Library Friends annual meeting will be January 22

The Annual General Membership Meeting of the Friends of the Missouri City Library organization will take place on Tuesday, January 22, beginning with a Meet-and-Greet Reception at 6:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway. The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm. The guest speaker, Apple Gidley, will share her experiences as an expatriate, relocating to new homes in various countries around the world.

Gidley is an Anglo-Australian known to thousands of readers as ExpatApple thanks to her popular blog at the Daily Telegraph. During the span of her life, she has moved 26 times to 12 different countries, from Africa to Australasia to America, with stops in Melanesia, the Caribbean, and Europe along the way. In her book, Expat Life Slice by Slice, she recounts her experiences relocating around the world and the challenges of expatriation, such as finding a home, a job, or a school for her two children. A pragmatist, Gidley believes “that the adventure is nine times out of ten worth the odd moments of angst… that our lives are short and precious and we have to make the most of them, to remain curious, wherever we happen to be living.”

Gidley current resides in downtown Houston, where she is actively involved in the expatriate community locally, nationally, and internationally through her work with Families in Global Transition. Copies of her book, Expat Life Slice by Slice, will be available for sale and signing.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Friends and/or joining the group is invited to attend the annual meeting, during which an election of new officers will take place. For more information, or for membership details, call the branch library at 281-238-2100.

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