Public Sculpture “The Storyteller” Unveiled at Malaga Cove Library

Tue, May 12, 2015

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The next time you visit the historic Malaga Cove Library, be sure to check the newest addition: “The Storyteller” sculpture in the main garden in front of the lower level gallery. The whimsical sculpture is a gift from Marilyn and John Long of Rancho Palos Verdes (the Long Family Foundation) who commissioned renowned Laguna Beach sculptor Michael Ezzell to create it.

On Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 3 p.m., more than 75 people gathered for the dedication and unveiling of the sculpture. A reception followed. A few photos follow but click here to see a gallery of photos from the event at the Peninsula Friends of the Library Flickr site.

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John and Marilyn Long after the unveiling of “The Storyteller.”

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Sculptor Michael Ezzell and his wife Sue join John and Marilyn by the sculpture.

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Marilyn joins a few of her friends by the sculpture including CC Yu, Eileen Hupp, Fran Wielin and Dick Moe.

The Long Family Foundation also commissioned and unveiled another outdoor sculpture at the Peninsula Center Library entitled “Balancing Knowledge” by Brad Howe, Los Angeles artist, seven years ago.

Marilyn, who is the President and Executive Director for the Long Family Foundation, said, “We, as human beings, all hunger for beauty in this world and sculpture adds richness to our lives.  It enhances a community that is artistic, vibrant, and energetic.  Sculpture is free to all people.  This sculpture is outdoors; you don’t need to buy a ticket to see it.  It stimulates conversation and enriches us.  Sculpture provides a platform for an artist to bring creativity, innovation, and imagination to weave a story that others can enjoy.”

The Malaga Cove Library is located at 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates, CA.

 

Used Book Sale This Weekend at Malaga Cove Library – May 15 and 16, 2015

Tue, May 12, 2015

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mc-via_campesina_entryAll you used book and media shoppers who love the Peninsula Friends of the Library Used Book Sales, this is one of your special weekends. The Malaga Cove Library has thousands of items for you to browse and buy and all sales directly benefit the Palos Verdes Library District programs.

Friday, May 15, 2015, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Malaga Cove Library is located at 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates, CA.

And don’t forget that the Peninsula Friends of the Library always welcomes your donations of books and media. Just call the number below to make arrangements for drop off. You will be provided with a receipt for your income tax.

For further information, call (310) 377-9584, Ext. 553.

 

Used Book Sale at Peninsula Center Library Thurs.-Sun., May 7-10, 2015

Wed, May 6, 2015

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The Peninsula Friends of the Library of the Palos Verdes Library District hope you will join us this weekend at our monthly used book sale at the Peninsula Center Library.

Thursday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, May 10, 1 to 5 p.m. 

The featured sale items this month are classics, literature, gardening and all DVDs are $2 each.

The Peninsula Center Library is located at 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. For further information call 310-377-9584, ext. 264.

State Librarian Greg Lucas Visits the Peninsula Center and Malaga Cove Libraries

Wed, Apr 22, 2015

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The Palos Verdes Library District Director Kathy Gould and the librarians and staff hosted California State Librarian Greg Lucas on Monday, April 13, 2015.  Mr. Lucas toured the Peninsula Center Library, then visited the Malaga Cove Library.  At Malaga Cove he was joined by elected officials from several Peninsula cities, Library Trustees, and PFL Board members for a presentation by staff and a reception hosted by the Malaga Cove Library Advisory Committee. Mr. Lucas and the other guests learned about key library programs, the restoration of the Malaga Cove Library, and had an opportunity to visit the Pop Up Library, which was set up in the Gallery Garden.

Some photos are shown below of the events.

 

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The California State Librarian Greg Lucas (second from left) visited with three of PVLD’s Board of Trustees during the Malaga Cove reception honoring him. They are Kingston Wong, Debby Stegura and Kay Cooperman Jue.

 

State Librarian Greg Lucas (l) visited the Pop Up Library set up on the Malaga Cove lawn during his visit. With him (from left) are librarians Jennifer Chaffey, Ketzie Diaz and District Director Kathy Gould.

State Librarian Greg Lucas (l) visited the Pop Up Library set up on the Malaga Cove lawn during his visit. With him (from left) are librarians Jennifer Chaffey, Ketzie Diaz and District Director Kathy Gould.

Loretta Patterson (l), Development Director for the Friends and members of the PFL Board Ron DeFrees and Dick Lohr all enjoyed speaking with State Librarian Greg Lucas. Librarian Michael Barb is in the background.

Loretta Patterson (l), Development Director for the Friends and members of the PFL Board Ron DeFrees, Kaaren Lee and Dick Lohrer all enjoyed speaking with State Librarian Greg Lucas. Librarian Michael Barb is in the background.

During the State Librarian's visit, several families visited the District's popular Pop Up Library including this one.

During the State Librarian’s visit, several families visited the District’s popular Pop Up Library including this one.

If you would like to have further information about the Peninsula Friends of the Library, contact Loretta Patterson at 310-921-7505.

New Sculpture “The Storyteller” to be Dedicated at the Malaga Cove Library on Sat., May 2, 2015

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

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The Palos Verdes Library District and the Peninsula Friends of the Library hope you will join us on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the Malaga Cove Library for the unveiling and dedication of a new privately commissioned sculpture called “The Storyteller” by renowned Laguna Beach artist Michael Ezzell. A reception will immediately follow.

The sculpture is a gift from Marilyn and John Long of Palos Verdes and the Long Family Foundation (LFF), long-time supporters of the Palos Verdes Library District. The Long Family Foundation  also commissioned and unveiled another outdoor sculpture at the Peninsula Center Library entitled “Balancing Knowledge” by Brad Howe, Los Angeles artist, seven years ago.

Marilyn Long, who is the President and Executive Director for the Long Family Foundation, said, “We, as human beings, all hunger for beauty in this world and sculpture adds richness to our lives.  It enhances a community that is artistic, vibrant, and energetic.  Sculpture is free to all people.  This sculpture is outdoors; you don’t need to buy a ticket to see it.  It stimulates conversation and enriches us.  Sculpture provides a platform for an artist to bring creativity, innovation, and imagination to weave a story that others can enjoy,” Marilyn Long said.

She added, “The LFF dedicated the sculpture to the Friends of the Library, an all volunteer membership organization founded in 1961 to raise funds, enhance the services,  and programs at the three libraries.  (The Friends of the Library’s name is on the plaque).  Special thanks to President Marion Martelli, the board members, and volunteers who have worked tirelessly to support our libraries for 54 years.”

Please see the invitation below for all the details.

The Malaga Cove Library is located at 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates, California.

Please RSVP to Loretta Patterson at 310-921-7505.
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