We look forward to seeing you at our monthly meetings with a wonderful slate of exciting speakers and topics...
Leland's Friends of the Library


February 2018

Our FYI Speaker will be Arlene White from the Friends of Leland Library (FOLL). The mission of Friends of the Leland Library is to promote general public awareness of the Leland Library’s programs, services and assets and to complement the efficacy of the Library in providing for the various needs and interests of the Library’s patrons. 

As a wholly separate entity from the Leland Library, the purpose of this 100% volunteer organization is to support the Leland Public Library.  They promote knowledge of the Library's functions, resources, services and needs, and receive and encourage gifts of books and other Library materials, endowments and bequeaths to Leland Library through the FOLL.

Our Feature Speaker will be Yvette Gosline who is the Vice-President of Programs and Services with Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc., BRSI for short.  Ms Gosline’s office is located in the new Senior Center located on Town Hall Drive in Leland. Since 2002 BRSI has been the leading service provider for senior programs in Brunswick County. As a non-profit organization their programs and services are open to adults aged 55 and older who reside in Brunswick County.

There are 8 BSRI Senior Centers/Senior Sites throughout Brunswick County. The Senior Centers in Leland, Southport, and Shallotte have each been awarded the certification as a North Carolina Senior Center of Excellence. Their newest Senior Center recently opened in Supply.

Robin Triplett telling NBNC Newcomers about Historic Downtown Wilmington
Robert J. Cooke's Book on the Civil War
March 2018
Robin Triplett
Robin Triplett is a retired social studies teacher from New Hanover County. She grew up in Wilmington and loves teaching U.S.
and Cape Fear History. Robin’s passion for her material is contagious.
She is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Wilmington and it’s rich history.
Newcomers might have already experienced the wonderful downtown and Oakdale Cemetery tours Robin offers.
Robert J Cooke
Robert J. Cooke is a New Yorker by birth and an avid historian by nature. He relocated to Wilmington, N.C. after retirement. Cooke is a former tour guide at several Cape Fear area historical sites, while continuing with his interest in local Civil War history.
Robert J. Cooke has also contributed articles and stories to several books, journals and magazines. The result of more than a decade of research, “Wild, Wicked Wartime Wilmington” is his first book. Mr. Cooke will be sharing his knowledge of Blockade Running in Wilmington.