Best Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library are sponsoring their Best Used Book Sale on Friday, February 2, from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 3, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

This will be our annual Vintage Sale and will feature Collectible Books on every subject.  In the Basement, our Vintage shelves will be available for your inspection and the Table will showcase Limited, Signed and/or First Editions of yesteryear. There will be many charming children’s titles as well as Non-Fiction and Fiction classics for adults, some with famous artists as illustrators.  We have a set of Harvard Classics, Bruce Catton’s biography of U.S. Grant, and a set of Edna Ferber’s novels as well as other treasures.Continue Reading

Looking Ahead to the Wine & Cuisine Tasting Event


The annual gourmet Wine and Cuisine Tasting Benefit, a major fund-raising event, is celebrating its 48th Anniversary to support the Sierra Madre Public Library.  It is sponsored by the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to supporting our community Library. All funds received from this event support the Library.Continue Reading

The 56th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair MAY 5-6, 2018

The 56th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair MAY 5-6, 2018

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library are preparing for the 56th Annual Art Fair. It is located in Memorial Park at Sierra Madre Boulevard and Hermosa Avenue in the charming three-square mile village of Sierra Madre. Set against the San Gabriel Mountains between Pasadena and Arcadia, it is an attraction in itself. Our downtown has a friendly mix of sidewalk cafés and shops.Continue Reading

What Your Support Means

As the old song says, “I get by with a little help from my friends”. It was 1953 when a few visionaries recognized that even a library needs a friend and so began the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library. From that modest beginning, we have grown to an organization of over 300 members whose bylaws state that “The purpose of the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library is to promote awareness of, support for, and utilization of the high quality programs, services, and facilities of the Sierra Madre Library as a lifelong center of learning.” Continue Reading