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Being a Friend of the Library is a worthwhile experience. Members receive a monthly newsletter and, through volunteering, an opportunity to work with a dedicated group of people.

October Best Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library will be holding their bi-monthly Best Used Book Sale behind the Library on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. and SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Featured in the basement will be a BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE SALE on Cookbooks! In addition, there is a collection of Brittanica Great Books volumes to choose from as well as our usual Nearly New books and “Coffee-Table books” on the basement table to choose from. We have many wonderful children’s books and sets in great condition too. Access to the basement will be limited at times.

50th ANNUAL WINE AND CUISINE TASTING BENEFIT – POSTPONED

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library regret to announce the postponement of the 50th Annual Friends of Sierra Madre Library Wine and Cuisine Tasting Benefit scheduled for September 23. All tickets purchased on Eventbrite.com have been refunded. Those who purchased tickets at the library will be contacted by a committee member to arrange for return or voiding of payments.

The Planning Committee felt encouraged that the pandemic had reached a point where an in-person event could be planned! However, in the wake of the pandemic, we learned that labor shortages, economic instability and caution made execution of the event impossible. With this said, the Friends Board of Directors voted to postpone the benefit.

We ask readers to support the Sierra Madre Library by joining the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library or becoming a Partner of the library. We also encourage each of you to support our local restaurants and other venues as the recovery continues.

Julie Bencosme, 2022-2023 President of Friends of Sierra Madre Library, extends special thanks to Susan Henderson at Mt Views News; Pete Siberell at Santa Anita Racetrack; all the restaurants that supported the wine tasting, including Nano’s Café, Poppy Cake, Raffi’s, Matt Denny’s, and Lucky Baldwin; those businesses that contributed to the Silent Auction were Baldwin Jewelers, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Bottle Shop, Amperage Electric, Bill Traxler Pool Service, The Buccaneer, Creative Arts Group, Four Seasons Tea Room, Islands Fine Burgers, Lucky Baldwin’s, Nano’s Café, Only Place in Town Restaurant, and Sierra Madre Playhouse. Special thanks are also extended to Arcadia Party Rentals, Sir Speedy of Monrovia, and B & H Signs for their continued support of our events. Margaret Quigley and The Buccaneer both offered to serve as sponsors for the wine tasting, which was appreciated. And last but not least special thanks to the Friends of Sierra Madre Library Board of Directors for making this tough decision.

Stay on the lookout for this well-loved event’s return in the future!

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library helps support the programs for children and adults at Sierra Madre Library throughout the year. For more information about becoming a member or Partner of the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library visit our website at www.sierramadrelibraryfriends.org.

Be A Friend

Being a Friend of the Library is a worthwhile experience. The Friends develop and support programs and projects benefiting everyone in the community. Members receive a monthly newsletter and, through volunteering, an opportunity to work with a dedicated group of people.

Whatever your interests and wherever your talents lie, you’re sure to find your niche as a Friend of the Sierra Madre Library. Preserve the community’s past and prepare it for the future. 

Please consider volunteering for one of the Friends’ Committees or Fund Raising Events. Click here to fill out our online volunteer application today and let us know what your interests are. We will contact you in the near future.

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.”

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