Friday, March 20, 2015


This coming Tuesday, March 24, members of the Saint Tammany Library Foundation will elect their officers for the coming 2015-2016 term. Our General Meeting of Membership will begin at 5 PM in the Conference Room of the St. Tammany Library in Madisonville.

Nominated Officers are:

Ann Shaw, President

Suzanne Myers, First Vice-President

Sharon Lo Drucker,  Second Vice-President

Sue Zaunbrecher, Corresponding Secretary

Michele Avery, Treasurer

Steve Stefancik, Parliamentarian

At-Large-Members of the Board of Directors include:

The Honorable Lane Carson

The Honorable Mayor Peter Gitz

Dr. Argiro Morgan, Immediate Past President

Nancy Thompson, Membership Chair

The position of Recording Secretary at present is vacant.

Nominations will be accepted from the floor to fill the position of Secretary and for all positions.

Immediate after the General Meeting, our annual “Sipping through the Stacks” reception from 6 PM to 8 PM will be held. Do come! Meet other Library devotees.

We would love to see you there!            


Thursday, March 12, 2015


The Board of Directors of the St. Tammany Library Foundation is mourning the death of one of its founding members – Rose Marie Manchon.

Rose joined the Board at its first reorganization. She brought to it her passion for community service. No matter how small or large the job, Rose did it with gracefulness and aplomb. She shared her talents, which were many, as well as her time. Rose wrote the St. Tammany Library Foundation’s first funded grant. She was ever ready to assume any responsibility that would serve the St. Tammany Library, its patrons and the wider community.

Rose received her MSN from LSU Medical School and held many important community nursing positions. She served as the Director of East Jefferson Hospital’s Elder Advantage Program. In St. Tammany she worked to establish the parish’s first hospice program. In Tucson she held leadership positions in community health outreach programs throughout Arizona and served on many a Board. Generous with her talents and her time, loving to all she encountered, Rose will be remembered by all who were fortunate to know her.

Vade in pace, Rose. We are forever grateful.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hats off to our members!

St. Tammany is a special place! It is known for its natural beauty. Even more importantly, it is known for its commitment to education and to children.

The St. Tammany Public Library is one of the treasures supporting our parishes’ mission. The library offers outstanding workshops, fun adventures, and creative programs throughout the year for children and teenagers. And the St. Tammany Library offers numerous classes that continues the education of all in our community in many areas – dance, music, books and authors, computer skills, business support, art…

Members of the St. Tammany Library Foundation are special people. They support the library in many ways.

And many of our members are notable in many areas. Just glance down this recent list to see whom we commend.

Marie Louise Guste Nix – who recently published another book of poetry, Being There: Reflections from the Scenes of the Mysteries of the Rosary – her fifth;

Pamela Binnings Ewen – who has published six books , her latest being An Accidental Life;

Chatwick Hall – an author whose first novel just recently was published Water Lessons;

Deborah Burst – whose works include Louisiana’s Sacred Places and  Greater New Orleans: Historic Churches, Cathedrals and Sanctuaries;

Sandra Scalese Juneau – whose article in Inside Northshore on the Madisonville Lighthouse is making waves;

Renate Hardwick – who writes under the name of Andrea Ritter, Sunflower of the Third Reich.

Carrie Lee Schwartz – whose her deep magenta red cultivar, the Vogthorstar, has recently been registered by the American Camellia Society.

Check out the book titles in the Library catalogue. Most are there, and if not, make a request to have them added! And before they are on our shelves, request them from an interlibrary loan. You can get any book you want from our library through this service very quickly.

We’d love to brag about our members. Send news of your creative endeavors to and you’ll be in our newsletters.

You’ll get a chance to chat with these and many others at our annual meeting on March 24 in Madisonville and our social that follows - “Sipping Through the Stacks. ” We'd love to see you there!