Friends donations provide half of the 25 Hot-Off-The-Press books each month; they stay on these shelves 6 - 9 months - - when not in reader's hands.
March, 2015: New puppets for Children's area stage
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Sept 19, 2014: Sorters were joined by Rosalba Gonzalez, Field Representative for State Senator Fran Pavley. Ms Gonzalez presented the Friends of the Library with the Senator's Volunteer of the Month Certificate
Librarians added over 300 new books with funds from the Friends
Friends donated a ceiling projector for movies and presentations in the meeting room (June, 2013)
Chairs for comfortable reading donated by the Friends (May, 2013)
"When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man's concerns, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses, for art establishes the basic human truths which must serve as the touchstone of our judgment. The artist, however faithful to his personal vision of reality, becomes the last champion of the individual mind and sensibility against an intrusive society and an officious state. The great artist is thus a solitary figure. He has, as Frost said, a lover's quarrel with the world. "
- - John F. Kennedy
Continued from Home page: A summary of volunteer activities of Friends of the Library and programs funded by the Friends.
3/9 - So many happy new owners today, the BIG Book Sale continues tomorrow.
3/9 - Another HOTP, a good novel.
3/7 - Volunteers set up tables, start arranging the books and media for the BIG Book Sale.
3/6 - One HOTP waiting to go home with you.
3/5 - Coloring for Adults - relieve stress, enjoy.
3/3 - Patrons enjoy Black Comedies by the Masters - A performance of classic short stories by local actor Arnold Weiss
February programs included a Valentine Love Song concert, Coloring for Adults, Yoga for Well Being and children enjoyed an African Stories program. Our book club, Page Turners, is working to attract new members. The HOTP program continues to provide popular books for our branch. The Boookstore was open daily; book and media donations were sorted tgwice weekly, used to restock the Bookstore or saved for the March BIG Book Sale. Volunteers gave over 370 hours in February.
2/28 - Three HOTP today. Good reading for us.
2/28 - FOL Board meets to review current plans, view the new tote bags we will offer, evaluate previous activities, make decisions for the future.
2/27 - Children enjoy Black History Month with African Stories program.
2/27 - Friends invite LAPL guests and our Volunteers to our Retirement Brunch for our Branch Manager, Leslie Chudnoff. We'll miss her!
2/21 - Yoga for Well Being - stretch, breathe, relax.
2/20 - Two more HOTP, More good books to read.
2/17 - Another HOTP, waiting for you.
2/14 - Lucky us: Five more HOTP.
2/14 - Yoga for Well Being - stretch, relax, breathe.
2/13 - Five HOTP, something for everyone today.
2/12 - Page Turners' Book Club members discuss their reading and plans for growth.
2/7 - Yoga for Well Being - stretch, relax, breathe.
2/5 - Patrons relax at Coloring for Adults.
2/3 - Valentine love song concert enjoyed by many.
Continuing programs included Coloring for Adults, HOT Off The Press Books, and Page Turners' Book Club. The Bookstore was open daily, staffed by voluneers. Volunteers met twice weekly to sort new donations, restock the Bookstore, and box extras to store for the March BIG Book Sale. The Board met with our new President to add new committee chairs and plan for the new year. Volunteers gave 499 hours this month.
1/31 - Four more HOTP, love to read.
1/20 - Another four HOTP: even more good things to read.
1/18 - Four HOTP: good things to read.
1/17 - Friends' Board meets with new President to organize and plan.
1/17 - Yoga for Well Being - stretch, relax, breathe.
1/16 - Three HOTP today, always more to read.
1/12 - Volunteers sort donations into categories for easier browsing, restock Bookstore, inclucing all new large paperbacks A- E, business/computer, foreign language, and Farsi. Remainder stored for March BIG Book Sale.
1/10 - Yoga for Well Being - stretching, breathing, relaxing.
1/10 - Five HOTP for the New Year.
1/8 - Coloring for Adults - patrons de-stres and relax.
1/8 - Page Turners' Book Club has for a lively discussion.
1/3 - Yoga for Well Being - stretching, breathing, relaxing.
