Library Receives $48,000 Check

Friends of the Library President Karol Meineke (r) presenting library director Cathy Butler with a $48,000 check.
Friends of the Library President Karol Meineke (r) presenting library director Cathy Butler with a $48,000 check.

Over 100 people attended the annual Friends of the Library author reception featuring Margaret Coel, writer of the best selling Wind River Reservation Series, Friday evening.

The night began with a presentation of a $48,000 check to library director Cathy Butler.  The funds were raised from the annual auction held by the Friends of the Library and Butler said the money was a “lifeline in these hard economic times.”

An entertaining and insightful speaker, Coel, who is considered an expert on the Arapaho Indians, shared how each of her books and characters developed, along with bits of wisdom about the writing life.  She told the audience that her characters come to her in dreams.  She added that the Arapaho people believe there are only so many stories in the universe, and from time to time the story will allow itself to be told.  The story picks the storyteller.

The evening ended with a desert reception and book signing.  The Wind River series includes 15 books, beginning with “Eagle Catch.” The latest, “Spider’s Web” is due out this fall.

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