Best Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library announce that the April Book Sale will take place on Friday, April 7 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

We are excited about our many GARDENING BOOKS. Both vintage and newer gardening books will be on our shelves and the Basement Table just in time for the Spring planting season. Look for classic titles such as A Flora of California by Willis Linn Jepson, Flora of Southern California by Anstruther Davidson and a new Landscaping with Native Plants in Southern California by George Oxford Miller. Newer Sunset Western Gardening Books will be available as well as books about specific flowers and plants.Continue Reading

55th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair Featured Artist

55th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair Featured Artist

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library are proud to announce that the Featured Artist for the 55th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair is Karen McLean-McGaw.

Karen McLean-McGaw, nationally acclaimed artist and Santa Barbara native, has been capturing the essence of California and European landscapes for the past 30 years with her vibrant and sensitive paintings.Continue Reading

The 55th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair MAY 6-7, 2017

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library are preparing for the 55th 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