Our BIG Book Sale was a success with thousands of items finding new homes. Volunteers set up the books and media, staffed the sale, and cleaned up afterwards. The Bookstore was open daily, HOTP books continued to arrive and fly off the shelf. Patrons enjoyed Coloring for Adults and Page Turners' Book Club members met to discuss the current book and plan for the new year. Beautiful book and media donations from the community continued to come in, get sorted, and either fill Bookstore shelves or be stored for the March BIG Book Sale. Volunteers gave 625 hours this month.
12/30 - One last HOTP to end the year well.
12/28 - Five HOTP today. Lovely!!
12/27 - Another HOTP, ready for a long weekend
12/26 - New donations sorted, stored for next BIG Book Sale.
12/19 - Four HOTP, get them before they fly off the shelf.
12/18 - More HOTP for more enjoyable reading.
12/12 - Eight HOTP today, good reading for the Holidays.
12/11 - Page Turners' Book Club meets for a discussion and planning.
12/11 - Volunteers clean up after the BIG book sale, start organizing for the next one.
12/9 - BIG Book Sale complete. Thousands of items have new homes.
12/8 - BIG Book Sale: Volunteers help hundreds get the book and media items they want. Happy new owners.
12/7 - Set-up complete for BIG Book Sale: Thousands of book and media items ready for sale. Also, Used Bookstore shelves filled iincluding all new paperbacks, all new DVD's and all new tall children's books.
12/4 - Patrons relax and unwind - Coloring for Adults.
Volunteers staffed the Bookstore daily and sorted donations twice weeky. Dontions were used to restock the bookstore and were stored for the December BIG Book Sale. Yoga for Well Being met weekly and Coloring for Adults and Page Turner's Book club each met early in the month. Friends sponsored a Lunch to appreciate volunteers and Library staff . A Theramin music program was presented. The Annual General Membership Meeting included elections of new Board members and presentation of the Friend of the Year Award as well as regular business. Hot-Off-The-Press books continued to provide current popular books for patrons. Volunteers gave over 360 hours this month.
Continuing activities inlclude: staffing the Bookstore daily, sorting donations to refill Bookstore shelves or store for December BIG Book Sale twice weekly, a weekly Yoga for Well Being class, and a monthly Coloring for Adults program. Teens enjoyed an Azetec stories program. The Board met to review previous activities and plan for the future. Hot-Off-The-Press books continued to arrive and fly off the shelf. Volunteers gave over 460 hours this month.
The BIG Book Sale was a success, tables and carts emptied as books and media went to new owners. HOTP books continued to arrive and Page Turners' book club met. Many enjoyed the weekly Yoga for Well Being classes and the monthly Coloring for Adults. The Book Store was open daily and sorters managed donations twice weekly as they came in. Volunteers gave over 620 hours this month.
Many, many beautiful donations were sorted. Most were boxed and stored to make next month's BIG Book Sale a success and the rest used as they came in to keep the Bookstore shelves refreshed. The Board met to review and plan -- to discuss how we could help meet Library needs. HOTP books continued. This month's programs included Page Turners' book club, Coloring for Adults, and Yoga for Wellness. Volunteers gave about 535 hours this month.
Programs for adults this month included a Bookbinding workshop, Yoga, and Coloring for Adults. Teens enjoyed a Summer Reading Club Calligraphy program. Page Turners book club met and many HOTP books were added to the collection. Volunteers sorted new donations twice weekly, replenishing Bookstore shelves and storing extras for the September BIG Book Sale. The Bookstore was open daily, staffed by helpful volunteers. In all, volunteers donated over 515 hours this month.
Our BIG Book Sale was a success. Volunteers set up for the sale, worked during the sale, and cleaned up afterward -- a major effort by all. The Friends continued HOTP, Coloring for Adults, and Page Turners' Book Club. The Used Bookstore, staffed with volunteers, was open daily. The Board met for review and planning. The Firends sponsored a LGBTQ Heritage Month film, and a Martial Arts presentation and Anime program for teens. We sorted book and media donations twice-weekly, restocking Bookstore shelves and storing extras for the June or September BIG Book Sales. Our volunteers gave over 550 hours in June.
