Friends of the Library

Bringing literary opportunities to the Queens campus and Charlotte community


We're a vibrant organization dedicated to providing social and literary events to the Queens campus and the Charlotte community through book and author events, social and cultural gatherings, book clubs and fundraising.

Founded in 1971 by a group of interested citizens who pledged to provide support and resources to Everett Library, the FOL organization is an integral part of the library and the entire campus.

Book and Author Events

The Friends of the Library presents the following Book and Author Events: Conversations with the Authors and the 47th Annual Book and Author Luncheon.

Space is limited for both events. All ticket sales are final and non-refundable. If you have questions, please contact Julie Walton at juliewalton.jw@gmail.com.

Conversations with the Authors

Monday, March 5, 2018
6:30-8 p.m., Burwell Parlors
Enjoy conversation with our featured authors and other Friends of the Library, followed by brief remarks by our special guest authors. Wine and light appetizers will be served. $45 per guest. Space is very limited.

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Book and Author Luncheon

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Trexler Foyer and Young Dining Room in Morrison Hall

Wine reception begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by a noon seating for lunch, featuring presentations by both authors. $60 per guest. Seats/tables will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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Featured Authors

This year’s featured authors are Chris Bohjalian and A.J. Finn.

Chris BohjalianChris Bohjalian
Chris Bohjalian is an award winning, New York Times bestselling author with over 20 books published, three of which have been made into movies. Some of his most popular titles include Midwives, The Sleepwalker, Double Bind and The Sandcastle Girls. Chris’ new title, The Flight Attendant, will be released in March.

A.J. Finn / Dan MalloryA.J. Finn
The Woman in the Window is A.J. Finn’s debut novel and is a psychological thriller described as “Hitchockian.” Dan Mallory, who attended school in Charlotte and graduated from Duke University, writes under the A.J. Finn pseudonym. The Woman in the Window has garnered several movie offers prior to its release. Before publishing rights were sold anywhere, Fox preempted the film rights in an outright buy. This is significant for a debut author.


Membership is an enriching and rewarding experience and offers the chance to support Everett Library and to attend numerous exciting events throughout the year. Membership opportunities begin at $50.

How We Support Everett Library

  • Offer social and literary programming to faculty, staff and students of Queens and residents of the community
  • Provide support to Everett Library for books, equipment, renovation and service enhancement. Monetary gifts to date exceed $850,000
  • Continue endowment growth for the Annual Book and Author Event. Board members have raised over $100,000

Join Us

If you are interested in joining Friends of the Library at Queens, please register here.

Contact Us

If you'd like more information about Friends of the Library, contact us at 704-688-2708 or fol@queens.edu. You can also connect with us on the Friends of the Library Facebook page.

Officers and Advisors

President: Phyllis Mahoney
Vice President: Sheila Bennett
Secretary: Joyce Gray
Treasurer: Cookie Parnell
Book and Author Chair: Debbie Phillips
Book and Author Co-Chairs: Sherard Anne Gates, Julie Walton
Author Search Co-Chairs: Sheila Bennett, Debbie Phillips
Shortbread Co-Chair: Audean Godehn, Anne Tonissen

University Advisors

President of Queens University of Charlotte: Dr. Pamela Davies
University Librarian: Eric Shoaf
Associate Vice President/Alumni Relations: Adelaide Davis 

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