Change in speaker for Southeastern Sims Library's “Tea with Friends”

Friday, February 26, 2016
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – Eric Johnson and Catherine Tijerino, both Southeastern librarians, will present a program based on their new book, “Hammond,” to replace food writer Poppy Tooker, originally scheduled as the featured speaker at the fifth annual “Tea with Friends.” Johnson and Tijerino will instead discuss their book, which contains over 200 historical photographs of the city from its beginnings to 1950.
     Selected photographs will be shown as the authors relate the interesting stories they unearthed while researching the book. Copies will be available for signing after the event.
     The Members’ Tea takes place on Saturday, March 5, at 2 p.m. at Sims Memorial Library at Southeastern. Guests will enjoy a variety of teas and a selection of delectable sandwiches and desserts.  
     The tea is free to members of the Friends of Sims Library. Non-members may reserve a seat for $25, which includes a one-year individual membership in FOSL. Unlimited mimosas will also be available for $10.
     Reservations must be received by Tuesday, March 1.  To reserve a seat, or to find out more about FOSL, please call Janie Branham at 985-549-2186 or email

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