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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.

Join Us For... A Virtual Wine Tasting Seminar

Don’t miss the Virtual Wine and Cuisine Tasting benefit on Friday, February 12, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:15 PM. The benefit will be hosted by Jeff Champion of Rae’s Place Fine Wine Boutique. Rae’s Place is owned and run by the Champion Family: Kate, Raegan (Rae) and Jeff. Jeff is native to the San Gabriel Valley. Kate is local, having grown up in Monrovia. Jeff is a certified wine expert who brings people together to appreciate the art and science of wine. Jeff has arranged a special appearance for you by Lisa and Michael from Sweetzer Cellars Wineries.

Inspired by a summer trip to France in 2008, Lisa and Michal began making wine in a second story apartment in West Hollywood. “We crushed in the carport, fermented in the dining room, and pressed in the kitchen. The bedroom, kept at 60 degrees, served as our cellar.” Plan to attend the Library Virtual Wine Tasting to learn more about Lisa and Michael’s journey in becoming highly successful California wine makers.

Whether you are thinking about romance, bromance or a virtual get-together with your best gal pals, this is for you!

Best Used Book Sale for February

The Book Sale Committee is looking forward to our next Drive-Thru Book Sale on Saturday, February 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It will be held in the Sierra Madre Library parking lot at 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre.

Drive into the lot from Sierra Madre Blvd. and tell the friendly volunteers which genre you would like: History, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Biography, Mystery/Thriller, Cooking, Children’s, or Young Adult. Each filled bag is $5.00 and contains 7-10 books. We also have some DVD collections this time: Comedy, Action, Romance, Drama and Kids. A bag of 8 DVDs will be $5.00.

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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