Reservation Deadline Approaching for Library Book and Author Luncheon

Reservation Deadline Approaching for Library Book and Author Luncheon
February 12, 2020
 Time is running out to purchase tickets for the 16th annual Book and Author Luncheon in support of the Lena Armstrong Public Library, as the ticket reservation period ends on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

The luncheon is a fundraising event sponsored by the Friends of Belton's Lena Armstrong Public Library, a registered non-profit.

This year's luncheon is on Sat., Feb 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Welcome Center of the Belton Church of Christ, 3003 N, Main St.  Authors this year are:
  • Ann Smith, Journey of the Pearl
  • Sheri Wall, Maiden Mermaid The Tale of Sirena
  • Lynn Woolley, The Last Great Days of Radio.  
Tickets for the Luncheon are $35 per person or $260 for a table of eight. Tickets include complimentary one-year membership for non-members. For reservations and information contact the Belton Public Library at 933-5830.
The event raises funds that are used to provide free books to area children at Turtle Fest, Christmas on the Chisholm Trail and summer library activities.  The Friends organization also helps support special purchases of non-budgeted items for the library. 
The Luncheon begins with an author reception, which includes book signings and sales.  The silent auction begins when the doors open and runs until 12:30 p.m.  Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., with the program following at 12:30 p.m. The authors will be available after the program to again sign and sell books. 

Ann Smith
Ann Smith will discuss the first book in her trilogy of Christian historical fiction, Journey of the Pearl. Ann was born and grew up in El Paso. She is a retired educator and grant writer, whose career included stops in Baytown, Yuma, AZ and Placitas, New Mexico. Her and her husband, Ken, moved to Temple in 2016. 

Ann graduated from Baylor University  in 1977 and earned a Master's Degree in Education for English as a Second Language from Northern Arizona University in 1997.

LYNN Woolley
Lynn Woolley, a well known radio personality, will talk about his book The Last Great days of Radio. Lynn was born and raised in Temple.  His first job came at the age of 17, at KYLE-FM, a music station broadcasting from the top of the Kyle Hotel in downtown Temple. Since then, Lynn worked for some of the largest radio stations in Texas, including WFAA and KRLD in Dallas – where he won a Dallas Press Club “Katie” Award for Best Documentary, and at KNOW and KVET in Austin where he anchored the morning news block.  He hosted a current events talk show for more than two decades, which was broadcast in Central and West Texas.  Lynn is a graduate of Temple (Junior) College and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin. He lives in Temple.

SHERI WALLSheri Wall, a children's book writer, will speak about her book Maiden Mermaid The Tale of Sirena. Sheri loves to  rhyme and has lived in Texas for a really long time. Sheri enjoys biking, shopping, and watching shows.  To find more lively books by this witty mom, visit her website Sheri lives in Killeen.