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FNPL is honored to receive the 2017 Friends/Foundation award from the Washington Library Association.  The award will be presented at the WLA conference in November.  

Our Purpose

The purpose of Friends of Neill Public Library is to supplement Neill Public Library’s materials, programs, professional development and special needs not covered by the library’s regular budget.

We hope you will help us support Neill Public Library. Join as a member, give a gift, or browse our book sale items which are always available during open library hours.

Friends of Neill Public Library (FNPL) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Washington. All donations to FNPL are tax deductible according to the Internal Revenue Code.

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The Civil War in Cinema: From Birth of a Nation to Ken Burns
Monday, September 25, 5:30pm

Neill Public Library welcomes film historian Lance Rhoades as we discuss the history of the Civil War on the silver screen!

The American Civil War has been a perennially popular subject in cinema. The war had been over for less than fifty years when movies began to reach the public on a large scale; some veterans were still alive to see their likenesses captured in celluloid. Over one hundred years later, this near-constant obsession with the Civil War not only reflects the nation’s ongoing attempt to understand a most traumatic period, it also illuminates changing attitudes about national identity and character. Join in a conversation about the cinema the war has inspired, and how it reflects changes in our nation.

This free event takes place Monday, September 25, at 5:30pm in the Neill Public Library Hecht Room.

The event is free to the public and requires no registration, but please note seating is limited. Light refreshments will be served.

About Lance Rhoades

Lance Rhoades is a multifaceted Seattle-based scholar who completed his graduate studies in Comparative Literature and Cinema Studies at the University of Washington, where he has taught in the Department of Comparative Literature, and in the Cinema Studies, Comparative History of Ideas, and American Indian Studies programs, and was a recipient of the UW’s Excellence in Teaching award.
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FNPL is honored to receive the 2017 Friends/Foundation award from the Washington Library Association. The award will be presented at the WLA conference in November. Thank you to Joanna Bailey for nominating FNPL for this award.

"The WLA Awards Committee was especially impressed with the work the Friends of Neill Public Library’s literacy packets for newborns in the community, to support early literacy." Thank you again to Kiwanis Club of Pullman for partnering with FNPL in this project.
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Thank you to Kirk and Noel Schulz, President and First Lady of WSU, for joining FNPL with a Platinum level membership in August. We appreciate your support of our library and community! ... See MoreSee Less

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Neill Public Library partners with Friends of Hospice for an Advance Care Planning seminar August 24 from 6 – 8pm in the library’s Hecht Meeting Room.

Advance care planning is a process designed to help one identify the level of medical care desired should one become unable to speak or act for oneself. Each evaluation process is unique and personal as it is shaped by the values and beliefs of the individual. In Washington state, you have the right to make your own health care decisions. Treatment without consent, however, is allowed and will usually be provided in an emergency, unless indicated otherwise.

The event starts with a community screening of Being Mortal, a documentary featuring surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande and the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. The one-hour film will be followed by a group discussion on advance care planning and how to communicate your wishes about end-of-life preferences. This is a free event; no registration necessary.
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