You are invited to the 2019 Membership Meeting of the Friends of the Mary Willis Library. This meeting is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.
We have invited Charlie Hayslett an award-winning journalist, speechwriter, and public relations counselor, to host our program about the cost and consequences of the decline of rural Georgia. The working title of his book is “Trouble in God’s Country,” and he maintains a blog about the subject at ww.troubleingodscountry.com.
Mr. Hayslett was the founder and CEO of Hayslett Group LLC, an Atlanta-based communications firm established in 1994. Prior to entering public relations, Charlie worked for more than a decade as a newspaper journalist, covering government and politics for The Atlanta Journal in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. His newspaper and public relations career spans more than 40 years.
He holds an ABJ from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. He is a member of the Grady College’s Board of Trust and in 2008 was named to the inaugural class of The Grady Fellowship. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of Georgians for a Healthy Future.
About Friends of the Library
The Friends group was founded in 1965 to support the Mary Willis Library, Wilkes County's public library. The Friends support the library staff and promote the library's programs in the community.
Special projects sponsored by the friends include:
- Book Fairs
- Summer Reading Clubs
- Annual Event: Book, Bake & Plant Sales
- Receptions for artists and authors
Meetings are quarterly on the second Thursday in February, May, and October at 3:00 P.M.
Citizens interested in the library and its programs are invited to join. Contact the Mary Willis Library for information on how to join the Friends or visit a regularly scheduled Friends meeting.