Dear Members and Partners,

I don’t remember the weather ever being this cold and getting this much rain! I guess this is the perfect time to be curled up on the couch under a blanket with a great book! I am really enjoying our “One Book One City” book Flying Free by Cecilia Aragon. Such an inspirational story! I want to extend a special thanks to Committee Members Catherine Addé, Marta Capoccia, Julie Imahara, Rich Procter, Leila Regan, Jane Zamanzadeh, and Barry and Leslie Ziff. It was an awesome month of activities organized by this great group.
We are so excited to announce that the “Partner Recognition Display” will be ready and up at the Library next month. It is our small way of recognizing and saying “Thank you” to all of our amazing Partners. Stop by and see your name while you are visiting the Library. If you know someone who would like to be a Partner, reach out to me, or visit our website

The Friends Sierra Madre Art Fair will be held at the Memorial Park on May 6 and 7. I have absolutely missed this Sierra Madre tradition and I am so excited that it is back! The featured artist for this year’s event will be Suzanne Kustner. When Suzanne is not busy creating beautiful designs, she is teaching classes at Sierra Madre Creative Arts Group. The Friends thank you for your patience and we are anxiously waiting to see your work on display. There will be other art from very talented artists, kid’s activities, music, a silent auction and a variety of food trucks!!
It gives me so much joy to be a part of this very awesome group! If you or someone you know would like to volunteer for Friends or any of our events, please reach out to me at 626-202-8502.

Julie Bencosme

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