With the great weather we’ve been having, it’s time to stock up on books. Don’t get caught at the airport gift shop buying a book you didn’t really want to read.
The Peninsula Friends of the Library is hosting the June book sale at the Malaga Cove Library of the Palos Verdes Library District this weekend.
Friday, July 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Malaga Cove Library is located at 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates, CA. Reviews like this one on the social media site Yelp should encourage you that the Peninsula Friends Book Sales are some of the best in Los Angeles.
This weekend there will be more than 25,000 books to browse and buy at budget prices. Don’t forget to check the mark-down children’s books bins and the $1 carts.
For more information, call (310) 377-9584, Ext. 553.
As part of the annual 4th of July Independence Day celebration Palos Verdes Estates hosts each year, Peninsula Friends of the Library volunteers Pat Foltz and Gene Roeder were honored today with the VanDine Family Americanism Award for the Friends’ Books for Troops program.
Pat and Gene started Books for Troops in 2004 and to date more than 107,100 books have been packed and shipped to our troops. Books are also donated to the Wounded Warriors hospitals, VA hospitals and the USO Bob Hope USO at LAX Airport.
For more details, see this press release about the award and biographies of Pat and Gene. Also honored was G. W. Bailey, Executive Director of the Sunshine Kids Foundation who was given the Kenneth T. Norris Heritage of Freedom Award.
Pat and Gene take a moment to celebrate with PVLD Director Kathy Gould and husband Don Gould.
Lee Blackman and Kathryn Forte brought Pat and Gene leis fresh from Hawaii.
Taking time to congratulate “granny” are Pat’s son Bill, daughter-in-law Robbie, and her grandsons.
For further information about the Peninsula Friends of the Library and its programs, including Books for Troops, call (310) 377-9584, ext. 251.
The July used book sale at the Peninsula Center Library hosted by the Peninsula Friends of the Library will be on these dates:
- Thursday, July 10, 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday, July 11 and 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday, July 13, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
July specials include thousands of books for summer reading for readers of all ages and interests.. Also, films on DVD and VHS, music on CD and Vinyl, and audio books on tape and CD all at bargain prices.
The Peninsula Center Library is located at 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates.
For further information, call 310-377-9584, ext. 264.
If you are on the Peninsula Friends of the Library mailing list, you have already received this 16-page Summer 2014 newsletter written, edited and produced by PFL President and Newsletter Editor Marion Martelli. But, for everyone’s convenience who visits here, you can read page 1 below. A click will enlarge it to normal size. Then click this link, PFL 2014 Summer Newsletter, to view it all.
The Peninsula Friends of the Library has a very special art show during the month of June featuring the work of local artist Chuck Sears. The exhibit is on display through June 30, 2014 at the Malaga Cove Library Gallery, 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates. A community reception was held on Friday evening, June 13 with more than 50 people attending. This is a charity fundraiser exhibition with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Palos Verdes Library District’s programs the Friends help to underwrite each year. You have almost two weeks left to buy paintings for your homes and offices.
- Several members of the Palos Verdes Library District’s Trustees came to the reception including Jim Moore, Kay Jue, Fran Wielin, Chuck Sears, Debby Stegura and Kingston Wong.
The Gallery at the Malaga Cove Library is open during regular branch hours, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Guests had many paintings to see and admire during the reception and you have through June 30 to visit the gallery and purchase paintings. 100% of the proceeds benefit the library.
Chuck Sears lives in Palos Verdes, California and has studied art and painted for over 30 years. His art is essentially a media combination of digital and acrylic painting mounted on boxed edge canvas or board. Mr. Sears paints various impressions as well as abstract and surreal images. His website is Chuck Sears Art. If you would like to see additional photos of the reception, please go to the Friends Photo Gallery on the right side of this page and view the album “Chuck Sears Art Show,” or visit this link.
Contact the Peninsula Friends of the Library at (310) 377-9584, ext. 251 if you would like further information or would like to purchase a painting to benefit the library.