Monday, 4 February 2013

GP turned author is guest speaker at Friends' second AGM

The Friends of Molesey Library held their second AGM on 31st January.

A business meeting is not always the most exciting although the committee has had a satisfying first year and is succeeding in raising the profile of the library by establishing a website, producing quarterly newsletters, installing a new sign on the lawn outside and holding events such as a well attended Quiz Night and a
Meet the Author evening.

Assistant library manager, Rosina Brittle, talked about the appointment of new members to the library team, including the manager, Joanne Ryan. She outlined some their plans for the future and said that they are looking forward to expanding their partnership with the Friends.

The highlight of the evening was our guest speaker, a new author, Dr. Sola Odemuyiwa. He is a consultant cardiologist who lives and works in Surrey and who took up writing as “a bit of fun”. He talked about his first book “Deadly Conception” which is provocative and deals with issues of race, prejudice and a medical experiment designed to solve some of society’s problems. In addition, he gave us enough information to whet the appetite for his second novel “The Pregnant Mule” due to be published within the next month. He talked very openly about the way in which he writes and where he finds his inspiration. He was a very entertaining, witty speaker who captivated us with his easy charm and fluent delivery. The evening concluded with a book
signing and refreshments.

We were very grateful for all the people in the area who supported the event and also the growing number who are coming forward as volunteers. We have a number of projects that we are hoping to work on and we need help. We are trying to increase links with a variety of local organisations so that the library will become a vibrant hub of our whole community. If you have time available and can offer help, please keep a watch on our website and make contact.