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.
Volunteers staffed and continually restocked the Used Book Store. New book and media donations were sorted twice weekly. Friends' Book club - Delve into History - met to discuss and plan. The Board added members and made plans for improvements. The Friends supported programs: The League of Women Voters presentation on Ballot Propositions, a Kids Halloween program, Coloring for Adults, and Yoga. We provided half the HOTP (Hot Off The Press) books and sent copies of the Library Events calendar to local schools. Total volunteer hours for October: 465
10/30 - Kids enjoy a Halloween program with Rebecca
10/30 - An HOTP today, so nice.
10/24 - League of Women Voters: Ballot Propositions discussed.
10/24 - Yoga for Well Being: Breathe, Stretch, relax.
10/22 - And another HOTP, always more and more and more.
10/20 - One more HOTP, one more good book to read.
10/17 - FOL Open Board Meeting: Review, Plan, act as needed to support the Library.
10/17 - Yoga for Well Being: Breathe, Stretch, relax.
10/16 - Another HOTP, always more to read.
10/15 - Delve Into History Book Club meets for discussion and planning.
10/12 - Four more HOTP to add to your reading pleasure.
10/11 - Five HOTP, a variety of good choices.
10/10 - Yoga with Shaina: Breathe, Stretch, Relax.
10/5 - Keep them coming! Much aprreciated book and media donations sorted. Some used immediately in the Bookstore, where there are all new Jewish Heritage books, remainder stored for next BIG Book Sale.
10/3 - Yoga for Well Being: Breathe, Stretch, relax.
10/2 - Another HOTP to keep us busy.
10/1 - Coloring for Adults: relax, banish stress.
This was a busy month with volunteers staffing the Used Book Store daily and sorting book and media donations, usually twice weekly. The BIG Book Sale was a success requiring three mornings to set up, two days staffing the sale, and a final day for cleanup. Our two book clubs met - Page Turners and Delve into History. Hot Off The Press books continued to arrive and yoga class met most Wednesdays. Volunteers gave about 615 hours this month.
The Friends continued their regular activities: twice weekly sorting book and media donations for the Book Store or to save for the B-I-G September Book Sale, and staffing the Used Book Store daily. Programs included weekly Yoga, monthly Coloring for Adults, a Henna Art Summer Reading Club Finale program for teens and Zoomation, the Summer Reading Club Finale program for kids. Hot Off The Press books continued to arrive. Two Book Clubs are now meeting, Page Turners and the new Delve Into History. We welcomed a new permanent Head Librarian, Larry Nash. Volunteers donated 452 hours in August.
Summer Reading Club's programs were popular: Puppets, galaxy glitter jars, creating a travel journal, volcanoes, and a magic show. We continued to sponsor Coloring for Adults, HOTP books, and Yoga. Volunteers sold hundreds of books and media items in the Used Book Store. We received and sorted beautiful donations from the community - books and media - replenishing Bookstore shelves or storing them for the next BIG Book Sale. Page Turners' Book Club met for discussion and planning, led by new Chair, Leya Booth. Special thanks and appreciation to Carole Fox, for an extraordinary well-done job of setting up and leading our Book Club for many years. The Board reviewed recent events and planned for the future. The Friends volunteered 511 hours in July.
The Friends provided adult, teen, and children's programs including Temple Dances, a Magic Show, International Food tasting, Cupcake wars, LGBTQIA Rocks, Blacklight Painting, and weekly Yoga classes. Page Turners Book Club reorganizated and will meet monthly. HOTP books continued to arrive. Donations were sorted and stored weekly; the Book store was open daily, restocked regularly. The Website was updated often. Volunteers set up, staffed, and cleaned up after the BIG Book Sale which generated serveral thousand dollars to support library programs and provide materials. Volunteers gave about 640 hours this month.
It has been a busy spring as we sorted donations, restocked the Book Store and added more shelf space. Most donations were stored the June's BIG Book Sale. HOTP, Yoga, and Coloring for Adults continued and this month included a League of Women Voters program discussing ballot issues. Volunteers staffed the Book Store daily and updated the website often. Almost 420 hours were volunteered in May.
The Friends continued usual activities: staffing the bookstore, sorting donations to refill bookstore shelves or store for future sales, updating this website, and gathering for the monthly Open Board Meeting. We also sponsored Hot Off the Press Books, Yoga classes, and Coloring for Adults. The yearly Volunteer Brunch was held in appreciation of those who volunteered in 2017. Volunteers gave over 415 hours in April.
Our BIG Book Sale was a success - many have have new book and media items to enjoy, money raisdo supports library programs and other needs. Patrons enjoyed Black Comedies by the Masters, Coloring for Adults, Yoga, and a Frida Kahlo - Tree of Hope program. Page Turners' Book Club reorganization continues. New HOTP books were welcomed and are checked out rapidly. Volunteers continue to staff the Bookstore daily and sort new donations twice weekly giving over 840 hours in March, including 286 hours for the BIG Book Sale.
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.
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.
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.
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.