On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, the annual Peninsula Friends of the Library of the Palos Verdes Library District gathered at the Palos Verdes Golf Club for the annual Volunteer Luncheon. Janes Jones, President of the Friends, welcomed the volunteers and guests before the wonderful meal began. After lunch, Director of the District, Kathy Gould, recognized volunteers and affirmed that they make a huge difference in the quality of services and programs that the District is able to offer. She introduced PVLD Volunteer Coordinator Dori Medina who, along with Tami Bender, Kathy’s administrative assistant, facilitated the rest of the program. Special thanks went to Pat Foltz who coordinated the luncheon and Kaaren Lee who, along with her father, created the unique centerpieces. In the program volunteer hours and names were listed including milestone hours of 1,000, 2,000, 4,000, 5000, and 11,000 plus.
Five volunteers were named honorary Lifetime Peninsula Friends of the Library members for 10,000 or more hours of volunteer service. They included Pat Foltz, Nell Mirels, Gene Roeder, and John and Lore Stolpestad.
Below are a sampling of photos taken at the luncheon, but if you see the PFL Photo Gallery in the right sidebar and click on View More Photos, you will see many of the guests and volunteers at the luncheon. Leave a comment if you can help us properly name our guests.
District Administrative Assistant Tami Bender and Merna Marshall, Volunteer Coordinator Dori Medina and Development Assistant Charlie Trujillo checked in guests.
Kaaren Lee and her dad David McConaughey created the table centerpieces.
Gene Roeder, Nell Mirels, Pat Foltz and John and Lore Stolpestad were honored for more than 10,000 volunteers each.
PFL Director of Finance and Investments, Book Sale and Books for Troops Chair Gene Roeder, and Treasurer Allen Kennan are colleagues and friends.
Retired librarian Cindy Miller, now a library volunteer, and Board of Trustees member Connie Davenport.
Photos were taken by Fran Pullara, Marion Martelli and James Lin. If you would like further information about becoming a member of the Peninsula Friends of the Library call 377-377-9584, Ext. 251.
What: Monthly Peninsula Friends of the Library Used Book Sale.
Where: Malaga Cove Library, 2400 Via Campesina in Palos Verdes Estates, CA
When: Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 20, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day.
As always, more than 25,000 DVDs, CDs, records and books on just about every subject will be available.
Credit cards will be accepted for purchases over $10.
If you have used books or media you wish to donate, drop them off before you shop. A receipt will be provided for tax purposes.
Call (310) 377-9584, ext. 553 for further information about the Friends of the Library monthly book sales and our Books for Troops program.
Peninsula Center Book Sale volunteers Lore Stolpestad and Barbara Farr invite everyone to stop by this weekend during the four-day Peninsula Friends of the Library Book Sale.
WHAT: USED BOOK SALE offered by the Peninsula Friends of the Library.
WHERE: Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates.
WHEN: THURSDAY, MAY 2, 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, MAY 3 and SATURDAY, MAY 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
MAY SPECIALS: Remember Mom on Mother’s Day with books, CD’s, DVD’s, and audio books. We have a big new supply of jigsaw puzzles, too. All at bargain
FOR INFORMATION CALL: 310-377-9584, ext. 264
Friends President Jane Jones and husband Jim display a plaque from the District to the Friends.
More than 50 people gathered on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. for the annual Peninsula Friends of the Library (PFL) Board’s Life Member and Major Donor Reception at the Peninsula Center Library.
While guests met and mingled, they snacked on wonderful food and refreshments and Palos Verdes Library District Director Kathy Gould gave a presentation on the library’s accomplishments with an informative Power Point Presentation. Librarians and library personnel conducted a behind the scenes library tour afterwards. Following are a few photos from the event. To see a gallery, go the right sidebar to the PFL Photo Gallery, click view more, and click on the set called 2013 Life Members Reception.
Long-time life members Betty and Sam Wallace (bottom), PFL’s Director of Development Loretta Patterson, and new PFL Life member Walter Dumbrowski gather after Kathy Gould’s presentation.
(from left, bottom) Peninsula Library Board Members Connie Davenport and Debby Stegura, long-time supporter Donald Dawson, and Larry Vanden Bos, member of the Palos Verdes Board of Education.
Are you a member of the Peninsula Friends of the Library? It is our goal to enroll every single patron of the library as a Friends member. For more information about Friends membership, click on Join the Friends.
If you would like to know more about the Peninsula Friends of the Library, call Loretta Patterson at (310) 377-9584, Ext. 251.
The Malaga Cove Library Advisory Committee and the Peninsula Friends of the Library present “Chadwick School and the Peninsula Experience (The Early Years)” this Saturday, April 27, 2013, 2 p.m. at the Malaga Cove Library Gallery as part of the monthly local history lecture series. Cultural historian Lance Bowling, who graduated from Chadwick School in 1966 and established the Chadwick School archives in 1986, will present a fascinating talk, slide show and question and answer period about the early connections of Chadwick and the development of Palos Verdes. Frank Vanderlip, the primary developer of Palos Verdes, donated the land for Chadwick School in 1937 and two other local families donated the funds for the school which opened on its current site in 1938. The school originally began in 1935 in the Chadwick’s San Pedro home.
Bowling, a two-time Grammy award winner, is also the owner of the recording label Cambria Master Recordings, and is considered an expert in San Pedro and Palos Verdes history. Bowling also was honored in 2012 as Chadwick School’s Alumnus of the Year.
The Malaga Cove Library is located at 2400 Via Campesina in Palos Verdes Estates, CA. For further information, call the Malaga Cove Library at (310) 377-9584, Ext. 552. The lecture is free and there is ample parking.
Lance Bowling (l) is shown during a Chadwick School oral history project with Bob Roessler, Class of 1940, whose parents co-founded Chadwick with Margaret and Commander Joseph Chadwick in 1937.