The May Newsletter was distributed and enjoyed by members. Continuing programs included HOTP and Coloring for Adults. Page Turners' Book Club met for an interesting discussion. The Bookstore was open daily, staffed by helpful volunteers. We sorted book and media donations twice-weekly, restocking Bookstore shelves and storing the surplus for the BIG Book Sale. Our volunteers gave about 430 hours in May.
Volunteers kept the Bookstore open daily and sorted book and media donations twice-weekly, restocking Bookstore shelves and storing the surplus for the June BIG Book Sale. Patrons enjoyed HOTP books and relaxed with Coloring For Adults. The Board met to review procedures and activities, and plan for the future. The two book clubs met to enjoy discussing this month's selections. A breakfast honored our Volunteers who gave over 370 hours in April.
Book and media donations, ready to be sorted (7/7/2017)
Many, many volunteers worked making the BIG Book Sale successful. Then it was back to twice-weekly sorting much-appreciated donations to keep the Bookstore shelves full and store extras for the June BIG Book Sale. Patrons enjoyed HOTP books and relaxed with Coloring For Adults. The two book clubs met and enjoyed discussing this month's selections. Volunteers gave over 580 hours in March.
Book and media donations were sorted, placed on Bookstore shelves, or stored for March BIG Book Sale. Bookstore stock was totally replaced, section by section, and volunteers enjoyed some good sales. Book clubs - Cover-to-Cover and Page Turners - met to discuss their current reading and choose future books. Patrons relaxed with Coloring for Adults. The Board met to review past activities and make plans for the future. HOTP selections continued to arrive. Volunteers gave over 375 hours this month.
Beautiful book and media donations continued to come in, be sorted and used to restock Bookstore or saved for the March BIG Book Sale. The Bookstore was staffed during library hours and sold over 1500 items. Cover-to-Cover and Page Turners' book clubs met for literary discussions and planning future readings. The Board heard reports from officers and our Librarian, and discussed future ativities. HOTP selections continued to arrive, and a special Shakespeare coloring program for adults was held. Volunteers gave over 425 hours this month.
Page Turners and Cover-2-Cover book clubs met. We sorted book and media donations, set up for, staffed and cleaned up after the BIG Book Sale, and staffed and restocked the Bookstore regularly. Continuing regular programs, HOTP books were added and Coloring for Adults met. Children enjoyed a Holidays Around the World program and teens gathered for an anime drawing program. Library supplies were provided as requested. Volunteers gave 570 hours this month.
Volunteering almost 400 hours this month, we sorted book and media donations; the Bookstore was staffed and restocked regularly. Many of the donations were stored for the next Book Sale. Continuing regular programs, HOTP books were added, book clubs, and Coloring for Adults met. The Persian movie program continued. Kids enjoyed creating Dream Catchers for Native American Month.
Regular programs continued: HOTP books were added, the Bookstore was staffed, Coloring for Adults relieved stress, new book and media donations were sorted and used to restock Bookstore or stored for December's BIG Book Sale, and Cover-2-Cover book club met. A special brunch to honor library staff and volunteers was held. The Annual Membership meeting reviewed the past year, made plans for the future, and introduced the "Friends of the Year" for 2016. There was a program to introduce Lynda.com, a free resource from LAPL. Volunteers gave 540 hours in October.
Volunteers gave more than 720 hours this month: Sorting, shelving, and storing book and media donations; updating records and this website; setting up, staffing, and cleaning up after the BIG Book Sale; and attending the Board meeting and book club meetings. HOTP books continued, and a September Update Newsletter was sent.
2 new tables replace broken ones
Much-appreciated donations - books and media - were sorted, readied for sale, or stored for the Septmeber 9-10 BIG Book sale. Teens enjoyed spray tattoos and t-shirt supplies. Children had a music program with Stephanie Park. Summer Reading Club programs ended with a concert for all.The Used Bookstore was staffed and restocked regularly. Funding continued for HOTP and Feel Good Yoga; two new tables were provided for the Meeting Room. The Friends' Page Turners book club met for a lively discussion and formed a second book club -- Cover-2-Cover. The August Newsletter was sent, and this website was updated often. Volunteers gave over 450 hours this month.
