunstall

 

Long drive men:  Brian Davis
 

Long drive women: Vickie Maryou

 

Closest to the pin hole #3: Ned Hayward (4'5")

Closest to the pin hole #12: Joe Kulig (5'1")

Please See the GOLF Page for all Winners, Sponsors and pictures!

Due to the Virus concerns and closing of the Chicopee Public Library,

the FCPL Art Committee will be mailing all Awards to winners directly,

and will notify all participating Artists about when they can retrieve

their artwork after we are informed about when we will have

access to the Library once again. In the mean time, all

art remains safely in the Library until further notice.

For a list of winners, please see the Fine Arts page.

Thank You.

     2019  FCPL Gift presentation

NOVEMBER is our

2021 Membership Drive

only $10 a year or a $100 for a lifetime membership

Download and mail in your Membership form and pmt. today!

Through fundraisers such as this, The Friends of the Chicopee Public Library have been able to contribute to many library programs and events that otherwise would go unfunded.
We hope you will support our efforts by participating in our golf tournament this year.

Please See the GOLF Page for all Winners, Sponsors and pictures!

THANK YOU !!

to EVERYONE, Sponsors, Players, Volunteers and Supporters
who helped make tour 2019 Golf Tournament a Success !!

First place team:  Mike Moran, Hywel Brown,

                                and Jason Bienvenue   61  -10

Second place team: Mike Michon, Ray Lukas,

                          John Phillips, Jeff Carterud  62  -9 

 

  (Team was selected in a tie breaker (comparing scorecards) over the team of

      Lisa Pasternak, Paul Chumra, Steve Jones, Jeanne Holian also with a 62  -9)

Long drive men:  Paul Chmura

Long drive women: (none this year)

 

Closest to the pin hole #3: Lisa Pasternak (hole in one)

2019 Fine Art Exhibit

2019 ART AWARD WINNERS

Selected by Susanne Personette 

Professor Artist and Instructor

www.susannepersonette.net 

Acrylics 1st Prize Joan Nelson “Untitled”

   2nd Prize Maureen McDonald “Balloons in the Wind”

Graphics 1st Prize Alan Izatt  “Good Old Buoys From Rockport”

    2nd Prize Pat Bajak    “Colorscape-Provincetown Bay”

Mixed- 1st Prize Leanne Morrissey “Cool Summer”

 Media 2nd Prize Fran Milliken  “Sacriledge”

Pastel 1st Prize Linda Lastoff “The Boardwalk”

     2nd Prize Lorna Shirer  “Waiting”

Oil 1st Prize Karl Knapp “Yellow Pitcher”

    2nd Prize Jo-Ann Denehy  “First Sign”

Water- 1st Prize Andrea Burton “Morning Fog”

   Color 2nd Prize Gloria McLellan “Front Porch”

Merit Awards

  Mishihiro Yoshida “Subconscious” Acrylic

  Beverlee B. Corriveau   “Fresh Air” Oil

  Stefania Lech “View of Nazareth” Acrylic

  Judith Bayliss “High Pass” Watercolor

  Janet Miller “Floating Elegance” Oil

  Diane Allen “Poppy Abstract” Mixed Media

  Joe Burger “Pelican’s Perch” Watercolor

  David Melega “David” Graphic Arts

  Julie Knodler “Queen Street Grocery” Watercolor

  Kathryn McKay “Nova Flowers” Mixed Media

Best In Show  

  Kasia Rodowicz “Urban Resistance”  Mixed Media

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2019
FCPL GOLF TOURNAMENT

FCPL 2021

Membership form

THANKS to ALL our

GENEROUS SUPPORTERS!

Art Angels

Mary Buss

Dave Melega

Joseph Partyka

Alice Pasterczyk

Polish National Credit Union

Brunelle & Messier Funeral Homes              

 Angel Patrons

Fr. Joseph Baynes

John and Nancy Michon

Kaput’s Auto Body

Joan F. Jasinski 

Michael & Stella Coughlin/Michon

Francine Jasinski Hayward,

       Jasin Advertising Inc.

Angel Friends

Barbara & Chester Gazda

Marlene Midura

Mary K. Rider

2018 Golf Tournament

First place:  Lisa Pasternak's

                       team at 57

 

Second place team: from Westboro

 

Longest drive women: Jeanne Holian 

 

Longest drive men: Frank Szydlo

 

Cannon

Closest to pin: Wallace Olbrych

 

Closest to pin Hole 3: Jeanne Holian

2018's

Chip & Putt was a Great Success!

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Friends Volunteers Bring Strawberry Shortcake to Spaghetti Supper.

 

THANKS to our Committee Chair Suzan Desmarais and to all the Friends board members who 

volunteered to make and sell delicious desserts including our Famous Strawberry Shortcake, 

at the Castle of Knights Spaghetti Supper on Sept.13, 2017

 

And THANKS to everyone

who bought dessert too !!!

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2018 Golf Tournament a Great Success!   

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2017 Art Exhibit

Award Winners

 

Selected by Felice Caivano

from Southampton, MA 

Visual arts Professor at

Holyoke Community College 

and Fine Arts Curator at

Trinity College, Hartford CT

 

BEST in SHOW  

Joan Nelson 

“Garden Sparrow”   

Acrylic

A very succcesful Art Reception 2017!  See our Facebook page to download.

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