The Friends of Waldoboro Public Library will be holding its annual meeting at the library, 958 Main St., on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 6:15 p.m.

Prior to the meeting, at 5:30 p.m., members are invited to a pizza and salad dinner. The meeting will include the election of two new officers and two members-at-large to the Friends of the Library Board. To become a member or wish to renew a membership, please visit the library to fill out the form and join.

Following the meeting, at 7 p.m., the public is invited to hear Bettina Doulton, owner of Cellardoor Winery in Lincolnville speak. Doulton left Wall Street as an analyst for Fidelity, followed her dream, and purchased Cellardoor Winery in 2007. She knew little about the winery business, but, after 21 years of corporate experience, she brought to the table some basic business truths and principles – beat your customer’s expectations and take care of your team. Currently Doulton’s team consists of 10 year-around and 20 seasonal employees.

“It’s all about being the purple cow, from the title of Seth Godin’s 2003 business bestseller. If you drive by a field of brown cows, you’re going to drive on by, “ said Doulton in a news release. “But if you see a purple cow, you’ll stop.”

Doulton will expand on her theories and share her experiences as she deals with the learning curve of owning one’s own business.

“There have been days that are so incredibly humbling. I’ve fallen in the grapes,” Bettina admits. “I’ve driven a forklift, I’ve learned how to do payroll, the books, everything. And, I’ve made mistakes. But you just pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and say, ‘OK, we’ll try again tomorrow.” We just keep trying to improve our purple cow.”

And, improve she has as the business continues to grow and become a more integral part of the community and state. Doulton has found complete joy in running her business, working with the people on her team and the guests she serves.

For more information about this program or membership in the Friends of the Library, please contact the library at 832-4484 or at the website waldoborolibrary.org.