President’s Letter

September 2019

Dear Friends and Partners of the Sierra Madre Library,

As I said in our last newsletter, “See you in September….” Well, September is here all too quickly. But, the time between our last newsletter and this one was not spent idly. The Friends Board voted to pay for an architectural drawing of a purposed new Library on the current site. A committee chaired by Toni Buckner (past Sierra Madre City Librarian) and 4 other prominent Friends recommended PBWS Architects out of three architectural company bids to compose a drawing of our potential new Library. The Friends Board and the Library Board of Trustees met to accept the recommendation of this committee, and work has begun on the drawings. There will be several community input meetings in October and November. Please stay posted on these upcoming dates.

On July 7th, the Friends co-sponsored a very fun Concert in the Park along with the Kiwanis Club featuring the tribute band, SGT. PEPPERS, playing Beatles songs. Our 50/50 raffle and lemonade donations made nearly $400 since the winner of the raffle donated their portion back to the Friends. Thank you!

Also very active, was the committee of the Best Used Book Sale with a “Back to School” Theme on August 2 and 3. Martha Troedson and Friends braved the 100+ degree heat to conduct this sale. It was extremely successful. Thank you to all of our volunteers for making this happen.

I am also very happy to report that we are increasing our number of Friends memberships. Please ask your friends, neighbors, and acquaintances to become a Friend this year. It is even easier to join now that payment can be submitted online on our web site.

And, last but definitely not least, is our upcoming 49th Annual Wine and Cuisine Tasting Benefit on Friday, September 27 at Alverno’s Villa del Sol d’Oro. Leslie Ziff and her fantastic committee have been working extremely hard to provide an unforgettable evening of fun, food, entertainment, and wine tasting. There will also be an incredible silent auction. You can now buy your tickets at the Library, 3 stores in town or on 2 web sites. I hope to see you all there.

Julia Brady

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