Best Used Book Sale

The December Book Sale is coming up on Friday, December 2 (3:00-7:00 p.m.) and Saturday, December 3 (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) Featured this time will be NEW books, games, CDs and puzzles suitable for gift-giving. The table in the Basement will feature many beautiful “coffee-table” books on cooking, art, history, sports and popular culture. Many children’s and teen books will be for sale, including holiday titles. There also will be a very attractive International Collector’s Library with classic literature titles in a “Marie Antoinette” binding, and The Louis L’Amour Collection of Western fiction. We have many popular 2016 titles of fiction and non-fiction too.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

Silent Auction of Collectible Books

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library announce that a Silent Auction of Collectible Books will take place from November 1 – November 28 at the Library. Featured are many interesting and collectible books, including some SIGNED, FIRST and LIMITED EDITIONS. 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