Friends of the
Encino-Tarzana Library

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Los Angeles Public Library received the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service - the nation's highest honor given each year to five libraries and five museums for service to their communities. First Lady Michelle Obama presented the award to our City Librarian John F. Szabo during a White House ceremony on May 18, 2015.

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The Friends of the Encino-Tarzana Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library (FOL) is a nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to enhancing the Library's resources and services since 1972. We invite you to participate. Join Us!

Our website is a comprehensive source of information - about our Friends and activities, our Branch Library and its resources, our Los Angeles Public Library's extensive resources, and links to our Encino-Tarzana community. CHECK THE MENUS AND ENJOY BROWSING!

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What do the Friends do?

Friends in Action

Every day - Browse, buy, and enjoy! Volunteers staff the Used Bookstore.

7/24 - Bookstore refreshed, especially the textbook section, with new donations. Most saved for August BIG Book Sale.

7/23 - Five HOTP to enjoy now, more coming soon.

7/21 - Children enjoy Storytelling with Rebecca Martin.

7/21 - Donations sorted. Bookstore sections refreshed and all new media in Sports, Jewish Heritage, and hardcover K - Z. Bookstore rearranged, switching DVDs and Sci-Fi. Remainder stored for August BIG Booksale.

7/17 - Volunteers sort donations, preparing for BIG Book Sale and refreshing the Bookstore.

7/15 - One new HOTP to fly off the shelf.

7/14 - Three new HOTP. Enjoy!

7/14 - Children enjoy "Drum to Learn with Purpose" with Kricket Jones Halpern.

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Our Mission:
The purposes of the Friends are to enhance community interest for the Library as a prime cultural and educational asset; to focus public attention on its resources and services; to encourage and receive gifts, endowments and bequests to the Library; to raise funds in support of the Library's collection, services, operations, and facilities; and to support and cooperate with the Library in developing library services and programs for the community.

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FOL - B-I-G Used Book Sale
FOL - B-I-G Used Book Sale
Storytime & crafts
Last Saturday of the month poetry
Book Lover's book club
Storytime & crafts; Also FOL - Open Board Meeting
Storytime & crafts; Also Persian film screening
FOL - Page Turners' book club
Storytime & crafts
Taiko Drumming (teens); Also Marty Cooper Book launch
Storytime & crafts
Inca music concert