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.

6/30 - Children enjoy "Jungle Rhythm Drum-Circle" with Chaz.

6/30 - Volunteers sort donations to store for next BIG Book Sale and to restock the Bookstore. All new Reference, History and Politics, and Classics; new additions in other areas.

6/26 - Eight new HOTP. Love to read!

6/26 - Donations sorted. All new books in Biography in Bookstore, other sections refreshed. Much saved for next BIG Book Sale.

6/25 - Teens enjoy Henna art program.

6/23 - Children enjoy Ken And Georgia Frawley's stories and rope tricks at Children's Summer Reading Club.

6/23 - Fabulous donations sorted. Bookstore has some beautiful new books and media, much saved for August BIG Book Sale.

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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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Taiko Drumming (teens)
Storytime & crafts
Inca music concert
Last Saturday of the month Poetry
Middle Eastern dance performance (teens)
Storytime & crafts
Storytelling with Rebecca Martin
Teen Council
Storytime & crafts; Also FOL - Open Board meeting
Drum to Learn with Purpose with Kricket Jones Halpern (children)
FOL - Page Turners' book club
T-shirt design - teens.
Storytime & crafts; Also Persian movie screening
Folk Songs with Mr. Tom the Music Man! (children)