We continued to restock (twice weekly) and staff (daily) the Used Bookstore. Book and media donations were sorted, readied for sale or stored for the next BIG Book sale. Summer Reading Club programs sponsored included "The Great Race Reader" for children and a Book Art / Bookbinding program for adults. Funding continued for HOTP and Feel Good Yoga. The Friends' book club discussed Christina Stead's The Man Who Loved Children, the Board met to review and plan, and this website was updated often. Volunteers gave over 550 hours this month.
June's very successful BIG Booksale and the Bookstore sales continued to generate funds for library needs. Continuing programs include: Hot Off The Press, Yoga, and Coloring for Adults. Teens enjoyed a Bibimbap food program, and a henna program; Adults, a LGBTQIA program; and children - a Mad Science: Fire & Ice program.
Volunteers gave over 675 hours, staffing the Bookstore, setting up, staffing and cleaning up after the BIG Book Sale, planning for the future, and maintaining this website.
Volunteering 510 hours, we kept the Bookstore open and sorted much-appreciated donations of books and media, restocking the bookstore and storing the surplus for the next BIG Book Sale. We provided special programs such as Coloring for Adults and Hula 'Ohana celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. HOTP books were added to the collection. Teen and children's programs received support as needed. Supplies and furniture such as bookends and meeting room tables were provided. The Board met to plan and review past actions and the website was updated regularly.
Volunteering more than 370 hours this month, we sorted much-appreciated donations, kept the Bookstore refreshed and staffed, stored thousands of books and media items for the June 10-11 BIG Book Sale, and kept this website updated. Adults enjoyed "Coloring for Adults" a special film for Women's Heritage Month, an Arnie Weiss program, and a Persian film. Page Turners' Book Club had a lively discussion. HOTP books were added to the collection. We also provided funds for various library supplies.
It was a busy month for the Friends with members volunteering more than 614 hours. For adults there were continuing programs such as Feel Good Yoga and Coloring for Adults along with two special films for Women's Heritage Month. Teens enjoyed an Anime program. Volunteers sorted donations twice weekly to restock the Bookstore and prepare for this month's very successful BIG Book Sale. The Bookstore was open daily, staffed by the Friends, many of whom also helped setup, staff, and clean up after the BIG Book Sale. HOTP books continued to be added to the collection. Page Turner's book club met for their monthly discussion and the Board met to review and plan. The Friends continued to provide funds for various library supplies.
Programs for adults such as Feel Good Yoga and HOTP continued. Books, DVDs, and general supplies for the library were purchased. Volunteers sorted donations, restocked the Bookstore, and saved the surplus for future BIG Book Sales. Page Turners' Book Club met for a lively discussion. Activity records were updated, most members have renewed their membership for the year. Volunteers spent over 340 hours in support of the Library.
The new year continued our work funding special programs such as Feel Good Yoga and HOTP. Donations were sorted, used to constantly refresh the Bookstore, and the excess saved for future BIG Book Sales. The Board met to review and plan, records were updated. Membership renewal forms were mailed and many already returned. Volunteers spent over 230 hours in support of the Library.
The BIG Book Sale was successful: There were many happy readers/viewers/listeners and funds were raised to support library operations and programs. New donations were sorted, the Bookstore refreshed and the surplus stored for the March BIG Book Sale. The Friends provided some special treats for library staff and decorations for the season. Page Turners' Book Club members enjoyed a lively discussion. The Friends-sponsored HOTP books continued to fly off the shelves and children enjoyed a magic show and a seasonal program. Volunteers spent over 630 hours in these support activities.
The Annual Membership Meeting reviewed activities for the year, made future plans, and chose new Board members. Volunteers sorted book and media donations to continually refresh the Used Bookstore and to store for the next BIG Book Sale. A very successful special Cook Book Sale was held. Page Turners' Book Club members enjoyed a lively discussion. The Friends-sponsored HOTP books continued and children enjoyed a Native American program. Volunteers spent over 370 hours in support activities.