Auction kick-off dinner is June 3

First Posted: 5/22/2013

One of the most anticipated events of spring is the Back Mountain Memorial Library’s Annual Auction Kick-Off Dinner.

This fun evening will be held on Monday, June 3 at the Apple Tree Terrace at Newberry Estates in Dallas. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner will follow at 7 p.m.

The dinner will be buffet style, including a grilling station featuring grilled flat iron steak and chicken marsala, a pasta station featuring penne pasta with either marinara, tomato vodka or Alfredo sauce and a mini salad station and dessert station.

The price of the dinner is $23 per person and it is open to the public. Reservations can be made at the library by May 29.

A mini-auction will begin after the dinner and is sure to include interesting New Goods, Nearly Olde and of course, antique items that will be on display for bidding.


The auction will be held on July 11, 12, 13 and 14 and it’s not too early for you and your friends to discuss volunteering. It’s a fun night out and also helps the library. Tweens age 12 and older and adults are asked to call the library if you can help either with set-up or working at the actual auction.

Donations of items are also currently being accepted during normal library hours. Household items, Nearly Olde Vintage collectibles and dishes, slightly used books and antiques are needed and, of course, new goods items and gift certificates to area businesses are always popular.


The library’s Slightly Read Bookshop is conducting a pre-auction clearance sale. All books published prior to 2000, with the exception of classics, collectibles and distinguished popular authors, will be $ .50 each or 3/$1.

The bookshop has received many books providing information on home schooling. The Bookshop’s inventory of the larger paperback (trade books), fiction and non-fiction is rapidly expanding. The books are $1 to $2.


Parents are reminded that registration for children’s Summer Story hours will begin on Tuesday, June 11. You may call the library at 675-1182 beginning at 9:30 a.m. on that day to register your child.


Registration for the children’s Summer Reading Program will begin on Wednesday, June 12. This year’s theme is “Dig into Reading” and promises many fun activities. Stop by the library and pick up a flyer for more information.


The library will be closed on Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day holiday and will re-open on Tuesday, May 28 with normal hours.